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Limitless Contributor

Do any of you have any great tips on how you are saving at the pump? What do you do to cut costs when fuel prices skyrocket?

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I use a free Iphone app called Gas Buddy. It locates the gas stations nearest to your location and allows you to see what each station is charging for gas! http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/gasbuddy-find-cheap-gas-prices/id406719683?mt=8
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Kroger now has a deal that if you have 1000 points you can get .30 off the gallon. It usually asks you at the pump if you have enough points if you would like to use your .30 off/ gallon. Also in my area Shell has it so you can use your Kroger card and save per gallon. I believe it is also based on the amount of points that you have on your card.
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I was thinking I'd add a little about the Kroger gasolline discounts; we have them here in VA and for every $100 you spend on groceries; you receive 10 cents off the gas price; you need to buy food anyway so that's one plus and second, they have gift cards where you get either double the points or several times a year you get 4 times the points!  So...if you buy a card to go to your favorite restaurant and they have a card for it; say you spend $50 on the card and use it at dinner; you will get 200 points or 20 cents for each card you purchased at the gas pump!  They will allow you to use all or part of your discount and they do have some Shell stations (like the other person mentioned) that allow you to use your Kroger card and use those discounts as well!  Comes in really handy and it's win-win!  :)  short p.s. They tell you too to go to krogerrewards.com (something like that) and enter once a week you're receipt and they will give you an additional 50 pts for each of those too!  :)

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Gas Buddy is great, I use that too! I also find grocery stores that pair up with gas stations. I saved 22 cents per gallon last week just because I used my savers card and had racked up points from my grocery shopping.
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also you must look at locations that offer money back if you buy a gift card like walmart in san antonio theyy give you 3 cents off gas prices when you get a gift card and pay with that at the pump or maybe a store in your state gives something else for your patronage check online for lowest gas prices in your area as well if you don't have a highspeed phone
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I also shop at stores that offer dscounts on gas with purchase of groceries. I don't have a store CREDIT card just those FREE cards. I know stores like Safeway, Kroger, Giant they all do it. If there is one in your area find out what deals they offer. I shop at the commissary as well but I'm starting to find that with the "surcharge" they they charge I'm not really saving anything! I use coupons on my groceries and then save on my gas when spend money there up 30 cents per gallon (for spending $75 in groceries)! Not bad!
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If you purchase a WalMart gift card and use it between now and 9/30/11, you can save $.10 a gallon. I just load mine up whenever I run am there shopping. Otherwise it's $.03 a gallon. =)
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My husband rides his bike to work at least twice a week. This has been a huge savings for us. Also, we work harder at carpooling with other families for our kids events and this has turned out saving a lot too. You can use up to two or three fewer tanks of gas a month by riding a bike only twice a week and carpooling. For us that's between $200 and $300. (We live in Italy) But in the states the savings would be at least $150/mo.
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My husband also rides his motorcyle - or did you mean bike as in mountain bike? That would be an even bigger savings! I have to say though, with this PCS, I sure do miss living 2 minutes from his work!