Quick Deal – $225 Petro Canada Gas for $185 on eBay

Tuesday 24th, November 2015 / 12:05 Written by
Quick Deal – $225 Petro Canada Gas for $185 on eBay
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 The Skinny

If you fill up at Petro Canada, here is an easy way to save a decent amount of money on your fill up.

In total, you can get $200 – $225 worth of Petro Canada gas for a net total of $184.29

 

Overview

Today, eBay is selling Petro-Canada gift cards for a decent discount. Here is the package:

  • $200 worth of Petro Canada gift cards (no expiration)
  • 5 cents / L discount card up to 500 L, (expiration Dec 2017) max value at ~$25

All of this for $189.99 delivered on eBay.

The item number is: 201465112556

Make sure to pay with your credit card for the extra 1-2% in rewards.

 

See Also: Petro Points Rewards: Are They Worth It?

 

Petro Canada on eBay

Sweetening the Pot

There are 2 additional benefits that you can accrue when shopping on eBay:

 

eBay Bucks

eBay Bucks are earned on almost every purchase made at eBay.com. The standard rate is 2% of the purchase price earned in eBay bucks (which are in USD), but sometimes eBay sends out multipliers bonuses. You must activate email notifications on your eBay.com account to receive these targeted offers. eBay bucks are paid in the form of a coupon at the end of the quarter and are paid in USD.

For this purchase, if made on eBay.com, you would earn an eBay bucks coupon for ~USD$2.85, which you can use in January 2015.

eBay.ca vs eBay.com

Something to bear in mind is that eBay bucks are only available for purchases made on eBay.com. They are not eligible on purchases made on eBay.ca.

See: eBay Bucks in Canada to be Retired

 

Shopping portals

Many shopping portals pay a percentage in cash or points for purchases made through their links. My preferred ones in this situation are eBates.com or Aeroplan eStore.

  • eBates is offering 1% Cashback for eBay.com right now. New users get $5 to start.
  • Aeroplan eStore is paying 1 Aeroplan mile / Dollar spent on eBay.ca

 

 

Math

Option 1: eBay.com, linked from eBates.

The most profitable option is to use eBates to link to eBay.com and purchase there.

  • Pay C$189.99 for the package
  • Get USD$2.85 in eBay Bucks (Approx C$3.80)
  • Get USD$1.40 in eBates money (Approx C$1.90)
  • Net Cost: C$184.29

 

Option 2: eBay.ca, linked from Aeroplan eStore

  • Pay C$189.99 for the package
  • Get No eBay Bucks
  • Get 190 Aeroplan miles
  • Net Cost: C$189.99 less 190 Aeroplan miles

 

 

Summary

Lock in some savings on your next year of gas purchases by buying up the Petro Canada gift cards.

 

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2 comments on “Quick Deal – $225 Petro Canada Gas for $185 on eBay”

  1. frugaldoc says:

    How do you manage to sign up for ebay bucks from Canada? I get the message “Sorry, we can’t enroll you right now.
    eBay Bucks is currently only available in the US.”

    • thepointster says:

      I just signed up at http://www.ebay.com. I do have a US address tied to my ebay ID, but I am almost 99% certain that this account is registered Canadian. You may need to give a US address to your paypal account which is what appears to be a requirement. I wonder if that would help.

      According to the rules:

      eBay Bucks overview

      To start earning eBay Bucks, sign up for the program, and then shop on eBay just as you do today. Once enrolled, you automatically earn a percentage of the item price of your qualifying purchases in the form of eBay Bucks. When you earn $5.00 or more in eBay Bucks in a calendar quarter (every 3 months), we send you an eBay Bucks Certificate after the quarter ends. Once we issue your eBay Bucks Certificate, you have 30 days to use it.

      To participate in eBay Bucks you need to:
      Be a US resident and have a PayPal account.
      Be an eBay member in good standing (with no holds or suspensions).
      Purchase a qualifying item (marked with a Bucks icon) and pay with PayPal.

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