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Topic # 114948 8-Mar-2013 10:20
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Hi, we may get this card for the household here.  They have 6c off now, and you get further discounts from other places like Telstraclear 3c off per litre.  How do they work together?  Or do you choose or ..


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  Reply # 776703 8-Mar-2013 10:36
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is not it free at BP stations? you just need to activate it and here you go with instant 6c saving.




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  Reply # 776711 8-Mar-2013 10:40
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Yeah, you pick up for free at Caltex or BP you get 6c saving but is the additional 3c saving from Telstraclear used in conjunction I see that the website says you get another 6c off your vouchers - so that is TC's 3c + the 6c current promotion. Cool, so 9c. But what happens if you have a TC discount and a Repco voucher? Do they use the older one first or can you choose, they cannot be used together right?

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  Reply # 776723 8-Mar-2013 10:45
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I'm not sure how the free one works, but if I swipe my AA card at participating retailers i can get anything up to 25c a litre off at any one time.
You can also accumulate the savings by not taking them at a particular fill, so therefore your next fill would be 12c a litre off instead of 6 - good if you have a flush week one week and a fairly tight one the next.

I recently bought things at various retailers and accumulated 20c off per litre (that's only for the first 50 litres, mind you), then adding the 6c a litre as a standard at Caltex, I was able to save a good $5.00+ on a fill.

Quite significant for nothing, other than changing some spending habits by using participants in the program instead of the usual retailers I'd go to.





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Folks, please use the SEARCH function before posting.

Recent discussion on actual savings: AA Smartfuel savings

Discussion when the new card was introduced: AA Smartfuel card.

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  Reply # 776749 8-Mar-2013 11:21
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When you get petrol they will ask if you want to accumulate or redeem (well Caltex do - BP often just do a redeem without even asking - at least that use to be their policy or so I was told when I complained to them once). When you get something from another supplier (Repco, TelstraClear, etc) it will always be an accumulate and the x cents will be added to your total.

AA Smartfuel rewards are brilliant!! I accumulated $1.63 last time and got a massive discount on mu petrol - I only paid $30 for over $90 of fuel!!!  (Up to $0.63 at the moment...)

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rayonline: Yeah, you pick up for free at Caltex or BP you get 6c saving but is the additional 3c saving from Telstraclear used in conjunction I see that the website says you get another 6c off your vouchers - so that is TC's 3c + the 6c current promotion. Cool, so 9c. But what happens if you have a TC discount and a Repco voucher? Do they use the older one first or can you choose, they cannot be used together right?


It all just keeps accumulating. You only have the one balance of discount so the more places you shop at the more cents get added. And you have up to 2 months before you loose cents (discounts expire the end of the month following the month they were gained in - eg discount accumulate in Feb, has disappeared as of the first day of April - so what you would do is go and fill up on the last day of March and you would get all your accumulated discount for Feb and March!)



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  Reply # 777396 9-Mar-2013 16:21
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Re: the max discounts allowed.  It's the minimum of either the discount rate or the pump price right.  So if petrol price is $2.18 is the max discount I can under $1.14 off each litre?

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rayonline: Re: the max discounts allowed.  It's the minimum of either the discount rate or the pump price right.  So if petrol price is $2.18 is the max discount I can under $1.14 off each litre?


Nope - I filled up at the end of January (not sure what the pump price was, but probably $2.16/L), and I got my full accumulated discount of $1.63 off the purchase. BUT, it is limited to the first so many litre's - I think it is 40L. Over that you'll be paying full price.

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  Reply # 777581 10-Mar-2013 11:21
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The Aa smartfuel hassle has put me off filling at my local caltex. seems to take everyone in the queue so damn lokng with multiple swipes and processing delays etc.

Add to that the fact you still cant prepay in liters so people are having to work that out to the nearest dollar and I spend more time queueing to pay then filling the car.




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  Reply # 777783 10-Mar-2013 23:45
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I much regret the AA giving up their old Rewards system which used to garner me handy discounts on my membership.

I buy all my fuel through my business using fuelcards for BP or Z and you can't use the Smartfuel card in conjunction with a fuel card so essentially the whole scheme is worthless to me and I have come out much worse than I was as I now have to pay full price for my AA cover!!





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My biggest gripe with it is that the Z near me is about 8c cheaper than the Caltex (due to being across the road from a Gull). Sort of negates the benefit a bit.

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