Are you a MasterCard card holder? I have been since 2002. I’ve always been very pleased with the customer service, as well as with the perks that have been offered through the cards I have owned. Just last week I learned about a brand new reward opportunity for MasterCard holders, and I am LOVING it! It is called the Fuel Rewards Network and it is FREE, FUN, and FANTASTIC (at least in my opinion!).
Let me tell you more about the Fuel Rewards Network. All you need to do is sign up for an account (again, 100% free) and then link up your MasterCard, as well as your eligible grocery store rewards account, and then get ready for the fuel savings to start racking up like crazy.
I signed up just 5 days ago and I am already showing 25 cents/gallon savings at the pump! That’s a $3.25 savings for me the next time I fill up for approximately 2 minutes of work that I did to get registered. And those savings will just keep on rolling in, every time I shop at my local grocery store (Bi-Lo) and use my MasterCard to pay for my purchases. There are also great opportunities to earn fuel rewards by shopping at certain local dining establishment, shopping online (very tempted by some of these offers, for sure!) and even downloading certain eCoupons for groceries. Basically, the Fuel Rewards Network is offering me big savings at the gas pump for purchasing all the stuff that I purchase anyway.
And now for the really exciting part: I want to tell you WHY we are saving.
And it has to do with increasing our family size…..
NOPE, I am not pregnant. Not even a little bit! 🙂 But we did just sign commit to this:
We are sponsoring a child through Compassion, International. We are committed to helping a little one, roughly the same age as our oldest child, to be lifted out of poverty over the next 15 years. It will cost us $38/month. This is not a negligible amount of money to my family, as we live on (mostly) one income. But it is doable. And part of how it is doable is by paying closer attention to the great reward opportunities out there like the Fuel Rewards Network that can help us save money just by purchasing the items we were going to purchase anyway. We can watch our savings add up online and then feel great knowing that what we saved can make a world of difference in the life of a child overseas.
Would you like to save some money at the gas pump just by using your MasterCard? Heck yes you would! Get yourself signed up and start saving. And consider taking those savings you accrue and paying them forward somehow. Maybe you could sponsor a child? Or even just make a one time donation to a cause that matters to you. It feels fantastic to save money, but it feels even better to give it away to those who really need it. 🙂