Posted by: mylittlesnow | July 14, 2008

Tips on getting back $$$ on petrol, for Malaysian only…

Everyone knows that the price of petrol has definitely gone up in Malaysia. So what can we do get back some of our cash? I’ll share what i’ve been doing to get back some cash or rebates for my petrol expenditure.

1. Use cash back credit cards when pumping your petrol

Currently, i know that there’s two credit card company offering 2% cashback whenever you use their credit card at petrol station. I have posted before that for CIMB Direct Access, you can use the credit card on any petrol station all over Malaysia and you will receive 2% rebate. For every RM100 you spend, you’ll get back RM2. If your average expenditure is RM500/month, you’ll get back RM10 every month. The other bank i know offering similar 2% rebate is Maybank credit card but i think it is only applicable to Petronas petrol station. So for me, it’s clear cut that applying for CIMB Direct Access FREE FOR LIFE is the best choice.

2. Choose one petrol station brand and stick to it for loyalty points

Yep, for Petronas you have Real Rewards, for BHP you can earn BHP points as well, Shell is Bonuslink while for Mobil it’s under Smile rewards. Each and every petrol brand out there has their own loyalty rewards points and it’s the best if you check it out yourself and see which one is offering the best deal. Currently, i’m using Mobil and for every 1000 Smile points that i earn, I can use it to redeem RM15 worth of petrol back. So assuming you are spending RM500/month on petrol, you can earn back RM15 within two months. That’s about 1.5% rebate.

So with the two simple steps above, by right, you are already getting back 3.5% rebate. It may not be a lot but it’s still money. So i hope this information is useful to ya’all. Cheers!  

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  4. how about citibank shell card?

  5. dunno bro ben…i’m not a citibank user and none of my friends seem to inform me about this… most of them in fact, change to direct acess after i tell them about Direct Access offer… 🙂


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