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How to Save Money at the Gas Pump - Do you have any other tips to add?

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How to Save Money at the Gas Pump

by The Stir Bloggers 

save money at gas pumpPlanning your end-of-summer getaway? A road trip is likely in order.

In fact, AAA reports 34.1 million Americans are expected to take Labor Day trips at least 50 miles away from home during the upcoming holiday. That’s up 4.2 percent over last year.

But before you gas up, you should know that not all fueling stations are created equal -- especially when it comes to pricing. Find out who has the cheapest gas by plugging in your zip code at GasPriceWatch.com. And, as you make your itineraries, be sure to check out AAA’s handy Fuel Cost Calculator to estimate how much you’ll need to budget for gas.

GasPriceWatch also offers tips on spending less for gas:

1. Buy gas when it’s coolest outside -- early in the morning or late at night. "During these times, gasoline is densest. Keep in mind: gas pumps measure volumes of gasoline, not densities of fuel concentration. You are charged according to 'volume of measurement.'"

2. Wednesday mornings are usually the cheapest time to buy. "The prices are usually moved up for weekend by the oil companies and by Wednesday you have had three days of competition setting in among the stations to help drive the price down a few cents."

3. Be an early bird. "Most stations generally raise or lower their prices in the morning -- around 10 a.m. Expect a rise to occur on Thursday morning."

Do you have any tips for saving money on gas?

by on Sep. 2, 2013 at 8:33 AM
Replies (11-16):
diaperstodating
by Queen24Princes on Sep. 2, 2013 at 11:37 PM

Thank you for sharing!

I don't have any tips. I get my gas from Costco.

Myrick4pack
by Member on Sep. 3, 2013 at 5:48 AM
tfs
smalltownmom03
by Member on Sep. 3, 2013 at 5:54 AM
how does using a credit card up the price?


Quoting p608319chef:

Don't use a credit card. It ups the price about 10/gallon in our area. Which doesn't seem like a lot but for our two cars would add up to over $100 a year. Plus we use a rewards card.

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p608319chef
by Member on Sep. 3, 2013 at 6:37 AM
Quoting smalltownmom03:

how does using a credit card up the price?


Quoting p608319chef:Don't use a credit card. It ups the price about 10/gallon in our area. Which doesn't seem like a lot but for our two cars would add up to over $100 a year. Plus we use a rewards card.





For reason I live if you slide your case as credit even if it is credit/debit like mine, it makes the price of the gas go up an extra .10/gallon.
coupon_ash_back
by on Sep. 3, 2013 at 8:52 AM
I budget a certain amount on a Walmart card which also helps save a little bit
sakpoints
by Bronze Member on Sep. 3, 2013 at 10:35 PM
Not really gas related but making sure your tires are properly inflated helps fuel economy.
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