Are You Ready for Rising Gas Prices?

Family Balance Sheet

There was a graph showing the price of gas as of Tuesday was $3.29 vs. last month's price of $3.11 vs. last year's price of $2.69. I don't want to be a Debbie Downer, but I am keeping my eye on gas prices. Our business was affected by higher gas prices in 2008. Some customers confided that they couldn't continue to buy our product because gas prices were taking a bigger chunk out of their budgets.

Daily Frugal Tip: Use The Gas Buddy Phone App

Couponing 101

Over the weekend, we talked about saving money on gas. Janine e-mailed in with a really great tip to help us save even more on gas: “Download the Gas Buddy phone app. Plug in your location, and it will tell you all the current gas prices in your area so that you can choose the cheapest one!” So for all you smart phone users, this is a great way to help you find the cheapest gas around town.

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SUNOCO GAS: Falling Gas Prices Today at New Irondale Location 11 a.m. to 1 p.m

Birmingham Bargain Mom

Grab some cheap gas today from 11 to 1 if you're near Irondale. Bargains Deals 5439

SUNOCO GAS: Falling Gas Prices Today at New Hoover Location 11 a.m. to 1 p.m

Birmingham Bargain Mom

Alabama Sunoco grand opening in Hoover today.

Gas Prices: I paid $3.09 a gallon this morning + Gas reward programs

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What are you paying for gas in your area? Bargains Deals

Frugal Tip Monday-Favorite Weekly Frugal Links

Fashion Without Guilt

How to Tame your Gas Guzzler - MSN. Frugal Tip Monday Frugal Tips Fashion Without Guilt featured featured2 free money frugal tip monday frugal tips frugal tips links gas prices increase how to save money my dollar plan spring cleaning tips wisebread . Five Expense to Ditch by Age 30 - Wisebread. Your One Month Guide To Spring Cleaning - Wisebread. Check out FREE MONEY - My Dollar Plan. Spring Cleaning Tips and List - Fashion Without Guilt.

Five Frugal Things | 2 freebies, 2 sales, & a vacuum

The Frugal Girl

In case you are wondering about the gas money related to me picking up these freebies: they’re all fairly close by. AND despite the high gas prices, I am happy to drive right now because Zoe and I are feverishly working to get her required driving hours in this summer. ?? ).

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Apparently Some of Those Gas Saving Tips Don't Actually Work

Family Balance Sheet

With rising gas prices, we are all looking for ways to save money at the pump. Last week, I asked readers if they were ready for rising gas prices. Many people commented their concerns about how the rising prices would affect their budgets and habits. Earlier this week, I read Gas Saving Tips That Don't Actually Work at Yahoo Finance and it debunks some of the advice that we have been given about saving money at the pump.

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5 Easy Ways to Save on Gas The Next Time you go to the pump

Coupons Do Work

Having a car is great but when it comes to gas?? the prices and all are not always fun. Here are 5 easy ways to save on gas the next time you go to the pump. Fill Up Middle of the Week: most of the time, gas prices are at the highest on the weekends (not always but it is a common fact). So stop on a Wed to fill up gas. Although I filled it up today, Thursday and I did not see a price difference from Saturday up until today. off my gas or $0.03.

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Sharing the Benefits of Saving at CVS in Light of Rising Gas & Grocery Prices

Simply CVS

I came across the following article on this morning and thought how much more important our CVS savings will be in the months ahead: Killer Combo of High Gas, Food Prices at Key Tipping Point. The author points out that not only are gas prices rising at an alarming rate but food prices also have increased “6.5

10 Ways to Save at Giant Food Stores

Family Balance Sheet

I am very familiar with the store, its pricing strategy, its setup, and how to save and stretch my grocery budget dollars. Points are valid for 30 days and can be redeemed for rewards, like savings dollars, gas savings, and special promotions.

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More Drilling is Not The Solution We Need for Our Energy Future

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

But in the real world, where these people don’t live, there are many reasons why opening up more of our public lands for drilling is not, and never will be, a good solution: The Department of Energy has said that lifting the ban on more offshore exploration on the outer continental shelf would not have a significant impact on crude oil and natural gas production or prices before 2030. Don’t believe anyone when they say drilling will bring down gas prices right away; it won’t.

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Six Eco-friendly Ways to Save Money for You and Your Family

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Heading into the summer, gas prices will continue to go up, so transportation alternatives can really help. Carpooling, public transportation, and biking are all terrific ways to cut down trips to the gas pump while decreasing your own personal carbon footprint left on the environment. Transportation. From a money-saving and environment-friendly perspective, this may be the most obvious solution to making room in your budget in an eco-conscious manner.

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Daily Frugal Tip: Save On Gas

Couponing 101

With gas prices high once again, we can save a small fortune by trying to conserve on our gas. What other ways do you save on gas? Daily Frugal Tip: Save On Gas is a post from Couponing 101. Carpool to work and activities whenever possible. Combine errands into one trip if you can. Walk or bike if that’s an option. Photo Source: via Dee on Pinterest. Do you have a Frugal Tip you’d like to share? Please send me an email !

Staycations Are For Suckers!

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

The truth is that they can offer these prices to their customers because airlines want to fill their seats, hotels want to fill their rooms, and area attractions are desperate for an influx of cash. Also, smaller, less known discount travel sites like the ones that target specific areas might be able to offer better rates because they have less overhead and can therefore offer their customers better prices. Families are facing some really desperate times.

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Giant: Quaker Popped Mini Rice Cakes $.08 {Starting 3/1}

For the Mommas

Gas deals have been pretty good to us lately, and while the deals aren’t stellar next week, we have one decent deal. With gas prices hanging at the $2.30-$2.60 range, your gas points stretchhhh. in gas points when you get 25 gallons. $.64 Alright, Alright, Alright! At least we will recover from all the junk food this week! Starting 3/1/15, there will be a buy 8, get 400 points. Included in the deal is Quaker Popped Mini Rice Cakes.

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CVS Deal: $10 Gas Card WYB $30 Participating Products

Saving Everyday

As if I could love CVS any more, now they are offering an AWESOME promotion to help with these ridiculous gas prices! Starting Sunday, 5/22/11 CVS will give you a $10 gas gift card when you buy $30 worth of qualifying products. The products will be different each week and clearly marked in the weekly ad and in the store. Limit of one $10 gift card per week. This promotion will run all summer! Thanks, Karen. Share or Print This! CVS Stores

6 Ways an i-Phone Can Save You Money

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

GasBuddy : As gas prices increase each day, our gas budget has skyrocketed. There is nothing more frustrating than spending a huge chunk of your earnings and savings on gas. With gas at nearly $4 a gallon in many areas, saving a few dollars each trip can really add up. GasBuddy finds all of the gas stations in your immediate area and displays the current prices to you. You can find the cheapest place to get gas and see the prices as they change.

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How Do You Handle Increasing Expenses?

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Surprisingly, the details of the plan were almost identical to this year’s plan except for the price. Comparing the 2015 prices with what we pay now, I discovered that if we kept the same health, dental, and vision plans our health care costs would increase about $115 a month. Gasoline : We currently budget $75 a week for gasoline which translates to a tank of gas for our van. With gas prices falling significantly recently, we haven’t been using the full amount.

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Kroger: 4X Fuel Points is BACK – February 26th, 27th & 28th ONLY!!!

For the Mommas

You can rack up A TON of fuel points this weekend and score CHEAP gas with as low as gas prices have been. Kroger: 4X Fuel Points is BACK – February 26th, 27th & 28th ONLY!!! Good news Kroger shoppers… 4X fuel points is BACK this weekend, February 26th, 27th & 28th! Get 4 times the fuel points on all of your purchases when you load this multi-use coupon to your Kroger shopper’s card.

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Bike Your Way to a Healthier, Richer, Happier You

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Given the insane gas prices we’re facing lately (plus, we’re headed into construction season which means a longer, more convoluted commute), let’s give a generous estimate that you fill your car for $55 twice a month. That’s 110 of your hard-earned dollars being funneled directly into your gas tank. I had an 8-week stretch where I didn’t have to put a single ounce of gas in my car’s tank.

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Four Easy Ways to Save on Basic Necessities

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

The American culture is wrought with excessive spending so it is no surprise that the typical household overspends on necessities such as food, gas, utilities, and phone usage. The average American household consumes more and more meat every year and prices are skyrocketing. How to Reduce Gas Consumption. Use your car’s cruise control option at a speed of 60 miles per hour or less to increase gas mileage. It has never been easier to find the lowest gas prices.

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13 Ways to Make Your Existing Car Greener and Avoid Buying a New One

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

High gas prices got you down? This helps reduce pollution by preventing gas fumes from heating up and thus creating ozone. Those instructions are there on the gas pump for a reason. Fuel-injected cars do not, contrary to popular mythology, use more gas starting up each time than they would just idling Combine errands. Don’t forget to enter to win an iPad 3 here at PET.

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Can Electric Cars Really Save You Money?

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

As gasoline prices quickly approach an average of $4 a gallon across the country, many people are looking once again at hybrid cars as a way to cut expenditures from their budget and save money. However, before you trade-in your gas-guzzling sports utility vehicle, it is important to consider all the costs that are involved in purchasing an eco-friendly vehicle. The most obvious of such costs is simply its sticker price. How to Save Money on Gas.

DIY Car Maintenance For Cash Savings

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

8 Ways to Save on Fuel Who of us does not want to squeeze a bit more distance out of each gallon of gas that we. High gas prices got you down? How to Save Money on Gas In the past, I have often encouraged many of you to find alternative sources for transportation in an effort to. When I was 16, my dad gave me my first vehicle. I can’t imagine that he didn’t get it for free; I’m sure he did.

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What’s the Most Energy Efficient Form of Transportation

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Due to the recent high gas prices, he has been focused on researching gas credit card offers, most recently writing reviews of the 76 credit card and the Chase BP gas card. However he kindly reminds everyone that reducing your driving is the best way to save money on gas, as well as save the environment! During the “great recession” when oil prices dipped, fuel efficiency took a backseat to other issues.

Are You Getting Ripped Off At The Gas Pump?

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

A few weeks ago, my Aunt sent along an email that warned about mis-calibrated gas pumps. The email was adamant that pumps were overcharging for gasoline because the total amount didn’t really match up to the price times the number of gallons. As I sailed across the prairie, stopping at station after station, I kept my receipts and tracked the price per gallon and gallons purchased. Here were my results: Price Per Gal. Total Price. Actual Price.

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11 Ways To Make Personal Travel More Sustainable And Less Polluting

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Buy A Scooter If you want to feel the breeze in your face but are afraid of climbing up on that Harley, check out small gas or electric-powered scooters. While gas is not currently at an all time high, it is still expensive. High gas prices got you down? Unless you live, work, and play in your own neighborhood and never venture outside of it, chances are you own a car or a truck.

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Find out how Maureen Paid off $79,540 in Credit Card & Student Loan Debt

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With that being said, I also learned about couponing and began to learn all I could about bargain shopping and using coupons and deal sites to garner the best price I could no matter what I was purchasing. My favorite apps include: Checkout 51, Snap, Red Laser, Gas Buddy, and Shop Kick. Today’s Debt Free Story is from Maureen. She writes at A Debt Free Stress Free Life. Tell us about you and your family. Where are you from? What do you do for a living? What are your hobbies?

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How To Drive Green And Save On Gas Mileage

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Drivers and manufacturers are both embracing the eco-friendly tools because they help lower C02 emissions and achieve better gas mileage. Proven Tips to Increase Gas Mileage. Below you will find surefire ways to improve gas mileage. The less you idle, the better gas mileage you will receive. Idling can guzzle a 1/4 tank of gas an hour. This combination can lower gas mileage by 33 percent on the highway and 5 percent in town. How to Save Money on Gas.

Plan a Staycation or Vacation in Harrisburg, PA

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With gas prices inching closer to $4 in many parts of the nation, a lot people are staying close to home this summer for their vacation. Prices for the IMAX theater range from $8 - $9.50, depending on your age and prices for the science center range from $12.50 - $15, depending on age as well. Admission prices range from $7-$9, depending on age.

Are You Wasting Valuable Energy and Money?

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

With gas and electricity prices spiraling, consumers are looking for ways of saving money. As well as establishing an energy saving regime in the home which can reduce the average fuel bill by up to £250 according to the Government it is worth shopping around to compare electricity prices and the cost of gas to get the best deal. These days, consumers are much less likely to stick with the same gas and electricity supplier long term.

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Gas Points Shopping Trip = $4.20 or FREE {Why You Should Do Gas Points}

For the Mommas

I wanted to quick post this because I wanted to show you that you don’t have to have a 30 gallon tank or use gas jugs to make gas deals worth it. I have seen/heard so many overlook gas deals because they have small cars or tanks. It is a personal decision of whether or not gas cans work for you – it just doesn’t for us. Anyway, I am putting gas in my car anyway, if you own a car – I am guessing you do to. off my 18 gallons of gas.

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4 High Impact Money Saving Tips

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

One of the biggest ongoing costs to owning or renting a home is electricity and gas. These long commutes, coupled with insanely high gas prices, make a sizable impact in your monthly budget. Gas Saving Tips. If you are anything like me, you probably want to know as many different ways as possible to reduce your monthly expenses, thereby increasing your savings. Today I would like to outline four really hard hitting methods to achieve this.

Free and Cheap Kindle eBooks: Life Begins at 60, The Red Sun and More

For the Mommas

Despite the economy and lousy gas prices, you can still feed a family of four or more for under $200 a month using these simple tried and true techniques. Free and Cheap Kindle eBooks: Life Begins at 60, The Red Sun and More. Here are some cheap and free Amazon Kindle eBooks you can find: The Red Sun (Legends of Orkney) by Alane Adams. Sam Baron is about to get the shock of his life.

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11 Discount & Budget Travel Websites-ChristianPF

Fashion Without Guilt

With gas prices nearing $4, who has the money for that family vacation this year. The consumers have spoken and gas seems to be gradually dropping but not fast enough.If Trying to Travel on a Budget these day, is almost impossible. you wa Related posts: Black Friday Websites 2009 Father’s Day Freebies Frugal Tip Monday-Celebrating Valentine’s Day On A Budget.

Get Your Car Summer Ready & Save on Pennzoil at

For the Mommas

With gas prices being low, AAA projects that 34 million people will drive to their Memorial Day destinations this year. This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. DotComDIY #CollectiveBias. Get Your Car Summer Ready & Save on Pennzoil at Are you planning a family road trip this summer? Get Your Car Summer Ready and save some money by doing a DIY oil change.

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Goodyear: $25/$50 Coupon

Saving With Shellie

I know gas prices are on the rise so now might be a good time to do things to help your gas mileage like getting your tires rotated and properly filled, changing your air filter, getting an oil change with the recommended oil grade for your vehicle and doing a general tune-up. If you need some work done on your car, there is a high value Goodyear coupon for $25 off a $50 purchase.

Festival of Frugality #271- 10 Movies, 10 Lessons Edition

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Rosa Wilson presents Change of Address: 10 Reasons Your Gas Bill is So High posted at Change of Address. Dr. Dean presents Gas Prices Rise: What Say You? Hello and welcome to the 271st Festival of Frugality-10 Movies, 10 Lessons Edition. It is amazing what insight we can gain from a night out at the theater. Some people take spending and greed to a limit they shouldn’t and others become so extreme in frugality that they forget to enjoy living life.

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The Gotcha’s of Gas Credit Cards

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Recently, he’s been working on a list of the best gas credit cards and his most recent credit card review was for the Chase Ink card. Thanks to all the ruckus in Egypt and the Middle East, gas prices have started to climb again… the timing couldn’t be worse considering how shaky our economy still is! Of course, gas stations and credit card companies are trying to take advantage of this situation, by using it as a marketing ploy to get you to sign up for their gas cards.

More Fuel Rewards Network™ and Giveaway

Nicoles Nickels

I already started seeing a drop in my gas price because of the Fuel Rewards Network. One (1) reader will get a $25 Shell Gas card! Fuel Rewards Network™. We told you all about the The Fuel Rewards Network™ program last month and how it offers you real savings at participating Shell stations. And how for a limited time, new members of the Fuels Rewards Network program can get a 25c/gal sign-up bonus when they join the program.

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One Month of Spending Zero

Couponing 101

What we are still paying for: • Regular Bills • Home Business Expenses • Gas • That’s it! Fuel Discounts While gas is considered a necessary expense, we are still trying to limit how much we use (certainly easier when we aren’t running all over the place spending money!). We’re also taking advantage of fuel discounts and very thankful for the lower gas prices we’re seeing this month!

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Giveaway: $50 Travelocity Gift Card & $25 ExxonMobil Gift Card (2 Winners!)

Saving Cents With Sense

With gas prices rising, you can still take a car trip, just make sure you use my 9 Ways to Save at the Pump. Giveaway: $50 Travelocity Gift Card & $25 ExxonMobil Gift Card (2 Winners!). How are you liking the new look here at Saving Cents with Sense so far? One of the new features is to highlight more travel deals because I know so many of you are looking for ways to save on family trips, vacations, and fun adventures.