fuel discount

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by bohiaa, Sep 4, 2007.

  1. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
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    Just wondering how many of you, recive a fuel discount ?

    and how much of a discount?

    I have several fuel suppliers NOW fighting for my business and the best offer so far is 10%.

    I'm more on the 15% range ?
     
  2. David Gretzmier

    David Gretzmier LawnSite Gold Member
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    I've never gotten a discount, even when I ran a million plus dollar lawn care business. good luck.
     
  3. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
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    WOW, Y would you NOT ?

    just for getting a credit card at most places will give ya a small discount,

    I get 10 % now,

    that's the issue, I want larger, Shell is willing to go 12 but I still want 15
     
  4. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
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    They are willing to give you 12% off of your fuel for ever and ever?
     
  5. Juan_Deere

    Juan_Deere LawnSite Senior Member
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    Are you talking about a card that gives you a 10% discount, but charges a yearly fee for using the card and 27% interest on the balance?
     
  6. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
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    No never done that. all's ya have to do is call the oil co's and tell them what your doing, and ask for a discount, you have to agree to purchase only there product,
     
  7. MarksTLC

    MarksTLC LawnSite Member
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    I've never got a discount. Guess I need to ask more questions.
     
  8. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yeah only discount I get is per the airline miles thing 1%, but afaik it's regular price... Now I'm on fleet fuel so I pay at the end of the month, with the credit card, then it's another month before I am out of the money, so I pay for July's fuel in september, basically. About the only benefit here is I can let the payment slide first on the fleet account and later on the credit card also, but ALL of that costs interest so I make sure it gets paid.

    The end of month statement gives me a run down too, includes an mpg chart and everything, I know at a glance if my truck's fuel mileage is off, so it serves a a warning it might need maintenance should I not catch it while driving, and I know how many gallons went for equipment, comes in handy for taxes to separate truck fuel from equipment.

    That to me is benefit enough, not to mention not dealing with the public while fueling, it has its bennies but an actual discount, no.
    10% is awful attractive but also awful small to notice in case of a discrepancy, I'd be for checking into it closely to make sure you're not paying for this discount some other kind of way, because it sure rings that kind of bell with me as well.

    Basically said.
     
  9. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
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    WOW guys I cant belive yall have never done this or sounds like never herd of it...

    I personaly have been reciving a discount for years, after I started this Co. I get offers all the time. doscounts on parts, discounts for drinks, almost everything.

    jsut call around. let the company : oil and gas" work for you..
     
  10. G.M.Landscaping

    G.M.Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 937

    The only discount I get is when I use my Giant Eagle points. I usually get between $1.00-1.50 off per gallon. It's nice buying up to 30 gallons for $1.30/gal. That only happens every three weeks. Most of the time I pay full price.
     

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