The average nationwide price for a gallon of regular gas dipped this week, to $3.68, but that’s still high enough to hurt your wallet when you fill up. Is it time to consider a credit card with gasoline purchase perks?
It’s true that you may pay less at the pump if you use cash, but gas credit cards are convenient, which is why most customers use them. If you choose carefully — and pay off your balance on time and in full each month — gas rewards cards save you a bit of money. It’s generally a good idea to use credit cards instead of debit cards at the pump because it’s usually easier to contain any financial damage if the number is “skimmed” by fraudsters, who often do their work at gas pumps during the summer.