Thursday, February 10, 2011

Thrifty Strategy- Saving on Gas

Wow, gas prices are sure high! They have been between $3.15 and $3.20 a gallon in my area for the past couple weeks. When prices get this high, our family starts changing our behaviors in order to keep our budget in line.

Our main strategy is to cut down on driving as much as we can. This is easier said than done. The main way we do this is by combining trips as much as possible. For instance, I was at church for choir rehearsal last night, then stopped at the Cub grocery store nearby for a few coupon items on the way home. Yesterday, on the way home from library storytime I went to the post office to mail a package.

Some other tips:
1. We use our Exxon Mobil credit card to purchase gas at Mobil stations. We get a percentage back as a credit on our account.
2. Keep aware of which stations in our area are usually a bit less than others, and fill up there. can be helpful.
3. Make sure that the person in your family who does the most driving is driving the most fuel-efficient car.

What else do you do to keep your gas costs down?

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