The wintry weather months present an opportunity to recharge and relax before the holidays and the new year kicks in. Whether you prefer to get out of the house, use the time to get ahead of your to-do list or give back to others, there is an activity for you. You can:

Take a road trip to see the foliage

No two seasons look the same – take advantage of the change of scenery to reflect and recharge in the great outdoors. You don't have to travel far to take in the changing foliage. Across the U.S., from New England to the Pacific Northwest, trees put on an amazing show of color. A quick internet search will give you a road trip route to spectacular views. A road trip is one of the easiest (and least expensive) ways to experience America's natural beauty. An easy way to save even more at the pump while road tripping is by utilizing Instant Gold Status at Shell through the Fuel Rewards® program – you can save at least at least five cents per gallon* on every fill, every day.

Volunteer

People choose to volunteer for a variety of reasons. For some, it offers the chance to give something back to their community or make a difference to the people around them. For others, it provides an opportunity to develop new skills or build on existing experience and knowledge. Use your free time to give back to others and you will be sure to have a renewed sense of wellness.

Get an early start on holiday shopping

Holiday shopping is often one of the more stressful implications of the holiday season. Get started early so you can take your time and feel less pressure to beat the clock while shopping. With no immediate deadline, you’ll also increase the likelihood that your gifts will be thoughtful and useful.

Enjoy a family movie night

The holidays are the perfect occasion to spend quality time with your family and friends. Choose a holiday classic, buy a family-favorite snack and cozy up in front of a fire. This is another surefire way to feel refreshed and renewed for the year to come.

Bake or cook a dish for a potluck

Another enjoyable part of the holiday season is the warm and welcoming tradition of food. Since community is often built over good meals, consider sharing a favorite family recipe for a potluck and the story of its origins. This is guaranteed to make you will feel closer to your friends, coworkers or family in no time.

Just because you’re shopping for gifts, fueling up your vehicle for a road trip or buying tasty supplies for movies or potlucks, does not mean you need to break the bank. Don’t forget to use the Fuel Rewards program when you’re shopping online for gifts, or fueling up your vehicle for a road trip. You’ll rack up rewards that will help you save money at the pump throughout the holiday season.

*Restrictions apply. To qualify for the Gold/Silver Status offers, you must be a Fuel Rewards® member and swipe your Fuel Rewards® card or enter your Alt ID when you fuel at a participating Shell station. With Gold Status, you will receive 5¢/gal in Fuel Rewards® savings on every fill-up. The 5¢/gal reward for Gold Status will be combined with other rewards in your Fuel Rewards® account. If you are an existing Fuel Rewards® member, you will receive Gold Status from 6/5/2017 through 12/31/17, the “Existing Member Introductory Period”. If you are a new Fuel Rewards® member, you will receive Gold Status for the initial month you join through the last day of the month, 6 full calendar months later, the “New Member Introductory Period”. The last 3 months of the Existing Member Introductory Period or the New Member Introductory Period (collectively the “Introductory Period”) is the “Qualification Period”. You will retain your Gold Status during the Qualification Period, but you must make 6 qualifying fuel purchases to qualify for Gold Status for the next 3 months, the “Benefit Period”. During the Benefit Period, you must continue to make 6 qualifying fuel purchases to maintain your Gold Status for the next 3-month Benefit Period. A qualifying fuel purchase is any fuel purchase at a participating Shell station in which you swipe your Fuel Rewards® card or enter your Alt ID and fill up with at least 5-gallons of any grade of fuel. For example, if you are a new Fuel Rewards® member and register on 6/15/2017, you will receive Gold Status through the New Member Introductory Period (i.e., 12/31/2017). You will need to fill up with at least 5 gallons of fuel at least 6 times during the Qualification Period (i.e., 10/1/2017 and 12/31/2017) to maintain Gold Status during the Benefit Period (i.e., from 1/1/2018 to 3/31/2018). Thereafter, if you continue to fill up with at least 5 gallons of fuel at least 6 times during the successive 3 consecutive month Benefit Periods, you will retain your Gold Status. If you do not maintain your Gold Status, you will receive Silver Status. With Silver Status, you will receive 3¢/gal in Fuel Rewards® savings. The 3¢/gal reward for Silver Status will be combined with other rewards in your Fuel Rewards® account. Redeem Fuel Rewards® savings with your Fuel Rewards® card or Alt ID at participating Shell stations. Fuel Rewards® savings are limited to 20 gallons of fuel per purchase, per vehicle, or fraud limits placed by Shell and/or limits placed on your financial card by your financial institution, each of which may be lower. Fuel Rewards® savings must be redeemed in a single transaction. Once you begin to dispense fuel using your Fuel Rewards® savings, you must dispense to the 20-gallon limit or you forfeit any remaining discounted gallons of fuel. For example, if you only pump fifteen (15) gallons of fuel, you would abandon the remaining five (5) gallons of discounted fuel. If you have a reward balance greater than the current per-gallon price of fuel, the price will roll down to the maximum capability of the fuel equipment, and your remaining rewards will be saved for a future fuel purchase. Dispenser may require a price of up to 10.9¢/gal. It may not be possible to combine multiple discounts and/or rewards in a single transaction. For purchases of $75 or more, please go inside to pay. Unbranded diesel and alternative fuels may not be eligible. The Fuel Rewards® program is owned and operated by Excentus Corporation. Offer may be modified or discontinued at any time without notice. Not valid where prohibited by law. Please see fuelrewards.com for complete Fuel Rewards® program details and Terms and Conditions. Other restrictions may apply. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners. To learn more, visit fuelrewards.com/gold or call (888) 603-0473.

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