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Want to Save Money on Gas? Grab Your GasBuddy

GasBuddy Blog -- As Memorial Day rolls around, GasBuddy receives dozens of inquiries from the press asking how motorists can save money at the pump. Sure there are things that can make minor differences, but every one wants to know- what's the easiest way to save?

Enter GasBuddy.com. GasBuddy, as you may well know, has been around since 2000, powered by millions of volunteer spotters who report prices and help each other save. ABC Nightline recently approached GasBuddy for several tips they could tell motorists about, and loved the GasBuddy app so much, did an entire story!

Remember to follow local laws and ordinances when using the app, and don't drive distracted! Gas prices matter to us too, but your life is more important!



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Submitted May 24, 2013 By: PD
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craigsfrank
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Message Posted: Dec 25, 2013 10:00:02 PM

Always use gas buddy app on all our trips!
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pilotmass
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Message Posted: Dec 24, 2013 8:54:24 AM

Yup
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JOHNJOEYJOE
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2013 7:58:03 PM

The availability of this website truly makes traveling and looking for the cheapest gas rubbernecking doe the road a lot simpler.
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schatzila
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2013 12:26:10 PM

Duh.
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rcsteve23
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2013 8:39:53 AM

you bet
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drgeeforce
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2013 2:37:31 AM

I use the GasBuddy as a general guide for the major station prices in the area. One thing GasBuddy won't do is give you the "lowest" price. That's only found on the website, NOT the app. The app does not show the independent stations who generally have the lowest prices in that area.
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Gas4Gore
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2013 9:50:24 PM

I do all the time, I have a gasbuddy app.
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GuitarmanMS
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 1:38:19 AM

I use daily
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baldyIL
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2013 10:32:18 AM

use it every day to keep track and get the best price possible
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BBF_PFS
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2013 9:31:57 AM

That is why I am here.
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pghbill
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2013 9:20:07 PM

driving from Houston TX to Pittsburgh PA, used map feature. Kentucky was around 3.39 a gallon, saw a station in Cincinnati at $ 2.86, got there it was $ 3.39. Saw Costco on map, in same exit area paid $ 2.86 for 18 gallons that's a savings of $ 9.54!
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Vette1967
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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2013 1:06:24 AM

I always do.
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Gas4Gore
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2013 11:59:08 AM

I am sure that by using my gasbuddy app I have saved hundreds of dollars. Thanks GasBuddy.
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loboso
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2013 11:05:55 AM

i plan my errands around cheap gas stations
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markcayer
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Message Posted: Nov 4, 2013 3:41:05 PM

If nothing else studying Gasbuddy entries end up showing patterns in our local area. Holding off in gassing up near home when I know I am traveling through an area where prices are always a bit cheaper saves me some money with little to no real concerted effort.
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JMW1942
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2013 2:21:17 PM

It saves so much with little effort.
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46chief
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2013 6:42:33 PM

GO GAS BUDDY!!
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phpearso
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Message Posted: Sep 7, 2013 1:51:13 AM

I'm game for another $250.00 win!
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phpearso
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Message Posted: Sep 7, 2013 1:50:03 AM

AMEN on the life being more important.
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Gas4Gore
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2013 10:44:35 PM

I always do.
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KathrynOKC
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2013 7:28:21 AM

I stayed home. That was the best thing I could have done to save money. :0
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angieoke
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2013 6:59:50 PM

I want to win a gas card! Pick me, pick me.....
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bklynse
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2013 3:03:35 AM

Gasbuddy ROCKS!!!
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2013 1:04:41 AM

GasBuddy is GREAT !!!!!
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Tommyguns45
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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2013 8:59:52 AM

We take our Smartphone when traveling that has Gasbuddy.com in our Favorites.
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Gas4Gore
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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2013 7:22:17 PM

I already have. I have saved money for myself and my company.
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deernbullets
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2013 6:51:12 AM

Hmm... I wish I had created this website... Then I wouldn't have to worry about saving gas! Haha.
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angieoke
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 2:17:53 PM

okay
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99dakota
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 10:27:46 AM

It's hard to believe there is anybody out there that hasn't heard about GasBuddy yet...
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angieoke
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2013 7:09:53 PM

okay
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MiataPrincess
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2013 8:54:19 AM

works great if people post accurate prices
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Wanda127
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2013 10:49:48 PM

Love posting & finding the best prices. But it would be great if everyone would try to post the correct credit prices & not cash or member prices.

I always wait until I'm at a light or I pull over to post on the mobile app.
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timewalker
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2013 6:19:11 PM

I teach - and pass the website/app along to all my classes.
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smurra36
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2013 8:05:45 AM

I check GB daily but the gas prices need to be accurate. There's one member in my area that constantly posts incorrect prices, or whatever the member before him posted, and GB needs to do something to weed out these people.
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timewalker
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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2013 5:40:49 PM

I always check GasBuddy before getting fuel.
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easydriver11
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Message Posted: Jul 11, 2013 6:26:17 AM

I have wind power on my car. But every time I go under a bridge the wind mill breaks off.
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MiataPrincess
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Message Posted: Jul 10, 2013 8:55:43 AM

not any difference in my neck of the woods
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PureFun
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2013 10:11:23 AM

Don't forget to show your AAA card and save at Sapp Bros locations!
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Message Posted: Jul 7, 2013 7:18:47 AM

N
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2013 11:32:41 AM

I check gas prices daily on gasbuddy.
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WanderDan
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2013 10:24:25 AM

gassbuddy can help.. especially on trips
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WanderDan
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Message Posted: Jun 22, 2013 11:34:02 PM

gas buddy is great -- except for the slant of political views.... MURICA
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garynga
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Message Posted: Jun 20, 2013 8:40:50 AM

use of gas buddy has become a routine practice when it is getting close to fill up time....
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priver
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 10:49:30 PM

or walk...
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99dakota
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 12:32:18 PM

Always do!
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99dakota
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2013 7:34:49 AM

Always do
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MiataPrincess
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2013 9:37:06 AM

good as long as prices are accurate
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2013 5:46:29 AM

but even when I'm on home turf, it's nice to know where to find the cheapest gas on a given day... though sometimes the prices ain't what was posted. But that's to be expected.
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jun 9, 2013 8:25:07 AM

been using it for a long time... it's good to have the ability to look prices up, esp when in a different city than home.
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Message Posted: Jun 7, 2013 4:43:01 PM

When I drive the Shot Gun rider assumes the duties of gofer and that included phone handling
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