The price of gas (petrol) has gone up over the years, but there is nothing we can do about it. If there is at least a small degree of comfort, it is that with strategic use, you could get something back from the gas stations or companies, and this is in the form of the now-favourite points.
The series of essays will consider some of the benefits offered by the gas stations. We will only consider the status in Ontario, and also only the following four majors – Petro-Canada, Shell, Esso and Sunoco.
In Part 4, we analyse some of the benefits of using the Sunoco gas station.
Benefits come primarily through two types of cards – Sunoco Performance Points and the HBC Credit Card or HBC MasterCard.
Both are free.
Sunoco Performance Points Card
Points are awarded for the following:
Ultra 94 fuel: 20 points/litre
Sunoco 91 fuel: 5 points/litre
Sunoco 89 fuel: 5 points/litre
Sunoco 87 (regular) fuel: up to 3 points (you will have had purchased 100 or more litres of regular fuel during the previous month to receive 3 points; otherwise, you get one point/litre)
Gold diesel: 10 points/litre
Regular diesel: up to 3 points/litre (same rules as Sunoco regular fuel apply in terms of the number of points awarded)
Eco-wash/Eco-bright/Eco-brilliant car-washes: 30 points/dollar
Eco-wash/eco-clean: 20 points/dollar
In-store merchandise: 20 points/dollar
20,000 Performance Points= $ 20.00 Sunoco gift card (to be used to purchase fuel, car-wash or in-store merchandise)
If you have HBC Credit Card or HBC MasterCard, link your Sunoco Performance Points account and receive 50 HBC Points for every dollar spent.
To know more about the program, or to apply, go to the Sunoco Loyalty Programs Website.