Executive Director’s Commentary
By Don Eversmann, F240000, Executive Director
For many years, Flying J Travel Plazas have been offering holders of the Flying J R.V. Real Value Card a penny discount on the purchase of gasoline and diesel fuel. The Flying J R.V. Real Value Card also entitled you to a 5-cent-per-gallon discount on all propane purchases. Customers had the opportunity to receive bigger discounts as well based upon monthly non-fuel purchases; however, the discount never exceeded 2.5 cents per gallon under the old program.
On February 1, 2008, Flying J modified the program in an effort to offer even greater discounts while doing away with the 1-cent-per-gallon automatic point-of-purchase discount on gasoline and diesel, as well as the 5-cent-per-gallon discount on propane purchases. The new program’s fuel discounts are based on monthly restaurant and merchandise purchases at Flying J restaurants, fast-food courts, convenience stores, Driver Services calling card purchases, and J Care service purchases. Flying J has established a discount schedule for up to $400 in monthly non-fuel purchases.
Present your R.V. Real Value membership card to a Flying J cashier when making restaurant and merchandise purchases. Monthly purchases determine the fuel discount level for the next calendar month of your fuel purchases. If you fail to purchase fuel in the following month, your earned fuel discount will apply to the calendar month of your next fuel purchase.
The new program has different per-month gallon limits. Discounts apply to up to 100 gallons of gasoline and 300 gallons of diesel fuel. There is no limit for propane. The old program did have a monthly fuel purchase limit of 1,000 gallons for receiving a discount, but very few of us purchase that much fuel in a month. By using the Real Value Card, you are still guaranteed the cash price in the truck diesel lanes even when using a credit card.
Flying J offers periodic special promotions to R.V. Real Value Card holders via e-mail. So, please be sure that Flying J has your up-to-date e-mail address on file. To share your e-mail address with Flying J, you can either call (888) 438-3537 or send an e-mail to [email protected].
Flying J Travel Plaza locations have made great strides to cater to the RV community. Among other RV-friendly services, they have installed RV fueling islands that also provide accessibility to the propane pump and the dump stations “” sort of a one-stop-shopping concept. I think their facilities and their interest in serving the motorhome community will pleasantly surprise you. This new program is another effort by Flying J to provide a more significant fuel discount to the RV traveler.
If you no longer have the Flying J Real Value Card that was originally issued to you, or you need a replacement card, call Flying J at (888) 438-3537.
As we do with any vendor that partners with FMCA to provide members a better traveling experience, we would be happy to share your thoughts and comments about the discount with Flying J. Comments can be e-mailed to [email protected] or mailed to the FMCA national office (attention: Member Services); or call the FMCA Member Services department at (800) 543-3622 or (513) 474-3622.