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Win FREE Gasoline for 1 YEAR (for you + 5 friends)

Enter the Shell Gasoline Sweepstakes to win Shell fuel for a year for you and 5 friends! One lucky winner plus 5 of their friends will have an opportunity to win free Shell Nitrogen Enriched Gasolines for a full year. Click on the image to find out more! Contest ends 6 May 2013. Contests & Sweepstakes


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The Only Money-Saving Gasoline Tip That Worked

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

From squeezing every last mile out of a tank to using the Gas Buddy app on my iPhone to find the absolute lowest gasoline price near me, gas at $4.00+ per gallon can be a budget killer. I don’t know about you, but I dread every single time I have to pull into the gas station and fill up my vehicle.

Daily Frugal Tip: Save On Gasoline

Couponing 101

Check out this great frugal tip for today: Save On Gasoline Every Time You Fill Up ! Daily Frugal Tip: Save On Gasoline is a post from Couponing 101. Nice little tidbits to remember when trying to save on gas money! Be sure to check out the previous gas frugal tips: Combining Trips and Using The Gas Buddy App ! How do you save on gas money? Do you have a Frugal Tip you’d like to share? Please send me an email !

Walmart: Portable Generator $199 (Reg $417)

For the Mommas

Right now, Walmart has portsman Sandstorm Gasoline 2000-Watt Portable Generator $199.99 (Reg $417.99). The Sportsman Gasoline 2,000 Surge Watt Portable Generator can power common household appliances and power tools. gallons of gasoline.

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. Gasoline and Hybrids. When people think about buying a hybrid car running on electricity, they think about all the savings from not having to buy gasoline. Consider the gasoline usage of a typical electric hybrid: 60 miles per gallon.

Enter To Win Free Gas For A Year From Shell

Saving Everyday

Enter to win FREE Shell Nitrogen Enriched Gasolines for a full year – just click the banner ! Freebies

First Alert Standard Home Fire Extinguisher $18.96

For the Mommas

Multipurpose fire extinguisher fights wood, paper, trash, plastics, gasoline, oil, and electrical-equipment fires. First Alert Standard Home Fire Extinguisher $18.96 Amazon has First Alert Standard Home Fire Extinguisher for $18.96 with free shipping. First Alert’s HOME1 Fire Extinguisher is UL rated 1-A: 10-B:C; it features durable all-metal construction with a commercial-grade metal valve and trigger.

Why Those EPA Mileage Estimates Do Not Add Up

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Gasoline Purity. No, gas stations are not selling dirty gas, but some gasoline varieties are cut with more ethanol than others. Burning gasoline that contains 10 percent ethanol (known as E10) will lower your fuel efficiency by up to 3-4 percent according to the EPA. Try to use gasoline that only contains about 3 percent ethanol in order to boost your fuel economy. The EPA bases its fuel economy estimates on the use of nearly pure gasoline.

Are You Getting Ripped Off At The Gas Pump?

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

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. My Gasoline Ripoff Non-Scientific Test. According to Consumer Watchdog , that is because gasoline expands when hot, yet the pumps (most of which do not take temperature into consideration) do not change the amount of gasoline pumped, so you get expanded gasoline in your tank, which gives you fewer miles to the gallon.

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5 Fuel Saving Tips (Guest Post)

Saving Cents With Sense

And as you know, gasoline coupons just don’t appear out this air. That means all of us have to take extra steps so that we can conserve gasoline and get the most out of each fill up. Not only that, they can also make you burn more gasoline. When you have extra items in your trunk, it can weight you down and also make you burn more gasoline. So, what are YOU doing to help save on your gasoline consumption?

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Why Use Cash?

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

She envisioned me running out of gasoline and not being able to get home. I hate paying for things like dinners out or gasoline weeks after I have eaten or used up the gas. Each month, when he got paid, most of it went to pay off the gasoline credit card charges. Back in my teens and early twenties, Mom used to yell at me about not carrying enough cash. At the time, I didn’t have credit cards so it was a valid concern.

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Prairie Eco-Thrifter Was Included in Six Carnivals This Week

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Many thanks to Budgeting with the Bushmans who hosted the Festival of Frugality and included David’s post, The Only Money-Saving Gasoline Tip That Worked. Start Talking Cents hosted the Carnival of Personal Finance #357 and included my post, Why Being Rich Is Overrated. Jana’s post, Factors to Consider When Accepting a Job was included in the Yakezie Carnival – Severe Weather Edition hosted by Money Qanda as well as the Financial Carnival for Young Adults #8 hosted by 20’s Finances.

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

Coupons Do Work

This means that the car is not efficiently using the gasoline and pulling more than is needed to operate the car. 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.

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11 Ways To Make Personal Travel More Sustainable And Less Polluting

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

You can pick up a good used bike for under $100 and stop paying for gasoline and emitting noxious gases. Sure beats using gasoline every day! And when that day comes, you can’t do much better than picking up a new or late model electric or electric-gasoline hybrid car like a Prius. 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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How Do You Handle Increasing Expenses?

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Gasoline : We currently budget $75 a week for gasoline which translates to a tank of gas for our van. The email sat in my inbox for a few days unopened and unread. From the subject line I knew exactly what it was, but I wanted no part of it because I knew the effect it would have on my family’s budget.

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Get Freebies and Discounts Every T-Mobile Tuesday

Couponing 101

In the past, offers have included free Redbox rentals, Dunkin’ Donuts credits, movie tickets, Auntie Anne’s pretzels, gasoline discounts, and so much more. If you’re a T-Mobile customer, check the T-Mobile Tuesday app today to get the latest deal! Each Tuesday, T-Mobile offers new promotions to thank its customers. These promotions can help you snag great freebies and discounts on a wide array of products and experiences.

Fossil Fuel Alternatives: Biofuel vs. Electric

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Gasoline and diesel are called “fossil fuels” because they are derived from plant and animal remains that are millions of years old. Hybrid-electric cars, which have an electric motor and a gasoline engine, offer a balance of eco-friendliness and practicality. Alternatives to fossil fuel are becoming more popular not only because of their “green” benefits, but also because of concerns about relying on limited, imported resources to fuel cars – and economies.

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Walmart: Up To 50% Off On Generators

For the Mommas

Sportsman Gasoline 4000W Portable Generator $269.99 {Was $599.99}. Smarter Tools 7500W Propane (LPG) and Gasoline Generator with Electric Start and Battery $804.99 {Was $1360.30}. Walmart: Up To 50% Off On Generators. Winter is quickly approaching and many people start thinking about backup power options. Walmart has you covered! Get select generators up to 50% off with Walmart’s rollback pricing. If you are in the market for a generator, now is the time to buy.

Control Your Bagworms – Economically and Organically

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

The cost is a bit of your time and possibly a few bucks to buy some kerosene or gasoline or other lighter fluid. Once you have collected all the worms you can see, pour some gasoline over them and light a fire. Bagworms can wipe out your expensive evergreen landscaping in a single season if left uncontrolled. If you own a home and have landscaped with juniper, arborvitae, spruce, pine or cedar, don’t let the bagworms cost you a fortune.

Bike Your Way to a Healthier, Richer, Happier You

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

If you continued to only fill up for this amount twice per month, after a full year you’d have spent $1,320 just on gasoline alone. I could have purchased 2 brand-new bikes for how much I would have been spending on gasoline. Did you know that 90% of Americans drive to work despite the fact that 70% of them have a commute that is less than 2 miles? Reading this statistic surprised me, even though I’m one of the 0.6% of our nation’s population that bikes to work.

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

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

I previously wrote about how I was saving money on gasoline just by driving the speed limit but for this post I wanted to share many more tips on how to make your own car more green and eco-friendly without you having to spend a ton of dough on a new hybrid this year. Don’t forget to enter to win an iPad 3 here at PET. High gas prices got you down? Wishing you had bought a new Prius or even an EV about a year ago so you could be saving a ton of money on those twice weekly fill ups?

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Kellogg’s – Receive A $10 Pre-Paid Gas Rewards Card via MIR

Saving In Akron

Kellogg's is offering a $10 Pre-Paid Rewards MasterCard ® that can be used for gasoline purchases via their special mail-in-rebate offer! Here's what you need to do to receive your gas card: SEND: This completed Official Order Form (MIR) and U PCs (see quantities below) from these participating brands: Kellogg's® All-Bran® Original® Kellogg's® All-Bran® Bran Buds® cereal.

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How to Take a Frugal (or Free) Vacation or Trip

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Gasoline, groceries, drugstores, restaurants – you name it, my Amtrak card gets used to pay the bill. Buying groceries gives me at least 700 points a month and gasoline a few hundred more! What if I told you I am able to take a free vacation or trip at least once a year? Would you believe me? I would be doubtful too if someone told me that, but the truth is that it’s rather easy to do if you have a rewards credit card and work hard to maximize your earning potential with it.

The High Cost of Speeding

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

You also use about 40% more gasoline, according to some musings by Bargain Babe and SelecTrucks. Gasoline waste costs. Have you been pulled over for speeding? Chances are you have, if my experiences are any indicator. You see, I am one of those drivers that obeys the speed limit and traffic laws. I have never had a ticket. And I am sick of being tailgated!!!! According to Traffic Ticket Secrets , more than 100,000 people are pulled over each and every day in the US.

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Tesla Motors: The Beginning of the End for Buying Gas or Charging Batteries

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Tesla’s Supercharger network is a game changer for electric vehicles, providing long distance travel that has a level of convenience equivalent to gasoline cars for all practical purposes,” said Tesla Motors co-founder and CEO Elon Musk. “We Tesla Motors – makers of the beautiful all-electric four door sports sedan Model S – not only want to move us all into driving electric vehicles; it also wants to provide the power you need to recharge your batteries, free of charge.

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4 Gas Saving Tips

Fashion Without Guilt

The colder the ground the more dense the gasoline, when it gets warmer gasoline expands, so buying in the afternoon or in the evening… your gallon is not exactly a gallon. In the petroleum business, the specific gravity and the temperature of the gasoline, diesel and jet fuel, ethanol and other petroleum products plays an important role. . Gasoline evaporates faster than you can imagine. Gasoline storage tanks have an internal floating roof.

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How To Drive Green And Save On Gas Mileage

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

If you drive 5 mph over sixty mph, you can be wasting up to 31 cents of gasoline. The Only Money-Saving Gasoline Tip That Worked I don’t know about you, but I dread every single time I have to pull into the gas station and. The term “eco-driving” refers to the energy-efficient use of automobiles. In fact, due to driver demand, car manufacturers are providing drivers with easy-to-use tools that measure driving efficiency.

Ways for Busy Parents to Teach Young Children About Money

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Buying gasoline. Talk about various car expenses, besides gasoline, like oil, windshield washer fluid, mechanics, tuneups, tires, car payment interest and etc. Talk about where the gasoline comes from and the various jobs related to producing it. You want your kid to be financially savvy. You know you can’t depend on the schools to teach them what you think they need to know.

Want to Save Money? Work with What You Have

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Save Money on Hair Care Make Your Own Beauty Products 5 Things to Cut Back On to Reduce Your Environmental… How to Learn Frugal Tricks in a New Town The Only Money-Saving Gasoline Tip That Worked. I was born with mildly curly hair. In the summer months, this manifested into a mop of fuzz. For years I hated my hair and did anything I could to straighten it.

Grandparenthood Can Be Expensive!

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

This year for instance, I dropped upwards of $250 on entertainment (boat ride, eat outs, amusement park, supplies, books, games and etc) plus the opportunity cost of using our condo instead of renting it out (over $1600 for the week) plus groceries, gasoline and more. If you are a parent, some day you will most likely become a grandparent. Being a grandparent is tons more fun than parenting. You get to enjoy all the cute moments and hand back the kid when they stink or act out!

9 Ways to Save at the Pump

Saving Cents With Sense

You don’t need extra equipment or “stuff” in your car that just weighs it down, and ultimately burns more gasoline. Not only that, but they burn more gasoline (and ultimately your cash!). Skip premium gasoline. With rising gas prices at the pump, it can be down right painful to fill up at the gas station. And with the American Automobile Association (AAA) reported this week that the national average is $3.93

My Best Garage Sale Finds

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

That way, I can hit a lot of sales in just a few hours instead of spending time and gasoline driving around town. I love a bargain. Years ago, Mom introduced me to the idea of going to garage sales. People sell the darnedest things at their garage sales. If you keep your head and are persistent, you can find many things you want or need, all in near perfect condition, for a fraction of the cost with NO TAXES due.

6 Ways to Change Your Spending Habits

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Plus you will save a ton on gasoline and parking fees. I want to be a millionaire, do you? So many people have dreams of becoming a millionaire but very few actually get there. You know why? It’s because many people fail to take the steps they need to get there. They are unwilling to make the changes in their daily lives that becoming a millionaire requires.

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Should YOU Buy a Boat?

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

These will include things such as insurance, property taxes, gasoline (to get to the lake and to boat on the lake), maintenance, boat slip fees and storage fees in off season. Although we live in the Midwest US, every weekend (and weekday during summer months) we see folks in their pickups hauling boats on trailers.

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Saturday Night Sweeps 9/27/14 – Enter for a Chance to Win

For the Mommas

Enroll in the Fuel Rewards™ Network program for a chance to win a year’s worth of quality Shell gasoline. It’s Saturday Night! Enter some fun giveaways! Nylabone and Four Paws Fall Sweepstakes. Enter for a chance to win $300 worth of Nylabone and Four Paws products for your dog! Entries must be received by October 31 – five (5) winners will be announced the week of November 10, 2014. Shell Fuels Sweepstakes.

Needs vs. Wants – Which Is Which?

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

A lot of you would classify indoor plumbing, central heat, grocery money and gasoline as ‘needs’ But wait, are they really always needs? Attention, personal finance readers and gurus! You think you know the difference between a need and a want – right? Really, are you sure ? Why do we care about want vs. need?

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Four Easy Ways to Save on Basic Necessities

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

For the rest of you, keep gasoline usage in mind. People across the country are reining in their spending and pinching pennies in a concerted effort to save more money. While some families are doing this while living comfortably, others are forced to make spending cuts just to survive until the next paycheck hits the bank.

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The Advantages of Root Cellaring

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

You save money on gasoline (assuming fewer trips to the store). Since the 2008 recession, many people have rediscovered the savings, joys and health benefits of locally grown food – whether you have a backyard garden, participate in a community garden or shop at the local farmer’s market. In good years our gardens can be bountiful, throwing off much more food than we can consume before it goes bad. Some folks have added freezers or second refrigerators to store the excess.

A Healthy Environment Should Be Our #1 Priority

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

But when water supplies dwindle, air turns toxic, and the effects of climate change are felt around the globe, good foreign policy isn’t going to stop humans from fighting each other over the last drops of gasoline, clean drinking water, and scraps of food. Every few years in this country we go through a song and dance show to elect our leaders and representatives.

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5 Eco-Friendly Tips for the Workplace

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Over the past 12 months, the gasoline index has increased 32.4 Every morning, millions of workers across the world commute to their place of employment. Whether by bus, trolley, train or auto, the need to get to work hits everyone hard in a depressed economy. Join us in exploring ways to implement eco-friendly work from home tips, or to become more cost-effective working outside the home. Smart Commute. According to the Bureau of labor Statistics, U.S. fuel prices rose 1.9

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Sell Your Home or Stay?

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Are you up to getting all new service providers, banks, favorite gasoline stations, finding local entertainment venues and etc. How do we decide if we should sell our home or stay put? At some point in your life, you will probably ask yourself that question. What are the factors that you should weigh to make a decision? My spouse and I are currently pondering this issue.

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Green, Frugal Alternatives To the Gym

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

It’s eco friendly, because it doesn’t use gasoline or electricity, and it’s a lot of fun! I love the gym because everything I need to get a great workout is right there. Weights, cardio machines, mats, fitness balls, and even some classes to switch it up. There are two huge downsides to the gym, though, and those are: Cost Most fitness centers are not cheap.