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carsium234

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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 11:12:13 AM

I hope this isn't a repeat topic I think I searched around and didn't see one that quite fit the fuel bill! hahaha

I figured I would start this thread for all things associated with the Gasbuddy app; questions, concerns, problems, tricks, and etc...

I guess I start off with a question. Does anyone know how mans consecutive days you need to report prices to get to Iron Man level 3? How about how many times you need to report all fuel grades to get Perfectionist level 5?
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mfatouh
Rookie Author Chicago

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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2013 4:23:49 AM

Hi, I have a question. What should you do to be the Champ of a certain gas station. I thought it is related to reporting price for the station for the largest number of days but this turned to be not true.
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Retired-Coastie
Champion Author Arkansas

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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 2:47:25 PM

I copied this from someone else.

Current Awards Criteria/notes/issues.

Reporter
Level 1 - Report 1 price
Level 2 - Report 50 prices
Level 3 - 500
Level 4 - 1000
Level 5 - 10000

Iron Man
Level 1 - Report a gas price on 5 consecutive days
Level 2 - 50 consecutive days
Level 3 - 100 consecutive days
Level 4 - 365 consecutive days
Level 5 - 2 years

Explorer
Level 1 - Report a gas price at 10 different stations
Level 2 - 25 different stations
Level 3 - 50
Level 4 - 100
Level 5 - 1000

Perfectionist
Level 1 - Report all fuel grade prices 2 times
Level 2 - 10 times
Level 3 - 50
Level 4 - 100
Level 5 - 1000

Adventurer
Level 1 - Report a gas price in 3 different cities
Level 2 - 16 cities
Level 3 - 50
Level 4 - 100
Level 5 - 500

Pioneer
Level 1 - Report a gas price in 2 different states
Level 2 - 5 states
Level 3 - 15
Level 4 - 51
Level 5 - 61
*A state is defined as: The 50 states; Washington, DC(?); Canada's 10 provinces and three territories(?).

Night Owl
Level 1 - Report 5 times between the hours of 12am and 6am (5 stations)
Level 2 - 20 reports/stations
Level 3 - 50
Level 4 - 100
Level 5 - 500

Sunday Driver
Level 1 - Report 5 gas prices on Sunday
Level 2 - 20
Level 3 - 50
Level 4 - 100
Level 5 - 500

Commuter, Report a gas price in both the AM and PM of a 24 hour period on;
Level 1 - 2 consecutive days.
Level 2 - 5 consecutive days.
Level 3 - 25 consecutive days.
Level 4 - 100 consecutive days.
Level 5 - 365 consecutive days.

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The requirements to earn an award:

*Reporter
Just report prices

*Iron Man
Post at least one price per day

*Explorer
Report prices at different stations

*Perfectionist
Report all fuel grades at once for a station.
Don't post prices for fuel grades a station doesn't sell.

*Adventurer
Report prices for stations in different cities. See GPS note below

*Pioneer
Report prices for stations in different states. See GPS note below.

*Night Owl
Report prices between the hours of 12am and 6am, your home site's time (or station's time; this is still unclear)

*Sunday Driver
Report prices on a Sunday

*Commuter
Report at least one price between midnight and noon, and another price between noon and midnight.
You must report prices in both the AM and PM on consecutive days or your progress will reset to 0.
If you had previously earned an award you will have to start over but will not lose any previously earned awards. Example:
If you report prices in the AM and PM on Thursday and Friday , and just the PM on Saturday, your progress will reset to 0 on Saturday afternoon.

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**General requirements (revised)
Only prices reported via the app count towards awards. Prices reported via the web or mobile web don't count but DO count towards your overall points, 90 day rank, etc.

**Frequency of posting
If you report prices for the same station in a short amount of time, you will not earn awards for the subsequent postings.
It is believed the timespan is approximately 10 minutes.

**Notes on GPS
In order to earn awards, your phone's GPS must have an accurate fix and you must be less than 10 miles from the station that you're reporting on.
If you are more than 10 miles away (or your GPS is reporting that you are) you will not earn credit towards the awards but will still earn points.
For more information on how your location is determined, see this topic.

**Previous credit
Awards are calculated based on your app activity since October 5, 2011 (the day the awards were introduced)

**Purpose
The purpose of the awards is disputed. Various reasons include Gamification, encouraging more frequent posting, and generally making the app more fun.
Various complaints include that there is no purpose and that they lead to inaccurate posts. Remember that you can't please 100% of the people 100% of the time.
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blu_iiz4
Rookie Author St. Louis

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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2013 8:39:09 AM

Where can I find the levels of the awards on the app?
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Retired-Coastie
Champion Author Arkansas

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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2013 9:19:01 AM

To get to Iron Man level three you need to report prices for 100 consecutive days.

To get to Perfectionist level five I guessing 5000, just a guess.

You get speed lines behind your icon after 90 days of consecutive reporting.
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write2amit
Rookie Author New Jersey

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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2013 12:17:35 PM

gas buddy app for windows phone should give detail about closest places on th live tile
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carsium234
Rookie Author Florida

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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 7:38:07 PM

So no one has questions, comments or concerns about the gas buddy app for android?
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