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

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

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

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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

Sam's Club Gas $3.24 a gallon - What's it like your area?

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What are the gas prices like in your neck of the woods? Bargains Deals

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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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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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: examiner.com 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.

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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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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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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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

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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

Family Balance Sheet

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.

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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4 High Impact Money Saving Tips

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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.

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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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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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Get Your Car Summer Ready & Save on Pennzoil at Walmart.com

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 Walmart.com. 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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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.

Increase Your Savings at the Pump with the Fuel Rewards Network

Saving Cents With Sense

With gas prices soaring, it is nice to know there is a way to help keep them down. Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of the Fuel Rewards Network. All opinions are 100% mine. I love finding ways to save that don’t mean extra work. As a busy mom, student, and business owner, I can’t waste my time on things that aren’t efficient.

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Affordable Prescription Sunglasses & Children’s Glasses for the Summer

Saving Cents With Sense

In today’s economy, and especially this time of year with higher gas prices, vacations, and other summer activities, it is nice to find affordable glasses. This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Zenni Optical for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. For those of that wear prescription glasses, I don’t have to tell you how how expensive they can be.

9 Ways to Save at the Pump

Saving Cents With Sense

With rising gas prices at the pump, it can be down right painful to fill up at the gas station. for a gallon of gas, we know that it will probably only get worse as the summer rolls on. Of course, driving less can help reduce the amount of gas you use, and therefore need to buy, but when carpooling, riding your bike, or using alternative transportation just isn’t feasible, then you can still use these tips to help you save at the pump.

My Adventures in Prius Gas Savings | Does it Really Save Money?

Saving Cents With Sense

My Adventures in Prius Gas Savings. As I mentioned when I first started this program, I was definitely curious about what kind of gas savings I would find driving the Prius and ultimately to find out if it would save me money by driving it. What kind of gas savings did I get? For starters, I drive an SUV, so my gas mileage isn’t anywhere near that good. You can see from this handy chart (made by Mr. SavingSense) that with the cost of gas at $3.80, I spend about $7.25

Staycation Tips & Ideas to Help You Save

Saving Cents With Sense

Summer is officially here and that means that kids are home, people are time off work, and gas prices are up (yikes!). You may not leave home (or travel far), but you’ll want to have some money set aside for tickets, eating out, gas, and possibly a night or two at a hotel. Staycation Tips & Ideas to Help You Save.

How to Recognize the Hidden Costs of Christmas & Trim the Fat

Saving Cents With Sense

Although gas prices have been lower lately, hovering around $3.20 If anyone asks you want you want for Christmas, think practical: gas cards, an hour with a financial planner, gift cards to the grocery store and personal budgeting software. When we think about how much we spend at Christmas, we typically focus on how much we spend on gifts for other people. The holiday season has a number of hidden costs, which really aren’t hidden as much as they are… ignored.

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#VonsGasRewards Points + $50 Safeway Gift Card Giveaway

Saving With Shellie

Vons in California has rolled out a big Gas Reward Points promotion to help you save on gas. 10 off per gallon for a single fill-up at a Vons gas station. That means big savings at the pump – especially in California where gas prices are notoriously high. If you find yourself needing gas and you aren’t near a Vons fuel station, you can use up to 200 points at participating Chevron and Texaco stations. Are you a Vons Shopper?

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Energizer Lithium Gas Reward Promotion Review & Giveaway

Nicoles Nickels

Name: Energizer Lithium Gas Reward Promotion. Description: “Summer travel season is in full swing and the ever changing cost of gas prices is impacting everyone. To help with the big summer shuffle between activities for your kids and family road trips, Energizer has a deal to help make a positive impact on your gas budget. Super easy and with the price of gas these days the $10 really helps.

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Smartphone Apps That Save You Money!

Saving Cents With Sense

With immediate, easy access to deal alerts and thousands of coupons that you can use right away or save for later, there’s no excuse for paying full retail price. This app monitors the gas prices near you or a designated location according to prices reported by a massive community of users. Just by looking up where to find the cheapest gas, you can save up to 20 cents per gallon. GasBuddy displays prices for the U.S.

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BJ’s Back to School/Dorm Decor Review & Giveaway

Nicoles Nickels

Price of Product: varies but always low! With inflation and gas prices on the rise, stretching the dollar is more important than ever, and members can always count on finding great value under one roof at BJ’s for all the back to school essentials. For back to school you won’t beat the selection and price! I really like the mattress topper with the bed bug protector – a must-have for any icky dorm room bed – all for just $59.99, a great price!

Disney Trip Cost, Breakdown & How I Paid For It

Saving Everyday

Gas = $350. tanks of gas for us to get to my sisters (we’ve made this trip 20+ times). Based on current gas prices, it will cost appx. I’ve already cashed out for $200 in FREE gas cards, so that leaves appx. When the time comes to have another, all we have to do is price everything and we’re ready to go. If you missed last night’s announcement, go HERE to catch up!