The price of fuel is one of the biggest headaches for Spaniards. In summer, the price of gasoline experienced its highest level after 11 weeks of consecutive increases.
Now that the price of gasoline was declining and that of diesel with some fluctuations, the war between Israel and Hamas once again puts the value of fuel in the spotlight. Although it is too early to know what impact it will have, a barrel of oil has already reached $90.
“With the price of fuel through the roof, one of the banks’ strategies to attract customers has long been to offer discount cards on gasoline or diesel“explain the experts of the financial comparator HelpMyCash, who have selected the best cards with fuel discounts.
The best bank cards with discounts on gasoline
For example, when refueling at Galp and Shell gas stations and paying with the ING debit cardthe entity returns 3% of the amount. As an advantage, ING does not impose a maximum amount to be returned, something that other banks do set offers.
Abanca also offers discounts at Galp service stations when paying with your credit cards. Return 5% when paying with your premium Visa Oro, Visa Platinum or Abanca Personal cards, 4% if you use your Visa credit card You and 2% with their Abanca debit card. Of course, this offer is valid only in those Galp establishments participating in the promotion and in the case of paying with credit cards, the discount is applied to a maximum of 600 euros per month.
Evo Banco also has a similar offer. If you pay with your EVO Smart Card in your list of Galp gas stations, the following month you receive a 2% return in the account to which it is associated.
“Before signing up for a card for its discounts at gas stations, it is important to take into account some aspects so that the conditions do not diminish the benefit of the promotion. For example, verify if the card has commissions or other expenses, if the discount is applied when paying in installments and, therefore, carries interest, or if the promotion starts from a certain amount,” they warn from HelpMyCash, and give a Tip to avoid losing money: “Check if nearby gas stations offer lower prices than those in the promotions, including their discount.”
Other discounts beyond gasoline; save in your daily life
Although discounts or refunds on fuel are one of the most sought-after promotions by customers, most entities offer other advantages on these same cards that allow them to save on day-to-day expenses.
They are becoming more and more popular cards with cashback, which return a part of the money spent in stores, supermarkets, hotels, etc. and that, if chosen well and used correctly, can be very beneficial.
“At HelpMyCash we recommend having more than one card that offers discounts and purchase refunds to take advantage of all the offers that may be useful to us. Since normally each entity works with certain brands,” they point out from the comparator.