Petro Points: Petro-Canada’s Rewards Program

By Maude Gauthier | Published on 12 Dec 2023

The Petro Points rewards program offered by Petro-Canada has been around for many years, in fact, since 1995. That makes it one of the oldest and best-known loyalty programs of its kind. Petro Points reward you for buying gas and shopping at Petro Canada locations and partner merchants. But, to make sure you know all about it, here are all the details about the points system.

Petro-Canada has gas stations located across Canada. This means that program members can earn and redeem points at more than 1,500 Petro Canada locations from coast to coast, not just in their home province, as is the case with many other loyalty programs.

Start earning Petro Points

Of course, to start collecting points and possible rewards, you must first sign up. You can apply for your Petro Points card for free at any Petro-Canada gas station. Doing it online is quick and easy. There’s also an app available on the App Store or GooglePlay. You can also request your card free of charge at any Petro-Canada service station. If you lose your physical card, you can make the transition to the virtual card on the app.

In addition, you will receive 2,500 points when you sign up, which is already a $2.50 discount if you want to use them on your first transaction. Points value is $1 for every 1,000 points.

Benefits of collecting Petro Points

Here are the main advantages of Petro Points:

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  • They never expire;
  • You can collect Petro Points from partner merchants;
  • Easy to redeem points, in-store or online;
  • You can redeem points for free gas, car washes, gift cards, snacks and travel;
  • Save 3¢ per litre and earn 20% more points when you pay with a linked RBC debit or credit card. Compare credit cards, pick the best one for your needs and link your card to your Petro Points account;
  • New partnership coming up with Triangle Rewards (details to be revealed later).
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Following a cyber attack in 2023, the data of program participants were stolen. For this reason, we recommend that you only provide the required information when registering, and nothing more.

How do Petro Points work?

You’ll earn 10 points for every litre of gas and 10 points for every $1 spent in-store, it’s as simple as that!

The only catch is that you will get the same number of points whether you buy regular gas, SuperClean91, SuperClean94 or Diesel, so it doesn’t matter what the price per litre is. This can be a disadvantage for clients who opt for the more expensive fuel.

In addition, while Petro-Canada stations across the country have gone electric by offering several charging stations, it is not currently possible to earn points for electric vehicle charging expenses. The accounts for electric vehicles, with which you can pay for charging, are also not linked to any fuel-related accounts for non-electric cars. So that will be something to watch over the next few months and years.

Please note that even though you earn points on all purchases, you cannot redeem the points for just any item. The exceptions are:

  • Tobacco products
  • Vaping products
  • Alcohol
  • In-store gift cards
  • Lottery products
  • Any other item specified as excluded
  • Specific to New Brunswick: dairy products

What can you redeem Petro Points for?

Rewards shown in the Petro-Canada app

You will have several options when it comes to redeeming your points. The easiest and quickest way is to ask the cashier to apply a discount at the time of payment, at the rate of $1 off for every 1,000 points earned. A minimum of 1,000 points is required to redeem.

However, if you want to take advantage of slightly better discounts, you can wait until you have at least 10,000 points to redeem them in the following ways:

  • Fuel Savings Reward card that will give you 5¢ or 10¢ off per litre of fuel for 200 L.
  • Travel discounts at
  • Tickets for car washes, 5-washes cards (in exchange for 50,000 points) or a season pass (for 90 days).

You can also redeem your points in increments for gift cards at Petro-Canda, for clothes, at restaurants, Best Buy, Cineplex, iTunes, Uber, Home Hardware, Staples and Walmart, for example. Clothes gift cards include GAP/Banana Republic/Old Navy, Hudson’s Bay, Reitmans, Roots, Winners/Marshalls/HomeSense, and restaurants include Boston Pizza, Inspired Dining card for Jack Astor’s Bar and Grill, Alice Fazooli’s, Canyon Creek Chop House and Scaddabush Italian Kitchen & Bar, Tim Hortons, as well as an Ultimate Dining Card (for 1,000 locations in Canada).

Ordered cards are sent to the email address associated with the account. If you happen to not want this gift card anymore, know that you can sell gift cards online. Before ordering, check how many points you need for gift cards.

Gift card valueNumber of points

Some users have reported problems redeeming points in the app, on the website or in-store for gift cards. Also, if you don’t ask to use your points, not all employees will offer them, so you may have to be proactive in asking for them.

In addition, if you can’t remember your password, don’t make several attempts as your account could be locked for up to 30 minutes. It is much easier to simply reset it. If you have the fingerprint option on your phone, you can enable it to log into your account on your app, which will make it easier to open a new session.

Mobile gas payment

Fuel up - mobile payment feature in Petro-Canada app

Our smartphones already perform almost every task in our daily lives and the Petro-Canada app is no exception.

You can open the app, choose the number of the pump you’re going to use to fill up, and then use contactless payment.

Once geolocation is enabled, the app will tell you which stations are nearby, as well as their operating hours and whether mobile payment is available.

Why donate points?

You have the option of donating your points to the Petro-Canada CareMakers Foundation via the application. The Foundation supports existing organizations and raises awareness of the cause of caregivers, who take their time and money to care for others without expecting anything in return.

Petro-Canada has been associated with the Olympic Games since the 1988 Calgary Games. Then, athlete support increased and the oil company has since provided more than $12 million in support to over 3,000 athletes, their families and coaches. The Petro-Canada FACE program now offers Petro-Points members the opportunity to turn their points into donations for some 55 athletes and their coaches.

Each year, Petro-Canada selects 55 promising athletes from across Canada to receive a grant through this program. The interesting thing about this program (as well as the “Fostering Athlete and Coach Excellence” program) is that they are selected at a more difficult time in an amateur athlete’s career, when they are trying to make the Canadian Olympic or Paralympic team, but are not yet eligible for government funding. Therefore, these grants can make the difference between an athlete going to the Olympics or not, and the donation of points that turn into cash allows all members to support these athletes.

Selected by the various Canadian federations and a committee made up of Petro-Canada representatives, the Olympic and Paralympic athletes and their coaches each receive a FACE grant of $10,000, $5,000 of which is given directly to them. This allows them to pay for a part of their training, equipment, the training of their coaches and travel costs related to competitions.

In sum, Petro-Points are easy to get, free, and can be converted into various rewards or gifts. If you don’t want to miss anything, you can also subscribe to emails – usually once a week – to get the latest offers.

Maude Gauthier is a journalist for Hardbacon. Since completing her Ph.D. in communications at University of Montreal, she has been writing about finance, insurance and credit cards for companies like Fonds FMOQ and Code F. As a responsible user of credit cards, she can spend hours reading the fine print to fully understand their benefits. Because of their simplicity, she developed a preference for cash back cards. After suffering steep increases with her former insurer, she can now proudly say that she saved hundreds of dollars by shopping around for her auto and home insurance. In her free time, she reads novels and enjoys streaming popular shows (and possibly less popular shows, like animal documentaries).