Wow how time flies… it was nearly three years ago that I wrote about Shell’s Credit Card promotion.
Just the other day, a representative from Shell’s public relations firm Edelman contacted me. She wanted to tell me about Shell’s new promotion. If you’ve driven by one, you’ve probably seen the signs… “30 cents off a gallon” (paraphrased).
This sounded pretty phenomenal to me… at first. I looked into it a little more and it’s only for the first 100 gallons. That sounds like a lot, but what it really comes down to is $30 for signing up for a credit card and agreeing to by gas at Shell. After the 100 gallons, I’m not sure if you get any discount (the PR person didn’t mention it).
I happen to have a card from Chase that gives me 5% off gas (the card is no longer available to best of my knowledge). With gas prices around $3 in northern California this gives me 15 cents a gallon off. I realize it’s not 30 cents, but it’s not expiring, nor is it tying me to using only Shell. So I decided to the PR person whether there is an option that doesn’t expire on you. She mentioned that there’s a Shell Saver Card that you can attach to you bank account and save 2 cents a gallon. I don’t think that’s very enticing…
I guess the whole thing just kind of leaves me feeling meh (BTW, I read that meh is actually a word now so I’m going to be using it more often). What’s your take? Are you excited by the 30 cents off or feeling like me?