Safeway gas charging more for credit cards

9:53 PM, Nov 15, 2013   |    comments
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KUSA - It may pay to use cash or debit next time you fill up with gas at a Colorado Safeway gas station.

The grocery store confirmed to 9NEWS Friday they've been rolling out a program that charges more per-gallon price for credit card customers in Colorado since Nov. 4, but that it has been in place in other states for a few months.

The difference in price between credit and cash or debit is now ten cents per gallon, according to Safeway.

Safeway gave 9NEWS the following statement on the price increase:

"We are committed to keeping our gas prices competitive across all methods of payment. Customers paying with cash or debit get our lowest price on gas. Offering a discount for cash or debit card payments is fairly common in other parts of the country and we have rolled it out across our various markets.

Our credit price reflects the rising cost of credit transactions. All eligible grocery purchases using any payment method (including credit) will earn Gas Reward Points that give customers great discounts - up to $1 per gallon."

(KUSA-TV © 2013 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)

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