FuelRod Founders Membership Get Free Swaps for Life!
Disclosure: I recently attended a theme park blogging conference where we were provided a complimentary FuelRod and received information about the Founders Membership status.
If you’re a Disneyland or Walt Disney World Passholder, I’m sure you have a FuelRod. It’s essential for going frequently and taking pictures, and posting online to share the Disney magic! If you’re unfamiliar with FuelRod, they are machines that have external batteries to charge your phone. They have several at Disney resorts (not just in the parks, but the hotels as well). You can also find them at other theme parks such as Universal, and I see them frequently at airports.
When you purchase a kit (about $30) you will be given a FuelRod along with cables to connect it to any type of phone. While these batteries are smaller, the beauty of them is that you can swap them out for another once you’re done! At Disney Parks the swaps are free and unlimited. Most other locations charge for a swap. Because of this, I am always changing out my FuelRod at Disney Parks, but never have used FuelRod machines elsewhere to avoid the fee.
The good news is I just found out that with the new FuelRod app, when you create a profile it will tell you your membership status. To be considered have a FuelRod Founders membership status, you need to have purchased a kit prior to November 1, 2019. To claim your FuelRod Founders membership, you need to email FuelRod (this can be done by clicking “Contact Us” in the app. They may request proof of purchase (like a bank statement or receipt, etc).
Once you are a Founders member, you can get free swaps for life at ANY location, not just Disney Parks! To get a free swap, you click “Swap” on the homepage of the app. Then it will ask for your location ID (listed on the FuelRod kiosk). Then it will dispense your rod! Since I travel to theme parks often and am frequently at airports, this has been a total game changer for me! The app will also allow you to find your nearest kiosk location if you want to see if one is near you as well.