Free €20 Topaz Gift Card For Motorcheck.ie Customers

I wouldn't normally use our blog to directly promote a Motorcheck service but I think this one deserves a mention.

New Offer

From March 1'st I'm delighted to announce that anyone using their Motorcheck fuel card to purchase a minimum of 500 litres in a three month period (that's roughly 35 litres a week) will qualify for an exclusiveFree Topaz Gift Card credited to the value of €20!
The gift card will be posted to you automatically and can be used to purchase any non-fuel items (Coffee, Sandwiches, Drinks, Chocolate, Bread, Milk e.t.c.) at participating outlets.

What is the Motorcheck Fuelcard?

Click here to apply for your fuelcard Click the image to apply for your fuelcard
Click the image to apply for your fuelcard

Motorcheck and Topaz formed a partnership three years ago to bring the benefits of a 'fixed price' fuelcard to private car owners in the Republic of Ireland (you can read more about the service on our main site here but main benefits include - a free card, 1 month's interest free credit and a guaranteed fixed price at Topaz stations natiowide).
There are over 15,000 fuel card holders using the card at present and the latest statistics for all transactions show that over 90% of purchases are at or below the pump price.
Of course the final saving will depend on local competition but as an average it's a great result!

Apply Online For Your Free Card

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Please allow 4 weeks to process the application and complete delivery of the card.

Card Pricing

The fixed price on the card changes every week at midnight Friday. Please remember - the card is a fixed price and if you use it at a station where the pump price is lower, you will be charged the higher card price.

Free SMS Updates

Each card holders receives a free SMS every Friday afternoon indicating what the price will be for the following week. This way you will always know when to buy and avoid any crazy price hikes! If you'd like to view the price for this week online click on the following link  https://www.motorcheck.ie/fuelcard/pricing.
If you have any questions you can visit the FAQ page or leave a comment below.

Geraldine Hayes - February 24, 2010 at 1:39 pm
My query is why I no longer receive the telephone texts from you indicating what the fuel prices will be for the following week. I used to receive these weekly but have not received in quite a while even though I use my card every week. What is the reason for this.
Shane Teskey - February 25, 2010 at 4:18 pm
Hi Geraldine, Certain cards had a period of free SMS alerts available when you signed up for the card. I imagine this period of free updates has expired and you may need to renew your SMS alerts. I will send your enquiry directly to our fuelcard administrator and she will address this for you.
John Norton - March 13, 2010 at 9:30 pm
I have had the same problem. The text messages have stopped despite having regularily used the card. About ten lines above on this site is "Free SMS Updates Each card holders receives a free SMS every Friday afternoon indicating what the price will be for the following week. This way you will always know when to buy and avoid any crazy price hikes! If you’d like to view the price for this week online click on the following link https://www.motorcheck.ie/fuelcard/pricing I think I have bought diesel at 118c this week when I could have got it at 111c locally!!
Richie - March 07, 2010 at 2:34 am
What if you don't have a bank acc for dd to pay for card?
Shane Teskey - March 09, 2010 at 9:58 pm
Hi Richie, unfortunately the card is only available to bank account holders. Sorry!
Joe - March 12, 2010 at 3:46 pm
This promo is unfair to Prius drivers ;-(( I dont use 35 Litres a week, unless I go on some long weekends ...
Shane Teskey - March 12, 2010 at 7:35 pm
Hi Joe, the promo works across your full account so if you've got a second car you can use the total fuel purchased to claim the free credit. Hope this helps!
Peter - March 12, 2010 at 4:37 pm
It might have been better to reduce the fuel card price, which would have got you more customers and more business.
Shane Teskey - March 12, 2010 at 7:31 pm
Hi Peter, Thanks for the comment. Unfortunately reducing the price of the card wasn't an option in our negotiations. Turns out that over 90% of the transactions on the card are actually below the pump price which shows that it's pretty competitive most of the time. Hopefully the 20 Euro credit will make up for it.
Peter - March 12, 2010 at 7:38 pm
90% ??? Surely the whole point of the card is to offer a price that is always below the pump price? But that was not my point anyway. I was pointing out that the fuel price offered using the card is generally higher than the pump price from other petrol stations. If you reduced this you would increase your customer base and turnover. Just a suggestion anyway. All the best.
Shane Teskey - March 12, 2010 at 7:40 pm
Thanks Peter. You're preaching to the converted here but the bean counters at Topaz see things a little differently :(.
Adam - March 16, 2010 at 8:38 am
The reason I stopped using the car was because I live near port laoise and although you have a station there that supports the card, I cannot buy bio-diesel on it. This is cheaper and runs fine on my car and do not want to use a higher priced fuel with less lubrication just because it is acceptabe to the card.
Shane Teskey - March 25, 2010 at 5:07 pm
Hi Adam, Thanks for your comment. I've checked with Topaz and unfortunately you're right. The station in question doesn't purchase its bio-diesel from Topaz and as a result it can't be processed on the card.
Chris - May 13, 2011 at 10:07 pm
Shane, i just come across the fuel card today, i have one question, i have 2 cars and a bike i use all the time, can i use the same card in all vehicles or do i need a different card for each one, sorry if i missed the obvious thanks
Shane Teskey - May 30, 2011 at 9:45 am
Hi Chris, Whilst each card does have the registration number embossed on it, you can still use it to purchase fuel for any vehicle you like. I use mine to buy petrol for my bike all the time.
David - July 19, 2011 at 5:39 pm
Hi, I was wondering is it possible to get e-mail/SMS of fuel price each Friday so that you can pick the best time to fill up.
Shane Teskey - July 28, 2011 at 12:31 pm
Of course David. Can you drop me a note at info@motorcheck.ie with your mobile number and I'll add you to the list.