AFD (Alberta Fuel Distribution) has opened up a cardlock station in Dawson’s Callison subdivision. Its prices beat that of the other cardlock station, Mackenzie, by a lot. Today, gas at Mackenzie was 1.33/litre. I paid 1.16/litre at AFD. My 35 litres would have cost me $46.55 at Mackenzie and only cost me $40.60 at AFD, for a savings of $5.95! Imagine if I’d been filling Miranda’s 200L tank!
Since a cardlock station is unmanned, there are a few hoops to go through. At AFD, I had to pull up to the gas pump and then go inside to the control panel. There, I swiped my credit card and had to read several screens worth of safety information. That done, the machine spit out a receipt with a code on it. This code will enable me to by-pass the safety information spiel next time. I then had to reswipe my card to activate the pump then head to the car. There, I put the nozzle in the tank, pulled a button, and fueled up. The pumps are fast! I then shut off the pump, went back inside, swiped my card a third time, and got a receipt (optional step).
The savings definitely made all the hoops worth jumping through!Share on Facebook