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America runs on Dunkin,’ and most cars run on fuel. So, what better partnership than DD and Shell to make driving more affordable? For the 10th Anniversary of Shell’s Fuel Rewards, they’re offering a gas mileage perk that will perk you up. When you link your Fuel Rewards and DD Perks, you’ll earn $0.15 per gallon when you buy five beverages at Dunkin’ Donuts. It’s a safe bet you’re already on your way to DD, but here are three tips to help you save the most money on gas

Go to Dunkin’ to speed it up falling gas prices

Why are companies like Dunkin’ Donuts and Shell teaming up? President Joe Biden provided a clue. In a virtual meeting covered by PBS NewsHour, Biden stated gas prices had fallen each day this summer for 38 consecutive days. Research by AAA confirms his claims, demonstrating that fuel prices remain in decline. A gallon of regular fuel averaged $3.073 on Sept. 14th. On Sept. 13th, the national average was $3.707. The week before, that number was $3.764.

This is a vast improvement from May, when gas prices hit new highs daily, rather than falling each day, and hovered around $4.59, according to Bloomberg. Things topped out on June 16, 2022, when GasBuddy recorded the highest national average this year- $5.034 per gallon.

However, Biden noted that gas prices haven’t fallen far or fast enough. Last year, the average price was $3.177. So, gas discounts from companies like Shell provide welcome relief. Registered users who buy five beverages at DD earn $0.15 off at Shell. Is caffeinating already part of your commute? Why not make the drive more affordable and enjoyable with a promo from DD Perks and Fuel Rewards?

Carpool to Dunkin’ Donuts for maximum gas discounts

A Dunkin' Donuts donut, coffee, and bag inside a store in West Orange, New Jersey
A Dunkin’ Donuts donut, coffee, and bag | Emile Wamsteker/Bloomberg via Getty Images

If you’re a true Dunkin’ Donuts fanatic, this discount might create some dilemmas. Do you drink all five beverages yourself or share the love? Do you make five separate trips or try five menu items at once? With Salted Caramel Cream Cold Brews, Coolattas, and Frozen Matcha Lattes to choose from, you might want to keep this promo to yourself. However, to maximize your fuel economy, either carpool and grab everyone’s favorite drink or surprise coworkers with beverages when you get to work (and don’t forget the donuts).

In one trip, you’ll simultaneously please five people and earn $0.15 on the gallon. DD and Shell are conveniently located, which also optimizes fuel. Shell has over 12,628 locations in the U.S., and Dunkin’ has over 11,300 stores. We know you’re craving an iced latte, so click here to find your nearest Dunkin’

Do Fuel Rewards from DD and Shell guarantee cheap gas?

This sounds like a sweet deal, but is Fuel Rewards a good gas savings program? It’s free to join, so that’s one plus. Achieving Gold Status with the program saves you $0.05 on the gallon for any fuel grade. Silver status saves you $0.03. New members have Gold Status in the introductory period, but maintaining Gold or Silver Status requires consistent visits to the pump.

You must fill up with at least five gallons, at least six times, over a period of three months during the benefits period to maintain a $0.05 per gallon discount. How does that stack up against other gas loyalty programs? Pretty well. Some programs like Speedway and Circle K offer points that translate to cash rather than savings directly at the pump, so that’s a matter of preference. Many reviewers rank Shell’s Fuel Rewards program #1 at helping them get more out of their gas tank.

The savings shrink if you have to drive 30 miles to buy discounted gas. Shell’s 12,000+ locations make a difference. Fuel Rewards is easily paired with gas apps like GasBuddy and Gas Guru that help you find the cheapest gas nearby. However, with frequent price fluctuations, these apps aren’t 100% accurate.

Guaranteed discounts, as you get with Fuel Rewards, are more valuable than ever. With this Dunkin’ Donuts collaboration, Shell lowers prices directly at the pump. So, sipping on a frosty DD beverage at the pump might make the elevated car and gas prices a bit more tolerable.  


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