Sunday, April 16

Filling the Gas Tank

I'm sure you know better than to think that it is a coincidence that every weekend gas prices are higher than they were during the week? Who do the gas companies think they are fooling? Of course we are all travelling, visiting or running errands on the weekend since that is when most of us finally get a few moments of time to do these things.

Today's tip is extremely simple and short. Fill up your tank before your local stations perform the usual weekend price hike. Simply keep track of local prices for a few weeks until you see what is happening, then purchase around their pricing strategy to your own advantage. If you commute to work then you should have plenty of opportunity to fill up for a good price on the way home.

The hard part may be finding the time and energy to apply this frugality tip after a long day at the office.

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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Gas saving 101 goes like this tire air pressure,maintence,accelerate evenly and brake as little as you can. How can you brake less simple pay attention I see fools all day race to red lights and stop signs they pass me because I obey the speed limit they go rushing by and I pass them crusing by not even trying to only because I anticipate traffic eventualities lookit if they are stopped and I maintained the speed I pass them at 35 on a four lane I have only 20mph to regain the lawfully posted speed the dunce has 35 hard miles to do while im already well on my way to 55 those overdrive mph are much easier and quicker to pull off they over take me again because I am driving to conserve slowing for the next light I see red. I try my best not to stop if you see a light red ahead slow early that way when you get to the area the light was red it is now green and you save time and money less wear and tear too you can usually tell if a driver is going to turn left or right and choose the better lane this stuff works.
Don't say bull because I use to pass zippy sports cars while driving a max 62mph massive truck grossing 80,000lbs the car was trying to get down the road faster but couldn't due to their lack of skill or just not paying attention.
When at the store buy cases of canned goods/soap if they go on sale if you know you will use them to reduce trips to the store for tomato sauce or razors,have more than enough that is if you can have enough why have to go to the store for a $0.75 food stuff that you could've stocked we have a rule in our house if you open a new item buy a new item next trip that way you always have enough. We sometimes make a grocery list by looking at the trash can. You may say two tubs of margarine yes one opened the other being used if it will not spoil get it.
I always buy a loaf of bread when I go to the store my wife tells me we have plenty of bread but I tell her if you have plenty you will be more willing to eat at home rather than eat out besides you can trade a fat snack for toast and jelly,grill cheese,etc or you can entertain feeding ducks rather than some other high dollar event my kid loves that about me I'm there with her and we have a blast with the left over bread.
We live in hurricans area we fill up at 1/2 tank in the season and 1/8 tank off season but we always fill up why waiste your time getting a partial fill up unless the difference is impossible to swallow $0.25 a gallon & up then we will get 2 gallons to get to the city to top off even then we make use of a trip anywhere we rarely go somewhere just for one store or movie we combine shopping with library and get vedios at the library for free along with the club membership at blockbuster las t storm we were well stocked with food it was months before the stores could restock fully we lost some from the frige but just the fuel we save pays for the product we have to look at the whole picture you can pay double for convience store stuff and a drive to a supercenter may be not worth the trip. .cdltpx@yahoo.com

Mom2fur said...

Wow, you have some great tips, Anon! I agree those people who race red lights are fools. So they get someplace how much faster, about 3 seconds? Wow...

I buy bread and milk almost every time I go to the store, too! You know those are the two things you'll run out of, and some of the things you'd run to the store (using up gasoline) for at the last minute. I have learned to buy doubles on milk. We go through almost a gallon a day, so why not?

Gas just hit $3.05 at the lowest here on Long Island. Highest I've seen is $3.11. This was on Thursday. I guarantee it's even higher now!

Mom2fur

ChangeMe said...

I agree, excellent thoughts Anon, thanks for sharing them.

Anonymous said...

First time on the site and you guys have got it. I live by the old New England saying "use it up, wear it out, make it due". I also give away things freely, it opens my hand up to receive "new" things. Also, this declutters my house so I never loose anything anymore. (Not like the bad old days when I had to keep buying tape and sizzors and can openers.)
Thanks for all the insights.

Dawn Elise
Eastern Ontario, Canada

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