Note: The following information is accurate as of 11 July 2017.

If you’re a taxi driver, or if you’ve been driving for Uber, Grab or any ride-sharing service for awhile now, you would have realized that an obscene chunk of your monthly revenue goes into feeding your car with fuel.

True, petrol is an inescapable expense for anyone who drives a car. But if driving a car twelve hours a day is how you earn your livelihood, the accumulated petrol bills may become an imposing burden instead.

Rather than get frustrated by oil prices and hope that they will one day crash, simply accept the situation and find ways to help yourself defray some of the gasoline costs. Believe me, it can be as easy as acquiring the right credit card that will provide you with the best petrol cashback rewards.

To help you get started, here is a shortlist of 6 petrol credit cards that provide between 5–15% cashback (in ascending order):

1. Public Bank Petron Visa Gold

Public Bank Petron Visa Gold
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If you frequent Petron stations for RON95 and RON97, you’ll find the Public Bank Petron Visa Gold credit card very useful. Petron-exclusive petrol cashbacks of up to 5% (monthly cap of RM50) apply every day of the month, with the exception of Saturdays, where you’ll receive up to 15% cashback instead (monthly cap of RM30)!

Plus, you’ll be covered under Public Bank’s personal accident insurance for up to RM20,000, and you’ll get to enjoy 0.2% in cash rebates for almost all retail purchases nationwide.

More Information

  • Complimentary Sign-Up Gift: RM200 LAZADA e-voucher*
  • Annual Fee: Free
  • Minimum Annual Income: RM24,000

2. UOB One Visa Classic

UOB One Visa Classic
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Enjoy a special petrol cashback rate of 3% every Wednesday when you make your gas purchase at any petrol kiosk with the UOB One Visa Classic (1% on all other weekdays). To bump up your savings, swipe your card on the weekends to receive 5% petrol rebates (monthly cap of RM300).

Furthermore, enjoy cashbacks of up to 8% for movies at Golden Screen Cinemas, up to 2% for groceries at Aeon Big, Cold Storage, Giant, Jaya Grocer and Tesco (monthly cap of RM1,500), up to 2% for telco purchases at Celcom, Digi and Maxis (monthly cap of RM300), and 0.2% cashback at all other merchants.

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  • Annual Fee: RM72.08
  • Minimum Annual Income: RM24,000

3. Shell-Citi Gold Credit Card

Shell-Citi Gold Credit Card
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If you’re a regular patron of Shell, you’ll be pleased to know that a Shell-Citi Gold Credit Card has been tailor-made just for you. Simply charge at least RM300 to receive a 4% rebate; charging RM2,500 and above earns you 8% cashback (monthly cap of RM64).

This card also gives you access to healthcare benefits and Citibank World Privileges, which gives you discounts of up to 50% at over 25,000 dining, shopping, golfing and travel options worldwide.

More Information

  • Complimentary Sign-Up Gift: Robot Vacuum*
  • Annual Fee: RM206.70 (1st-year waiver with 3 swipe-payments within 60 days)
  • Minimum Annual Income: RM24,000

Read More: 6 Obvious Ways To Save Money On Petrol

4. HSBC Amanah MPower Platinum Credit Card-i

HSBC Amanah MPower Platinum Credit Card-i
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If you frequent a mix of petrol kiosks, the HSBC Amanah MPower Platinum Credit Card is the card for you. Partnering with Shell, Petronas and Carltex to offer you up to 8% in rebates (monthly cap of RM50), all you have to do is charge at least RM2,001 to your credit card and enjoy the savings.

What’s more, this HSBC credit card also lets you participate in the HSBC VIP SmartPrivileges Programme. On top of unbelievable deals and discounts at more than 6,500 retail, dining and entertainment outlets nationwide, the card also lets you in on exclusive car rental and hotel deals.

More Information

  • Complimentary Sign-Up Gift: Turbo Air Fryer*
  • Annual Fee: RM254.40 or free with at least 12 swipe-payments
  • Minimum Annual Income: RM36,000

5. Hong Leong Wise Gold

Hong Leong Wise Gold
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With Hong Leong Wise Gold, you’ll get to maximize your credit card according to your lifestyle and preferences. So when signing up for the card, simply register ‘Petrol’ as your preferred category and you’ll get to enjoy up to 10% cashback when you purchase petrol at all gas stations in Malaysia.

You get to select one other lifestyle category, which will determine how much cash rebates you’ll receive when you incur certain expenditures. For instance, if you’ve registered ‘Travel’ as your other category, you’ll be granted up to 10% cashback on all travel purchases made with the card.

More Information

  • Annual Fee: RM265.00 (1st-year waiver)
  • Minimum Annual Income: RM24,000

6. Standard Chartered JustOne Platinum Mastercard

Standard Chartered JustOne Platinum Mastercard
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Simply swipe your Standard Chartered JustOne Platinum Mastercard at any petrol kiosk, and you’ll receive up to 15% petrol cashback (monthly cap of RM85).

Additionally, you’ll gain access to Standard Chartered’s Good Life privileges, which grants you exclusive deals with online merchants such as ZALORA and Golden Screen Cinemas, and up to 20% discounts at over 400 dining, retail, hotel and entertainment outlets all over Asia!

More Information

  • Complimentary Sign-Up Gift: Air Fryer*
  • Annual Fee: RM265.00 (1st-year waiver)
  • Minimum Annual Income: RM24,000

Have you decided which petrol credit card works best for you yet? If you haven’t, you can visit the official websites for more information. Just be sure to do it soon, so that you don’t miss out on the complimentary sign-up gifts*. Start saving more of your Uber, Grab, and Taxi earnings today!

* Complimentary sign-up gifts only applicable for credit card sign-ups through Ringgitplus.
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