Saving at the pump has become a common goal for most car owners.
And, since 'staycations' and shortened work weeks are not an option for some, MainStreet decided to search for gas savings for consumers less likely to feel pump relief anytime soon.
Does 'free' sound good? Then take a look:
The Deal Maker: The Tacoma-Pierce County Crime Stoppers (located in Washington state)
Gas Card Value: $250
The Catch: You must provide successful tips to help pursue criminals.
The Deal Maker: Choice Hotels (CHH)
Gas Card Value: $50
The Catch: You must join Choice Privileges and stay at a Choice Hotel at least 3 times between June 1 and August 14 to qualify.
The Deal Maker: Expedia (EXPE)
Gas Card Value: $25 to $50
The Catch: You must book a two or three night stay for a free gift card, and you must pay using your Mastercard (MA).
The Deal Maker: Hotels.Com
Gas Card Value: $50
The Catch: Travelers must book 3 nights by September 15, and travel by October 5 to qualify for this prepaid Mastercard gas voucher. In addition, the gas code GAS50 must be used when booking.
The Deal Maker: Medical Technology Management Institute
Gas Card Value: $20
The Catch: The promotion requires registration for a seminar or course between May 31 and August 31, and you must refer a friend to be eligible for the gift card. At the time of registration, you must either give the name of the friend referred or, if registering online, type the name of the person you referred in the “promo code” box.
The Deal Maker: Harrah’s Ak-Chin: Phoenix Hotel and Casino (in Arizona)
Gas Card Value: $10 to $500
The Catch: The promotional event called “Tank it or Bank it” offers free gas cards that range from $10 to $500 for Total Rewards card holders on Mondays. The option of a free gas card is limited to the first 1,000 guests that use the card between 5 to 9 p.m.
The Deal Maker: Ocean City Tourism (in New Jersey)
Gas Card Value: $100
The Catch: The cards are being issued in an attempt to keep boaters from backing out of the July 19 “Night in Venice” parade. You can register your boat by calling 609-525-9300.