Fuel giant rolls out Saver Card
Shell Oil Products US has launched the Shell Saver Card, which it claims is the first gasoline retail card to make an electronic check payment method available to consumers nationally. This latest payment option enables consumers to pay for purchases with a direct link to a checking account and savings on each gallon of fuel bought at Shell stations.
The card is a non-credit payment product issued to consumers directly from Shell, has no application or annual fees and offers a promotional saving of 5 cents per gallon on Shell gasoline or diesel purchases until June 1, 2009 and 2 cents per gallon thereafter.
Shell says that, because the card is linked to a checking account, it offers the added advantage of no impact on consumer credit scores, which is important to consumers who wish to avoid using credit. Consumers who apply for the card must have an active checking account in good standing to qualify.
“We are pleased to be able to offer the Shell Saver Card to consumers at a time when saving, budgeting and managing credit can be very key to personal financial health during this challenging economic cycle,” said Elizabeth Hudson, US consumer cards, Shell Oil Products US. “This is a timely payment solution and also continues our commitment to helping consumers lower the cost of driving without sacrificing the quality of their fuel.”
The card can be used at Shell-branded stations for any purchases except lottery tickets. The discount applies only to gasoline and diesel purchases.
All Saver Card transactions will be routed through the Shell network and payment processor First Data using First Data’s TeleCheck check verification services.