With the ever increasing cost of fuel, many companies are turning to fuel cards to save a few pence on each litre.
Texaco are one of the companies that have been successful in this area and offer discounted purchases from their network of 1500 plus UK sites. Savings vary and will depend on volume and also on fuel type but even a single user small company can look to save 3p per litre.
Obviously small discounts do not offset the massive increases that we have all faced this year. Fuel is now so expensive that it is impacting every aspect of our lives. People have begun to alter their travel plans to reduce costs - car sharing and lower motorway speeds are now realities. Where this ends is hard to tell but one thing is certain, it is now past being funny.
I went to a meeting recently with my local MP, the usual monthly clinic that is normally only ever attended by a few old ladies and the man from the neighbourhood watch. On this occasion, the advertising had mentioned fuel prices and over fourty people turn up. The fascinating thing was that these were not just truck drivers, salesmen and other heavy users but ordinary people that grumbled about the cost of visiting relatives, the school run and day to day living.
Clearly, something has to be done. We cannot go on with these high fuel taxes which simply drive up the cost of living. But, until then, there are a few pence to be saved with fuel cards.
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14 July 2011, 12:48PM
Fuel cards are a step in the right direction, but obviously these are for companies. I know quite alot of supermarkets now offer money saving incentives if you shop with them you get a few pence of per litre. However where I live there are not any big chain supermarkets therefore I end up paying a permium which is unfair.
15 July 2011, 10:48AM
I never believed much in these kind of loyalty cards but I now use my Shell card whenever I can. The savings are not massive but, at least I feels that I am getting something back.
10 August 2011, 02:10PM
The only fuel card that I have found useful is the one from Shell. There is a big danger thgat you collect points and never see them or know about them. Generally, I think they are a waste of time but I do try and remember to use my Shell card.
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