This Is How You Can Save Up to $5 the Next 2 Times You Refuel Your Car

pumping gas at a shell gas station
Photo courtesy of Shell

If you’re like me, you’ve never signed up for a fuel rewards program because all the rewards often seem like more hassle than they’re worth.

Although that might be true in some cases, here’s a deal that saves you 25 cents per gallon the next two times you fill your car’s tank when you join the Shell-affiliated Fuel Rewards — and it’s one of the best fuel savings deals I’ve seen.

We love to pinch our pennies here at The Penny Hoarder. More pennies means more coffee, and this deal is worth at least two cups of coffee. Sign me up!

Here’s How to Save 25 Cents Per Gallon of Fuel

First, you have to sign up for or log in to LivingSocial.

Once you’re in, you have to “buy” this LivingSocial deal for the small price of $0. Despite costing $0, you still need to add a credit card. Don’t worry, though. The site won’t charge your card.

Now, bask in the glory of your shiny, new voucher, but not for too long because it expires on Jan. 24. Hey, not so fast! There’s still one more step.

Next, you have to redeem your LivingSocial voucher online or via the mobile app. Once you click “Redeem,” you will be redirected to a page where you sign up for Fuel Rewards. When you sign up, your account will automatically get two credits for 25 cents per gallon good for up to 20 gallons of fuel each. There’s one caveat, though: You must be a new Fuel Rewards member to get this deal.

Finish the registration and, boom, rewards. It’s that easy.

After signing up for Fuel Rewards, you’ll receive an Alt ID to use at any participating Shell station. You can find participating stations on the Fuel Rewards website.

Once you’re at the station, just select “Fuel Rewards” at the pump and follow the prompts to enter this ID before pumping your fuel. You’ll see 25 cents come off the price per gallon. Savings magic.

How to Max Out Those Fuel Rewards

Remember, this deal is good for up to 20 gallons on each fill-up, so you can save up to $5 per refuel. If your car’s tank is smaller than 20 gallons, you can maximize your savings by doing back-to-back refuels on two cars without putting the nozzle back on the pump.

So what are you waiting for? On your mark, get set, go!

Stephanie Bolling is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder, and she just signed up for her first fuel rewards program.