Best Gas Rewards Credit Cards

By Jason Steele. Last updated 26 March 2020. 8 comments

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It's always nice to be able to save on a necessary staple like gas. If gas for your daily commute is a significant expense, you might want to look at credit cards that can offer cash back or other rewards for it. Not to mention it can help cut costs for summer road trips.

How to Pick the Best Gas Card

Besides the rewards you get for gas purchases, consider the other benefits of each card. Several of the cards on this list offer excellent rates of cash back for purchases beyond gas, while others do not. This is important if you plan on using this card for more than just fuel purchases. Also, the cards that offer a higher rate of rewards often come with annual fees. You'll have to do the math to decide whether the higher rewards are worth enough to at least pay for the annual fee. (See also: How to Decide if an Annual Fee Credit Card Is Worth it For You)

Our Top Gas Rewards Cards

Here are my top picks for gas rewards credit cards.

Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express

The Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express offers a great 3% cash back at U.S. gas stations. Other rewards include 6% back at U.S. supermarkets (up to $6,000 in purchases per year, then 1% applies), 6% cash back on select U.S. streaming services, and 3% cash back on transit including taxis/rideshare, parking, tolls, and more. Cash back is received in the form of Reward Dollars that can be redeemed for statement credits. This card does have a $95 annual fee. (See Rates & Fees.) But, the extra generous cash rewards can make up for the cost if you spend a lot at the pump each year.

Welcome Bonus: Earn a $250 statement credit after you spend $1,000 in purchases in your first 3 months. Terms apply.

For rates and fees of the Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express, please click here.

Click here to learn more and apply for the Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express today!

Costco Anywhere Visa® Card by Citi

The Costco Anywhere Visa® Card by Citi, from our partner Citi, offers one of the highest cash back opportunities for gas, with 4% back on gas purchases at Costco and other gas stations worldwide (on up to $7,000 per year). Plus, you can earn 3% back on restaurant and eligible travel purchases, 2% back on purchases at Costco and online at, and 1% back on all other purchases. There is no annual fee with a paid Costco membership.

Click here to learn more and apply for the Costco Anywhere Visa® Card by Citi today!

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Guest's picture

I'm surprised you didn't the fort knox visa rewards card. It has a 5% cashback gas rebate as well.

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I really like the American Express Blue Card. I use it exclusively for my gas purchases, but have recently debated getting the Costco TrueEarnings card mentioned. I love Costco and go quite often, so it might be more beneficial to me to pay for membership and get the credit card too.

What concerns me lately is that I'm seeing more and more gas stations have two sets of prices. One for cash paying customers and one for credit card/debit card users. I try to only put Chevron gas in my car so it kind of forces me to pay cash or even consider their corporate branded card (they charge the cash price if you use their branded card).

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Decisions, decisions. I'm always ready to switch gears but it starts to make my head spin.

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Wow, thanks for the heads up! We have the Costco card but honestly don't even use it anywhere else. From now on, we'll be using that card any time we get gas off base. We use our Military Star Rewards from Chase on base, since it gives 2% cash back on gas purchases on base; those prices are already lower than typical off-base prices.

Thanks again!

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Has anyone had good luck with a travel rewards card?
Looking for a way to save money on family vacations.
Thanks for the article.

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Some other cards worth looking at:

Chase Freedom (5% on cash two quarters per year the last two years, you can also get a 10% bonus if you have a chase checking account open)
Fort knox visa rewards straight 5% cash back on all gas purchases

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Sam's Club MasterCard is the best - 5% cash back on all gas up to $6,000 per year!

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and for the Sam's club master card - that is at all gas stations, everywhere. I never even shop at Sam's and don't use their gas stations. I get the 5% off at Shell, BP< SHeetz, everywhere!