Quick Tip To Save You $$ Money $$ At The Gas Pump

Industry Observer with No longer practicing real estate as of 2008.

With the rise in gas prices and in trying to find anyway possible to save money at the pump, I just discovered a way to say 3 cents a gallon at Wal-Mart gas stations.  It's not a big discount, but 3 cents per gallon is better than nothing!

If you use a Wal-Mart gift card or a Wal-Mart Credit card at any Wal-Mart gas stations, you automatically save 3 cents per gallon.  Now, I surely didn't need anymore credit cards, so I didn't apply for one of those, but the gift cards don't cost you anything at all to get and they can be reloaded over and over again and save you money at the pump.  These are just the regular Wal-Mart gift cards that can be used in the Wal-Mart stores.

All you have to do, is select a gift card, load the money onto it, take it to the gas station and use it just like you would your credit or debit cards.  The pumps recognize that it's a Wal-Mart gift card and give you the 3 cent per gallon discount.  Be sure to save that card and reload more money onto it over and over again!  I have one specifically I keep in my car just for gas.

Of course if you don't live near a Wal-Mart gas station, this won't do you a bit of good.  However, since it seems like there is one in every town now-a-days, this little bit of info will help lots of people out.  There just happens to be one close to me and it is already usually cheaper than the regular gas stations, plus I save the 3 cents per gallon on top of it.

Hope that helps you out saving $$ at the pump!

If you have any other tips on how to save money at the pump, please feel free to share.

Comments (8)

Matt Crow
Huntley Realty - Huntley, IL
www.mattcrow.com 630-728-6051

I get 5% cash back on my business COSTCO AMEX at all gas stations, COSTCO or not! 

It adds up fast!

Jun 21, 2008 01:25 AM
Chuck Carstensen
RE/MAX Results - Elk River, MN
Minnesota/Wisconsin Real Estate Expert

The Wal Mart pumps are normally lower too.  Also sometimes some of the grocery stores give coupon discounts for their gas station.

Jun 21, 2008 01:28 AM
Joel Bennett
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc. - Columbia, MD
The Joel Bennett Group

Good Post.  Always good to know how to save money in these tough economic times.

Jun 21, 2008 01:30 AM
Pam Joffe
Solaris Realty - Tampa, FL

Good morning Becky- Every little bit helps, you just have tomake sure you don't lose the gift card. Have a great week.

Jun 21, 2008 01:30 AM
Steve Homer
The HBH Group (Keller Williams affiliate) - Round Rock, TX

In my recent blogging, I have been rather fixated on reducing the costs of gas for the average household.  I hope you won't mind my sharing some links with the readers of your blog regarding this topic:



Jun 21, 2008 01:30 AM
Kathleen Lordbock
Keller Williams Realty Professionals - Baxter, MN
Keller Williams Realty Professionals

If you buy yourself a gift card at Super America stations - you save $1- $2 per $50 and then if you get a Rewards card and get credit for all purchases on that you save more.  Milk, gas - whatever.

Jun 21, 2008 01:53 AM
Rebecca Schrader
Competitive Insurance of Dundee - Dundee, FL

Yeah, but our WalMart has ethanol which is 15% less powerful and worse gas mileage.  A huge net loss.

Jun 21, 2008 01:54 AM
Linda Reynolds
Bradenton Real Estate - Linda Reynolds - Bradenton, FL
Bradenton Real Estate

I tried it, it is a great tip!! Every little bit counts and over time it sure adds up.

Jul 14, 2008 04:07 PM