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    • Lee0329
    • By Lee0329 4th Dec 17, 10:31 PM
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    Maximising mileage
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    Maximising mileage 4th Dec 17 at 10:31 PM
    Hi

    I am now doing high mileage for work.

    What’s the best way to earn money/rewards for buying fuel?

    Thanks!!
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    • forgotmyname
    • By forgotmyname 5th Dec 17, 12:21 AM
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    Get someone else to pay for it. Cashback cards?

    I used to fill up on the Motorway, £1 MOTO voucher for every 100L of fuel, when your using 90L+ a day and a 400L+ fill it soon built up.

    Easily earn to enough to buy food for 3 families at the services on our yearly trek to Cornwall.
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    • LandyAndy
    • By LandyAndy 5th Dec 17, 9:41 AM
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    Hi

    I am now doing high mileage for work.

    What’s the best way to earn money/rewards for buying fuel?

    Thanks!!
    Originally posted by Lee0329

    Learn to drive more economically. Most people could improve their fuel consumption significantly by applying a few fairly simple rules. You'll probably save far more than faffing about with offers.
    • Tarambor
    • By Tarambor 5th Dec 17, 10:06 AM
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    As above. The differences in fuel consumption can be as much as 20% just by changing how you drive and no it doesn't mean driving slowly, in fact on the economical driving course I did you had to reduce the time it took you to do a set route at the start of the course in order to pass. Not only did you have to use less fuel but also do fewer gearchanges and do the route quicker.
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    • By Gloomendoom 5th Dec 17, 10:10 AM
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    I used to fill up on the Motorway, £1 MOTO voucher for every 100L of fuel, when your using 90L+ a day and a 400L+ fill it soon built up.
    Originally posted by forgotmyname
    Unless somebody else is paying, or even if they are, paying £20-£25 extra for fuel on the motorway just to get a £1 voucher seems pretty poor value
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    • barnaclebill
    • By barnaclebill 5th Dec 17, 11:58 AM
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    In the late 80's I had a company car and filled up at a local Esso that gave tokens for gifts, after three years the scheme ended and the best gift I could get with my tokens was a Braun alarm clock with motion sensor. Not long after I changed jobs and returned the car with 73,000 on the clock so it was a lot of tokens for an alarm clock (which still works)
    • reeac
    • By reeac 5th Dec 17, 12:41 PM
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    As above. The differences in fuel consumption can be as much as 20% just by changing how you drive and no it doesn't mean driving slowly, in fact on the economical driving course I did you had to reduce the time it took you to do a set route at the start of the course in order to pass. Not only did you have to use less fuel but also do fewer gearchanges and do the route quicker.
    Originally posted by Tarambor
    Interesting that, about fewer gear changes. How does that fit in with the current trend for 8 or more gear automatics when they used to get by with just 5?
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    Interesting that, about fewer gear changes. How does that fit in with the current trend for 8 or more gear automatics when they used to get by with just 5?
    Originally posted by reeac
    You did the initial and final run in the same vehicle so that was the way it was measured. It is an indicator of you using planning and preparation to save fuel.

    Take for example a roundabout. Approach it and timing your approach so you arrive at the give way line without having to stop and you do fewer gear changes, use less fuel and get round it much quicker than arriving at the give way or rear of vehicles waiting to join, coming to a stop and then navigating the roundabout from a standing start.
    • motorguy
    • By motorguy 5th Dec 17, 1:22 PM
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    Interesting that, about fewer gear changes. How does that fit in with the current trend for 8 or more gear automatics when they used to get by with just 5?
    Originally posted by reeac
    By making sure you're in the right gear at the right time. Its not the changing gear that uses excess fuel, its being in the wrong gear.
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    • GunJack
    • By GunJack 5th Dec 17, 2:48 PM
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    Interesting that, about fewer gear changes. How does that fit in with the current trend for 8 or more gear automatics when they used to get by with just 5?
    Originally posted by reeac
    It's not too long back autos were only 3 or 4-speed Parents had an early-70's vauxhall victor auto, that was certainly under 5.

    edit - yes, just found the wiki page, it was only 3 forward gears
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    • basill
    • By basill 5th Dec 17, 3:32 PM
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    I buy most of my fuel at Morrisons and use their loyalty card for fuel and food shopping and always pay with a reward credit card, clearing the balance each month.

    By far the biggest payback I have had was altering my driving style to be as smooth as possible avoiding hard braking and acceleration.

    Some time ago now our work petrol allowance failed to keep up with rising prices. I stopped zooming about, lost a lot of stress and after a while got back in profit to the tune of 50-80 extra miles a tank.

    I filled the tank to the brim each time, noted the mileage and did a small spreadsheet for a while to track my progress. Now I have a trip computer in the car I just keep the receipts and work out p/mlle
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    • scaredofdebt
    • By scaredofdebt 5th Dec 17, 3:41 PM
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    Use one of those apps to check cheapest fuel prices on your route and plan where you will stop. Saving just 2p a litre on ~90L a day saves you nearly £40 a month.

    You can get points by using the Shell Loyalty card, although you will probably get better value if you use a cashback credit card, but check and see what gives you most back. Tesco Clubcard or Nectar card is also an option, they give cash back on fuel in the form of points.
    • jlemaitre
    • By jlemaitre 5th Dec 17, 4:33 PM
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    For me, It has to be sticking to a supermarket(Tesco) Doing the shopping and fueling up at the same time, over a couple of months we get the clubcard points sent through the post.

    Granted it's never going to be a week worth of fuel, but we do get roughly £10-£15 off either fuel or shopping. If that's used as fuel its upto 1 1/2 days worth of commuting fuel.
    • worried jim
    • By worried jim 5th Dec 17, 9:29 PM
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    In the late 80's I had a company car and filled up at a local Esso that gave tokens for gifts, after three years the scheme ended and the best gift I could get with my tokens was a Braun alarm clock with motion sensor. Not long after I changed jobs and returned the car with 73,000 on the clock so it was a lot of tokens for an alarm clock (which still works)
    Originally posted by barnaclebill
    Mine is still going strong after 30 years!
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    • forgotmyname
    • By forgotmyname 5th Dec 17, 9:57 PM
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    Unless somebody else is paying, or even if they are, paying £20-£25 extra for fuel on the motorway just to get a £1 voucher seems pretty poor value
    Originally posted by Gloomendoom

    I wasnt paying and the company was not paying motorway prices either.

    The company bulk buy 100,000 litres at an agreed price and when we fill up it just comes out of that. So no extra cost to the company and vouchers for me.
    One of the drivers did manage to get some nectar points on his BP card, but he was told not to do that again.

    Due to the price being agreed in advance nectar rewards were not allowed.
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