How to save money on gas without driving around
What's the Deal?
When it comes to saving money on gas, Conor Knighton says you shouldn't waste your time. While everyone hates high gas prices, why drive around for miles to save a few pennies?
The average American uses around 10 gallons of gas a week. That’s 520 gallons a year. Even if you're saving $0.10 a gallon by going to a less convenient convenience store, that's a dollar a week – or $52 a year.
While you are only saving a dollar a week, people obsess over saving money on gas. But there are so many other things you could do that save you way more money. There are tricks like paying for gas on a credit card that offers a rebate for gas purchases. That 5 percent cash back means you're saving around $0.15 to $0.20 a gallon wherever you go.
Many grocery stores offer fuel point promotions. For example, it you spend $100 at Ralphs, you can get 100 points that turn into a $0.10 per gallon discount at Shell Gas Stations. Some grocery stores offer 2x points on gift cards. This mean if you bought $100 in gas gift cards, you'd then be getting $0.10 cents off a gallon twice when you go to redeem those cards.
Also, getting a more fuel efficient car, taking public transportation, or carpooling can save you way more money.
In other words, there are ways to save money on gas – without having to waste time driving around to do it.
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