•What is a gas card?
A gas card is a form of exchange used to purchase for your gas, fuel, and other car-related and products and maintenance fees, without spending a lot of money.
•What are the different kinds of gas cards?
A prepaid gas card is a kind of card where you can spend for gas and other car-related products and services on a lower price. The retail price is lowered according to the amount of percentage give of the card. Although you will still pay with concealed cash, but the original price is now lowered.
A gas credit card on the other hand works like any other regular credit cards, but you can only charge it with fuel, car parts, and accessories, and auto maintenance.
•Can gas cards be used in other merchandise?
Yes you can, but gas cards are limited to selected places that accept them. Prepaid gas cards can act as a discount card in grocery stores; whereas a credit card may be used in restaurants, travel needs, and grocery items with rebates. Take note though that not all establishments accept gas credit cards.
•What are the benefits of gas cards?
With using gas cards, you don’t have to pay for the retail price, since the gas cards have rebate offers. That is the same for credit cards. Credit cards can give you a minimum percentage of rebates and will be accumulated at the end of the bill. The best thing is that it can save you a lot of money.
•What is a rebate?
A rebate is an amount paid by way of reduction, return, or refund on what has already been paid or contributed.
•Where can I purchase gas cards?
You can buy prepaid gas cards in any retail store, gasoline station, or in grocery stores and choose among the rebate percentage. Prepaid cards can be maximized only for a limited period of time.
As for gas credit cards, you need to apply one to a gas credit card company. Check for gas credit card companies that offer online application.
•How long does it take until your application gets accepted?
It depends on the credit card company that you are applying. Some are fast while other takes a couple of weeks.
•Is it worth using a gas card?
If you are on a tight budget and you need money to save on gas, then yes it is worth it.