You’ve likely noticed that gas is extremely expensive right now. Your powers of observation are astute. Now would be a good time to try and save on gas expenses. Here’s how to do that.
Use an App
Gas tracking apps like GasBuddy and AAA will help you find the cheapest gas near you. This is helpful, because the prices of gas can vary from town-to-town, even street-to-street.
Take Advantage of Clubs
Are you a member of Costco or Sam’s Club? If you are, fill your tank there. These retailers offer members discounted gas and that can save you a ton.
Another way to save money at the pump is to use cash. As USA Today notes, using cash can save you anywhere between 5 and 10 cents per gallon. That might not seem like a lot, but it adds up over time.
You should sign up for gas station loyalty programs. Pretty much every station has some kind of program. Right now consumers who are members of 7-11’s program get an 11 cents per gallon discount on their first seven fill-ups.
If you can time it right, filling up on Mondays is the way to go. According to reports, Mondays are the cheapest day for gas. Sundays are the runners-up.
Original article by Chris O'Shea and adapted in partnership with SavvyMoney.