Update: Reader Ben points out that Safeway has partnered up with Exxon on the east coast.
Those of you who shop at Safeway are probably aware of Safeway Gas Rewards. Every time you swipe your Safeway card (or enter your phone number) at the register, you earn 1 point per $1 on all purchases, and 2 points per $1 on select gift card purchases. Every 100 points gets you $0.10 per gallon in discounts at the pump.
In the past, these discounts were valid at Safeway gas stations only. However, Safeway has now extended these savings to Chevron gas stations. This makes it very convenient to redeem your points, as not all Safeway locations have gas stations. The closest Safeway gas station to my house is 30 minutes away, so I often let those points expire.
I recently went to a Chevron gas station and the process was fairly simple. As soon as you swipe your credit card, you’ll be asked to either enter your Safeway rewards number or associated phone number. I didn’t have any rewards, which was reflected on the screen. However, if you do have rewards, the discount will be applied to your gas purchase.
There are restrictions on how much you can save, and various other rules apply in different states.
Overall, though, this is good news for those who shop frequently at Safeway and don’t live near a Safeway gas station.
A great way to maximize your point/mile earning is to purchase Chevron gift cards at your local Staples using a Chase Ink card. This earns you 5 points per $1, and along with the savings from the Gas Rewards program, makes it much more lucrative to get gas at Chevron.
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