It's no secret that the price at the pump has increased pretty consistently over the past 30 days... It happens every spring and sometimes spring arrives early at some refineries.

Of course, you're saving money when you use the GasBuddy app to locate the lowest available prices, but, are you maximizing every gas purchase you make, no matter what brand of gasoline you buy?

Here's a sampling of leading brands of gas sold in the U.S. and Canada with direct links to the loyalty programs offered by each that help you get more for your gasoline dollar:

Some may directly reduce the price per gallon at the time of purchase and others may let you accumulate points that are used for purchasing either gasoline or other merchandise. To ignore the added value of loyalty programs makes no sense. Let your purchases work for you; don't leave money on the table.

Pilot Travel Centers/Flying J: Flying J 'My Rewards'

Shell: Shell Fuel Rewards

Sunoco: GoSunoco Rewards

Petro Canada: Petro Points

Esso Extra Points
Speedy Rewards

BP: BP Driver Rewards

ExxonMobil: ExxonMobil rewards
participating grocers include: Safeway, Tom Thumb, and Randall's.

QuikTrip: QuikTrip Rewards

Safeway: Reward Points at Safeway

Chevron/Texaco: Chevron/Texaco credit cards Note: rebates are available, but are only applicable to Chevron/Texaco credit card purchases.

Irving Oil: Irving Rewards

Valero: Valero Rewards Club