First, a PSA: If you are looking to save money on gas you can also check this post. For those of you who don't live in the Midwest, don't worry, this will become a regular segment for each gas giant across the nation. For those of you who are based in the Midwest, I guess you are lucky that I am too and have a SA connection. What I have learned from my source will save you a couple dollars at the pump every time you fill up.
Did you know that SA accepts competitors coupons? Now, they are not just giving away gasoline so the coupon has to be legit and you have to follow all the rules of the coupon. In other words if the coupon says that you have to buy a car wash to get 3 cents off a gallon, then you are going to buy a SA car wash to get the 3 cents off.
My SA Rewards Card
At the very least your should be a My SA Rewards member. At the gate this card saves you 3 cents off per gallon, but that is only the beginning. If you frequently buy certain products like bakery items or fountain drinks you can get free items for every set number you buy. On top of that you can also earn points to put toward more money off per gallon or gift cards to save money elsewhere.
Buy a Fuel Card
Another card you are going to want in your wallet is an SA fuel card. When you pay with a pre-loaded gas card you get another 3 cents off per gallon. Being that gas is a necessary evil if you want to drive it makes sense to throw some money on the card every month; you are going to buy gas anyway, this way you are just saving a little more money per gallon.
Plan Your Fill Ups Around Tuesdays
If it wasn't cool enough that they accept competitors coupons, SA takes it a step further by doubling those coupons on Tuesdays. So if you are rocking a My SA Rewards card, an SA gas card, and a coupon on a Tuesday you could be saving a couple of dollars at a time every time you fill up. Gas is usually a little cheaper on Tuesdays too so you are starting off at an advantage.
The Dollar Dad isn't about pinching pennies. He is about making and saving money in interesting way to live the best life you can.