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    How far do you drive to save on gasoline?

    How far are you willing to drive to save on gasoline?

    I will personally drive up to another 1/2 mile to a different gas station to save 5 cents per gallon on gas.

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    I live in a little town that is only about 5 square miles, we have 4 gas stations that are always all the same price so just depends where at in town I am. Although if I going to the next town for a bigger store (i.e. something besides Walmart) I try to wait because gas is always cheaper there.
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    The nearest CostCo.

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    What's your budget?

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    About 2 miles out of the way, gas is typically anywhere from $0.15 - $0.45 cheaper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RossMAN View Post
    The nearest CostCo.

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    Man, you are frugal! Kudos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike - Limestone View Post
    Man, you are frugal! Kudos.

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    What's your budget?

    Seriously, what's your budget?

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    I don't, my truck is $100 in gas every 4 days.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Evolver View Post
    I don't, my truck is $100 in gas every 4 days.
    Woah! How far do you drive every day?

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    We are Kroger shoppers and they have rewards for customers. My girlfriend takes the cars down to her work (about 15 miles away, the Kroger gas station is down there). We usually have enough rewards saved up to get $0.55 off per gallon at least 4 times per month. With me working from home, it sure saves us a lot on gas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_M View Post
    We are Kroger shoppers and they have rewards for customers. My girlfriend takes the cars down to her work (about 15 miles away, the Kroger gas station is down there). We usually have enough rewards saved up to get $0.55 off per gallon at least 4 times per month. With me working from home, it sure saves us a lot on gas.
    Nice! $0.55 per gallon is a lot of savings.

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    I fill up once every three weeks. It's not worth it for me to pretend to be concerned about gas prices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by inogenius View Post
    I fill up once every three weeks. It's not worth it for me to pretend to be concerned about gas prices.
    wow! once every 3 weeks? I am jealous! I fill up at least twice a week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike - Limestone View Post
    How far are you willing to drive to save on gasoline?

    I will personally drive up to another 1/2 mile to a different gas station to save 5 cents per gallon on gas.

    -mike
    A gas tank on a Honda Accord is 17 gallons - at 5 cents that's a maximum $0.85 savings on an empty tank. Would you drive 1/2 mile if someone said they'd give you 85 cents?

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    I typically drive 1/4 of a mile to a gas station right next to the school I commute to. They're typically 20cents cheaper than the gas stations near home.
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    I gave up gas savings when I started driving a truck.
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    I dont cause i wouldn't matter that much, a big turbo does that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Techno View Post
    A gas tank on a Honda Accord is 17 gallons - at 5 cents that's a maximum $0.85 savings on an empty tank. Would you drive 1/2 mile if someone said they'd give you 85 cents?
    Very good point. I'm at college now, so I don't drive anywhere at the moment. However, when I did I would just fill up at my favorite and most convenient spots.. it didn't really make sense at the time to worry about paying an extra 5-10cents (and it still doesn't). The money saved doesn't equal the time spent searching & the extra gas wasted driving for a better deal.

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    I dont cause i wouldn't matter that much, a big turbo does that
    What kind of car do you have?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike - Limestone View Post
    Woah! How far do you drive every day?

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    45 min each way mostly on the highway.

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    A friend of mine had his car converted to LPG (liquified petroleum gas) and has to travel 5-10 miles to find a petrol station that does LPG, at half the price of petrol it's worth it though.

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    I don't drive unless I really have to.

    Also I use this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Techno View Post
    A gas tank on a Honda Accord is 17 gallons - at 5 cents that's a maximum $0.85 savings on an empty tank. Would you drive 1/2 mile if someone said they'd give you 85 cents?
    Hmm, possibly. If the total cost on the vehicle is 20 cents to drive that 1/2 mile, leaving a $0.65 remainder, and if it takes me one minute to drive the 1/2 mile, then I still end up being essentially "paid" $39 hourly to fill up at a different station.

    Yep, I might do it.

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    Zero, its expensive everywhere (diesel: 3.86 euro per gallon = 5.72 USD per gallon).
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