Fill Up on Savings with the Fuel Rewards Network Card (and $100 giveaway!)

by Erika Torres
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Everyone knows that I am committed to saving money, especially when it comes to basic needs, like groceries and gas. In my opinion, the more money saved on the mundane stuff, the more money you can spend on the fun stuff.

For several months now, I’ve been a part of the Fuel Rewards Network™ program – or FRN™, a free savings program available at your local Shell station that lets you earn rewards on everyday purchases. The best part of this program is that it is super easy to earn rewards.

  • Sign up for the card either online or at your local participating Shell station.
  • Earn 5¢/gal for every $50 spent at more than 700 brand name online merchants
  • Earn 10¢/gal for every $50 spent at more than 10,000 participating dining locations.
  • (All of the above is according to fuelrewards.com on 5/6/13.)
  • When it’s time to pump gas, insert your FRN Card first to lower the price and take advantage of the savings you’ve earned. See? Super easy.

What makes it even easier is that you don’t need to show the FRN Card when making purchases at participating dining locations. By registering your credit and debit cards that you would normally use to make a purchase, the FRN Card keeps track of the rewards you earn.

If you’re thinking that five or ten cents off a gallon of gas isn’t worth it, let me share with you how much I’m actually saving. Because you can actually combine multiple rewards offers (ie. cents per gallon rewards), you can earn big savings per the gallon. On average, I’ve been saving almost 30¢ a gallon. 30¢ a gallon! I don’t know where you are from, but a gallon of gas is running about $4 in Southern California—on a good day. Chipping off 30¢ a gallon reduces my overall fill-up costs by almost $4 each and every time. With an average of six to eight fill-ups a month between my husband and I, we’re saving almost $30 a month on gas, or $360 a year—and we’re not doing anything different! That’s called “free money” in my book, and I don’t know about you, but I don’t let free money just run away.

What helps me visualize my actual savings even more is that every month I take the money that I saved on gas by using my FRN card, and transfer it to our home down payment fund. Every little bit helps us reach our goal faster! Since its launch in 2012, the FRN program has helped customers save approximately $68 million at Shell stations. That’s no chump change.

Through June 2, BlogHer is offering a $100 Shell Gift Card to one lucky Newlyweds on a Budget reader. Don’t forget to sign up for the Fuel Rewards Network program online and become a fan of FRN on Facebook.

 

How would you benefit from the Fuel Rewards Network program? Enter to win a $100 Shell Gift Card.

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This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older. Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.

The Official Rules are available here.

This sweepstakes runs from 5/6/2013-6/2/2013.

Be sure to visit the Fuel Rewards Network program page on BlogHer.com where you can read other bloggers’ reviews and find more chances to win!

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161 comments

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steven lewis June 2, 2013 - 7:06 pm

tow more weeks of being able to afford gas, would be nice!

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Thomas Murphy June 2, 2013 - 5:31 pm

Id benefit and buy more groceries with the money i saved on gas
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Christian Alejandro June 2, 2013 - 5:23 pm Reply
Christian Alejandro June 2, 2013 - 5:22 pm

who doesn’t like to save on stuff they have to buy regardless?

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Kenny F June 2, 2013 - 5:03 pm

Disney this summer and I’d love save in gas. I

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angie lilly June 2, 2013 - 3:32 pm

Considering that gas costs $3.89 a gallon where I live, saving 10cents a gallon would be awesome. And you have a chance to save much much more than that! Incredible! We are so broke all the time, I would not throw any of those savings away!

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Sand June 2, 2013 - 3:18 pm

It would help to save on gas because every penny counts.

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Shirley Zolenski June 2, 2013 - 3:03 pm Reply
Shirley Zolenski June 2, 2013 - 3:03 pm

We will save some much needed money on gas since we have a long commute to work.

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Tabathia B June 2, 2013 - 2:44 pm Reply
Tabathia B June 2, 2013 - 2:37 pm

I could save money using the fuel rewards when pumping gas and take my kids on vacation

tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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Kelly McGrew June 2, 2013 - 12:46 pm

i would love to take a dream cruise to hawaii!

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Kelly McGrew June 2, 2013 - 12:47 pm

i would rack up rewards and use them to buy gas and save that money for a vacation!

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Elizabeth Ray June 2, 2013 - 12:08 pm

My daughter is looking for work. Saving on gas would help.

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Amanda Sakovitz June 2, 2013 - 12:06 pm Reply
Amanda Sakovitz June 2, 2013 - 12:04 pm

I would benefit by saving a lot of money
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cassandra mccann June 2, 2013 - 11:25 am

i would enjoy this card thanks

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Brittany June 2, 2013 - 9:37 am

My boyfriend and I are always traveling around Florida! Roadtrips are so fun but gas gets expensive. This would help a lot!! Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂

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Sandy V. June 2, 2013 - 9:03 am

I shop at Shell anyway and anything that save on the cost of gas is appreciated.

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Eugenie June 2, 2013 - 7:22 am

I do so many errands every day that it seems I fill up every week.
This card will come in real handy!

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Nancy June 2, 2013 - 7:18 am Reply
Nancy June 2, 2013 - 7:16 am

I would benefit because with the price of gas these days every penny helps. Would love to be able to save money on gas.

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clynsg June 2, 2013 - 4:06 am

The program would help because my grandson currently drives 45 miles to work and is also looking for a better job, which entails driving various distances to interviews, etc. Any amount of assistance with gas would help.

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Rickie Hinrichs June 2, 2013 - 3:50 am

who wouldn’t want to save on gas.

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Sarah L June 2, 2013 - 12:44 am

Save money on gas? Can you say “no brainer”?

Thanks for the contest.

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Betty C June 1, 2013 - 11:39 pm Reply
Betty C June 1, 2013 - 11:38 pm

I’m stuck driving an older car that isn’t very fuel efficient. I’m looking for every way possible to save money on gas.

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Gianna June 1, 2013 - 10:14 pm

My husband drives a lot for work so this would be so helpful.

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Brenda Elsner June 1, 2013 - 9:26 pm

We do alot of traveling to go camping and fishing during the summer.

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Betty June 1, 2013 - 8:46 pm Reply
Betty June 1, 2013 - 8:45 pm

Filling up the cars is a very consistent expense – being able to save everytime we fill up would be a great help.

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Jill L June 1, 2013 - 7:44 pm

With over an hour commute each way, my husband’s gas bill is huge each month. This would be a little relief.

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Derk Thomas June 1, 2013 - 7:42 pm

I would save money. Until 8/15 they are offering an additional 3 cents off and I am happy about that. 30 cents adds up.

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Kayla June 1, 2013 - 7:11 pm

I have to travel a lot to get home to visit and this would take away some of the pain at the pump!

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Ellie W June 1, 2013 - 6:57 pm

Every little bit helps and I love rewards programs. Especially for things we already buy, like gas and groceries. My husband has a 50 mile commute every day. We will have to check this out.

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susan smoaks June 1, 2013 - 6:12 pm

we would benefit by saving money. money is tight for us right now and we would love to save money!

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Chad Babcock June 1, 2013 - 5:54 pm

This would help our family out so much!!

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Kate S June 1, 2013 - 3:31 pm

This would be helpful since I drive all the time, I am in a long distance relationship!

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Erica C. June 1, 2013 - 2:47 pm

I’d use the money we save for more food for summer grilling!

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kathy pease June 1, 2013 - 2:33 pm

this would be great to save money that could be spent on more fun things

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ewhatley June 1, 2013 - 2:15 pm

I’ve been driving less and riding my bike more. This would let me increase my driving again.

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Linda G. June 1, 2013 - 12:53 pm

It would help us to have a fuel card for our summer vacation

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Daniel M June 1, 2013 - 12:21 pm

have to look at every way to save money on everything these days

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Sandra Travis June 1, 2013 - 11:22 am

Would help now since I don’t have a job.

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Lisa June 1, 2013 - 8:08 am

I have a long commute and do not make much more than minimum wage so every cent counts for me in trying to pay my bills. This program would allow me to save on gas, which costs more than all my utilities and food bills each month put together.

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kim h June 1, 2013 - 5:51 am

I would benefit because I drive 60 miles round trip for work, then another 20 for the gym, then taking the kids back and forth!!

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s riches June 1, 2013 - 4:38 am

I twould be great to save money on gas by going out to eat.

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Suzanne Lewis May 31, 2013 - 10:01 pm

I could rack up quite a savings with the FNR program. I drive a lot.

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Debra Hall May 31, 2013 - 8:15 pm

i don’t do much traveling but i do run a lot in town

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Christine H. May 31, 2013 - 8:11 pm

I’d actually give this to my mom as a gift.. she would benefit more because she has two jobs and they take a big toll on her car and gas!

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Karen May 31, 2013 - 5:00 pm

I would love a rewards program to help with the high cost of fuel.

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ky2here May 31, 2013 - 1:29 pm

I’d love to get gas (wink) from my regular purchases. Especially since I’m on unemployment.

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Whitney May 31, 2013 - 11:11 am Reply
Whitney May 31, 2013 - 11:11 am

I drive so much to work & back every day it would sure help on that expense!

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Diane baum May 31, 2013 - 5:35 am

This would allow us to drive from Michigan to Texas, to visit my hubby’s family

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LAMusing May 30, 2013 - 9:22 pm

Our budget is so tight I would benefit by every penny saved!

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Rachael May 30, 2013 - 4:08 pm

I eat out a lot, so it would be great to be able to save money on gas while eating out!

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Sheila Hickmon May 30, 2013 - 11:24 am

We would benifit from the savings when going to see family this summer!

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david cosgrove May 29, 2013 - 2:41 pm

Awesome prize!!!

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Lee May 28, 2013 - 9:59 pm

Shell is the station I visit most frequently on my way to work.

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Jenny May 28, 2013 - 4:15 pm

I’d love to earn more rewards by buying groceries!

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Jennifer May 28, 2013 - 2:25 pm

As a single mom, I am always stressed out when I pull up to the pump! It’s so expensive!

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Sara Floyd May 28, 2013 - 10:24 am Reply
Sara Floyd May 28, 2013 - 10:23 am

I would benefit because I have a long commute to work!

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Laura Jacobson May 27, 2013 - 9:00 pm Reply
Laura Jacobson May 27, 2013 - 8:57 pm

OH with money so tight, this would be such a blessing! I love the fuel reward program! So nice to be able to save a bit since we have to buy gas! And I love that they have added shopping and dining to get rewards too!

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Erica Best May 27, 2013 - 1:12 pm

saving money and plus i shop online all the time

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Janna Johnson May 26, 2013 - 9:13 pm

saving commuter money
Thanks! Janna JOhnson jannajanna@hotmail.com Janna johnson on GFC

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Krista May 26, 2013 - 4:57 pm

It would be very helpful to me, because I commute 50 miles to work round trip each day!

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April V. May 25, 2013 - 5:23 pm

Saving money on anything these days is a definite boon and saving money without having to jump through hoops is even better.

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Debbie B May 25, 2013 - 5:10 pm Reply
Debbie B May 25, 2013 - 5:08 pm

this seems like an easy way to save money on gas and with gas prices like they are now i would certainly benefit from any savings

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Kerry May 25, 2013 - 1:23 pm

I would benefit because filling up a SUV and a boat all summer can be very expensive!

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Wild Orchid May 24, 2013 - 5:35 pm

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Wild Orchid May 24, 2013 - 5:34 pm

I would benefit from the gas savings for all of the running around I do.

Thanks for the chance to win!
wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

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ashley May 24, 2013 - 8:44 am

I could benefit because I travel for work and put 1000’s of miles on my car each month

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Marcia Goss May 24, 2013 - 7:02 am

My husband and I both drive older cars that don’t get the best gas mileage. Any savings on fuel would be welcome!

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suburbancorrespondent May 22, 2013 - 9:16 pm

Seems like we are driving more and more as the kids get older – I’ll have to check this out.

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BusyWorkingMama May 22, 2013 - 1:13 pm

I’d benefit b/c we take a lot of road trips.

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Amy Tong May 22, 2013 - 1:06 pm Reply
Amy Tong May 22, 2013 - 1:05 pm

I can benefit from the FRN because I shop at grocery store quite often. Love the savings.

amy [at] utry [dot] it

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Merle M May 21, 2013 - 5:53 pm

I can save some gas money,since i drive everyday

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rachel May 20, 2013 - 5:49 am

We live in a small town and have to drive hours to see family and to get in good shopping.

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Cindy May 19, 2013 - 5:28 pm

My Shell station is down the street.

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Katie Contests May 19, 2013 - 11:25 am Reply
Katie Contests May 19, 2013 - 11:24 am

My family would benefit because we all have SUVs, and gas can get expensive!

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joni May 18, 2013 - 12:17 am

Shopping online and dining out.

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Brandy May 17, 2013 - 8:07 pm

We’re always road tripping, so this would save some cash!

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steph May 16, 2013 - 6:58 pm

id benefit because i drive way more now that i stay at home with my baby so extra savings would be great!

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shaunie May 16, 2013 - 10:24 am

gas is extremely high would love to have for my car

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Shannon May 15, 2013 - 1:16 pm

While living out in the country is a blessing, the gas we spend is pretty bad! This would be awesome!

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Jacob LaFountaine May 13, 2013 - 6:46 pm

I could save a few pennies to use on other bills

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Susan Smith May 13, 2013 - 5:53 pm

This would be so helpful as my husband drives quite a distance to work every day.

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Sarah Hirsch May 13, 2013 - 5:35 am

i would love to save money on gas with the rewards network so i could have more money for other things!

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Tammy S May 12, 2013 - 10:54 pm

We could benefit from this program because we drive around 80 miles a week just for work and school. When summer comes it will only get worse with all the camps and trips to the beach. Plus we use our credit and debit cards to pay for everything, so why shouldn’t they save me money at the pump.

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Jessie C. May 12, 2013 - 8:29 pm

Hubby and I both drive daily. In addition to daily gas usage, road trips around the country during holidays add up quick too. Fuel Rewards Network program would be very helpful in all cases.

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steve weber May 11, 2013 - 5:31 pm

I think anyone would benefit from this program, even if they just filled up every other week

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Rebecca Graham May 11, 2013 - 12:28 am

I would benefit by saving money on road trips.

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MaryR May 10, 2013 - 2:44 pm

This would definitely help pay for the gas that I need for all the driving that I do!

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cindy w May 10, 2013 - 10:07 am

We have not been on a vacation in years….looking into doing a road trip this summer. The fuel rewards would help us save so much money on our trip…maybe we could even splurge on a hotel for a night or two…rather than camping.

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sandra May 9, 2013 - 5:53 am

we’d save money on our roadtrips to visit grandma and grandpa

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Bridget Vanover May 9, 2013 - 5:23 am

It would help out with fuel costs for work commuting. I drive over an hour one way to work. I love my job but hate the commute.

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Lester Gnadt May 8, 2013 - 4:59 pm

Filling up with gas for work takes a big bite. Make my day, Please

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Livivua Chandler May 8, 2013 - 10:24 am

i drive multiple miles because there is only one person i trust to provide daycare for my child when i am at work and she is 45 minutes away from work so I feel it will help me with that

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Laura May 8, 2013 - 6:30 am

This card would definitely help us as we drive from MI to GA this summer to visit our families!

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Stephanie Larison May 7, 2013 - 10:50 pm

My husband is on the road a hour and a half total each day for work. That is a lot of gas money! He would definitely benefit from the program. Even if it’s just saving a little here and there, it all adds up!

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Wanda McHenry May 7, 2013 - 9:29 pm

With gas prices rising, any cents off a gallon is wonderful especially when you get rewarded by shopping at your favorite stores!

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Lara May 7, 2013 - 7:48 pm

I shop at Fred Meyer a lot, this would help with road trips this summer!

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Stephanie V. May 7, 2013 - 7:37 pm

Just applied for this and got my card a few days ago. Gas is expensive in CA and we drive a lot so major benefits!
tvollowitz at aol dot com

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Tamar May 7, 2013 - 5:52 pm

We’d love to get benefits from buying what we already do! Not even sure what we’d get, but the idea is great!

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Margaret Smith May 7, 2013 - 5:24 pm Reply
Margaret Smith May 7, 2013 - 5:23 pm

This really sounds like a great program. My husband and I are on the road often and use lots of fuel. This extra savings would really add up for us.

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Kiara May 7, 2013 - 3:39 pm

I would benefit from the savings on gas because we will be traveling a lot this summer.
austma7@aol.com

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Adrienne Gordon May 7, 2013 - 2:36 pm

I’d benefit because we put on about 20,000 miles per year.

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Theron Willis May 7, 2013 - 1:47 pm

This Summer, I’d like to do some car tripping up and down the California coastline. Could use the gas.

Hope to win!

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Nikki May 7, 2013 - 1:34 pm

As a recent college grad and a girl planning her wedding, this would be a huge help! 🙂

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Erika May 7, 2013 - 12:30 pm

We’ll be having a second baby soon, so any way to save would be very welcome! Besides, I’m sure two kids will require lots of trips into town. 🙂

chambanachik at gmail dot com

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PAIGE CHANDLER May 7, 2013 - 12:09 pm

I drive a lot for business and would save an average of 31 cents per gallon. That would greatly add to my bottom line.

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Kelly R. May 7, 2013 - 10:07 am Reply
Kelly R. May 7, 2013 - 10:04 am

This would help my husband driving back and forth to work.

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Nicole Larsen May 7, 2013 - 8:18 am Reply
Nicole Larsen May 7, 2013 - 8:17 am

We could benefit from this because we camp a lot during the summer and drive long distances–gas prices are ridiculous right now!

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Erin @ Red Debted Stepchild May 7, 2013 - 8:03 am

I am planning an EPIC road trip this summer and I can use all the help I can get! Thanks for the giveaway :).

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Jessica To May 6, 2013 - 2:17 pm

I would benefit because this would save me money on my commute to work!

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Christina May 6, 2013 - 12:46 pm

That’s so smart to put your savings into an actual savings account! It would be excellent to save some money on gas since we were considering a road trip to visit family this summer!

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Elena May 6, 2013 - 11:51 am

I could benefit from this program because my husband drives for one hour to get to work and the gas is expensive here in California.

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Mami2jcn May 6, 2013 - 11:47 am

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Mami2jcn May 6, 2013 - 11:40 am

I would benefit from the savings on gas because our relatives are all in other states and driving to see them can be very expensive.

mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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Rob May 6, 2013 - 10:57 am

My wife just graduated with her masters and had to forfeit her workstudy job. We’re a one income family until she finds a job. Having a $100 gas card would be really helpful!

Here’s my tweet: https://twitter.com/RobaSorbo/status/331467400841146368

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Tanner May 6, 2013 - 10:26 am

That would really help my parents. Their car is a gas hog and I wish they could’ve gotten rid of it during the cash for clunkers ordeal, but they liked the size. Every bit helps.

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Mrs PoP @ Planting Our Pennies May 6, 2013 - 9:37 am

We actually only use shell when publix has is $10 off gas card coupons. Otherwise it is pricier than the gas stations closer to our home by a good bit.

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One Frugal Girl May 6, 2013 - 8:39 am

We’ve been taking a ton of trips between NC and MD. At over 260 miles each way! The FRN could definitely take some of the pain at the pump away.

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Budget & the Beach May 6, 2013 - 7:25 am

Oh I certainly know how much every little bit counts in California! Thanks for the giveaway!

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Courtney May 6, 2013 - 7:00 am Reply
Courtney May 6, 2013 - 6:58 am

I recently started a new job that is 25 miles each way – I’m definitely spending double the amount that I used to on gas. This gift card could really help me out!

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Cat Alford (@BudgetBlonde) May 6, 2013 - 5:35 am

It would be super helpful to the budget to win a $100 shell gift card!

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