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Old 11-16-2010, 08:40 AM
 
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Lately, it seems, Shell has been bombarding the media and mailings with " savings" to the consumer by putting gas purchases of Shell gasoline on credit cards and recieving credit based on cents per gallon.

What a rip -off !

I just returned from a 2400 mile trip and noticed Shell was always the highest priced gasoline of every gas station in town.

One place in Missouri, near the freeway, they were 10 cents higher than competitors.

Another place, the price quoted on the sign was the same as competitors........but that price was for cash customers.

Credit card customers paid 5 cents more .
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Old 11-16-2010, 08:49 AM
 
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At most Shells, the "cash discount" also applies to Shell credit card users, so that evens it out a little.

I mostly agree though- around here the grocery store has a rewards program where every time you spend $100, you get 10 cents per gallon off a Shell gas fillup. I end up not taking advantage of this because Shell is often about 10 cents higher than other stations.
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Old 11-16-2010, 09:17 AM
 
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Typically Shell stations are cleaner, and have real soapy water in the windshield reservoirs - they operate like premium gas stations - you pay a bit extra for the service and top tier gas.
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Old 11-16-2010, 09:32 AM
 
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Typically Shell stations are cleaner, and have real soapy water in the windshield reservoirs - they operate like premium gas stations - you pay a bit extra for the service and top tier gas.

---top tier gas--

I didn't get any better mileage when I filled with Shell than when I filled with other --lower tier ( sarc)--brands.
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Old 11-16-2010, 09:32 AM
 
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Shell is one of the Tier One gasoline retailers. While some would argue that doesn't mean anything, my experience tells me it does, especially on turbo/super charged cars and performance engines.
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Old 11-16-2010, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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I've used the Shell credit card for years. The 5% discount, at $3-4 a gallon, comes to 15-20 cents a gallon. Normally, the only stations cheaper than Shell are the cut-rate pumps, which are not always careful about keeping their supplies clean.

It's also a good card, issued by a good CC bank (Citi) and I've never had any hassles with the card, which my wife uses as her everyday card.
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Old 11-17-2010, 04:12 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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I don't understand how that is a ripoff.
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Old 11-18-2010, 12:39 PM
 
Location: SoCal, Idaho
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Shell is one of the Tier One gasoline retailers. While some would argue that doesn't mean anything, my experience tells me it does, especially on turbo/super charged cars and performance engines.


I agree. I've had great luck with Shell in my turbo and supercharged cars. Hell, even in my n/a cars it runs very well. My closest gas station is a shell. Its about on par price wise with other gas stations in the area, maybe a couple of cents more. Around here, Mobil is the most expensive gas.

As for the rewards, Ralphs is running that promotion around here right now, but i haven't looked it up. I've got a Shell credit card, but opt to use my primary CC for fuel purchases since I favor airline miles over fuel rewards.

I use my gas cards on road or bike trips to keep track of fuel spending for one trip, then pay off the card.
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Old 11-18-2010, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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My friend has 2002 Audi Allroad with the twin-turbo V6 and both he and I had real problems with Chevron gas. It got so bad my old Santa Fe started getting 14-15 mpg in MIXED driving! We both switched to Shell three years ago and haven't looked back. It may be a few cents more per gallon but I believe it's worth it. I don't buy anything else.
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Old 11-18-2010, 07:09 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Shell is one of the Tier One gasoline retailers. While some would argue that doesn't mean anything, my experience tells me it does, especially on turbo/super charged cars and performance engines.
So is Kwik Trip but they don't consistently charge 3-10 cents per gallon more than their competitors.


In my neighborhood there is a Shell station that consistently charges 25-30 cents a gallon more than any other nearby station, including the Marathon right across the street from it. And I still frequently see idiots pulled in there filling up. I mean, what's the deal? Are they giving away crack rocks with each fill-up?
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