With prices for just about every commodity on the rise, you want to be sure you are saving where you can and most importantly not over-paying.
Gas is one of those goods which is a generally something you can’t scratch off your budget. That being the case – and with the prices beginning to set record highs – you need not pay full price for it. Here are some ideas to avoid doing so:
- Get a membership at Costsco or other club/warehouse type stores with discounted gas. Sure, you will have to pay their yearly membership fee. But, I have found the rebate check you get at the end of the year, typically covers that cost.
- Be sure to sign-up for e-deals offered by your local gas stations. They typically offer coupons and discounts off per gallon.
- Get the app! If you are a smart phone user, be sure to download apps that will locate the cheapest gas in your area. These are typically updated by other users. I personally like GasBuddy.
- Buy on Wednesdays. According to co-founder of GasBuddy, Jason Toews, “Wednesday’s are the best day of the week for cheap gas prices.”
- Many gas companies offer reward cards that will save you money each time you use the card to fill up. Word of warning here – be sure you are paying this off every month. If you are getting charged interest on the balance, this defeats the whole purpose.
Any other thoughts on not paying full price?