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How to get £10 FREE fuel at supermarket petrol stations


DRIVERS can save some money when filling up at the fuel pumps this week with £10 of free petrol or diesel up for grabs.

The money off saving is available when you spend £10 or more on fuel at many supermarkets and petrol stations, including Tesco, Asda, Esso and Shell.

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Save money on fuel during half termCredit: Alamy

To get the freebie, you have to be a new member of cashback website TopCashback and fill up at a supermarket petrol station or one of the well known garages.

That includes:

  • Tesco
  • Morrisons
  • Sainsbury’s
  • Asda
  • Co-op
  • Esso
  • BP
  • Texaco
  • Gulf
  • Total
  • Jet
  • Murco
  • Shell

After you’ve filled up on fuel, all you’ll need is your receipt to show you’ve spent more than £10, and then you’ll get £10 back within 30 days.

The deal could help parents save money during half term but anyone wanting to take advantage needs to be quick – the offer is available until midnight on 31 October or until the 10,000 redemption limit is reached.

How to get £10 off your fuel

  • You’ll first need to create a TopCashback account and follow the instructions
  • Once you’re a member, take a photo of your fuel receipt and upload it before the offer expires (31 October at 11.59pm)
  • The receipt has to show the date and time of purchase, the petrol station name and list the fuel

It can take up to seven days for the cashback to appear in your account as pending and then ip to 30 days before you can withdraw the money to your bank account, but there’s no minimum payout balance.

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Ways to cut down on your fuel costs

HERE are some tips on how you can slash the cost of fuel.

  1. Make your car more fuel-efficient. You can do this by keeping your tyres inflated, taking the roof rack off, emptying your car of clutter and turning off your air con when driving at lower speeds.
  2. Find the cheapest fuel prices. PetrolPrices.com and Confused.com allows you to search prices of UK petrol stations. All you need to do is enter in your postcode and tell it how far you want to travel (up to 20 miles).
  3. Drive more efficiently. Some ways to do this, include:
  • Accelerate gradually without over-revving
  • Always drive on the highest possible gear
  • If you can, allow your car to slow down naturally as your brake is a money burner
  • Re-starting your car is expensive, if you can keep moving

The price of fuel plummeted earlier this year as coronavirus hit, and has started to rise again steadily since then.

But prices have not returned to highs seen in January before the pandemic, according to the RAC, and rises in future are unlikely.

Simon Williams of the RAC said at the start of October: “While it’s always difficult to predict what’s going to happen with fuel prices, imminent rises would now appear pretty unlikely.

“With the summer travel peak behind us and with ever more coronavirus restrictions being introduced, the demand for fuel is likely to wane.”

Drivers who have started commuting to work because of coronavirus could be unwittingly invalidating their car insurance – and risk a £300 fine.

Struggling insurance customers will have payments reduced or cut if they can’t pay bills.

Cheap car insurance – how to lower your premiums and get cashback from Admiral to Go Compare.

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