Supermarket Fuel Cards – 2020 Guide

By Julia Watts | Content Manager

Supermarket Fuel Cards Review

There are a number of fuel card companies nowadays that give businesses access to the forecourts of some of our most popular supermarkets. Chains such as Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Morrison’s all run a comprehensive fuel supply network with service stations on site at their main stores. Fuel card companies have been offering products that can be used at these fuelling points in a couple of ways over recent years, as part of a wider provision for fleets operating across the UK and Europe but also as a more focused card that simply gives local businesses access to low costs and better fuel management and administration.

Businesses will no doubt like the dual benefits of a supermarket fuel card where they can get better bulk prices by subscribing to a particular provider as well as taking advantage of the supermarket’s own buying power. But for many fleets it is also a question of reducing costs by cutting down on administration and providing their drivers or employees with a secure and easy way to purchase fuel.

  • Most supermarkets, except Sainsbury’s, do not produce their own brand fuel card.
  • Coverage for sites at Tesco, Morrison’s and Somerfield is provided by independent suppliers.
  • Asda does not currently take part in any fuel card provision.
SupplierCardSupermarketsCoveragePrice
AllstarSupermarket Fuel CardTesco
Morrisons
Sainsbury's
1.100 sites nationwideNo setup fee
No annual charges
The Fuel Card PeopleTexaco Fastfuel CardTesco
Morrisons
Co-operative
Moto
2,000 sites nationwideNo setup fee
No annual charges
The Fuel Card PeopleUK Fuels CardTesco
Morrisons
Co-operative
1,600 sites nationwideNo setup fee
No annual charges
The Fuel Card PeopleDiesel Direct Fuel CardMorrisons
Co-operative
2,000 sites nationwideNo setup fee
No annual charges
fuelGeniefuelGenie CardSainsbury's
Tesco
Morrisons
1,370 sites nationwideNo setup fee
No annual charges

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What to Look for in a Supermarket Fuel Card

Whilst a supermarket fuel card can provide access to greater savings for some business fleets, there are a number of reasons why it may or may not be suitable. For a company that needs greater national or even European coverage it might be more cost effective to select a card provider that gives a wider spread of service stations. Alternatively, those companies that operate a fleet more locally may well find it just as cost effective to tie their drivers to one or two particular supermarket refuelling sites.

The key areas to look at with a supermarket fuel card, as with other products, include:

  • The number of outlets that the card can be used at and whether it is suitable for your business fleet needs.
  • The cost of the card, including any upfront charges or annual fee.
  • The support provided by the supermarket fuel card company including by telephone and online.
  • The fuel management tools that are available online including provision for producing reports and managing individual cards.

Supermarket Fuel Card Companies

There are a number of different supermarket fuel cards, from both companies and resuppliers, that provide access to a sizeable network. fuelGenie's supermarket fuel card offers businesses across the UK access to over 1,370 Tesco, Morrisons and Sainsbury's forecourts. The Allstar supermarket fuel card boasts access to low pump prices across several outlets, and The Fuelcard People provide a list of Texaco and UK Fuels supermarket fuel cards that can be used at service stations belonging to the likes of Tesco and The Co-operative.

Supermarket Fuel Cards


Allstar Fuel Card

allstar logo

The Allstar Company produce a number of fuel cards and say they have one of the widest UK service station networks in the market. Allstar's supermarket fuel card comes with the prospect of savings on pump prices as well as a comprehensive national network of stations.

  • Access to over 1,100 Tesco, Morrions and Sainsbury’s fuel stations.
  • 3-4 pence savings on pump prices.
  • Comprehensive online management tools.
  • HMRC approved fuel invoicing that is collected through direct debit.

The Fuel Card People

the fuelcard people logo

The Fuel Card People are a reseller and deal with a number of brands that also give businesses access to supermarket sites, including:

  • Texaco Fastfuel Card provides a network of Tesco, Morrisons, Co-operative and Moto stations across the UK.
  • UK Fuels Card gives access to over 1,000 sites nationwide including Tesco, Morrisons and the Co-operative.
  • Diesel Direct Fuel Card offers access to some 2,000 sites including Morrisons and Co-operative.

fuelGenie

fuelGenie logo

The fuelGenie supermarket fuel card is aimed at businesses of all sizes, and was specifically designed to be used on supermarket forecourts. It can currently be used at three major players – Tesco, Morrisons, and Sainsbury’s. Customers get a number of benefits, including:

  • Access to competitively-priced fuel in over 1,370 outlets.
  • Average savings of 3.2p per litre.
  • No card charges or account fees.
  • HMRC-approved reporting and online account management tools to make life easier.

Other Fuel Cards

The above supermarket fuel card suppliers are just a few in a competitive market, so it pays to shop around and compare like for like. For instance, the Texaco and UK Fuels cards are available from a number of resellers who offer similar benefits and support structures.

Verdict

Whilst there are no set supermarket fuel cards per se (with the exception of Sainsbury’s branded card), there are a number of suppliers and resellers who provide cards that can be used at these forecourts. Some supposed supermarket fuel cards are actually general ones that have an additional network associated with them, such as the Texaco Fastfuel Card.

Supermarket fuel cards are ideal for a range of fleets, but more notably for smaller, localised ones that can benefit from a single point of refuelling for drivers. Most of the cards come with no initial or annual cost and generally do not stipulate a minimum usage as more widely used fuel cards often do.

Next Steps

Finding the right fuel card for your business can make all the difference if you want to keep the costs down and have a network that serves your drivers adequately. You can now search through the Expert Market data base and get the right comparisons for your business fleet. It’s simple to use, just start below and complete the form.

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Julia Watts Content Manager

Specializing in the complex realms of telephone systems, business energy, vehicle tracking, asset tracking, and fuel cards, Julia writes content that cuts through the noise to help you find the right solutions and technologies for your business. Having spent five years working across the dynamic world of entrepreneurship, she loves helping exciting ventures – big or small – to flourish.

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