Save Money On Gas – Sign Up Today

Want to  save money on all your summer gas purchases?  Sign up for the The Fuel Rewards Network™ program and start saving today!

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  • The Fuel Rewards Network™ program offers you real savings at participating Shell stations
  • Simply earn Fuel Rewards® savings when you purchase the items you normally buy, like groceries, clothing and household goods and redeem them for cents per gallon savings at participating Shell stations
  • For a limited time, new members of the Fuels Rewards Network program can get a 25c/gal sign-up bonus when they join the program
  • To qualify, you must purchase at least 8 gallons of fuel on your first fill-up using your Fuel Rewards Network Card, while enjoying at least 3c/gal savings.  Then, the 25c/gal will be credited to your account for your next fill up
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Fuel Rewards Network – Save Money On Gas


The Fuel Rewards Network™ program is a free loyalty program that helps you save money on fuel. You’ll earn Fuel Rewards® savings for doing things you already do every day, and you can redeem your rewards at the pump to watch your price drop.

Ways to earn rewards:

  • Shop Online

  • Dine Out

  • Buy Groceries

  • Get eCoupons

  • Shop at Shell

  • FRN MasterCard®

  • Use your MasterCard®

  • Refer-a-friend

  • Buy Gift &  Airtime Cards

Fuel Rewards Network program – which, for a limited time, new Members of the Fuels Rewards Network program receive a 25c/gal New Member Bonus when they link their Master Card

Become eligible for the MasterCard Bonus Offers:
If you’d like to earn Fuel Rewards savings through the MasterCard Grocery Bonus, you’ll need to have a valid MasterCard credit, debit or prepaid card(s) and a participating FRN program grocer’s rewards card linked to your FRN Account. When you shop at a participating FRN program grocery store and use your linked grocer’s rewards card and MasterCard credit, debit or prepaid card(s) as credit, you’ll earn an additional 3¢/gal for every $100 you spend.

Cars, Accidents, and Safety

Cars are wonderful inventions, it’s hard to imagine being without  one.  With roads everywhere, street signs, GPS and online Map sites, getting around has never been easier (if you don’t count traffic. Or gas prices). If you have a plan in mind, the ride can be less stressful  Unless you live in the NY Area like me, then, wave hello to the endless traffic of the NY/Metro area.  Yes, be very jealous.  There is another down side to owning a car, of course.  Other drivers.  Sure, you can try your best to be safe and drive courteously and cautiously, but unfortunately accidents happen.  Below are a few simple steps to take when in an accident, all of which are important to help you stay safe, calm, and get claim in.  But the most important tip is this:  Be Safe.  You never know what this odd world has in store for us, so try your best to keep yourselves in one piece and avoid shady drivers as well.

Auto Safety in October

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Pep Boys for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Today we are going to talk about auto safety in the month of October. Now we might not think October is not that big of a deal for auto safety issues, at least not more then another month. Suspecting September to be a bigger month for this with schools opening and the influx of children walking about in the morning and in the afternoon. But October is also a big month to be extra careful. With daylight savings decreasing sun-light driving conditions and the onset of fall right around the corner causing leaves and ice on the roads. And Halloween ending the month with kids roaming every unlit corner of our neighborhood in spooky, dark clothing This month is a perfect time to check our headlights. Also it is Headlight Safety Month so why not now? A great way to help with headlight restoration is with the new 3M Headlight Restoration Kit, from Pep Boys.

Tips on Shopping for Your Teen’s First Car

If you were a teen looking for a new car, you’d likely want something loud, fast,
and flashy. Most teens are trying to impress their peers, and this is exactly the attitude
that gets them into trouble behind the wheel. As a parent it is your job to temper your
teen’s desire to act in a foolhardy manner and it starts with the car you allow him to
drive. Although you’re probably fine with putting him behind the wheel of your old-school
minivan, rife with safety features, the truth is that you probably need that car. As a
result, you might be looking at getting your teen driver his own sets of wheels. So here
are just a few tips to help you go about in in the right way.

  1. New vs. used. There are very few cases in which a teen driver should get a
    brand new car. The major exceptions would be advanced safety features, alternative
    fuel options, and hands-free technology, all of which are more readily available on newer
    vehicles. Still, you could look at certified pre-owned options that are only a year or two
    old. The idea here is that your teen is likely to ruin a first car, not only with accidents,
    but from the pure wear and tear that a new driver will heap on his vehicle as he hones
    his driving skills. This isn’t to say that you should cheap out on a car that barely runs,
    but considering how much money you stand to lose, it doesn’t make sense to buy new in
    most cases.
  2. Consider associated costs. Another thing to think about is the additional costs
    that come with buying a car. New cars will have higher registration fees and insurance

John Deere Trucks Review and Giveaway

New Trucks, Hooray! These are really cute John Deere trucks and tractors, which my son loves. Makes him feel like a farmer. TOMY has a whole line of John Deere licensed farm and construction equipment, like tractors, trucks, dump trucks, and bulldozers. All these toys are classic fun, for anyone who enjoys little cars or really likes farms. Our Little likes both- so we are golden. They are brightly colored and come in almost every variety you can think of, and definitely some you haven’t. For kids of all ages- all the way down to infant level.

We have the pleasure of trying out the new Lights ‘n Sounds Monster Treads line. The trucks from this line are quite fun, they includes lights, sounds and some super bouncy tires, that give it a nice bounced when pushed off a table, instead of crashed to pieces. These trucks are built to take a beating and keep going- this includes the lights, which are LED and therefore a whole lot harder to break then most. These trucks are really fun and continue in the line of great quality, fun toys. Little Man loves farms and cars/trucks so these are perfect. Another good quality of these toys is they are available everywhere, including Walmart and Toys R Us. The price point is around $10 which is good for a gift or a decent size surprise for good behavior. Hey, sometimes we have to bribe….

@Kia – My Favorite Way To Travel

Over the past week I had the extreme pleasure of driving the 2012 Kia Optima Hybrid around Florida. This was my first time driving a hybrid, and I have to admit I am impressed. (This may be the only car I will ever rent again…)

The Kia Optima Hybrid is a very interesting vehicle. This car is a hybrid which means it runs on gasoline and electric. It charges by breaking, and driving. It also saves you gas money and charges by coasting, which helps ‘fuel’ the batteries, and in turn help use less gas. This leads to a much better fuel economy when compared to other vehicles. The Optima Hybrid has a highway fuel economy of 40 mpg, while a comparable non-hybrid model gets about 34. This may not seem like that much of a difference, but in actuality it is quite huge. (Read the whole post at )