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PETRODATAjames

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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 8:59:48 AM

I see that when I post a price, I sometimes recieve more that 150 points for the entry. I have seen 600 points given to me for one posting. Is there another points breakdown list to review?
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kwzh
Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 3:02:58 AM

PETRODATAjames writes.
> Then on station 2, I just post 1 of the 4 fuel grades and I now have my max points for fuel posting?

That's correct -- however, you are strongly encouraged to post all of the prices you spotted at station 2 (and any additional stations) anyway. You already have the data; might as well share it!
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regulate_now
Champion Author Indiana

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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 10:16:35 AM

Short answer, yes with regards to points... The points are for the weekly drawings for free gas (a lottery of sorts), the more points, the more tickets you can get... However, if you post more- you can earn awards in the GBs app on the ipnone or android device you are using. These awards are "games" and don't really give you anything but fun/goals... In there, posting more than 5 counts towards the awards. There's ones for stations, cities, mornings/evenings, late night, etc...
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maxstar
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 9:39:16 AM

You can and encouraged to update as many price updates as possible, even of the previous update was 10 minutes ago, however points are awarded only for the first 5. So if a station has 3 types of fuel and you update all 3, you will earn 450 points.
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PETRODATAjames
Rookie Author California

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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 9:28:31 AM

I am going to ask a VERY dumb question. The posting of 5 prices is: e.g. 1 station has 4 fuel grades, so I recieve 600 points for 1 complete station posting? Then on station 2, I just post 1 of the 4 fuel grades and I now have my max points for fuel posting?
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maxstar
Champion Author Chicago

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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 9:26:36 AM

Welcome to GasBuddy PETRODATAjames.

Near the bottom of the webpage there is a link titled "How to Earn Points". That should answer your questions.
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regulate_now
Champion Author Indiana

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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 9:10:01 AM

Welcome to GBs and I thank you for your help. Yes there is, read the help, the FAQs, and more if you look around. You get 150 points per price so the 600 you saw was for 4 prices. There is a daily limit of 5 prices or 750 points. You can (and I encourage you to ) post more than 5 prices there is just no points for them.

[Edited by: regulate_now at 1/30/2013 9:10:48 AM EST]
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