Shop Around Online
Shop your area gas prices easily at www.gaspricewatch.com or www.gasbuddy.com. Gas prices vary by area based on competition, but it doesn’t make sense to drive around to find the lowest price. Prices can vary by up to 10 percent to 20 percent by competitive area. I did this and found a gas station fairly close to me (that I drive nearby often) and it was .04 cheaper than right around my house. Filling up saved me only .84 but if I did that everyday week for a month, I save $3.36 which is pretty darn close to getting a gallon and a half of gas! Plus, think of other ways you can spend that $3.36 – we drop all of our savings from coupons, to gas station savings into one of those HUGE water bottles. We use the money for various things – last year we took a camping trip with some of it! If we keep saving we might actually be able to take a whole vacation. Now, think about this – I was talking about saving all sorts of change from various places, but just to save $3.36 a month for a year, comes out to $43.68 – a FULL tank of gas! Or many other things can be bought with that $40!
So start saving now!