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Fuel card faq

If you have any other questions, please contact us here or at 03 539 0623.
We’re happy to help.

How much money will I save?

Email us a copy of your current bill to [email protected]
and we will perform an obligation free benchmark against our prices, and provide you a report on how much you would save on your current bill if you were with The Buying Group.

Are there any fees?

There are no joining fees, account fees or transaction fees.  The only fee is a $1.53 (inc GST) card fee, per card, per month, and a $3.95 (inc GST) courier fee for your total card order.

There is no time based contract.  You can leave whenever you like.

How our invoicing works

Twice Monthly Invoicing

We invoice you on the 15th and the last day of the month. You receive your invoice by email. We then debit your nominated bank account 10 days after the invoice date. That is, invoices dated the 15th will be debited on the 25th, and invoices dated the end of the month will be debited on the 10th of the month following.

Weekly Invoicing

We invoice you every Sunday and then direct debit your nominated bank account 3 days after the invoice date, i.e. every Wednesday.

How long till your fuel cards are delivered?

We’ll process your application, and once approved you will receive your cards in around 7-10 working days.  We send your fuel cards to you via Courier Post and a signature is required upon delivery.  If you are not available to sign, your cards will be taken to an NZ Post depot near you for your collection

Can a car / van / utility use a truckstop?

Yes, our cards give you access to each suppliers’ Truckstops.  This enables you to access significantly cheaper diesel prices.

How many fuel cards can I have?

You can choose to have as many as you like across BP, Caltex, Mobil and Z.

We generally suggest using 1 or 2 cards per person, based on your needs. For instance, you might use petrol and diesel, and get a Mobilcard for your petrol discount, and Caltex Starcard for you diesel discount. Or perhaps BP is closest to where you live, and Z closest to your work. But you can choose whatever suits your circumstances, and all transactions will appear on one bill.

What are eAlerts?

Keep track of how your staff are using your fuel cards.  Receive automated eAlerts when:

  • Your staff spend over 80% of their monthly card limit
  • When multiple transactions are made in one day
  • When transactions are made out of business hours (eg. 11pm to 5am)
  • When cards are due to expire next month

Why not one card for all fuel companies?

To maximise the savings we can provide you across all our fuel suppliers, we provide a seperate card for each fuel company you choose.

This is becuase the suppliers prefer to have their own branded cards given to customers, and will then offer a significantly greater discount when compared to using one card for multiple fuel companies.

What if I lose a card? Or need to cancel/replace a card?

Contact us on either [email protected] or 03 539 0623 and let us know you need to have your card replaced. We need to know the name of your account, which card supplier (BP, Z, Mobil or Caltex) and the driver name or vehicle registration for your card. We can then arrange for your lost card to be cancelled, and your new card(s) ordered and sent to you.

Where can I use my card(s)?

Click here to see a map of fuel stations where you can use your fuel card. You can filter the map to select individual fuel suppliers.

What do I do if a transaction is declined?

There might be a couple of reasons why your transaction is declined. You may have already gone over your Daily or Monthly purchases limit you specified during the application process. Or you may have purchase restrictions on your card, like Petrol & Diesel only, and you’re trying to buy something in the service station shop.

Please contact us on 03 539 0623 and we will help you.

Can I use my card immediately?

Yes, as soon as your receive your card you can use it with the pin you provided during the application process. You do not need to activate your card prior to using it for the first time.

My pin does not work

Please contact us on 03 539 0623 and we can check your pin and help fix the issue.

L1, 124 Vickerman Street,
Port Nelson, Nelson 7010

PO Box 1136, Nelson 7040
+64 3 539 0623