HOUSTON, Feb. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Now, all motorists can save even more on fuel with two Shell $aver Card(SM) offers. New cardholders will be rewarded for activating now with savings of 10 cents per gallon through April 30, 2011. Meanwhile, all cardholders will have a chance to save 22 cents per gallon throughout the year as part of a special racing promotion -- "WINsdays with Kurt Busch," driver of the No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil car.
Shell Oil Products US (Shell) recognizes that Americans are continuing to approach purchasing decisions with a cautious stance, even for everyday staples such as fuel. Consumers are spending smarter, including comparing prices through digital technology and by using debit instead of credit. According to the most recent Federal Reserve Bank Payments Study, debit cards have become the No. 1 non-cash payment method.*
That's a trend that bodes well for savvy spenders who use a check card that provides additional perks like the Shell Saver Card. The Shell Saver Card is a non-credit payment product exclusive to Shell that acts like a debit card by linking directly to cardholders' checking accounts and offering savings at the pump.
$avings for New Cardholders
As of today, all new Shell Saver Card holders will receive savings of 10 cents per gallon on every grade of Shell Nitrogen Enriched and Shell diesel fuel. After April 30, 2011, Shell Saver Card holders will continue to enjoy an everyday savings of two cents per gallon on all Shell-branded fuel purchases.
Further, consumers who activate a Shell Saver Card before April 30, 2011 will receive a limited edition racing-themed Shell Saver Card featuring the No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Car that has an imprinted autograph by driver Kurt Busch.
All Cardholders' Win-Win Offer
If Kurt Busch wins a points race during the 2011 season, Shell Saver Card holders will receive a savings of 22 cents per gallon! The savings will be applicable when cardholders purchase Shell Nitrogen Enriched gasolines and Shell diesel the Wednesday following Kurt's win -- now known as "WINsday."
The 2011 season will begin February 20 and 36 points races will be run through November 20, which means Shell Saver Card holders have 36 chances for savings on "WINsday" with Kurt! The enhanced savings will automatically register at the pump and cardholders will be reminded via email to redeem the "WINsday" 22 cents per gallon savings opportunity if Kurt wins.
About the Shell Saver Card
While Shell Saver Card earnings apply only to gasoline and diesel purchases, the card can be used for any purchases at Shell-branded stations except lottery tickets. Through Telecheck® and the use of personal PIN numbers, the Shell Saver Card offers safety mechanisms that enhance consumer security. Since the Shell Saver Card directly links to a checking account, applying for the card does not affect consumer credit scores, nor are there any application or annual fees.
"We know our customers want to save on the cost of driving without sacrificing the quality of their fuel," said Mark Theobald, US Consumer Cards, Shell Oil Products U.S. He also noted it makes organizing family budgets easier by using one card that lists all Shell fuel purchases and offers cardholders earnings every time it is used, allowing consumers to get the most out of every drop of Shell gasoline. To learn more or apply, consumers may go online at www.shell.us/savercard.
From gasoline cards to credit cards, the Shell Family of Cards addresses the diverse financial needs of today's consumers with a range of payment options. For more information about the Shell Saver Card and the Shell Family of Cards, visit www.shell.us/cards
Shell Oil Products US, a subsidiary of Shell Oil Company, is a leader in the refining, transportation and marketing of fuels, and has a network of approximately 6,100 branded gasoline stations in the Western United States. Shell Oil Company is an affiliate of the Shell Group (NYSE: RDS.A) and (NYSE: RDS.B).
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