Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Tightwad Tidbit: Got Gas?

"Can implementing the three R's - reduce, recycle, reuse, save you money? If you only implemented the three R's in your kitchen,
you would save money." -- Catherine Pulsifer, from 10 Tips for Saving Money in Your Kitchen

Although gas prices are currently quite low, there are murmurs about them rising again soon. And, being one to pinch pennies, I always comparison shop.

I'm sure y'all know that typically gas stations right off the highway are more expensive. So are the stations by the mall or other large shopping areas.

I do avoid "no name" stations because they can have bad gas (it only takes once getting bad gas to take steps to keep that from happening again!), so I limit my purchases to bigger named brands. To help, I use this nifty website:


It's easy to find the prices of gas locally. They also note when the most recent updates are done, so you can tell if the price is old or not.

Anyone have tips on saving money on gas? I'd love to hear them! Just post them in the comments :-)


Also, if you're looking for more penny-pinching tips, my friend Maria Zannini has begun blogging about that subject on her blog. Check it out here!



Diane Craver said...

That's wonderful news about your fantasy - glad you love it again.

Your daughter did great shoveling the driveway!

Maria Zannini said...

Ref: DD
Doesn't that make you proud? So much of raising children is set by the examples of the parents. You guys must have done good. :o)

Ref: bad gas
I once got a tank of bad gas and complained to the company. (For some reason I still had the receipt.) They paid to get my car fixed!

MomJane said...

Wow, I checked out that site on Freecycle, from your tightwad post. It really has a lot of stuff in my area. Now if I only had the room, I could have a freezer, a washer and a dryer. Still, it had a lot of things. Great site. Hope everyone checks it out.

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

I'll be having a tightwad tidbit tomorrow - great artisan bread that's incredibly easy to make and only needs 3 cups of bread flour and a package of instant yeast.

Brandy said...

Gasbuddy is a good site, we use it all the time. Also, I don't know if y'all have this up there, but WW and a local grocery store have shopping cards you can put money on and then use those to pay for your gas, usually getting about 3 cents off the regular price for the gas.
Also, if you have errands to run, try and make them into a circutious route. *G*
Thanks for the tips.