Shell’s new saver card promotion is offering relief to cash-strapped students by helping them save on everyday items, so they can start the fall semester on the right foot and keep their finances in check.
From Sept. 28 through Dec. 31, Shell is bringing back its popular five cents per gallon discount on all Shell-branded gasoline and diesel purchases with the Shell $aver Card, a convenient and secure non-credit product that acts like a debit card and links directly to an existing checking account.
Because the Shell Saver Card links to a checking account, there’s no impact to student credit scores, nor are there any application or annual fees.
Additionally, it makes organizing personal budgets easier by making all gasoline purchases on one card that also earns money every time it is used to buy fuel, allowing consumers to get the most out of every drop of Shell gasoline.
With the average college student graduating with reportedly more than $4,000 in credit card debt, it’s more important than ever to give students the right tools to be budget-savvy in school, the company said in a press release.
“College is the perfect learning environment for students to educate themselves on the fundamentals of basic budgeting. However, with so much being thrown at them-from school loans to credit card offers-it sometimes can be difficult to distinguish the best ways to save,” said Mark Theobald, U.S. Consumer Cards, Shell Oil Products U.S. “It’s easy with the Shell Saver Card because students can easily track their gasoline purchases and earn money at the same time. Showing them these types of budgeting options can make a difference by the end of the school year.”
While Shell Saver Card earnings are only applicable to gasoline and diesel purchases, the card can be used for any purchases at Shell-branded stations except lottery tickets. Additionally, the Shell Saver Card was designed to only be used with PIN-based transactions, so if the card is lost or stolen, no one can use it without the owner’s private PIN.
The Shell Saver Card is the latest addition to the Shell family of payment options that helps students get the most out of every drop. Students may go online to apply or pick up an inactive card at a Shell-branded station and start the online application process at www.shellsavercard.com. After the Dec. 31, 2009 promotion end date, cardholders will continue to enjoy everyday earnings of two cents per gallon with their Shell Saver Card.