The quick and easy payment trick that can help you spend less on gas and diesel

If you’ve had to refuel lately, you’ll have noticed the sharp rise in prices. The forecourts were filled with stunned drivers as they began to fill the pinch of increased rates.

Average petrol prices are expected to hit the £2 a liter mark, with the rise in prices largely driven by the Russian invasion of Ukraine, with economic disruption reverberating around the world. This naturally hits people’s pockets at a time when many households are struggling during the cost of living crisis.

Despite this, there are quick and easy ways to save money. By opting into a loyalty program, drivers can earn “points” or rewards which then turn into cash on your fuel. You can also use your loyalty card for a number of supermarkets which have on-site service stations, reports the Liverpool Echo.

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For example, Tesco shoppers can collect Clubcard points on fuel at all Tesco petrol stations and all Esso petrol stations with a Tesco Express on site. When paying for your fuel, simply present your paper or digital voucher at checkout.

To collect Clubcard points, simply present your Clubcard at the cash desk or at the “PayatPump” terminal. Drivers will receive one point for every £3 worth of fuel.

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And at Sainsbury’s, shoppers can earn Nectar Points when they buy fuel at its pump stations. Motorists will earn one point for every liter of petrol or diesel they buy.

To use Nectar Points for a fuel discount, you must fill up with at least 10 litres. You can then redeem 300 Nectar Points to get 5 pence on every liter purchased.

Shell offers a loyalty card where customers earn a ‘visit’ for every £10 or more they spend on fuel. Once you reach 10 visits, you get a fuel reward.

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Morrisons also has a rewards program and people can earn 10 “Morrisons More” points per litre. A £5 voucher is offered when collecting 5,000 points.

Meanwhile, BP customers can get a BPme card, which sees the points earned in the same way. Customers can redeem the points for cash on fuel or in-store purchases.

By using these cards every time you fill up, you can save money on future gas or diesel purchases. It may just help given the high fuel prices across the country.

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