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 Post subject: Autogas LPG Accumulator
PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:14 pm 
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My local BP garage always advertises the highest price in the area so I shop elsewhere to save a penny or two a litre.
On Sunday I decided to use them again and was pleasantly surprised to find that they are doing a loyalty card called:-
Autogas LPG Accumulator.
Basically you get a card which is stamped every time you buy 30 litres or more of LPG.
Next time you go in you get 1p off the price of a litre plus another stamp.
Next time you get 2p off plus another stamp etc.
The maximum discount is 10p a litre which brings it down to 53.9p, well below the oppositions best price.
It says on the card that it can be used at participating stations but I cannot find out anything about it on the web.
Anyone else come across it or have I been missing something for the last few months?


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:47 pm 
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I use the Shell Loyalty card. It gives the equivalent of 0.5p off per litre.

I can't find any information on that BP card either, it seems very complicated!

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 9:19 pm 
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Not complicated at all and 10p sounds a lot better discount than ½p.

Each time you get an extra 1p discount and a new stamp in the next box.
I've attached the card; it explains it much better than I can.

I presume it's only available at BP but I'll check it out next visit and report back.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 9:42 pm 
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What happens when you get to the last box though?

Do they take the card off of you and you have to start a fresh card?

If they don't make you re-start a new card it is a surprisingly good deal for BP

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 9:44 pm 
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Interesting, no mention of BP on it at all. I found a similar card in my LSE when I got it. I was told that it was a local thing at a filling station in Guildford the previous owner used to use regularly.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 2:05 pm 
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pjpj wrote:
What happens when you get to the last box though?
Do they take the card off of you and you have to start a fresh card?

If they don't make you re-start a new card it is a surprisingly good deal for BP

I was wondering about that too and will check it out next refill.
It's like a Nero's card in that you need the stamps to get the free coffee but in other ways it's not.
With Nero's you build up to finally reach a 'one off' offer and then restart.
Effectively they are giving you a free coffee for every 9 purchased equating to an 11% discount.
With this one you start getting benefits immediately after visit 1.
The pump price here is 63.9p so my first discount of 1p is about 1½% discount.
At it's peak I will be getting 10p off which equates to about 15% discount so taking into account all the steps to reach the top, it equates to an overall discount of 8½%.
If I was allowed to carry on, this percentage would increase every time I made a purchase but never getting above 15%.
This is working on 63.9p so the percentage discount would be greater or lesser depending on the pump price.
I think my approximations are correct but who knows?
I'll keep you all informed unless someone else knows more?


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 06, 2010 7:13 am 
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I did a quick calculation and the mid-point price is 58.9p. If you filled up 11 times (to get the full effect of the offer) at 30 litres a time, you'd save £16.50 over those 11 fills. In other words you'd get 28 litres free. So, broadly speaking, if you take up the offer, your 11th fill is more or less free (so it is a bit like Nero's coffee card).

If you assume it's cash neutral for the garage he's retailing LPG at least 5p per litre over the odds to make it pay.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 7:44 pm 
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OK. I've been back today and got my discount of 3p per litre this time.
I spoke to the staff member who confirmed that once the card is filled, I have to start again from scratch.
It still equates to a 5p saving per litre overall which comfortably makes it the cheapest around.
She couldn't help me out with which other garages are participating in the scheme but says that it's not a BP promo.
The manager thinks that it might be a Malthurst scheme.
They are the owners of the garage and after doing a bit of Googling, I found out that they have 26 sites that sell LPG but they aren't all BP. Some are Texaco, some Total plus some others I haven't found yet.
I've sent an email to Malthurst (Pace) head Office to see if I can get any more info from them.
In the meantime, here's a list of the Post Codes of Malthurst LPG garages that I have found so far. I've shown the ones that I know are BP.
If you're in that area, have a look to see if they are participating.
B18 5AU
B69 2BH BP
BS10 7TJ
BS36 1AH
CB1 8DH
DH1 3RY
EX6 7XX
LS24 8EG
NG8 6AX BP
PE12 9AE BP
PL12 6AF
RG7 1BA BP
ST15 3RW
WA16 6LF BP
WS9 8DL BP
Further updates later.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 9:18 pm 
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I had a reply from Malthurst today and this is the list of the participating outlets

Keyhill TEXACO Icknield St Birmingham West Midlands B18 5AU
Osprey BP Warley Oldbury W Mids B69 2BH
Podimore ESSO Podimore Services Podimore Yeovil Somerset BA22 8JG
Wallisdown BP 524 Wallisdown Road Bournemouth Dorset BH11 8PT
Brighton BP Mill Road Patcham Brighton East Sussex BN1 8ZF
Golden Cross BP The A22 Golden Cross Nr Hailsham E Sussex BN27 4AW
M32 Services TEXACO 95-107 Newfoundland Rd Bristol BS2 9LU
Latchingdon TEXACO 14 The Street Latchingdon Essex CM3 6JP
Stonebridge TOTAL Nevilles Cross Bank Stonebridge County Durham DH1 3RY
Barnetby JET A18/M180 Interchange Barnetby Lincs DN20 0PA
Telegraph Hill TEXACO Telegraph Hill Exeter Devon EX6 7XW
Alfold BP Horsham Road Alfold Cranleigh Surrey GU6 8JE
Victoria Road BP Victoria Road Ruislip Middx HA4 0SA
Kilmarnocks BP 165 Riccarton Road Kilmarnock Ayrshire KA1 5LQ
Bilborough TOTAL A64 Eastbound Tadcaster North Yorks LS24 8EG
Cowley BP 44-56 Oxford Road Cowley Oxford OX4 2DT
Main Road BP Wisbech Road Long Sutton PE12 9AE
Tamar Services TEXACO Carkeel Roundabout Saltash Cornwall PL12 6LF
Roman Rd BP Basingstoke Road Three Mile Cross Reading Berkshire RG7 1BA
Stockton ESSO Yarm Road Stockton-on-Tees Cleveland TS18 3RW
Southall ESSO Bridge Garage Uxbridge Road Southall Middlesex UB1 3DD
Cheshireways BP Swan Corner, Chester Rd Bucklow Hill, Mere Knutsford Cheshire WA16 6LF
Redhouse BP Middlemore Lane Aldridge Walsall WS9 8DL
Bilbrough Top BP A64 York Leeds Road Bilbrough York YO23 3PP
Thirsk JET Thirsk By-Pass Thirsk North Yorks YO7 3HL

Hope it's of use to somebody.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 29, 2010 8:38 pm 
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I have made a TomTom POI of all the participating outlets.
If you'd like a copy, pm me.
I can also do them in other formats; Garmin etc. but have no way of checking if they will work.
Tell me what format you need and I'll give it a go.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 1:40 pm 
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we had a discussion on here a while back about this at the Brighton garage. At that one if you send your misses in and get her to flirt with the fella on the till he puts 3 or 4 stamps on the new card to start you off :mrgreen:


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Hi, could you please send me the tomtom poi file. thank you.

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I have made a TomTom POI of all the participating outlets.
If you'd like a copy, pm me.
I can also do them in other formats; Garmin etc. but have no way of checking if they will work.
Tell me what format you need and I'll give it a go.


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bijushankar wrote:
Hi, could you please send me the tomtom poi file. thank you.

I'll need an email address to send it to.
I've sent you a PM to request it so reply to that.
Your email address will remain private that way.
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If you want to be able to offer the POI file in formats for other satnavs, download a copy of a program called POIEdit. If allows you to convert between different formats. I've used it to convert a TomTom file to Garmin format and it does work.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 8:03 pm 
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Gilbertd wrote:
If you want to be able to offer the POI file in formats for other satnavs, download a copy of a program called POIEdit. If allows you to convert between different formats. I've used it to convert a TomTom file to Garmin format and it does work.

Thanks. That's what I used to make the original POI.
I was aware that it could convert to other formats but don't have any way of checking it once converted.
That's why I was a bit hesitant about offering it. I know that the TomTom one works.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 3:20 pm 
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Hi,
Not able to reply to PM - could you please send the file to bijushankar@yahoo.com . Thanks.

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bijushankar wrote:
Hi, could you please send me the tomtom poi file. thank you.

I'll need an email address to send it to.
I've sent you a PM to request it so reply to that.
Your email address will remain private that way.
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It's on it's way
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 28, 2010 11:03 pm 
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I get 11p off from the first litre from Shell in Norway. Not everybody gets it, you need to call Shell and ask for it.


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A KMZ file for google earth would be really useful if you have one?
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