The GasBuddy gas station payment service, Pay with GasBuddy, is offering a 10¢/gal discount on your first fill-up at almost any gas station nationwide, and you’ll continue to receive an ongoing 5¢/gal discount on all of your subsequent fill-ups whenever you use the Pay with GasBuddy Card to pay for your gasoline purchases.
About Pay with GasBuddy
Pay with GasBuddy is absolutely free to use, is accepted at almost every gas station nationwide with a few exceptions, and can save you hundreds of dollars annually when you combine Pay with GasBuddy with the GasBuddy app.
The GasBuddy App itself helps you save money on gas by locating the gas stations nearest you with the lowest gasoline prices, while also offering special coupons, sweepstakes, and other ways to save.
Plus, when you enroll in Pay with GasBuddy, either online or in the app, you can save 10¢/gal on your first fill-up and 5¢/gal on subsequent fuel fill-ups by using the Pay with GasBuddy Card as your payment card at gas stations nationwide.
There is no credit card application required to use Pay with GasBuddy.
Almost all major fuel retailers accept the Pay with GasBuddy Card with the exception of the following brands: Exxon Mobil, BJ’s, Costco, Sam’s Club, H-E-B, select Walmart stations, and select Arco Stations.
How Pay with GasBuddy Works
1. Join Pay with GasBuddy for free and securely link your checking account.
2. Visit gas stations nationwide and swipe your card as you would any payment card.
3. Save 5¢/gal on every gallon that you buy every day at every gas station, plus get 10¢/gal off your first fill-up.
Linking Your Checking Account with GasBuddy
By linking your checking account with your Pay with GasBuddy Card, all of your fuel purchases will be debited directly from your checking account.
This allows gas stations to avoid credit card interchange fees and pass those savings on to you for using Pay with GasBuddy.
When you visit the gas station, you simply insert your Pay with GasBuddy Card to initiate the payment and activate the pump, just like you would with any credit or debit card.
Combining Gas Savings with GasBuddy
You can even stack your Pay with GasBuddy discounts with your gas station loyalty card rewards, like the Shell Fuel Rewards Card, for even bigger savings on your gas purchases.
Residents of DC, MD, VA, NY, and FL could even combine savings from the Upside Gas Savings App with Pay with GasBuddy for more fuel discounts, since Upside is not linked to any specific payment card and can be used at various gas stations.
However, since Pay with GasBuddy uses debits from your checking account to pay for your fuel purchases, you would lose out on any rebates that you could earn for using a credit card to pay for your gas purchases.
For example, if you consider a 10-gallon fuel purchase at an average gas price of $2.50/gal, you would save $0.50 by using Pay with GasBuddy (5¢/gal x 10 = $0.50), while you would save $0.25 by using a 1% cash back credit card ($2.50/gal x 10 x 1% = $0.25).
So you would be better off using Pay with GasBuddy instead of a 1% rebate credit card, and with a 2% rebate credit card, the savings would be the same, but with a 3% rebate credit card or higher, you would be better off using the credit card instead of using Pay with GasBuddy.
Also, if the price of gasoline rises, your credit card rebates would become bigger, while Pay with GasBuddy offers a 5¢/gal discount regardless of the price of gas, so that’s something to consider as well.
You’ll also get the 10¢/gal discount on your first fill-up after enrolling in Pay with GasBuddy, so you could always take advantage of that initial offer and then decide which gas payments options are best for you in the future.
Pay with GasBuddy is a great option for saving on your fuel purchases, because it’s accepted nationwide at many gas stations, it’s free to use, and you can also use the GasBuddy app to locate the cheapest gas prices in your neighborhood to get additional savings on your fuel purchases.