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$5 Reward - 120 Points (Was 300 Pts), $10 Reward - 240 Pts (Was 500 Pts), $30 Reward - 720 Pts (Was 1500 Pts) @ Mobil Smiles

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Received this in an email, I don't think this is targeted:

The party's on until 14 October 2019 so you've got until then to enjoy this super-low reward rate.

No one should have to wait for the treats they want, especially when it's their birthday.

We're turning two and to celebrate you can now get rewarded with less than half the Mobil Smiles points you usually need. That means a $5 reward could be in your hand in no time at all.

Celebrate by getting to the rewards faster

Get a $5 reward for 120 points (was 300 pts), a $10 reward for 240 points (was 500 pts), and a $30 reward for 720 points (was 1500 pts)!

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    Has anyone thought about/calculated how this compares to AA Smartfuel? According to my initial calculations, AA smartfuel will give you better returns.

    My calculations are based on 91 petrol prices and assuming the cost of 91 petrol stays constant at $2.30/L (Auckland prices…).

    Smiles

    $5 discount for 120 points = 120L = 120L x $2.30/L = $276

    Returns = $5/$276 x 100% = 1.80% return

    During times where it's not their birthday the returns will be half this.

    AA Smartfuel

    6 cents off per/L on 50L = $3 discount

    50L x $2.30 = $115

    Returns = $3/$115 x 100% = 2.60% return

    Also not to mention, you can do the accumulation "trick" AND more often than not, get 10/11/12cents off with AA smartfuel to get further discounts…

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      Your calculation looks to only be considering the points accumulation, and glazing over the 6 cents off/L that you get too.

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        Ah I see! I could've sworn Smiles gave 6c/L off too but it wasn't mentioned on their FAQ page.

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          yeah seems its variable…by default/usually its 6c off, but depending on the outlet they might be having 10c off days (which one of the outlets I pass each week seems to be stuck in this mode perpetually - haha).
          but the way I see it, is that Mobil are easier for me to get to, and I get the same benefit that I would have usually gotten through smartfuel (I don't stack of use other retailers offers to max the discount), plus I get the cashback reward…so for me its a no brainer

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            @AleBeerenhoff: Yep, it's just a bit annoying that Mobil's discounts don't get publicised widely, individual outlets seem to do their own discount days randomly sometimes…LOL

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      I usually go to the one that gaspy says is the cheapest (in my area, taking the day's discount into account) on the day I need to fill up. Mobil Smiles points are just a bonus that I never think about at the time of filling up. But they do add up (not very significant though).

      I also don't do the AA Smartfuel "trick", too much effort to keep track for me, and I drive small cars.

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    Also, BP no longer require a minimum $40 spend if you want 6cpl off via AAsmartfuel (but if you choose to accumulate you need to spend at least $40)

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    Dont know bout others but if youve got enough points for the minimum $5 off Mobil smiles bonus , you need to use it before expiry date of the promo on october 14th, or you nay loose it if you dont have the full 300 points after the 14th. OK, a further 2 quick thoughts: - we also need to be aware that Caltex's "pumped" fuel discount scheme now allows their discount on less than $40 fuel purchases.

    Also fellow Cheapies FOR AUCKLANDERS, LIKE ME, THE FUEL COMPANY MARGIN RIPPOFF HAS GOT MUCH WORSE IN RECENT WEEKS, AS FOR EXAMPLE GASPY HAS CONSISTENTLY BEEN SHOWING A 20 CENTS (OR CLOSE TO IT) HIGHER CHEAPEST 91 PETROL STATION BETWEEN HAMILTON AND AUCKLAND. WHEN AT WORSE THE DIFF SHOULD ONLY BE GOFF'S NASTY 12 CENTS regional FUEL TAX GRAB ! :(

    How best we answer back ?: simple - don't buy anything else at any Auckland fuel stations (sweets, fizzy drinks etc), except your minimum needed fuel purchase, until the b…..y fuel companies lower their Auckland fuel prices a lot, compared to close by southern city - Hamilton. (And go further south at Rotorua the diff in cheapest fuel prices is even worse still !).

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