19 July 2010

Petronas Mesra Card

When I did my Masters a few years back, I came across this saying by an economist "There's no free lunch". When we go shopping, I believe we have encountered a promo that goes like this "Buy one, get one free" or, "this item comes with a free gift" am I right? But the fact is, we need to purchase something to get the free item and thus making it as not 100% free.

Another example is, if your friend treat (pay your food) you at KFC, is it really free? Consider these, we have to sacrifice our time for it and even pay for our own petrol to drive to KFC. However, there is still a good opportunity to take advantage on this situation. You also have heard "Better something than nothing" right?

Well...I am a loyal customer of Petronas. I pump petrol to my car almost daily and I spend around Rm30 per visit. Although getting a membership has some disadvantages, I feel that having a "Mesra Card" is worth something although not everything.

That something is that, you can use the points you collected to purchase petrol. For every RM10 you spend, you will get RM0.10 (1 point) back. So far I have spent RM589 since i got the card from Petronas and I just checked my points and I already have RM5.89. And like I said "Better something than nothing" right?The bad thing is, once you become a member, you will get annoying calls from other financial institutions trying to promote their insurance to you. But be smart my readers, if you are a Sarawakian, just don't answer any 03 code calls. Hahaha

18 Reptozian Messages:

HoneyBUZZin said...

Nothing comes free nowadays...

manglish said...

hahahahahah.....

lina said...

Not free ones oso got annoying calls one. I hate calls made from telemarketeer who supposedly called on behalf of banks and credit card companies.

Norris said...

betul padah HoneyBUZZin...aku setuju....
aku mun ada call pala 03 mmg sik jawap...mun sik bank..insuran..mcm2...ntah benar ntah nipu hoo...
aku ada juak kad mesra..tapi yala tek..sik loyal..ehehehe..jap p shell..jap p petronas..
sikpa...janji setia dgn anak isteri..eekekeke

Judy Sheldon-Walker said...

They also have the saying caveat emptor which means "let the buyer beware". There are many scams out there so we need to always be the educated and thinking consumer. Nice post.

wenn said...

i hv realrewards card which i could use at petronas but i usually go for esso..

Faizal n Fashitah said...

Agree with you! any 03 calls.. just ignore hahaha!

reanaclaire said...

Dont have yet one... as u said, better than nothing.. i pump in around 200rm monthly..so i can get 2rm off? :p

reanaclaire.com

Mei Teng said...

I still believe there's no free lunch. It's a reality in life. Everything comes with a price tag.

SJB said...

Agree hahahaha.

cyrildason said...

You can redeem the points for fuel. I just redeemed all 3029 points I had for RM30.29 worth of petrol!! :)

-cyrildason.com

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Pete said...

Good lah, better than nothing...LOL!

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erolnukman said...

hahahahaha...stuju gilak2...byk d fikir mun palak 03 dah kluar..hehe.

Willie a.k.a Reptoz said...

HoneyBuzz :You are right.

Manglish :Hahahahaha

Lina :Yeah...that's true. Annoying right?

Norris :Banyak benefit mun kawu jadi loyal.

Judy :Yup. We need to educate more consumers on business scam.

Willie a.k.a Reptoz said...

Wenn :uih? y esso?

Faizal :Long time no see bro.

Reanaclaire :Yes. That's right. Start using your card.

MeiTeng :It is true.

SJB :Hahaha...thanks.

Cyril :It is beneficial right?

Willie a.k.a Reptoz said...

Pete :Yeah..better than nothing bah.

Erolnukman :Hahaha

Kris and Nadia said...

Yiii but we prefer Shell.. :D *padahal hubby kerja dgn petronas..huahua...