Getting more bang for your buck

Petrol: Vouchers, discounts and rewards galore for drivers

A Shell station in Toa Payoh. Like other petroleum companies, Shell offers perks to motorists. It has an Escape loyalty programme where points can be redeemed for vouchers, gift cards and merchandise, besides fuel.
A Shell station in Toa Payoh. Like other petroleum companies, Shell offers perks to motorists. It has an Escape loyalty programme where points can be redeemed for vouchers, gift cards and merchandise, besides fuel.ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

Whether you drive a petrol-guzzling SUV or a dinky two-door runabout, a visit to the petrol station these days can be a bracing affair.

Fuel prices in Singapore, which had been fairly stable for two years, shot up in May on the back of costlier crude oil. Pump prices after the rise were about nine to 11 cents dearer for a litre of unleaded than in March. With prices now around $2.60 a litre, drivers are naturally on the lookout for ways to stretch their dollar when they get behind the wheel.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on September 02, 2018, with the headline 'Petrol: Vouchers, discounts and rewards galore for drivers'. Print Edition | Subscribe