Wal-Mart Rolling Back Gas Prices For Summer

Wal-Mart Wal-Mart has struck tough bargains with its vendors before, but we never imagined it could do something about high gas prices.

The retailer has announced that it is “rolling back” prices on gasoline by 10 cents a gallon for 90 days at participating Murphy gas stations. You will need to use a Wal-Mart reloadable credit card, MoneyCard or gift card to get the deal, but aside from that, you don’t have to buy anything from Wal-Mart. The promotion runs June 29 through Sept. 30.

Murphy Gas is a discount gasoline retailer with about 1,000 locations near Wal-Mart or Sam’s Club stores in the Midwest and Southeast. Unfortunately, Murphy is not on the West or East coasts, where gas prices are usually high.

Even though Murphy gas stations are in Florida, the deal will not be offered there. Continue below to see the states that will get the discount.

  • Arkansas 
  • Georgia 
  • Idaho 
  • Illinois 
  • Indiana 
  • Iowa 
  • Kentucky 
  • Louisiana 
  • Michigan 
  • Mississippi 
  • Missouri 
  • New Mexico 
  • North Carolina 
  • Ohio 
  • South Carolina 
  • Tennessee 
  • Texas 
  • Virginia 

Wal-Mart Offers Dime-a-Gallon Gas Discount in 18 States (USA Today)

By Colin Bird | June 30, 2011 | Comments (21)
Tags: In The News

Comments 

Ben

No thanks, I'll stick with brand name gasoline with the proper amount of detergent additives. 10 cents per gallon isn't enough to pay for the cost of cleaning or replacing fuel injectors fowled by poor quality fuel.

Amuro Ray

@ Ben,

Don't wanna call u an idiot, but do check out Click & Clack's website as it has much info as to what you've just said - a mid-wives tale and nothing more.

The diff in price are due to commercial and stuff that no one has any proof on. All grades of gasoline have the same amount of cleaning additives nowadays. EPA requirement. PERIOD. OTOH, thgs such as, eg. Nitrogen enriched gasoline, has no scientific proof that it really works the way the brand names want you to believe.

What does matter is that "state" of the gasoline station. Don't go to rundown stations around street corners. It's expensive to maintain those underground storage tank and leaks can occur...which means water or impurities in gasoline.

I've been to Walmart / Murphy gas in various states a few years ago, and none of them looked run down to me...

WTF

There are differences between name brand gases and generics whether tangible or not. Talk to any oil man in the blending business and they'll tell you. Is it worth extra? Depends on you.

Rockaby

I've gotten gas at Murphy probably 50 times now (I'm only 20 years old) and I've never really had any gas problems with them. I also have a Walmart credit card, so I'll GLADLY take this deal! I'll be getting gas for $3.05 a gallon!

Dan

@WTF:

I have spoken to plenty of people who work in the oil and refining business. What they always say is,
"Next time you see a gasoline truck driving through town, follow it. You'll be surprised what you see."

Charlie

WTF the internet Schmuck knows more than Click & Clack. He's exactly the sucker that advertising firms dream of.

Skankzilla

When my repair shop was independent for two years we bought our gas on the open market as surplus from the major dealers in my area. Some days it was Shell, others BP, Exxon, etc. It came from the same terminal, same trucks and even invoiced the same as when we were branded.

You should be excited Murphy is selling discounted gas. It keeps the market competitive.

highdesertcat

Ben, I watched my granddaughter fill up her brand new Elantra with Wal-Mart gas today, as she has always done in the past, and it did not affect performance one bit. We have been using Wal-Mart's Money Cards as gift cards for many years and it is a great convenience. Easy to reload. Easy to use. A great tool for to teach kids financial responsibility. If you are worried about the quality of the gas (Valero in my area) add a few ounces of Techron or Marvel Mystery Oil every couple of tankfuls. It works good in both my 2008 Highlander V6 and my 2011 Tundra 5.7 that I run on Shell Premium gas. I add Marvel Mystery Oil once a month at fill up. Good stuff.

highdesertcat

I should add that in my area Wal-Mart only sells Regular Unleaded 86 Octane gas, but they sure sell a lot of it. They have 12 self-serve double pumps at my SuperCenter location and they're always busy. They're open 24 hours a day, as is the store.

WTF

So Dan what did you see?

Charlie, I'm sorry that you think "differences" means "better". I can't help you if you can't understand.

Charlie

By pointing out that name brand gas is different than generic you insinuated that one is superior.

Obviously you never attended law school. Because it's a holiday weekend I'm going to be nice and not charge you for the dope slap.

Dan

@WTF

The same truck stops at multiple gas stations with different brands on the sign.

WTF

Hmmm....Charlie, hate to break it to you but there are "differences" between me and you.

Charlie

There are clear differences as we've established that you're scared..."I hate to break it to you...". Only weak scared people speak this way. We now have an understanding. You're under, I'm standing.

Rio

Hey old timer, (desert cat) I wouldn't put any kind of "oil" in the gasoline. That stuff you use is from the 1930s. Get with it and switch to Sea foam if you have to put something in the gas. Also, don't use premium on the Highlander. Ir is designed for regular. You're wasting your money.
Have a great fourth!

Amuro Ray

To those ignorant posters who continue to think that brand name is "better" and worth the higher price...take a look at this article from ABC GMA with cooperation from the State of Maryland's Controller office.

http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Business/story?id=2978563&page=1

highdesertcat

Hey, Rio, same to you, man. I got my Lloyd's baby back ribs bought, along with the Reese's Potato Salad and my Bush's Baked Beans in a #10 can and I'm ready to entertain all my neighbors and friends at our annual 4th get-together. It'll be a great time. It is every year!

About the Marvel Mystery Oil: about one ounce every three tankfuls works for me. Dissolves valve-seat crud. About the Shell Premium: reduces the knocking and pinging at my altitude and works great. A real difference between Premium and 86-octane performance.

Rio

Highdesertcat,
I'm a flatlander so I didn't know about the advantages of premium at higher altitudes. Good to know. I googled the Mystery oil - you're right it does go in the gas, but I still swear by sea foam - it keeps stuff clean too and preserves the gas. Best to you and yours.

highdesertcat

Rio, no matter how you do it or what product you choose, a cleaner engine will last longer. My granddaughter will be attending NMSU in the Fall, a 150+ mile roundtrip commute, five days a week, and I'm making sure to help her make her 2011 Elantra last longer by advising her on the use of additives, cleaners and lubricants. They worked for me for decades. I'm sure they'll work for her, too. Enjoy your Fourth.

skinner

Sorry, but I'm with Ben on this one. One of the reasons the Murphy gas is cheaper, is because they add less detergents. Why do you think they are usually selling fuel injector cleaner at the pumps?

Disatified customer

I've used Murphy oil gas for years with no problems. However, I do have a problem with the 10 cent scam Walmart & Murphy are running. First they jack up the prices and then you can take the 10 cents of with a Walmart card. They jacked up the price 11 cents here, right after the promo started. The other stations were still 10-11 cents cheaper. So Walmart & Murphy oil are not giving you as deal at all. Look into it.

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