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ExxonMobil's new 'Smart Card' offers 6-cents per gallon rebates

GasBuddy Blog -- It may be fortuitous for ExxonMobil that when news of its 'Smart Card' was unveiled yesterday, the national average price of gasoline (at $3.63 per gallon) had spiked by 10 cents per gallon in just the past week. With prices going in that direction consumers have to pay attention to any break they can grab. This might be a good one.

The loyalty card will make its debut on Friday, August 31 and it will offer consumers a 6-cents-per gallon rebate on their gasoline and diesel fuel purchases.

ExxonMobil acknowledged that oil companies had seen a slump in proprietary, loyalty card sales in recent years and they are hoping to 'reinvigorate' the ExxonMobil program. (Few companies seem to have the consumer following that Shell...


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PinoyVanTica79
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2012 9:11:22 PM

or how about if you are not a traveler and spend 90 percent of your time in the same area, cotsco or sams could very well beat the 6 cents deal
PinoyVanTica79
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2012 9:08:02 PM

Is it me or there we go again with the small print, limits, and this and that applies...
MeiThink
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 1:13:02 PM

@zeitgeist669 -

You picked up on exactly the same part of the article that jumped out at me...

"A code at the register, in wallet cards and on applications allows customers to scan and go directly to the ExxonMobil website. At that point ExxonMobil can track what types of websites the customer previously visited and will target those sites for advertising of their offers."

"So it's really more the Google model then Shell..."

EXACTLY!!!
BoerneWatch
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 6:39:22 AM

If any product or service is labeled as "Smart" you should stay clear of it.

Think about it. Leasing a car is almost never a smart choice so years ago GMAC came up with the Smart Lease Program.

What kind of idiot would go on American highways in a go-kart? Those who buy Smart cars.

So Exxon has a credit card that you will eventually pay interest on and that interest is not at the 3.5% mortgage rate, try something like 10 times that. So, knowing it is a dumb idea to have such a card, Exxon names it Smart.

The "smart" ones are the ones who get others to buy into their products and not the ones buying.
sydb7
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 12:35:37 PM

Big oil scam?
sparky808
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 11:32:46 AM

Old post.
camaro_man
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 9:49:52 AM

wow
bikerchicklette
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 8:55:59 AM

ok
LostToo
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 8:00:50 AM

BIG WHOOP! I get 10% off using my Kroger rewards card, some times 20%. It doesn't add up to much when you do the math. But I think it's a mental thing. Your brain will tells you to jump thru hoops to save a dollar or two. Plus my Kroger card gets me free minutes sometimes on my phone.
redbeard47229
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 7:54:57 AM

a lot of other cards offer more back if used.
mickey069
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 7:50:32 AM

Say, here's an idea, DROP THE PRICE!!!!
Buck_on_Bass
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 7:50:08 AM

This promotion is being directed at those using lots of fuel and not those trying to economize their fuel usage.
bell05
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 7:43:37 AM

Not for me.
itzagasgasgas1
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 7:39:36 AM

Not interested.
Bill68Prius
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 7:39:30 AM

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Exxon premium gas in Suitland Maryland $4.19. Gasbuddy ask me if this is the right price. Other stations in the area sell premium at $3.99. Exxon is big rip off in my opinion.
Jizme
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 7:39:25 AM

What about the SmartPass.
Jizme
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 7:38:52 AM

Old News, I read this Yesterday.
zeitgeist669
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 7:37:01 AM

"A code at the register, in wallet cards and on applications allows customers to scan and go directly to the ExxonMobil website. At that point ExxonMobil can track what types of websites the customer previously visited and will target those sites for advertising of their offers."

So it's really more the Google model then Shell...
bsmerl
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 7:36:34 AM

Might try it if I could find a competitively priced Exxon mobile...
livedream
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 7:36:02 AM

No thanks! --

Our local Family Fare grocery store / gas stations are offering a .50 - cent per gallon discount this weekend (Thu. - Sat.) for customers who buy their groceries there and spend $75 dollars in one shopping trip. --
Now that's a good deal!

CheckitoutGuy
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 7:34:48 AM

Somehow if it looks too good to be true .............
jacob5066
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 7:34:31 AM

Don't use Exxon nor will I
berniMI
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 7:34:23 AM

Good reason to 'try' to have people purchase their gas.... maybe it will work for them.... not for me!
THEDodgeman
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 7:34:15 AM

no credit used here
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 7:33:27 AM

So does my Pilot/FlyingJ card
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 7:31:59 AM

Good luck
indyjim
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 7:31:52 AM

Not my brand.
Red7002011
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 7:31:51 AM

Really!
maxcap59
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 7:31:50 AM

Brookshire's chain here offers 10 cents off a gallon for each $100 you spend in groceries (which doesn't take much nowadays). You can stockpile the points for up to three months. Later this month, I'll use my 1000 points and get $1 off/gallon (up to 30 gallons). Granted you can only use the points the one time, but we average racking up about 500-600 pts. per month, which is 50-60 cents off for one fillup.
RichWLIN
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 7:31:28 AM

old news
RobertSpratt
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 7:31:25 AM

Old story
ChristinaCricke
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 7:30:43 AM

ok
BearGolfn
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 7:30:43 AM

following in the footsteps of others
teamsimons
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 7:28:31 AM

Is the Smart Card good only at Exxon and Mobil stations, we presume?

How will ExxonMobil recapture the 6 cents per gallon? Will it jack the cost of their gas up by the same or even higher rate?
Hop1LA
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 7:28:27 AM

Old blog post
salog
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 7:28:23 AM

old story
fishgaro
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 7:27:38 AM

5% cash back reward cards get 18-cents per gallon at this price
malfrog1
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 7:26:41 AM

Yippee
Rednix
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 7:26:37 AM

I'll check into it.
dieselfiendSC
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 7:26:18 AM

Old news.
Chitowner
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 7:24:09 AM

crap what a concept
gsipper
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 7:23:59 AM

My Speedway one offers 3-cent per gallon.
belladog
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 7:23:41 AM

rerun
Blue_Cruzer
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 7:23:35 AM

I would get one if they offered more than 6 cents.
bikechuck
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 7:23:23 AM

Don't have any ExxonMobil stations close here. Kroger offers 10 cents/gal up to 20 gal discounts after $100 grocery purchase at Kroger gas stations, so a grand savings of $2. The ExxonMobil is a better savings.
WeasleyOC
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 7:23:23 AM

OK.
plbell627
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 7:23:12 AM


OLD NEWS get New Articles
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 7:22:36 AM

Ok.
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 7:21:34 AM

Yesterday's news.
blueeye
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 7:21:12 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 7:21:09 AM

no thanks
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