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Speedy Rewards Program

Old Nov 15, 18, 7:29 pm
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Speedy Rewards Program

Does anyone else here take advantage of earning Speedy Rewards points via the Speedway Gas Stations program? I've been able to accumulate a decent dollar amount worth of points this year mostly by utilizing the credit card points earned through gasoline purchases, and by reserving my hotel rooms utilizing the Speedy Rewards mall. As someone who mostly drives for work using their own vehicle, and having 90 hotel stays per year, these were purchases that I would have to do anyway, and for which I am reimbursed.
The search function showed some very old posts regarding this program, so I thought I would start a new one to see who else participates currently.
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Old Nov 15, 18, 9:34 pm
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I do Uber as a side gig, gas is important as a driver. Normally I go to Costco, but Speedway is my secondary gas station of choice as they tend to be cheaper than most. I have over 100k points overall. Aside from gas purchase and redeeming points to get .10 cents off gas, I also take in their club offers as well, such as chips, starbucks, and soda purchase. I only use the card for Speedway only though.
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Old Nov 16, 18, 7:19 pm
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I was surprised to find the gas redemptions not to be a good deal. I use points for gift cards, but the earning
is quite slow. I would imagine you could find a better program for hotels.
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Old Nov 19, 18, 5:30 am
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I've managed to take advantage of bonus point opportunities, but have yet to redeem for anything.
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Old Dec 27, 18, 11:26 am
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I earned over 275,000 Speedy points this year on hotel stays alone. (Reservations made through the Speedy Rewards Mall).
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Old Feb 19, 19, 8:01 am
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I've found the Speedy Mastercard useful. Is 50pts/$ on Speedway spend. So 200 in gift cards (Amazon, Visa, whatever I need) adds 10K pts to your balance. Roughly equal to 60 cents off per gallon. My car will usually take 16 or so gallons, so to max the discount (up to 25 gal.) I get someone else to bring their car, or use gas cans for the other 9. To me, the 60 cents off is worth 25g * $0.60/g = 15. I look at it as getting ~15 in benefit for buying 200 of stuff, or ~7.5% return. Or ~4.5% return if buying the Visa which costs 5.95.
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