As part of a cheap gas audit, we visited different gas stations around Oswego, IL, to see how they compared to Murphy USA.
Before leaving, we visited Murphy USA’s website here to see if there were any special offers.
It was very easy to sign up on their website to be notified of their upcoming e-offers. Once we signed up, the following screen showed up with the current and past e-offers:
We printed out the coupon for a free 22 oz. beverage.
Then we headed out to Walmart in Oswego, IL. Once there, we purchased a $40 Walmart Shopping Card.
At the Murphy USA station right in front of the Walmart, we saw that these were the prices for gas at that location:
We opted for the Unleaded version which cost $4.17 per gallon regularly and $4.14 per gallon if you pay using your Walmart Shopping Card. Afterwards, we stopped into their little shop to redeem our coupon for the free 22 oz. fountain drink. However, we learned that this location is not considered a Murphy USA Express one, so we could not use the coupon there (they did not have fountain drinks available there anyway). When we returned to the pump, we saw this sign above the pump:
We saw that select drinks are on sale for buy 2, get 1 free. We also saw the QR Code for “Get Social & Save.” It was great to see a fellow blogger that we met at the 2010 Disney Social Media Moms Celebration on there, so we scanned the QR code. It took us to the Murphy USA Mobile Site here. We also noticed that if you use a Walmart Credit Card for your gas purchase that your savings would be $0.05 instead of just the $0.03 when you use a Walmart Shopping Card. With gas prices the way they are right now, every little bit of savings helps!
While driving around the area (less than a mile from the Murphy USA location), we noticed the following gas prices:
It was $4.17 per gallon at the Meijer location for Unleaded gas.
It ws $4.19 per gallon at the Dominick’s location for Unleaded gas. You could get a $0.03 discount per gallon by using your Dominick’s Fresh Values Card.
It was $4.21 per gallon at BP for Unleaded gas.
It was $4.19 per gallon at the Shell location for Unleaded gas.
Overall, we got the best deal at Murphy USA, especially when we used our Walmart Shopping Card to make our gas purchase. The main thing that would have made it a better shopping experience for us would be if they accepted our Murphy USA e-offers coupons. However, the attendants in the shop were very helpful and polite when we asked them about it. Other than that, we had a very pleasant shopping experience and did not encounter any problems during our trip to Murphy USA. We get our gas there regularly and would highly recommend them to others.
Disclosure: This shop/project has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. All views/opinions are our own.
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