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Affording Summer Fun w/ MasterCard & Fuel Rewards Network #FuelFamilyFun #MC

by TerriAnn
Fuel Rewards Network FRN and MasterCard Join to Save You Money on Gas

Saving In Summer With MasterCard & Fuel Rewards…


Summer is no fun if you can’t go anywhere! “Going” somewhere requires fuel, though, and sometimes a lot of it. Bay Area gas stations have not been kind to us with prices around $4.10 per gallon. I’d heard whispers of a Fuel Rewards Network (FRN) but never really took the time to check it out. But, just recently, I found out that you could link your MasterCard to an FRN account and then earn gas rewards just by buying groceries with that linked MasterCard! Score!

Fuel Rewards Network FRN and MasterCard Join to Save You Money on Gas

The easiest way to sign up is online. I just typed in my information, which only took about one minute, and clicked “I need a card”. Don’t worry, you won’t need the physical card right now. Immediately after signing up, I received an email confirmation and my new account number. I could then log in and link my account to my MasterCard. I actually linked two MasterCard cards, one a debit card with a MasterCard logo, just in case. The next time I went grocery shopping, I just had to pay with one of the linked MasterCard cards, sign for it, and the discounts would add up.

I had been procrastinating about going to the store so our pantry and fridge looked like Old Mother Hubbard’s. I forced myself to jump in the car, did my shopping (you can see how that went in my Google+ album), and simply paid with the MasterCard I previously linked to my Fuel Rewards Network account. Fuel Rewards will be added to my account automatically.

Fuel Rewards Network FRN and MasterCard Join to Save You Money on Gas Fuel Rewards Network FRN and MasterCard Join to Save You Money on Gas

Every $100 spent at participating grocery stores gives you a discount of 3¢ per gallon at Shell stations. I spend several times that for groceries each month so those savings could really add up. If we really get to save a lot using this program with FRN and MasterCard, maybe we can use that amount to have a small pizza / pool party for all the kids at the end of the summer!

I only signed up yesterday so I haven’t gotten any rewards yet. When I tried to check my account on the iPhone app but it said that the “balance may not include rewards earned from recent Grocery…transactions.” With a little time and a lot of patience, hopefully I can get the kind of gas discount displayed in the app preview.

Fuel Rewards Network FRN and MasterCard Join to Save You Money on Gas

Don’t waste any time! The more grocery rewards you earn with your linked MasterCard, the more you’ll save at the pump! Signing up and taking advantage of the program is free, fast, and convenient. I was really surprised to see how many grocery stores and gas stations near me are participating in this program! For more information and to keep up-to-date with the program, you can like FRN on Facebook and follow them on Twitter at @FuelRewards.

With a bit of good planning now, we’re looking for some serious family fun the next few months! What about you?

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Summer Davis May 30, 2013 - 5:45 am

Holy savings! My van gets 13 miles to the gallon and I feel gas poor in the summer. Luckily the gas in NC isn’t as high as it is in CA but we still spend way too much money on gas.

Elaina- A Time Out for Mommy May 30, 2013 - 5:57 am

awesome rewards!

Karen Hartzell (@InTheKitchenKP) May 30, 2013 - 6:37 am

I love when you can start a rewards program for something you are already doing. Easy start up to start earning is great!

Stefanie May 30, 2013 - 7:10 am

I use my paypal mastercard too, so this would be perfect for me.

Sara Blake May 30, 2013 - 7:59 am

I use my MasterCard all of the time so I am so in love with this program. Saving money without doing anything at all is pretty awesome 😉

Kelly @ A Girl Worth Saving May 30, 2013 - 10:34 am

I love saving money on gas!

Rosey May 30, 2013 - 4:21 pm

Little things like this really do add up, and are worth the little bit of time they take to set up. Thanks for sharing this one. 🙂

Kathleen May 30, 2013 - 4:35 pm

This sounds great! I am going to link up my card and hopefully I can save some money on gas during our trip this summer!

Vanessa: thequeenofswag May 30, 2013 - 4:47 pm

This sounds awesome. I wish I had a master card.

Jenn May 30, 2013 - 5:17 pm

We need a new rewards card. As much as I love Mickey, we’re not getting a chance to spend those Disney Visa rewards!

LyndaS May 30, 2013 - 7:03 pm

I think the State of Alabama prohibit things like that. What a bummer!

LyndaS May 30, 2013 - 7:04 pm

Oops….it prohibits getting discounts at gas stations like Kroger using a Kroger rewards card.

Tiff @ Babes and Kids May 30, 2013 - 9:44 pm

Buy groceries and save on gas, seems like such a simple and great idea!

Anne - Mommy Has to Work May 31, 2013 - 6:19 am

I love all the cc rewards!

Sheri May 31, 2013 - 6:45 am

Great rewards! We have a big summer planned too.

Rachel May 31, 2013 - 7:02 am

Great cc rewards! 🙂

Crystal @ Simply Being Mommy.com May 31, 2013 - 9:11 am

I love the fuel discounts. Those are the best.

Tammy June 3, 2013 - 8:51 am

Um hey – I am SO glad I read this – we have a MasterCard and we only get our gas at Shell! Guess who’s off to look at the website and find out the participating stores…yeah that would be me 🙂

Tammy June 3, 2013 - 8:56 am

oh so sad – no grocery stores near my new home 🙁 Maybe they will add some in the future.

Leilani June 17, 2013 - 3:39 am

We finally reaped the benefits of one of our rewards cards and it was pretty awesome since it was a Disney card. I’ve got lots of summer fun planned for the next few months.

Kristin Wheeler (@MamaLuvsBooks) July 9, 2013 - 4:14 pm

I love this program!!! Helps us save for other things we want or need!

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