Save Money at the Pump!

by Lance Ekum on · 3 comments

Gas prices = crazy inflation!  What can you do about it?  Let’s look at some of the ways we can save money on gas.

  1. 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!
  2. 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.
  3. Share a Ride:  Can you ride to where you are going with someone else?  Share the costs with someone else!
  4. 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!

Lance writes stories from his heart, aiming to inspire and motivate, as you align more fully with YOUR true peak. When he's not here, you can find him hanging out with his family, riding a bike, or just generally acting goofy.   Sign up for the Thoughts from the Treehouse newsletter and get additional inspiration in your email inbox!
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Birney Summers April 16, 2008 at 6:52 am

I use my Discover card to get a percentage back. Trip planning is likely the biggest saver: avoid rush hour, avoid stop lights & signs. Plan to turn right not left. plan to keep your ride rolling. Most areas have a weekly gas price cycle. Usually it is low midweek, goes up fpr the weekend and then back down on the week end. But, where I live the lowest prices are on Sunday. Don’t know why, it just is. So I fill up on Sunday wheather I need to or not.

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Lanceman April 16, 2008 at 9:36 am

You are right on the trip planning — great way to avoid unneeded miles.

I’ll have to start watching our prices closer here to see if we have the same trend for gas prices. Maybe I’ll have to make Sunday my day of choice as well for purchasing gas. I see in the news today that our area has just hit an all-time high on gas prices. So that makes all of this all the more important. Thanks for stopping by.

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scheng1 May 6, 2010 at 11:49 pm

Fortunately for us Singaporeans, public transportation is world-class.
.-= scheng1´s Last Fabulous Post ..Healthy eating and Raw Food Diet =-.

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