With governmental fuel levies increasing by 52c per litre on 4 April, everyone can do with a bit of saving on petrol and diesel costs. This means we will be paying taxes of R3.62 per litre of petrol. This is in addition to last year’s hike of 30c per litre.

Here’s how you can get some rewards and earn loyalty kickbacks on your fuel purchases.

BP

Discovery Drive Card

  • With this card, you can earn 1 Discovery Mile for every R1 that you spend at BP.
  • Get up to 50% back of fuel spend
  • This is perk is capped at R420.
  • To earn the cashback, the customer needs to be ensured with Discovery and the Vitality Drive sensor needs to be fitted at Tiger Wheel and Tyre.

Pick ‘n Pay Smart Shopper

  • Get 10c per litre in cashback.

Nedbank Greenbacks

  • Nedbank clients will get 25c back per litre when using a Greenbacks-linked Nedbank bank card at BP service stations.
  • To claim this benefit the Card Swiper feature needs to be activated. This is free for activated Greenbacks accounts on Optimum, Savvy Plus Gold, Savvy Bundle and Nedbank Professional Banking accounts. For all other accounts, it costs R24 per month.

Shell

V+

  • Shell has introduced its own rewards programme. For every litre of fuel, customers receive a 15c credit back on their rewards card.
  • Shell has also partnered with Capitec to give customers 20c back when using a Capitec bank card.
  • There are no costs involved to join.
  • Discovery Drive customers can earn up to 50% cash back at Shell V+ stations.

Discovery Drive Card

  • With this card, you can earn 1 Discovery Mile for every R1 that you spend at Shell.
  • Get up to 50% back of fuel spend
  • This is perk is capped at R420.
  • To earn the cashback, the customer needs to be ensured with Discovery and the Vitality Drive sensor needs to be fitted at Tiger Wheel and Tyre.

Total

Dischem card

  • Earn 10 Dischem benefit points for each litre of total fuel purchased.

Engen

eBucks

  • FNB eBucks customers can earn between 0.10c and R4 per litre.

Clicks Clubcard points

  • For every 1 litre you fill up at Engen, you will earn 1 Clicks point at participating stores.

Caltex

Standard Bank uCount Rewards Card

  • This one makes the most sense if you are an existing Standard Bank customer.
  • Sign up to the uCount Rewards programme for R20 a month.
  • Use your Standard Bank Credit, Cheque or Debit account card to earn uCount rewards on fuel purchases.
  • You receive a uCount Rewards card that is a debit card. The rewards earned is cash that you can only spend at Caltex and other rewards partners.
  • According to BusinessTech,  the yearly uCount subscription fee is R365 per year. This works out to about R30 a month. A tier 1 debit card customer would have to spend the equivalent of at least 150 litres a month to break even (or 6 litres for a tier 5 credit card customer).

Sasol

The ABSA Rewards Card

  • Earn between 1 and 30% cash back rewards every time you fill up or make purchases at Sasol.
  • You can use your ABSA debit or credit card. The debit card cashback is between 1 and 7% whereas, paying by credit card you can get up to 15% back.
  • This excludes bill payments, pre-paid airtime, electricity and lotto purchases.
  • You will only earn cash rewards on the first R3 000 (three thousand Rand) that you spend at Sasol during the accrual period.
  • ABSA rewards customers can still earn rewards if they fill up at other stations but this is at a flat rate of 0.15% cash back.