Gas rebate programs are always popular, and they were especially popular in mid-2008 when gas prices nationwide were nearing $4.00 per gallon. The problem with many gas rebate programs and credit card gas rebates is that the return is very minimal. Many of the credit cards that offer gas rebates are only offering 1% back, though they’ll claim 3%-5%, but upon reading the fine print, you’ll come to realize that the 3-5% that they offer is only good during an introductory period. I’ve found it to be most beneficial to find deals online that offer not gas rebates, but actually free gas cards. Here are a couple different options that I’ve come across:
Basically, the way this works is you join the site by submitting your personal information, name, address, etc. Once you’ve submitted your information, you’ll have to fill out and complete some merchant promotions in order to receive any sort of opportunities for gas cards and/or any other type of rebates that they may be offering. Check out these other posts for a little more information on Radio Gas Deal – America’s Gas Relief Program.
- Gas Relief Program, Gas Discounts – Saving Money On Gas Could Be a Rip Off/Scam
- American Gas Relief Program – Gas Rebate Program – RadioGasDeal.com
Would I endorse this program, no. I’m sure there are plenty of other sites and options out there to receive free gas cards for filling out surveys and/or signing up for offers from merchants. Especially considering the fact that RadioGasDeal.com has no history, the domain was initially registered on June 15, 2008, so as of this post, they’ve only been around for 9 days… expect many more of these sites to popup too!
Alternatives to RadioGasDeal.com
As gas prices climb higher and higher, we will begin to see more and more gas relief programs, and gas relief scams that promise prices of $2.49 per gallon, or promise free gas cards. The moral of the story is that gas releif programs are actually made possible by getting users to sign up for some other type of service. These gas relief programs, such as radiogasdeal.com, radio gas deal, America’s gas relief program, America’s gas rebate program… I’m sure there are others out there that I may be forgetting. Anyhow, all of these gas rebate and gas relief programs are typically just affiliate marketers that get some sort of commission for having people sign up for credit card offers and magazine offers, when the owners of these sites receive their commissions, they in turn offer a gas card, or some type of gasoline rebate, keeping the difference in their commission less the gas rebate card.
Is this a scam? No, not necessarily, I’ve received a few emails and comments from people who said that they completed this successfully, however, it does take some time and effort on the part of the end user. Am I signing up for these gasoline relief programs? No, I’m just getting it stuck to me at the pump… currently paying $4.43 for regular in Southern California. What are you guys paying elsewhere?