Is BJs Worth it for Gas?

Getting cheap gas as a BJ's member is icing on the cake. I'd pay for my membership every year based on the savings from what's inside the club; then, when we add in BJ's fuel saver program and other gas promotions throughout the year, BJ Gas is a deal saver bonus.

Millions of Americans cringe every time gas prices rise. So you start planning a family vacation, and before you know it, gas prices are almost $5.00 a gallon!

People with wholesale club memberships need to know how to fill up their tanks for less.

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BJ's Wholesale Club is what I like to call the hidden little secret of wholesale clubs. Everyone knows about Costco; it seems, but what about BJ's?

I feel like it is the underdog, and it's only a matter of time before I'm not the only mega super BJ's Wholesale Club fan! ( I know many of my loyal followers are here with me!)

If you are a BJ's member and haven't filled up your tank at the club, you need to know the following tips.

If you are a Costco member, you can apply much of the same information to your wholesale club. However, I'll note the differences in the article.

So let's get to it so you can fill that gas tank like a boss and save money.


Know The Latest Gas Promotion Offer

Always Check the Gas Sign before you enter the club, or quickly check out the gas promos spot on the blog.

There aren't many days when BJ's Wholesale Club doesn't have some gas promotion. BJ's gas promos range from buying select items to receiving a certain amount per gallon of gas.

In addition, sometimes they offer anything you buy during a specific time, and you get extra savings at the pump.

Almost always on a BJs gas promo, you have to buy the items and fill up your tank all in one day. However, you can use coupons on things included in the gas promotions.

If you shop at warehouse clubs, avoid these seven things next time you're shopping to save money.

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How to Find BJ's Fuel Saver Items (Was called High-Octane Items)

Every month or so, BJ's updates its Fuel Saver gas list. When shopping in the club at your local BJ's, you will want to look for items with the Fuel Saver gas symbol.

This lets you know you will get 10 cents off a gallon of gas if you purchase that item.

You can find the list of fuel saver gas items here.

Another promotion was getting gas for a penny if you bought four new tires! , So hey, if you're in the market for tires, the deal isn't too shabby.* This deal has expired, but we share all the latest gas deals on our blog.

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Different Memberships Offer Extra Gas Savings

There are three different membership options for BJ's Wholesale Club. Unfortunately, one of them comes with a higher price tag of $110 a year.

A BJ's Perks Elite membership with the My BJ “s Perks MasterCard pays you 5% back on most in-Club and purchases.

You also earn 10 cents off per gallon at BJ's Gas every day, 2% on eating out and non-BJ's Gas purchases, and 1% everywhere else MasterCard is accepted.

There is no limit on earnings with this membership.

READ OR PIN FOR LATER: 4 Ways to Save a Ton More Money at BJs

How to Navigate and Actually Fill Up Your Tank at BJs


Go Only One Way

You can only go one way through the gas station. This helps keep the line moving. It also allows cars to use either lane.

When gas prices are soaring, and the lines are long, it is pretty upsetting when someone whips around the wrong way.

Use the BJs App to See Current Gas Prices

BJ's recently launched its app. You can add BJ's club coupons right to your membership card through it ( or add online here) and check local gas prices.

Always price compares if you have a few different BJ's clubs near you.

Why? For example, with gas prices rising daily- one club is at $4.10, and the other is $4.13.

These days EVERY savings counts. So I would instead shop at the Henrietta store, get my high-octane gas items, and pay even less.

BJ's Gas Hours for 2023


Fill Up Early

All clubs will vary, of course, on this one. However, in our area, I have found that anytime after 11 am, the gas stations get busy.

It's not uncommon to wait in line for ten minutes filling up, especially when there is a gas promotion. BJ's Wholesale club gas stations open earlier than the store.

So you can fill up before the doors. The case has been the earlier you go, the faster you fill up.

Your gas discounts should load to your card right away. But, unfortunately, I have had times where it didn't show up until the next fill-up.

Check-in your app to see if you have the gas savings BEFORE you fill up if you plan to get a certain amount off.

READ OR PIN FOR LATER: 8 Ways to Get the Most out of Your BJ’s Membership


You Don't Have to Pull Up on The Gas Tank Side

If you need gas and it's busy at the gas station, don't wait in line to use your gas tank. The hoses are extra long so you can pull up to any lane.

I struggle a bit more than my husband when pulling the hose, but it's not so bad once you get the hang of it.

Before you start filling up, pull the hose as much as possible and then start walking over to your gas tank.

READ OR PIN FOR LATER: 7 Things to Always Buy From Wholesale Clubs

Bring Your Gas Cans

We always fill up our gas cans at BJ's, especially when there is a gas promotion. When my tank is low, and I don't want to pay higher prices at our only gas station in town, we use our gas can first.

You know, it's sort of like the whole use what you have in your pantry before you go grocery shopping idea!

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BJs Ranks High Among Other Competitors

A new study from Market Force Information has revealed that BJ's Wholesale Club is one of the consumer's favorite places to fill up their gas tanks.

Market Force polled more than 10,000 consumers for the annual study, which ranks gas stations in two separate categories – traditional gas stations and convenience stores, and grocery stores and big-box retailers with gas stations.

“In the grocery and big-box category, BJ's Wholesale Club took the number one spot in this year's study, an honor that went to Costco in 2015. Fellow wholesale club Costco ranked second, Kroger ranked third and Sam's Club dropped a spot to fourth.”

Check out the full article here. 

Is BJ's Cheaper than Walmart?

BJ's Wholesale Club is known for offering some of the best prices on gas, groceries, and other household items. Regarding gas prices, BJ's is generally cheaper than Walmart, but the price difference can vary depending on your location and the current gas prices in your area.

However, BJ's is typically cheaper than most gas stations in town, and the savings can add up over time.

How to Get 50 Cents off Gas at BJ's?

If you want to save even more on gas, you can earn up to an extra 10 cents off per gallon when you pump your gas at a local BJ's gas station. Throughout the year, BJ's will run different gas promotions getting 50 cents off gas when you spend a certain amount of money. We always share the new gas promotions on the blog.

Is BJ's Worth It for Gas?

If you're a frequent driver, BJ's Wholesale Club membership is definitely worth it for gas. With their gas program, you can save up to 50 cents per gallon of gas, which can really add up over time.

Plus, BJ's offers some of the best gas prices in town, so you'll save money whenever you fill up your tank. And if you're a frequent shopper at BJ's, you can earn even more rewards and discounts on gas, groceries, and other household items.

And don’t forget to check out my grocery shopping trips – I always find great deals when I shop at BJ’s!

Can you get gas from BJ's without a membership?

The answer is no. You need to be a member to get gas from BJ's.

How does BJ's gas work?

BJ's gas is discounted for members and can be redeemed at BJ's gas stations. BJ's membership allows you to purchase gas at a lower price than other stations.

Do BJ's members get a discount on gas?

Yes, they do. BJ's members can save up to 10 cents per gallon with their BJ's gas stations membership. You can earn $0.10 off per gallon when you purchase eligible grocery items at BJ's Wholesale Club.

How much do you save on gas with the BJ's card?

BJ's Wholesale Club offers their members discounted gas that is typically 5-10 cents lower per gallon than regular gas stations. Depending on the amount of gas you purchase, you can save a fair amount with BJ's card.

Does BJ's make money on gas?

Like other gas stations, BJ's Wholesale Club makes money by purchasing gasoline at wholesale prices and selling it to consumers at retail prices. However, BJ's stands out from its competitors because it purchase in bulk, allowing it to lower its costs and pass the savings onto its members.

Can you get gas at BJ's without a card?

No, you cannot purchase gas at BJ's without a membership card. It's required for shopping and getting access to BJ's Wholesale Club and BJ's gas stations.

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