Tips On How To Save Money At The Gas Pump
With the price of gas being so high, it can end up being one of the highest expenses of the week for some. But what do you do to lower that expense? Some would say you just do not travel as much. Yes that is one way to go about it, and does lower the gas expense, but it may not be an option if you work out side the home. I thought I would go over a few tips I have learned along the way, that has helped us save money at the gas pump.
First off you may be wondering how you can save money at the pump seeing as how gas stations do not have coupons for fuel. Well one of the first things you should do is find a local station around you that offers member discounts. Not all of them offer this but a lot do. When you join their member discounts it helps you save a few cents each time you buy gas.
Next, find out what day they have their gas sale. Most gas stations have one day out of the week where they drop the price of fuel for that day. After you figure out what day of the week it is, always buy gas on that day. Depending on how much you have to drive and the type of vehicle you drive, this should be able to last you the week. Or at least the best part of the week anyways. Unless you have to have more the one tank of gas a week, try to ONLY buy it on those sale days.
Another great way to save money at the gas pump, is to take advantage of fuel discounts from your local grocery stores. Most grocery stores have teamed up with a local gas station. They offer cents off per gallon of gas for select items yo buy each week. When you do your shopping and are getting your coupons ready, try to include any good deals that also offer cents off per gallon. Sometimes this can even mean buying gift cards to the grocery store or even the gas station.
Always make sure to keep up with maintenance on your car. By keeping the tires to the proper inflation and and changing air filters when they need to be, you will get the most miles out of your gas.
To get the BEST bang for your buck, combine all these tips together! If you are a member and already get a discount, then combine it with the gas sale day, you get the most off. Well then you combine that with gas discounts you earn from shopping for groceries, you just turned what was a few pennies off to BIG savings!
I hope these tips have helped give you a few ides on how you can save money at the gas pump. If you have any tips you use, feel free to leave them in the comments below.