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Safeway Gas fee

Discussion in 'General Chat Forum' started by vacliff, Oct 28, 2013.

  1. vacliff

    vacliff "You shouldn't say that."

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    Safeway gas now charges an extra 10 cents per gallon for using a credit card.
    What a rip off.
     
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  2. Genco

    Genco Member

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    I saw that yesterday and agree it's a ripoff. There is another station by where I work that also now has the same "credit" fee. No more safeway gas.
     
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  3. JLC

    JLC Member

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    I was able to use my Safeway "points" to get 10¢ off/gallon at an Exxon in Ashburn Farm and was not charged a credit card fee.
     
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  4. flynnibus

    flynnibus Well-Known Member Forum Staff

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    well there's a good way to torpedo your business. People aren't going to be keeping 50-100 in cash in their pocket to fill up... they'll go around the corner to the other gas station.
     
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  5. mdr227

    mdr227 Member

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    I assume the fee is waived if you use it as an ATM transaction, but I would never do that at a gas station and only use the ATM option at Harris Teeter to get some cash back since card skimmers are so often installed at gas stations that capture your PIN number and card number. E
     
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  6. redon1

    redon1 aka Aphioni

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    wouldn't be surprised if sunoco did it next... I won't get gas at safeway out of principle now! the convenience is not worth 10 cents more a gallon.
     
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  7. PDILLM

    PDILLM Well-Known Member

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    I have yet to find a place that sells gas cheaper than Costco, even with the Safeway/Giant cash back offers........
     
  8. Sasquatch519

    Sasquatch519 Member

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    Over the past few months, I've found the cheaper gas is closer in to DC than Ashburn. I filled up for $3.079 in Alexandria last week and have been timing my fillups for when I'm headed inside the beltway. Not really sure what has the prices up out here.
     
  9. vacliff

    vacliff "You shouldn't say that."

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    It's called highest per capita income in the country.
     
  10. Mr. Linux

    Mr. Linux Senior Member & Moderator Forum Staff

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    I think you mean "Highest Median Household Income". When in comes to Per Capita Income, we're not even in the top 25. Regardless, your point stands - they know we have money and want their share of it. :rant:

    What ticks me off is how their "credit price" sign is conveniently 'hidden' behind a bush - you only see the bright neon sign from the road and don't see the price difference until you pull up to a pump and happen to look over there.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_highest-income_counties_in_the_United_States
     
  11. vacliff

    vacliff "You shouldn't say that."

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    Correct. We have a few to many billionaires around here that skew the average!
     
  12. flynnibus

    flynnibus Well-Known Member Forum Staff

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    Saw the credit vs cash a lot more common down south...
     
  13. KTdid

    KTdid Well-Known Member

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    Living on credit and driving leased vehicles:huh:
     
  14. rkitek

    rkitek Member

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    If you look closely, some exxon stations give you a 6 cent per gal discount if you use your exxon credit card. So we pay one way or another.
     
  15. PowerPlay

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    Costco baby!
     
  16. redon1

    redon1 aka Aphioni

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    what's wrong with driving a leased vehicle?
     
  17. KTdid

    KTdid Well-Known Member

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    I meant two for two...should have said 'expensive vehicles' and further, no savings, living paycheck to paycheck no matter what level of income...many people lease only because they want to change cars out every 3 yrs, don't want maintenance costs, etc.

    http://nation.foxnews.com/washinton...wn-washington-dc-has-highest-capita-income-us

    Where They Make The Most
    In the age of the government industrial complex, life is good in suburban Washington, D.C. The area accounts for six of the ten wealthiest counties in the U.S., according median household income data fromthe Census Bureau's Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates from 2011.

    The nation’s capital is a great place to be these days.
    The economy may still be struggling to break out in much of the country, but not in Washington, where local federal spending has doubled over the past decade, boosting federal agency employment and contract spending. Lawyers and lobbyists have rolled in from anywhere and everywhere. The local unemployment rate of 5.5% lies well below the national average. It’s also where median household income levels are the highest in the country.
    [​IMG] The Expanding Wealth Of Washington [​IMG]Joel Kotkin Contributor
    For the second consecutive year, Loudoun County, Va., a 520-square-mile suburban mass that sits 46 miles from the White House, weighs in as America’s richest county. Formerly a rural area that once housed retired president James Monroe, Loudon is now a service economy center of 333,000 people that houses Dulles International Airport. The population is roughly double that of 2000, and for good reason: business contracting work and plentiful jobs in the public school system and at local offices of agencies such as the Department of Homeland Security yield a median household income of $119,525, the highest of any county in the U.S.
    We based our county rankings on median household income numbers compiled by the Census Bureau’s Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates for 2011, the last full year for which numbers are available. The report combines income estimates from the traditional American Community Survey with other administrative records such as tax returns.
    Full List: America’s 10 Richest Counties
    While Loudoun ranks at the top, it’s far from alone on the list of wealthiest counties that surround Washington. In fact, it’s just the beginning. The neighboring counties of Falls Church City, Fairfax, Arlington and Prince William in Virginia and Howard County in Maryland all make the cut, giving the D.C. area six of the nation’s ten wealthiest counties. All boast median household incomes between $93,000 and $117,000 annually.
    The feds’ tentacles do spread beyond Washington. New Mexico’s Los Alamos County, home to the National Laboratory with a $2.2 billion budget, places No. 3 on the list with a median household income of $110,000.
    Wall Street and the rest of New York City’s economy aren’t left out altogether. Two commuting counties in New Jersey, Hunterdon and Somerset, come in at No. 5 and No.9, respectively.
    Back in D.C., it’ll be interesting to see if the age of the sequester – civilian furloughs at places like the Department of Defense are bound to have a trickle-down effect on owners of restaurants, spas and the like – will change things in the near future. The sequester may be an overhyped drop in the bucket nationally, but its expected effects around the capital are real, if less than overwhelming. The best guess: with federal spending driving a third of the local economy, and virtually no political will to cut that spending beyond some trimming around the edges, the locals have little to worry about.

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/tomvanriper/2013/04/25/americas-richest-counties/

    Sorry for steering this off topic...
     
  18. dbrow

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    Saw a sign at Safeway Gas that cash/credit/debit are the same price now.
     
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  19. flynnibus

    flynnibus Well-Known Member Forum Staff

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    good... hope this trend has met its fate

    I refused to buy gas there since the change
     
  20. blunoz

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    Glad to hear it. Like flynnibus, I used to get my gas there ALL the time but stopped when they started the extra charge. It'd be nice to go back to Safeway for gas since it's so close and convenient.
     

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