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greycat65

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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2014 8:44:55 AM

Is there a best day of the week to get gas or fill up, is there a best time of the month? You know just in general. Obviously we keep our eye out daily, but some folks still seem to think there is a best day (price wise) to get gas.
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gasrprtr
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Message Posted: May 19, 2014 11:25:29 PM

Sunday or wednesday
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coffeerage
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Message Posted: May 19, 2014 9:29:45 PM

Before you hit a quarter tank.
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NickoliMB
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Message Posted: May 19, 2014 9:05:15 PM

Early in the week.
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punchy60
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Message Posted: May 19, 2014 6:39:43 PM

In this area seems prices go lowest on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.
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mohrorless
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Message Posted: May 19, 2014 9:34:27 AM

The best day to fill up is the day you need the fuel!
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shstew
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Message Posted: May 17, 2014 6:41:01 PM

any day ending with y
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stonejd
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Message Posted: May 17, 2014 6:32:28 PM

when you are on empty
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kdanish
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Message Posted: May 17, 2014 5:50:13 PM

I heard Wednesday was the best
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: May 17, 2014 2:41:24 PM

The GasBuddy Bloggers have studied this point, and they don't think there's any consistently best day except in certain regions of the country... but the "best day" varies by region.

I'd say for the part of Houston I report, prices can go up or down nearly any business day of the week. Usually, prices don't change on the weekend.
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WilhamClouse
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Message Posted: May 17, 2014 1:20:24 AM

when my fuel is getting low
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bhWY
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Message Posted: May 16, 2014 9:26:16 PM

any-day in our town
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DarbyDog
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Message Posted: May 16, 2014 8:36:58 PM

Oddly, the weekend
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BartandLisa
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Message Posted: May 16, 2014 8:02:55 PM

Here, it is Tuesday and Wednesday
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jes
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Message Posted: May 10, 2014 8:33:08 AM

In a word, no.
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Philo_Gray
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Message Posted: May 10, 2014 12:57:30 AM

Day before gas goes up.
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SpeedyGonzoMD
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Message Posted: May 10, 2014 12:21:14 AM

Tuesday seems to have lower prices than other days and God help you when we approach a Holiday weekend when prices tend to go up uP UP!
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deant99
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Message Posted: May 9, 2014 8:31:00 PM

Tuesdays. Saturday not during a long weekend. Early in the morning (2 am ~ 5 am) at Pioneer
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bhWY
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Message Posted: May 9, 2014 9:45:48 AM

seems to make no difference
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nichols
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Message Posted: May 9, 2014 9:23:50 AM

depends on which ay you expect prices to go
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TomB2
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Message Posted: May 2, 2014 11:44:52 AM

When you need gas.
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BAJALRRP
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Message Posted: May 2, 2014 11:13:30 AM

I never let the tank go below half. It averages out anyway.
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MVP1
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Message Posted: May 2, 2014 11:02:40 AM

The day I'm low on gas and am on the road is the best day...
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MsPurfect
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Message Posted: May 2, 2014 9:09:44 AM

Tuesday I think because it usually goes down on a Tuesday! I am just thinking I may not be right though lol
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lwood655
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Message Posted: May 2, 2014 8:38:18 AM

Whenever you need gas
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jmg144
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Message Posted: May 2, 2014 7:46:59 AM

In our area, some stations give discounts are specified days of the week
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Peachy1
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Message Posted: May 2, 2014 7:42:07 AM

There really isn't a good time of day to buy. I just buy when I need it and/or when prices are a little down. (Better down than up.)
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bpj13
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Message Posted: May 2, 2014 7:38:43 AM

I don't believe there is a good day to buy.
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mohrorless
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Message Posted: May 2, 2014 7:10:55 AM

I have found the best day is the day you need the gas...
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mybigtruck
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 9:34:50 PM

For sure winter prices tend to go up for us diesel owners. Have to compete with kerosene demand for heating...

[Edited by: mybigtruck at 5/1/2014 9:35:19 PM EST]
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wamster
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 9:06:46 PM

Years ago I noticed prices would increase around Friday, then go back down on Tuesdays. I don't find that's true anymore.
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Jake92876
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 8:36:26 PM

The days I need gas are the best days.
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Johnny907
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 12:21:05 PM

Before they raise the prices. There's no set "low price day" here
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DatThao
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 12:17:47 PM

When the gas meter says "E".
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superpower0
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 12:15:35 PM

whenever I need
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freedomsailor
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 12:13:10 PM

When the gas gauge starts reading "0".
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Nuzan
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 11:44:06 AM

Any day that ends in Y.
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sirreal1984
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 11:26:41 AM

At least one day before I would run out of gas.
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runnerpaul
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 11:11:39 AM

Due to travel 100 miles a day to work & back I fill up when the low fuel warning light comes on. That said since Speedway raises the price on any given day it really does not matter.
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chrisd552
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 11:06:40 AM

When I need gasoline
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shstew
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 10:20:13 AM

Any day ending in the letter Y.
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SpeedyGonzoMD
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 12:32:39 AM

I agree with jastheace, Tuesday seems to be the best day.
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PAA64
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 12:32:34 AM

interesting
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JasTheAce
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 12:19:45 AM

Tuesday
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FlyNFool
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 12:17:59 AM

When it's needed?
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outlaw329
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 12:17:16 AM

The day I need gas is the best day!
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lwood655
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2014 9:22:59 PM

when I need gas
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xbAG
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2014 8:47:16 PM

when I have the money
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RunningMan66
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2014 7:45:01 PM

I prefer to fill up early in the week
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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2014 7:35:36 PM

Are you asking your question as "Is there a best day of the week to get gas or fill up" referring to "Is there a day that the gas is better?" or are you referring to "Is there a day that gas is lower than on other days?"

In either case, the answer is no; different gas stations have different delivery schedules, and some get spot or unscheduled delivery. In any case, the price of gas will be dependent on the wholesale price. Most gas stations have a standard mark-up above wholesale that doesn't vary by what day it is or what day the fuel is delivered.

As for "is there a best time of month?" No, of course not, as prices will (or may not) vary considerably over a month's time.

Everyone has their own "trick" to when to buy gas. Some will fill up frequently to keep their tank as full as possible to avoid buying gas "tomorrow, when the price will increase". They generally don't comment about the gas they bought if tomorrow's price is lower than than today's price (when they filled up). Others will wait until their tank is as low as possible (generally a quarter tank or less, if not until the "need gas" light comes on) because they believe they get better fuel economy not carrying the extra weight of a full tank of gas. Some believe it's better to buy in the early morning or when it's cool as you get more fuel than in the afternoon "when the heat expands the gas in your fuel tank". Still others will avoid a gas station if they see a fuel tanker because of their belief that the "new gas" will cause sediment in the underground tanks to rise and go into their fuel tank; they're not convinced that the gas stations and their fuel filters work. And most people who have one "belief" can't be convinced they're wrong and the other person who has one "belief" can be right.

Does that answer your question?

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anapeg
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2014 7:12:48 PM

The Ocean Archer and I are of but a single thought. Yup, just prior to running out is a great time to fill up. Also, at that point the importance of price diminishes.
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