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Monday, July 28, 2008

Save Money on Gas Right NOW got to Gas Buddy

If you haven’t found Gas Buddy yet, stop and do it now their site is http://www.gasbuddy.com/

Gas Buddy is effective because motorists just like you and me take the time to report the price of gas in their travels. Gas Buddy has a site you can personalize to your local area and find out what the different gas stations are charging. Then you go to the one that has the best price in your neighborhood. Keep in mind if you have to drive more that a few miles out of you way, it won’t be cost productive unless you are getting a whopping better price.

How effective is this? There are two Lukoil stations about 1.5 miles apart near me. They normally are between $0.10 and $0.20 different in price. Hey if you can save $3.00 per fill up by an extra 1.5 miles, you’d be nuts not to do it. There are two stations on an intersection about 6 miles from me that are normally $0.20 to $0.30 more per gallon that the stations a couple of miles away from them. How do they get away with that? Apparently the folks who go there due to convenience make more money than me since less than 3 miles away is a much better price.

I get no financial kickback nor do I benefit in any way by recommending Gas Buddy. However the more we patronize the better price stations, the more likely other stations will lower their price to be competitive.

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