In my earlier post about Pilot and Flying J travel plazas (I'll Bet You Never Took a Shower at a Flying J!), I had mentioned that Good Sam members can save 5¢ per gallon on gas or 8¢ per gallon on diesel at most Flying J’s and Pilots in the U.S., and 1¢ per liter on gas or diesel in Canada. Plus, Good Sam members can save 5¢ per gallon on propane and $2.50 on dump station fees (that’s 25% off their $10.00 dump fee). But I forgot to tell you something important . . .
Be sure that you have a hard plastic membership card from Good Sam! To access your discount at the pump, you generally enter your credit card followed by your Good Sam membership card. Initially, Alan and I had a plastic coated membership card that was basically made from heavy duty paper and this type of card didn’t work at the pump because it had no magnetic strip on the back. When I contacted Good Sam, the representative offered to send a newer card and we received a regular hard plastic card similar to a credit card. The new card worked properly at every Pilot or Flying J that offered the gas discount.
It never occurred to me to mention that in my original post and it was only thanks to Joe, who blogs over at Easin’ Along (link HERE) that I thought of it today. Joe and his wife Helen are fellow RVers, and he and I had an email conversation today about Pilot Flying J. That’s when I thought of the difference between the cards. So, you can thank me for this important little tidbit, but you really should thank Joe! (Thanks, Joe!)
Now, please go out and hit the road on my behalf and have a wonderful time vacationing. Since we got another 2” of snow this morning and we have rain, sleet and snow showers predicted for much of the week, I don’t think we’re going to see good traveling weather any time soon. So sad.
Happy travels - and don't forget your Good Sam card!