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And Michael 982 Discover has 5% cash back at gas stations right now through September 30th

Message 11 of 16
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Re: Gas Spending

Hmmm. Maybe I saw the math a little different.  Am I the only one who gets dinged $1 for using a card at the pumps?  The way it works out for me ends up pulling the 5% savings back down to average of 11c per gallon.  


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Message 12 of 16
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VirtualCuriosity wrote:

Hmmm. Maybe I saw the math a little different.  Am I the only one who gets dinged $1 for using a card at the pumps?  The way it works out for me ends up pulling the 5% savings back down to average of 11c per gallon.  


do you mean you get 1 dollar pending charge ? If thats the case it will stay pending and you won't ever get charged that. If its not pending than I would see if you could find an different gas station to buy gas from 



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Message 13 of 16
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Re: Gas Spending


kfyoung wrote:

Im sure someone has posted something like this before but of the two:

 

  • 5% cash back on gas
  • 15 cents off per gallon

Which would you be using?

 

Thanks for your input. Cat Happy


^^^^

 

I'd be using the one that gives me the most money back or minimizes my cost. For example, let's say gas is $4.09/gallon and I buy 10 gallons.

 

If I go with 15 cents off/gallon, then I'd be paying $4.09-0.15=$3.94 x 10 gallons = $39.40

If I go with 5% cash back, then 10 x $4.09 = $40.90 * 0.95 = $38.86

 

Because $38.86 < $39.40 by 54 cents I choose the 5% cash back option since I pay less for 10 gallons at $38.86 with the 5% cash back option.

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Message 14 of 16
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mongstradamus wrote:

VirtualCuriosity wrote:

Hmmm. Maybe I saw the math a little different.  Am I the only one who gets dinged $1 for using a card at the pumps?  The way it works out for me ends up pulling the 5% savings back down to average of 11c per gallon.  


do you mean you get 1 dollar pending charge ? If thats the case it will stay pending and you won't ever get charged that. If its not pending than I would see if you could find an different gas station to buy gas from 


You are correct.  That just made me feel better lol.  I pay the cards in full several times a month and never bothered to confirm on the statement that the pending charge is indeed removed each time.  Thanks for pointing that out.


TU713, EQ 731 , EX 726 (As of 12/13/14) - Personal Goal = 760

“Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship” – Benjamin Franklin

Gardening since 3-26-15































Message 15 of 16
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Re: Gas Spending


VirtualCuriosity wrote:

mongstradamus wrote:

VirtualCuriosity wrote:

Hmmm. Maybe I saw the math a little different.  Am I the only one who gets dinged $1 for using a card at the pumps?  The way it works out for me ends up pulling the 5% savings back down to average of 11c per gallon.  


do you mean you get 1 dollar pending charge ? If thats the case it will stay pending and you won't ever get charged that. If its not pending than I would see if you could find an different gas station to buy gas from 


You are correct.  That just made me feel better lol.  I pay the cards in full several times a month and never bothered to confirm on the statement that the pending charge is indeed removed each time.  Thanks for pointing that out.


No problem i hate those gas station that put an 100 dollar pending not just the 1 dollar!!! Back on topic i will use credit almost every single time over cash. 



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