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$2.99 gas guarantee

Posted in Uncategorized by Pete on August 1, 2008

I’ve meant to write about this (and several other things) all summer but was waaaay too busy.  Here is an abbreviated version.  This program basically gives you 3 years of gas at a fixed price of $2.99, anywhere in the US (no geographical exclusions that I’m aware of).  According to a lot of analysis, its not that great a deal compared to the cash rebate you can take instead.  But that analysis is based on an average gas price of $5/gallon.  what about $8/gallon, which is a realistic bush alaska village price?  Or even $10 as it is in a few places where gas must be flown in.  And when it first came out I read some of the fine print and as I recall the gas card benefit is yours as the buyer, even if you immediately sell the truck.  Or you could buy the truck with someone in the city as co-owners.  You only use it when you go to town to buy groceries, they use it the rest of the time.  But you get the $2.99 gas card.  3 years of filling your snowgo/atv/boat for $2.99 gallon.  The fine print, as I recall, didn’t exclude this type of thing.  You just get a credit card type of thing that you use at the station along with your own form of payment for $2.99/gallon.   However, my big fear would be that they wouldn’t work with the tiny village marinas and then you’d be out of luck.  Anyway, it was just a thought and something reminded me of it.  Of course, the whole promo ended yesterday so this is meaningless (meaningless!).

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  1. Tundra Headquarters said, on December 19, 2008 at 8:50 am

    Thanks for the link – you’ve got a hell of an idea here. The fine print did say that not all gas stations participated…so I’m thinking a lot of little independents probably didn’t sign up for fear they’d have to sell gas for some price as mandated by Chrysler. Luv the t-shirt by the way, very funny.

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