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Old 01-24-2018, 12:24 PM   #1
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Costco Canada for fuel stops

I'm trip planning... and will travel from west to east all the way across Canada next August. IS a Costco card worth it, when fueling up in Canada? I don't have a card, but would get one if folks say it will save me some money. I like to save money
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I'm trip planning... and will travel from west to east all the way across Canada next August. IS a Costco card worth it, when fueling up in Canada? I don't have a card, but would get one if folks say it will save me some money. I like to save money
I dunno about Canada overall, but Costco generally is THE deal, anywhere they are found. The one in Abbotsford has lower prices than the other stations on the way to Chilliwack.
I know that when we travel in Oregon, our gas stops are Costco-Medford, Eugene, Hillsboro, or Nampa, depending on where we are.
North shore of the Columbia River: Camas and Kennewick.
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You might want to Google Costco locations and then decide. I don't think there are enough of them or that they are conveniently located for trailer travel.
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You might want to Google Costco locations and then decide. I don't think there are enough of them or that they are conveniently located for trailer travel.
Yeah working on that. I'll be passing though Regina and Winnipeg and I know there's Costcos and fueling stations there. I also have the Gas Buddy app, I was just more curious to hear from travelers or those that live there, what "impressions" may be.

Costco IS cheaper than most fueling stations in the US, but I really don't know if it's the same in Canada...
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Donna last week I fuelled up at Costco in Winnipeg at 99.4 c/l, at other gas stations in the city it was 1.07. Just be aware that if using a credit card at Costco in Canada it must be a MASTERCARD. In the US it's Visa. Of course you can use a debit card. As at US Costco stations it's pay at the pump only.

I certainly fund it worthwhile last Sept. driving to GA to stop in Minneapolis, St. Louis, and Birmingham Costcos for gas and some groceries and water since I was heading for hurricane Irma territory and food and water was already scarce in Columbus GA.

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on edit: Note the closest Costco to the Red River Ex grounds, on St. James St. does not have gas, the other two in the city do.
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Also to add Donna you'll want to fill up for sure at Costco Winnipeg before heading east from Winnipeg, when you hit northern ON the price of gas is close to 1.30 now and likely more come the summer. You don't hit another Costco east of Winnipeg until Barrie just north of Toronto so you'll have to buy expensive gas in northern ON anyway.

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While Costco does have good gas prices, it is a pain in the butt most times to fill up there. At least locally I get nearly as good of a deal where I feul up and way less hassle. I put value on my time, so it has to be worth it to save a couple bucks on a tank of gas.
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Thanks Adrian. The kind of info I was looking for Don't want to fuel up at one place then to find out two blocks away is a better deal at Costco. By time this trip gets going, I'll have a notebook full of maps, directions and information!

Guess I'd better work on remembering how to work a gas pump
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The cost differential here between Costco and nearby gas stations is around 3 cents a litre with longer lineups at Costco. I wouldn't purchase a Costco card just to get Costco gas as it would take a lot of gas to cover the Costco membership fees and maybe less convenient to access.
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On our trip across Canada last fall we stopped at all the Costco gas stations we could find to “gas” up. (Note they do not have diesel) many also have propane fill at a 1/3 the cost of other fuel stations. It was a great savings and well worth the card.
If your not in any rush it also allows you to see the area more than just fueling up on the hwy.
Of course there was always the quick lunch at the fuel stop. Death dog for me and the Chicken Cesar Salad for the wife. The fuel saving paid for the lunch.
If I am not mistaken you can print a list of the Costco’s that have fuel. We also took a list of Canadian Tire locations should we need parts but not of Ontario as they are just everywhere. Also of Walmart’s in case we had to make an emergency stop for the night.
Note the Costco’s do not have a squeegee or water. You may want to have you own on hand to clean the bugs off the windows.
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