Chevron rewards fuel buyers

 - October 9, 2008, 5:25 AM

Chevron Global Aviation launched a fuel buyer reward program called FlyBuys that offers gas and merchandise gift cards as rewards. FlyBuys is Chevron’s first aviation reward program since the merger of Chevron and Texaco in 2001. Pilots can open their own FlyBuys account, or flight departments can pool cumulative points using one account and hand out rewards as gift cards to anyone in the organization.

Reward points are available at participating Chevron- and Texaco-branded FBOs in the U.S. Chevron doesn’t currently offer FlyBuys outside the U.S. Points are accumulated at the rate of one point per gallon purchased, although Chevron Alliance Program charge-card users can earn additional points. Rewards are either Chevron or Texaco gas station gift cards or universal gift certificates available from GiftCertificates.com, which can be used at hundreds of retailers.

FlyBuys is not affiliated with any fuel credit-card systems; participants simply show their FlyBuys card to the FBO to have points logged in their account. Anyone interested in FlyBuys can sign up online or at participating FBOs. Users pay no fees to participate. Typical redemption levels are 2,500 points for a $25 universal SuperCertificate from GiftCertificates.com or 2,000 points for a $25 Chevron or Texaco gas station gift card.