Gas Card Giveaway

December 10, 2012 by  
Filed under General, Shopping, Weekend & Day Trips

Excentus, creator of the Fuel Rewards Network (FRN) program, recently launched in Albuquerque with a program to help save cash at the gas pump. Get the skinny on the program and enter our giveaway to win one of four pre-loaded gas cards that give you $1.50 OFF a gallon of gas, good for 20 gallons.

The Excentus free Fuel Rewards Network program operates at participating Shell stations – and we can all do with any way that helps save money on gas. (Sometimes I feel like I need to start busking at the gas pump just to be able to fill up my tank. But my singing is so awful I’m not sure it would get me very far.)

Fuel Rewards Network members earn rewards when making purchases with FRN participating merchants, which include various grocers, online merchants, restaurants and other service providers throughout the U.S.  For example,you get a 10 cents per gallon discount reward for qualifying purchases at participating restaurants. Those rewards can then be redeemed on all grades of Shell Nitrogen Enriched Gasolines including Shell V-Power, Premium Gasoline, and Shell Diesel, at participating Shell stations.

The current Fuel Rewards Network 3¢ Thank You promo offers an immediate 3 cents off each gallon of gas when FRN members fill up their tanks at participating Shell locations, running until December 31, 2012.  If you’re not an FRN member already, the program is free to join by registering online at the link, or by picking up an FRN Card at participating Shell stations and activating it through the website or via the FRN iPhone App. Drivers can also request an FRN Card to be mailed to them by signing up at

Then insert the FRN card at the pump (or see the cashier if paying inside) before purchasing fuel. If you have less than 3 cents per gallon in accumulated Fuel Rewards savings, Excentus will instantly apply a 3 cents per gallon reward to that fuel purchase, allowing the member to see the per gallon price of their fill-up drop automatically.

Find participating Shell stations in the Fuel Rewards Network by zip code. There are currently 11 gas stations in the Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Sandia Park, and Los Lunas areas, although I see that they keep adding more.

How to Win A Gas Card

Thanks to Excentus and Fuel Rewards Network, we have FOUR pre-loaded cards to give away to ABQ on the Cheap readers. Each card gives you a $1.50 gas discount per gallon valid for 20 gallons total. (That’s $30 in gas savings by my rudimentary math.) The cards are valid until June 30, 2013, and must be used in one visit, so use it when you’re low on gas so you can reap maximum savings on up to 20 gallons. (Update 12/11: I was previously informed that the cards could be used multiple times till you hit the max 20 gallons, but  the giveaway providers apologize for that error in their enthusiasm to provide these freebies for our readers! It’s actually one time use only.) The cards will come with instructions on activation and redemption.

Four winners drawn at random will each receive one card, to be used at participating Shell stations in the Fuel Rewards Network.

Enter the giveaway by midnight on Sunday December 16, 2012.

To enter: You have up to three ways to enter and must leave a separate comment on this blog post for each valid entry:

1) Simply leave a comment below this post, so I know you want to win! Any comment will do – about why you want to win, about ABQ on the Cheap, about what free/cheap thing you’re doing for the holidays, anything to get your name in the hat. Just please keep it decent… we are a family site :-)

2) Share a link to this giveaway post on Facebook. (You must leave a separate comment below letting me know you shared on Facebook.)

3) Share a link to this giveaway post on Twitter. (You must leave a separate comment below letting me know you shared on Twitter.)

You’ll get one entry for each of the above.

Submit your comment(s) by midnight, Sunday December 16, 2012.

  • Comments need to be approved before they’re published, so if yours doesn’t show up at once, don’t worry. As long as it’s submitted by midnight Sunday, you’re cool.
  • Four winners will be drawn at random from all qualifying entries.
  • Maximum three entries per person total (one for each channel of entry, as described above) only from U.S. residents aged 18+.
  • All times are local Mountain Time

That’s the rules. Enter your comment below this post (and give me a chance to approve it if you don’t see it published straight away). Good luck!




92 Responses to “Gas Card Giveaway”
  1. Johanna says:

    I love giveaways. I hope I win this gas card.

  2. Angie B says:

    ABQ on the Cheap rulz! :-)

  3. Heather says:

    Winning is so nice

  4. Christine Roybal says:

    I would love to win this in these days we could all use cheaper gas.

  5. Maria Younger says:

    Shared on FB. We love taking drives to the Sandias in looking at the city lights at night during Christmas

  6. Lindsey says:

    Facebooked it to win it

  7. Lindsey says:

    Would love to win! There is never enough gas in my car!

  8. Lindsey says:

    Tweeted to win it!

  9. Marilyn martinez says:

    Retweeted to winuch needed gas card

  10. Tessa Smith says:

    Who doesn’t need something free these days?! This would be so nice, but I’ll be happy for anyone that wins, thanks for the chance! :)

  11. Julie says:

    I am a single mom working and going to school. I am always on a tight budget. Gas money would be a wonderful way to help me out. Crossing my fingers! :)

  12. Michelle says:

    I love all of your freebies you post for the Albuquerque area! We just recently enjoyed the Bugg Light Display that you suggested last week 😉 I would LOVE to win the gas card!

  13. Karin Tydeman says:

    Shared on Twitter

  14. Karin Tydeman says:

    Shared on FB.

  15. Karin Tydeman says:

    Taking a long drive to visit family for Christmas.. this would help a lot! :)

  16. hannah B! says:

    I NEED THIS!!!! Oh, pretty please….
    I love you ABQ on the cheep; I am the thriftiest girl you’ll meet and I love a good deal, thus your site! It Brings much joy to my family! Thank you & Happy Holidays to all of you!

  17. Sophia says:

    I would love to win this, not only as gas is not cheap but I am a single parent and $$ couldn’t be any tighter around the holidays. There are many of us out there (single parents) so my argument why I over anyone deserve it is slim but the thought is nice, and I would be truly grateful to win such a prize. Happy holidays to everyone and congrats to those who do win :)

  18. Caryn says:

    Went to the bugg family light event you posted. My kids loved it!

  19. Bridgette soto says:

    What a wonderful giveaway ;0)

  20. Linda says:

    I would love to win. Gas is so expensive!!

  21. Pam Herrington says:

    I would love to win a gas card. Thank you for always posting great deals! :)

  22. mandie says:

    I’d love to win! We recently moved further away from where I work, so I have to fill up more often! :/

  23. J Sandoval says:

    Discounted gas I would love to reap,
    So Announce the deals friends will peep
    From Tweets to Facebook
    the people will look.
    Thank you much ABQ on the Cheap.


  24. Sarah Armstrong says:

    My favorite posting from ABQ on the Cheap this season was the Target $10 gift card offer. I had a large shopping spree planned and they got my business. Thanks!

  25. D Schmidt says:

    I would love to win, the price of gas nowadays has a habit of preventing us leaving the house very often. Thanks for the chance

  26. Michelle says:

    I check out this site several times a week to plan out fun things to do with our family for either cheap or free. Thanks so much for what you do.

  27. mariella claiborne says:

    Just shared on my Twitter as well! Thank you for this awesome deal..good luck to everyone! :)

  28. mariella claiborne says:

    I just shared this to my Facebook! Woo Hoo! Good luck everyone :)

  29. mariella claiborne says:

    I would love to win a free gas card! With all the Christmas shopping and great sales all around town..who wouldn’t want to save on gas! Pick me!!

  30. Dana Smith says:

    Posted on Facebook. :)

  31. Dana Smith says:

    I would like to win!

  32. Cyl says:


  33. Cyl says:

    Posted on FB.

  34. Cyl says:

    Leaving a comment.

  35. Paula S says:

    What a wonderful giveaway!!

  36. Bob says:

    I’m sooo cheap I wash out my TP!!!
    Feliz Navidad ( or Feliz el Dia de Fiesta sin un Nombre! (as the case may be)

  37. Tana Gallegos says:

    I just realized I had to leave a separate comment for each entry. :)

  38. Tana Gallegos says:

    Shared on twitter! Thanks for all the awesome deals and info you put out there for us…much appreciated. :)

  39. Jennifer Hunt says:

    I would like to win! Love all the free stuff you post, especially the food and events.

  40. Milton Moomaw says:

    This is nice, but what about cheap or free tickets to Cirque?

  41. Jennifer says:

    Hope I win, this would be a nice gift for myself!

  42. Jennifer says:

    Shared on Facebook :-)

  43. jan moomaw says:

    I shared on Facebook. What a great deal! I hope I win.

  44. Eric Poncho says:


  45. Julian says:

    Tweeted it! =)

  46. Julian says:

    Shared on FB

  47. Julian says:

    I want to win! Yay!

  48. lee says:

    I’d love to win!

  49. Amanda Stephenson says:

    Shared on Facebook. Any little bit helps me get closer to home to see my family.

  50. Deb T says:

    Every little bit helps and who doesn’t need a bit of help??

  51. Susan Meoli says:

    It can be an early Christmas present!

  52. Kimber Fleming says:

    Discounts for gas are always helpful, especially around the holidays.

  53. Aliblue says:

    Well, it would be great to win, certainly!! Plus I love all your newsletters so that’s a win right there :-)

  54. Sabina Zolot says:

    I’d love to win!

  55. Michael says:

    Everyone have a safe and enjoyable Holidays!

  56. Adrienne Leonard says:

    I would love to win this. I’m trying to do tons of freebies this season. So far we have done the twinkle light parade. Old town stroll. And pics with Santa at Wal-Mart.

  57. Fred says:

    I’d like to win

  58. Anita says:

    Shared on twitter

  59. Anita says:

    Shared on Facebook

  60. Anita says:

    I would love to win this! Gas is expensive.

  61. carrie gordon says:

    I just love Abq on the Cheap. You keep me in the loop and on the move with fun deals. Thank you :)

  62. Dave Montes says:

    Hey, I would like to win the gift card to save money, so I can use that extra money to buy Christmas gifts for my family. Thank you for the opportunity.

  63. Sonja Schuman says:

    Would love to win :)

  64. Trish Maestas says:

    Would love to have some extra cash! :)

  65. Kevin says:

    I’d like to win a card!

  66. Joann says:

    I’d love to win – I even know where several Shell stations are!

  67. Sarah says:

    Shared on Facebook

  68. Sarah says:

    We are expecting our first baby in a couple of weeks and every penny we can save will be helpful!

  69. Kristin Brown says:

    Hi there, I’d love to win, because… why not?!

  70. e says:

    I would like to win!

  71. Betsy Argeanas says:

    Shared on facebook.

  72. Betsy Argeanas says:

    I just read about your website in alb the mag. I would love to save money on gas. I love contests and sweepstakes. Thank you.

  73. Leroy Encinias says:

    So could use that card to help with transportation to school!

  74. Tiana Carnes says:


  75. I would like to win please. :O)

  76. Johnathan G says:

    I’d like to win so driving could be a little more fun again!

  77. Gerri Candelaria says:

    ABQ on the cheap is great! I drive 50 miles RT to/from work each day so $1.50 off per gallon would be a welcome relief from gas prices.

  78. Lupe says:

    Shared on facebook too. Thank you Abq on the Cheap!!

  79. Lupe says:

    I shared on Twitter ;o)

  80. Lupe says:

    woo I love contests and love Free thank you for so much for fun contests

  81. Liz says:

    Thanks for all the money saving tips and the contest. This will be a big help during this holiday season!

  82. Kacee says:

    I love Albuquerque on the Cheap. Had a great summer full of free concerts all because of this amazing site.

  83. larra says:

    shared on Twitter

  84. larra says:

    shared on facebook

  85. london ingoglia says:

    What an amazing contest.

  86. Bobbie Smith DeRock says:

    Shared to facebook.

  87. Cindy Gray says:

    My money saving tip for the holidays and year round is to get your hair done at the Beauty School. I go to the Olympian School at Academy and San Mateo. They all do a great job :0)

  88. Andy Looney says:

    I would like to win so that I can give the card to a friend to help him on his job search.