Spend One Minute Doing This to Earn 5 Cents/Gallon in Points to Save on Gas
There are a lot of ways to save money on gas. You can drive across town to find the cheapest gas station. You can obsess over finding the quickest route. Or you can spend one minute downloading an app that automatically earns you points to save money when you fill up your tank.
Sound easier? We think so, too. With the Exxon Mobil Rewards+ app, you automatically earn points to save money every time you fill up at Exxon or Mobil stations. Until February 2020, you can earn 5 cents per gallon, compared to the app’s usual offer of 3 cents.
It also lets you pay easily and securely through the app — without swiping a card.
Watch Your Savings Pile Up With the Exxon Mobil Rewards+ App
If you’re consistent about it, that nickel discount really adds up.
Consider this: The average American driver goes through roughly 650 gallons of gas per year.
At a current average price of about $2.30 per gallon, that means your typical American spends about $1,500 a year on gas.
At that rate, this app could save you $32.50 per year — free money that you could pocket or that you could spend on whatever you want.
Oh, you’re a two-car family? That’s $65 in the bank.
If you drive a lot, you’ll save even more.
You’re a VIP at 11,500 Stations
It’s easy to be consistent about using the app whenever you get gas, too.
That’s because Exxon and Mobil have about 11,500 gas stations scattered across the North American landscape. Seriously, they’re everywhere. You can earn points to automatically get discounts at all of those stations.
Even if you’re not the kind of driver who actively hunts for a particular kind of gas station, the odds are good that, wherever you are, you’ll find an Exxon or Mobil station nearby. Just Google it. There’s probably a station, like, one minute from you.
The Easiest Way to Save on Gas
It takes just a minute to download the app on Apple or Android and connect your payment information (credit, debit or Apple Pay). Once you’re parked next to a gas pump, you just press a button in the app, and the app turns the pump on. Plus, doing everything through the app means you won’t risk subjecting your credit card to illegal skimmers attempting to steal your credit card information.
Here are some nitty-gritty details about the app:
- When you buy gas with the app, you earn rewards points.
- Once you have 100 rewards points, you can start redeeming your points on gas purchases.
- Until February 2020, you can earn points to save 5 cents per gallon on gas this way. That’s a temporary increase from the typical 3 cents per gallon with this app. So if you’re thinking about signing up, the sooner the better.
- If you’re filling your tank with premium gas, you can earn points to save 10 cents per gallon through February 2020.
We can’t think of an easier way to save on gas. If you’re ready to start earning and saving at the pump, download the app and get started.
Mike Brassfield ([email protected]) is a senior writer at The Penny Hoarder. He drives a lot and would love to save on gas.