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Shell Fuel Rewards gold status

How to Get the Most out of the Fuel Rewards® Program + Get Instant Gold Status and save 5¢/gal

A few months ago I began using a cash-back credit card for all expenses because my bank accounts have been hacked one to many times after using a debit card to purchase something.  Side note… I pay the credit card off every month.  I would NEVER recommend using a credit card if you don’t have the cash in the bank to cover your expenses when you make the purchase.

Given that, you can see how I would be very happy to learn that I can save 5¢ per gallon at Shell gas stations just by using my Fuel Rewards® member number at the pump.  Shell is giving “Instant Gold Status” to new Fuel Rewards® members as well as all existing Fuel Rewards® members.  Members with Gold Status automatically save 5 cents per gallon at the pump.  Now I’m getting 5% cash back from my credit card AND saving 5¢ per gallon at the same time!  Gas is starting to feel like a steal.  I just hope gas prices don’t skyrocket again.

Shell Fuel Rewards gold status

On top of that, once you’re signed up you can stack your rewards to save more at the pump. Combine your rewards from Gold Status with rewards from everyday activities like shopping, dining and traveling.

Shell Fuel Rewards

How to get started with Fuel Rewards®

  1. Register to become a Fuel Rewards® member and get Instant Gold Status at Shell.
  2. Visit a participating Shell station and swipe your Fuel Rewards® card or enter your Alt ID to redeem your rewards.
    • You’ll save at least 5¢/gal for being a Fuel Rewards® member with Gold status.
  3. Swipe your payment card, and then purchase up to 20 gallons of fuel at the lower fuel price.

How Does Stacking Work?

When I signed up for Fuel Rewards® here, I was prompted to enter the information for the credit card I will use at the pump.  This is how it tracks your ‘stacked rewards’; from your linked credit card purchases.  For example, I will earn 20¢/gal for every $300 I spend on hotels and rental cards with my linked MasterCard.  Another way I can earn extra $ off Shell gas is by spending $50 or more at Teleflora, in which case my $ off will bump up an extra 10¢/gal.  Some offers are for a limited time and some are every day offers.  

Dining out is another way you can cut your gasoline cost by 10¢/gal.

  • Dine at participating restaurants and pay with your linked Mastercard®, Visa® or American Express®card.
  • Earn 10¢/gal for every $50.00 you spend across all participating restaurants, bars and clubs.
  • Rewards earned while dining out will post to your account within 10 days.

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  • Link all cards you regularly use so you don’t miss out on any eligible purchases. They do not store your card number, so your information is secure. And they will never charge your card.
  • Want to stay in? You can also earn Fuel Rewards® savings for ordering take-out from participating restaurants.
  • No need to spend all $50 at once. Grab lunch here, enjoy a night out with friends there. We’ll keep track of your purchases and add 10¢/gal to your account every time you hit the $50 threshold.
  • Download the Fuel Rewards® mobile app to easily find participating locations near you.

Enjoying saving at the pump and always use your credit card responsibly!


Redeem Fuel Rewards® savings with your Fuel Rewards® card or Alt ID at participating Shell stations. Fuel Rewards® savings are limited to 20 gallons of fuel per purchase per vehicle, or fraud limits placed by Shell and/or limits placed on your payment card by your financial institution, each of which may be lower. Fuel Rewards® savings must be redeemed in a single transaction. Once you begin to dispense fuel using your Fuel Rewards® savings, you must dispense to the 20-gallon limit or you forfeit any remaining discounted gallons of fuel. For example, if you only pump fifteen (15) gallons of fuel, you would abandon the remaining five (5) gallons of discounted fuel. If you have a rewards balance greater than the current per- gallon price of fuel, the price will roll down to the maximum capability of the fuel equipment, and your remaining rewards will be saved for a future fuel purchase. Dispenser may require a price of up to 10.9 cents per gallon. It may not be possible to combine multiple discounts and/or rewards in a single transaction. For purchases of $75 or more, please go inside to pay. Unbranded diesel and alternative fuels may not be eligible. The Fuel Rewards® program is owned and operated by Excentus Corporation. Offer may be modified or discontinued at any time without notice. Not valid where prohibited by law. Other restrictions may apply. See for complete Fuel Rewards® program details and Terms and Conditions. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Walmart Stock Up and Save event with P&G

P&G Stock Up and Save Event at Walmart with a Gift Card Giveaway!

The Walmart gift cards and information have been provided by P&G.

Spring has sprung in Atlanta and in spite of spreading a thick layer of pollen on every surface imaginable, Spring is the time when the kids spend the most time outdoors. Paper towels, paper towels, paper towels… that’s one of our staples during Spring. Whether we use them to wipe pollen off Madelyn’s sandbox, the swings, or blow noses when tissues aren’t available outside, paper towels can be found around every corner of our house and outdoor spaces.

What else does Spring mean for our family?  Well, this goes along with the playing outside I mentioned earlier… laundry detergent galore!  We recently stocked a shelf system in our garage with 4 HUGE things of Tide Coldwater amongst other often used items.  It seems during the spring and summer months we do three times the laundry as in winter.  It makes sense seeing as how the kids are much more active outdoors and get dirty and stinky.

Thanks to Walmart and P&G teaming up for Walmart’s Stock Up and Save event, I was able to seriously stock up.. and save.. on some of our favorite staples this week!

Walmart Stock Up and Save event with P&G


I stocked up on the P&G products in the photo above, for less than $70!

Shopping at Walmart during the Stock Up and Save event allows me to stock our shelves with must-have staples and makes it so that I don’t have to go to the store as often.. hallelujah!  Walmart already offers everyday low prices so the rollback events like this one are just another way to get the most of your money.

Walmart Stock up and Save event

Here are some of the P&G products you can stock up and save on through April 30th!

  • Tide Liquid Laundry Detergent
  • Tide Simply Clean and Fresh Liquid Laundry Detergent
  • Charmin Ultra Soft or Ultra Strong Toilet Paper
  • Bounty Mega Roll Select-A-Size Paper Towels
  • Luvs Super Absorbent Diapers
  • Pampers Swaddlers Huge Pack
  • Tampax Pearl Plastic, Super Absorbency
  • Always Ultra Thin Long Super Unscented Pads
  • Always Discreet Maximum Underwear
  • Always Discreet Moderate Regular Length Pads
Walmart Stock Up and Save Ad


The P&G Stock Up and Save Event is going on at your local Walmart through April 30th, 2015.

To help fund your Stock Up and Save shopping trip at Walmart, we are giving a $25 Walmart Gift Card to one lucky reader.

Contest open to U.S. residents age 18+ only. Entries accepted from 12am Friday April 17th, 2015 to 12am April 28th, 2015.


Note to readers: The Walmart gift cards and information have been provided by P&G.



TASSIMO Cyber Monday Promo Code

I am excited to share this special Cyber Monday offer with you! I received a TASSIMO T55 single cup brewer to review yesterday and tried it right away. I popped a peppermint hot chocolate T DISC in the TASSIMO and enjoyed the aroma and taste for a good 30 minutes after.

TASSIMO Cyber Monday promo code

Here’s what you really want..

For Cyber Monday, TASSIMO has set up a special offer, valid only on 12/2. The code is TACYMON3.

Cyber Monday offer: Save 20% off T DISCS.
Secondary: Save 20% off Brewers + get 2 Free Packages of T DISCS.

Please note: Valid in the US only on Cannot be combined with other offers. Limit 1 coupon redemption per customer. 20% T DISC discount limited to 6 T DISC packages. 20% brewer discount limited to 2 brewers. Offer valid only on 12/2/2013 and ends at 11:59PM PST.

2013 Black Friday Sales

2013 Black Friday SalesBlack Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, is known to the one of the busiest, if not the busiest shopping day of the year.  Shoppers are drawn to the special offers offered by retailers and some even stay up for well over 24 hours to get the ‘best’ deals on everyone in their family’s wish list.  I call them crazy but if you are one of them, don’t mind me. 😉

I personally don’t usually brave actual physical stores on Black Friday.   I’m not that cool. I prefer to shop from the comfort of my home using that thing called the Internet.  Many online stores offer free shipping and amazing deals on Black Friday.

Here is an ongoing list of stores that are having Black Friday sales.

Click on the store name or the image above the store name to go to that store’s Black Friday sale page.

Some stores may not have a live Black Friday sale page live yet but an announcement page. Bookmark this page and check back often to see when new stores are added.

The stores are listed in no particular order.

I am going to add stores regularly through Black Friday so check back often!

A 7-Year-Old Girl’s Dream Shopping Trip at OshKosh B’gosh + 25% Off Coupon!

*I participated in an Influencer Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for OshKosh B’gosh. I received a gift card to facilitate my shopping trip and to thank me for participating.

As strange as it may sound, I rarely take Madelyn with me when I buy her clothes.  I’d rather buy a bunch of clothes and bring them home for her to say yay or nay to and try on at home, than deal with the potential whining about trying clothes on and me taking too long.  On that note, last week I was brave and took Madelyn to the OshKosh B’gosh store.  I expected whining.  I expected chaos.  And I got it.   Not because she didn’t want to try clothes on.  It was the opposite this time.  She wanted to try on everything!  We were at the store for 2 hours.

When we arrived at OshKosh B’gosh, two employees greeted us. One asked what we were shopping for and one told us about the amazing doorbuster items.   My jaw dropped when she told me that the fleece pullovers were just $9!  If I wasn’t there to buy outfits for school, I would have grabbed a dozen pairs of fleece pants and pullovers and been done with our shopping trip.

OshKosh B'gosh doorbuster sale

After perusing the doorbuster items we made it to the racks of clothes.  Madelyn put three outfits together in a matter of minutes.. then five.. and more and more.   Oh my gosh they were cute outfits too!  I quickly got down on my knees and explained to her that while I would love for her to have a velvet dress with an adorable turtleneck to pair with it and tights, my goal with this shopping trip was to buy her a couple of outfits she could wear to school.  While I was talking to her, I saw her eyes focus on something behind me.  Boots.. “the most super-adorabalist boots EVER” she said…sort of like that new word she came up with earlier this week; fancasual.  She’s on a roll with the interesting new words. That was the end of that conversation.

While she tried on the boots, I found jeggings.   I have bought Madelyn several pairs of jeggings in the last year and she’s worn holes in all of them.  When I picked up a pair of OshKosh’s jeggings, I realized that the jeggings I had bought were not nearly as good quality as OshKosh B’gosh’s.  Their jeggings are thick and seem very durable.

Madelyn paired a knit cardigan from OshKosh B’gosh that she had with one of the outfits we bought, creating this adorable outfit.  This is my favorite of the outfits she picked.  It is practical for school and it will also make a cute holiday outfit.

OshKosh B'gosh little girl outfit

Oh, and aren’t the boots adorable? The boots are regularly $50. I initially told Madelyn she couldn’t get the boots but when she put the effort into putting them on with every outfit she tried on and I saw just how freakin’ cute they are with everything.. I caved.  I was sure the boots were going to put us well over our $100 limit.. but seeing as how our entire purchase was just $96, they didn’t!

I could not believe how many items we were able to get with our $100 gift card at OshKosh B’gosh!  Seriously.  I took a photo to show you just what we bought with $96!

OshKosh B'gosh shopping spree

This is what we got for $96!

Pretty great, right?

OshKosh B’gosh Coupon!

Because I want you to get the same amount of stuff that Madelyn did for just about $100, here is a coupon for 25% off your purchase of $30 or more!

OshKosh B’gosh has offered a special coupon for 25% off a $30 purchase for The Mommy Insider readers! This coupon can also be redeemed online or in your local OshKosh B’gosh store.

OshKosh B’gosh coupon

It was tempting to use my gift card to buy holiday clothes for Madelyn but she can make any outfit look festive with accessories…she’s better at that than I am.. so we refrained on buying ‘holiday specific’ items and went with fun, functional, and comfortable everyday clothes. We’ll be back soon (we got a coupon with our purchase) so maybe we’ll stock up on holiday clothes next time! Here are a few cute pieces that would be great for holiday outfits.

OshKosh B'gosh holiday clothes

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Alicia, The Mommy Insider blog author