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Making the Most of your Fuel Gift Card

Making the Most of your Fuel Gift Card

A fuel gift card is a popular gift choice for anyone who drives a car or owns a vehicle. They are convenient, practical, and can help reduce the cost of everyday expenses. However, it’s important to know how to redeem and use a fuel gift card to make the most of it, whether somebody gifted it to you or you actually won in a special raffle.

Know the terms and conditions

Before you start using your fuel gift card, it’s important to read and understand the terms and conditions. This includes any expiry dates, usage restrictions, and any other important details. Make sure you know how much the card is worth, and whether it can be used at any petrol station or just specific ones.

Plan your fuel purchases

To make the most of your fuel gift card, it’s important to plan your fuel purchases. This means keeping an eye on your fuel levels and knowing when you need to fill up. By planning your fuel purchases, you can avoid running out of fuel and having to use the gift card in a rush. According to the team at Car Loans AU, be aware as well of which gift card vendor ties up with which service station chain. 

Compare fuel prices

Not all petrol stations charge the same price for fuel, so it’s important to compare prices to get the best deal. Use websites and apps to compare fuel prices in your area, and choose the petrol station that offers the best value for money. This will help you stretch the value of your fuel gift card further.

Use loyalty programmes

Many petrol stations offer loyalty programmes that can help you save money on fuel purchases. Sign up for these programs and use them when redeeming your fuel gift card. You may be able to earn additional rewards or discounts, which can help you save even more money. It may even be better if a fuel gift card you earned in a special raffle is from a partner merchant whose loyalty programme you are already a member of! A look at your state or territory’s local auto club may even reveal discounts on fuel for members of certain retailers’ loyalty programmes.

Use the gift card for non-fuel purchases

Many petrol stations also sell other products and services, such as snacks, drinks, and car accessories. You can use your fuel gift card to pay for these purchases, which can help you stretch the value of the card further. Just make sure you read the terms and conditions to see what the gift card can be used for. 

Keep track of your balance

To avoid running out of funds on your fuel gift card, make sure you keep track of your balance. Most petrol stations will provide you with a receipt after each transaction, which will show your remaining balance. Alternatively, you can check your balance online or by calling the customer service number on the back of the card.

Don’t let your card go to waste

Make sure you use your gift card before it expires. Many gift cards have an expiry date, after which the value of the card may be lost. If you’re not sure when your card expires, check the terms and conditions or contact the petrol station’s customer service team.

Use the gift card as soon as possible

Finally, it’s a good idea to use your gift card as soon as possible. Fuel prices can fluctuate, and if you wait too long to use the card, you may end up paying more for fuel than you would have originally. Plus, the longer you wait to use the card, the greater the risk of losing it or forgetting about it altogether.

Part of the UBOMI finance app — UWIN gives members a chance to be in contention for daily or weekly draws, with the prizes being gift cards of high dollar values, and the partner merchants including your fave petrol vendor.

A fuel gift card is a convenient and practical gift option that can help reduce the cost of everyday expenses. By following these tips and tricks, you can make the most of your fuel gift cards and stretch its value further. Whether you’re using it for fuel purchases or other products and services, make sure you read the terms and conditions, plan your purchases, and keep track of your balance to ensure a smooth and hassle-free experience.

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DISCLAIMER: This article is for informational purposes only. UBOMI has no business relationships with any company mentioned in the article.