Finding cheap gasJanuary 6, 2010Jon Brooks Comments Off
Gas prices are higher than any time since 2008, so a site like GasBuddy.com might be especially useful right about now. The site works by members of the public spotting gas prices and posting them. Points earned towards prizes like free gas — plus the altruism of helping your fellow driver and sticking it to The Man — serve as reporting incentives.
To find the lowest prices in your area, just type in your zip code and a list of gas stations with the lowest-reported prices in the last 36 hours appears. This represents potentially serious savings — in my city, the site shows a 50 cents per gallon differential between the lowest and highest prices.
For those of you who haven’t filled up lately, I suggest you do it sooner rather than later to take advantage of lower prices that are slowly evaporating… (P)rices will continue to rise, some places may rise a few pennies a day, some might see double digit gains. We’ll likely see the “$3″ sign come back out in more areas of California and the West Coast, with Gulf States closer to $2.60-$2.75.
So fill ‘er up…