The Shell Gas Company has created the Fuel Rewards Network, which is a program that allows you to shop at certain grocery chains, online shopping merchants, and dine out, all while earning rewards to save money at Shell fueling locations. The program is actually quite easy to understand. It is all free, and if you shop online a lot, you can choose from hundreds of the most popular vendors and earn bonus fuel savings. No matter how you add up your savings per gallon, they are good on your next fill up, to a maximum of 20 gallons. Even if you do not have any rewards on your card, you will still save $0.03 per gallon.
In order to sign up you can go into any Shell gas station and pick up a Fuel Rewards Network card. Then go online and register it. Or you can go to the FRN (Fuel Rewards Network) website and sign up and they will mail you a card free of charge. Then get ready for the cost of gas that you normally pay to go down.
Online Shopping Rewards
This is one of the best features of this program. All you need to do is login to your FRN account, find the merchant that you wish to shop at, and click the link that will take you directly to their site. It is important to note that the only way to earn rewards is to link to the merchants site through your FRN account. Through your FRN account you will find that there are hundreds of merchants participating, all of which come with their degree of bonus rewards that you can earn. For every $50 that you spend you will earn $0.05 off per gallon. If you are shopping at a vendor that offers 2x rewards, then you just need to spend $25 to earn $0.05 off per gallon. All for shopping and buying the same items you were going to buy already. Also, by ordering online you won’t have to worry about your gas mileage driving anywhere. Your rewards last through the last day of the month, 2 months after you made your purchase. So, for example, all of the purchases that earn you rewards in the month of December will expire the last day of Feb. Plenty of time to claim your rewards and get the best price of gas possible.
Earn Rewards for Shopping at Certain Grocery Stores
You can link your grocery store rewards card to your FRN account to earn rewards for buying your everyday groceries. However the program is limited. You can find a full list of grocers on the FRN website, most of which are dependent on your geographical location, to see which stores are available in your area. For every $50 you spend you will earn $0.05 off the normal gas prices per gallon. They even offer ecoupons, that you can obtain through your FRN account, to get even more gas savings. Depending on which store brand you shop at will determine how long you discount will last. Which will be either the last day of the next month, or two months, after you make your purchase. You do not need to spend a certain dollar amount per shopping trip. FRN will keep track of your purchases and total them up to give you the best gas price you can get.
Dining Out Can Earn You Big Gas Savings
The FRN network has also teamed up with restaurants so that dining out can earn rewards and reduce the cost you pay at the pump. Savings come in the form of, for every combined $50 that you spend at participating restaurants your will earn 10 cents off at the pump. First, you need to enroll your debit/credit cards with the FRN website. Then dine out as you normally would. There is no need to claim your rewards or check off that you ate at a participating location. Also, your purchases are tracked and added up over time so you do not have to worry about dining at the same place every time. The best part is that your dining rewards last up to the last day of the month, 3 months after you made your purchases. If you dined at a participating location in June, your rewards will last through the last day in September. Take a look at the restaurants available in your area, or even check places that you will be traveling to and get that much closer to cheap gas.
If you have a MasterCard in your wallet you can look forward to even more savings. The are many specials that change through out the year that you can take advantage of and save on fuel when you use your MasterCard to spend. These specials can range from purchases made at fitness club and gym memberships, to electronics, to seasonal shopping items. All you have to do is link your MasterCard to your account (which right now gives you a fuel saving bonus just for linking) and then shop as you normally would. You can also enjoy year round bonuses on MasterCard payments that you make for groceries, and dining out as well. Click here to see what specials are being offered now and then check the FRN participate map to see which vendors are participating.
With all of these opportunities for big gas savings, if you don’t usually shop at Shell then you might want to think about doing so. It is easy to register at your participating supermarket (if you have one near you), enroll your debit/credit card and earn rewards at participating restaurants, and shop online by connecting to your favorite vendors through the FRN website. After that, dine and shop as you normally would and then be happy with whatever results your gas calculator gives you.