Free With Fill-up

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Besides having full service gas station attendants waiting eagerly to service customers, additional freebies are offered when a customer fills up. Many gas stations reward customers with 4 one liter bottles of drinking water or a couple boxes of tissues. The cost of gasoline here as you can imagine is considerably cheaper than in the states. My husband can fill up his Toyota SUV for less than 40 Saudi Riyals, which is $10 US or about 60 cents per gallon. Plus you can get your windows washed and you don’t have to pump it yourself either.

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About SusieOfArabia

American woman now living in hubby's homeland of Saudi Arabia
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6 Responses to Free With Fill-up

  1. Judy says:

    Wow! 60 cents for gas. Those were the days, eh?

  2. Walker says:

    Amazing practice to give a premium with gas. Interesting.

  3. Ali says:

    Hi Susie
    Do you have a photo for Jeddah every day!!
    I would like to write a story about your experience
    Thanks
    Ali
    Journalist
    Riyadh
    Please contact me at: abdulwahed@sct.gov.sa

  4. tina says:

    AA Susie,

    I remember as a young girl, about 10-12 years old, pulling into the gas station and they would pump the gas and clean the windshield. Nowadays you can’t get anybody to do anything for you! I also recall being a young mother, about 20 years old, going to the grocery and the nice young boy or older man would bag your groceries and put them in the car for you.All I needed to do was put my daughter and myself in the car. Nowadays, forget it! I have to get the 4month old, 2year old, 4 year old and the groceries in the van and return the cart to its appropriate area in -5 F temps, 6 inches of snow, and the wind gusting 30-40 MPH!!! Also have to return home ang get them all in the house! Oh the life of the independent American woman!!! ; )

  5. Abid says:

    And they get paid 100 dollars a month to fill your gas in the blistering heat…

  6. Ahhh….if only that price was here. 🙂

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