Gas prices = crazy inflation! What can you do about it? Let’s look at some of the ways we can save money on gas.
- Find alternative transportation. Be creative. Are you going to the grocery store? Walk. It’s too far, you say. How about a bike. How far is it to your work? Can you bike there? Can you share a ride? I personally bike to work during the nicer months (fair weather biker I am) about two days a week. Based upon my calculations, I’m saving about $5 each day I bike. For me, my bike ride is about nine miles one way. Thirty five minutes or so on the bike. A great way to get some exercise, clear the mind, save some money on gas, and help the environment!
- Pay for gas with a rewards credit card. I use the Chase Freedom card, which gives me 3% back on gas purchases. Not a lot, but it really does add up.
- Share a Ride: Can you ride to where you are going with someone else? Share the costs with someone else!
- Stay home. Plan your trips. Going to the grocery store today and again in two days? Plan it so you can do it all in one trip.
With a little ingenuity you really can save some cash from going to the big oil companies!