Fuel goes on sale for just 99 cents per litre as drivers wait for more than an hour to fill up – but you’ll need to get in quick
- Fuel prices had dropped to just 99 cents a litre in Adelaide on Friday morning
- Motorists were eager for the bargain and waited for more than an hour to fill up
- The drivers had to get in quick as the ‘flash sale’ lasted just 10 hours, until 2pm
Motorists have been flocking to petrol stations in mass numbers after fuel prices dropped to 99 cents a litre.
Some drivers waited for more than an hour to fill up at Adelaide’s X Convenience Valley View on Friday morning.
They had to get in quick as the ‘flash sale’ on fuel was only happening until 2pm.
Motorists have been flocking to petrol stations in mass numbers after fuel prices dropped to 99 cents a litre (stock image)
Shortly after the fuel went on sale, rival Caltex on Sudholz Rd dropped its price to 99.9c a litre.
UberEats driver Bramod Saneviratne was prepared to wait the entire day if he had to as the fuel was significantly cheaper than else where in the city.
‘I would wait longer ’cause it’s around $1.74 (a litre elsewhere),’ he told Adelaide Now.
Annie Elizabeth said she waited for more than an hour because fuel prices were so high.
X Convenience Adelaide marketing head, Simon Flocco said motorists were saving between $20 and $40.
He said they decided to do the ‘flash sale’ for 10 hours as traffic wasn’t very congested.
To grab the cheaper fuel, motorists had to follow the X Convenience Facebook page, share their post and their ‘Fuel Man’ character had to be on site.
HOW TO SAVE ON FUEL
Use an app to find the cheapest petrol: MotorMouth, PetrolSpy, GasBuddy and FuelCheck can find the cheapest petrol near you. Remember to also try to fill up mid-week when prices are generally be cheaper.
Opt for ride-sharing services: Booking an Uber, or using a vehicle from GoGet are simple and affordable alternatives to using your own car – and best of all, you don’t need to fork out for the petrol used.
Make the most of petrol credit cards or vouchers: A petrol rewards card can help you minimise fuel costs while also earning rewards points. However, just be mindful of a higher annual fee that may apply.
Get your car serviced regularly: Staying up to date with car services can prevent mechanical problems from developing. Maintaining your cars top notch condition means it will run smoothly and consume less petrol.