Good Morning SMC Readers!!!! Today is Hump Day and the first day since this past weekend that I have been able to get myself together. On Saturday alone, I started Operation Wedding (again), attended the baby shower of a great friend from high school, and ended the evening at a post-wedding event hosted by my sister and her hubby. The next day was spent starting a new book, The Help by Kathryn Sockett and patiently awaiting the arrival of the cutest fat baby I have ever seen, although I didn’t witness the birth as mentioned on my bucket list. With all of that said, I am ready to get back to financial business.
In the midst of all of my running around, I did notice that the price of gas has gone down. Even yesterday, I witnessed people lined up at the pumps as if that was their last opportunity at fueling their cars and then this morning I found out the great news explaining why at some local pumps gas prices are significantly lower. Ready for it??? Walmart is “rolling back” at the pump. In a reply to customer’s concerns about the increasing price of gas being one of their highest budget busters, Walmart explains in today’s press release, that the “90-day Rollback at the pump [will] give customers a savings of 10 cents a gallon on all fuel, gas and diesel, at participating Murphy USA and Walmart gas stations”. What’s the catch? The discount applies to gas purchases made when using a reloadable Walmart gift card, reloadable Walmart MoneyCard® or Walmart credit card from June 29 through September 30, 2011. Stephen Quinn, Chief Marketing Officer for Walmart revealed, “Our goal is to make it easy for everyone to save and live better, and we think this gas program is leading in the market because it doesn’t require any additional purchase, loyalty card or other restrictions.”
Honestly, I’m all for lowering expenses and 10 cents a gallon can and will make a difference. If you find it hard to believe that 10 cents will make a difference, please allow me to refresh your memory with the “pics at the pump” that readers like you sent in. Simply put, purchasing a reloadable gift card to pay for my gas at a lower rate is worth standing in line for, even though I detest standing in line at Walmart.
States with participating gas stations are:
- Michigan • Mississippi
- New Mexico
- North Carolina
- South Carolina
Click here for a complete list of participating Walmart and Murphy USA locations
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2 thoughts on “Rollback at the Pump: How to Save More Money on Gas”
Check your Mobile gas stations as well. The one near me is 10 cents cheaper if you use cash (includes using your ATM/debit card). So, if it’s $3.52/gallon for regular unleaded, you’ll pay $3.42/gallon. This is all the time, not just for the 4th or for a trial period.
Thanks lady, you know that Kroger also does the same thing, but they incentivize people who shop there and you have to spend $100 in a single month to get the discount. Furthermore, your amount spent gets eliminated at the end of the month and so does your discount capabilities. This Walmart thing seems easier, but I believe Kroger is starting to increase the discount at the pump per $100 with a $1 discount max per gallon of gas. I hope this wasn’t extremely confusing!