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ericalee34

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Message Posted: Jun 4, 2012 1:22:49 AM

I am trying not to do any unnecessary running. Only places I have to go no where else unless in an emergency.
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MsPeachi747
Veteran Author Cleveland

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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2012 4:17:12 PM

Its crazy how BPs at 3.199/reg. and GetGo is 3.399/reg within a couple of miles from each other. There is no regulation of these gas prices. Don't tell me otherwise.
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Snowchoux
Champion Author Missouri

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Message Posted: Dec 26, 2012 11:56:14 AM

Combine trips, ride share, walk, ride a bike.
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lissyking
Veteran Author Miami

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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2012 6:27:04 PM

very difficult
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lifeRX
Rookie Author Los Angeles

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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 3:43:22 PM

I agree with slower driving. Why are people driving so aggressively? I coast up to red lights and people are tailing my bumper.
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Kanakakua
Champion Author Los Angeles

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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2012 11:42:16 AM

People are just spoiled driving they're cars ,use public transportation!!!
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LainyBoggs
Rookie Author Washington

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Message Posted: Oct 25, 2012 7:47:59 PM

I think every one is trying to limit going places and know that the holidays are here penny pinching time is here so keeping a log of what I need and shopping for it all at once seems to help too :)
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playtimeCLE
Champion Author Cleveland

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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2012 12:50:48 PM

Back in the day, a tank of gas & a roll of film kept me entertained for a day. Tough to do that very often anymore, but to me it helps to live close to work.
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vortecpowr
Rookie Author Michigan

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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2012 9:11:14 AM

Alot of cutting back. Got rid of our full size 4 wheel drive vehicle for a compact 4 wheel drive vehicle (which is making a huge difference). We now plan trips to the store so we only have to go once a week and plan ahead for the fewest stops.
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GasHunter0007
Veteran Author California

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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2012 9:15:41 PM

Choose, and choose wisely....food or gas for your car...be careful what you choose.
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GasHunter0007
Veteran Author California

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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2012 8:57:59 PM

All are good suggestions/recommendations. Remember all are useless if you don't have a sense of security within -- no matter what is going on economically speaking. Prices will go up not just gas -- we haven't seen nothin' yet.

If you don't have a sense of peace inside of you, you will either have a nervous breakdown, heart attack, stressed out, you name it.

See it for what it is and thank yourself for doing what you can for you and your family. What matters are the people around you (including your friends) who are there for you thru thick and thin.
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seaworthy48
Rookie Author Maine

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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2012 11:05:55 PM

IT WILL GET WORSE , and now $5.05 a gal. in Cal.,, around $4.00 + in Maine and going up O.M.G. and most work in the city and live out in the country ,
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MinaBella
Sophomore Author San Diego

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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2012 6:12:19 PM

Carpooling with strangers who became my friends. I drive them door to door, house/work, and we all save on gas money.
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RRBC
Champion Author Victoria

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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2012 3:20:57 PM

Have to save money by using less, spending less, driving less. Less consumption all around. Shorter drives, shorter showers, hang clothes to dry, eat less. Trying to keep food and utilities to around $1000 a month for a family. Not easy. Gas bill runs between $25 to $50 per week.
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crmedic
Champion Author Arkansas

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Message Posted: Oct 6, 2012 7:28:09 PM

Eat less. May this is the guv'mints way of helping solve the obesity problem.
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riverrising
Champion Author Missouri

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Message Posted: Oct 3, 2012 10:56:13 AM

I trade w/o cash. things work out. patient enough

[Edited by: riverrising at 10/3/2012 10:57:41 AM EST]
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ReginaLynnGA
Rookie Author Georgia

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Message Posted: Oct 3, 2012 10:03:32 AM

only drive when necessary
I move money around from "Peter" to pay "Paul". I've canceled as many club memberships, only buy the essentials for home and food, I stopped getting my hair cut.
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73amx
Champion Author Allentown

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Message Posted: Oct 2, 2012 11:31:01 AM

maybe I'm old school, but if we drove a little slower (like do the
posted speed limits) maybe they could save fuel and some money
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riverrising
Champion Author Missouri

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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2012 10:17:06 AM

w/o,/walk/try to get ride wothers going the same way. matter of speaking. you can get to know others,help if they know things are tough. it not just 1 person in same boat having financial issues.
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twillis5
Rookie Author Durham

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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2012 1:56:02 PM

Do wihout..no Sunday's drives, no golfing, no non need travel, just home to work/shopping...thanks guys.
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terfar77
Champion Author Buffalo

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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2012 6:24:32 AM

to work and home. thats pretty much it
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drillchick
Rookie Author Honolulu

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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2012 12:48:14 PM

most people have to work and they have no choice. I am a stay at home mom and my husband is in the Air Force. He car pools to the base with other airmen. We only use to car to do shopping on post and drive around occasionally. We have cut back as much as possible.
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achas
All-Star Author Charlotte

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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2012 4:56:06 PM

IT WILL GET WORSE
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terfar77
Champion Author Buffalo

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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2012 6:07:23 AM

difficult
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CelticHeart
Champion Author Detroit

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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2012 7:10:56 PM

What does this have to do with how you found GasBuddy?
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edmmonkeyhanger
Rookie Author Alberta

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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2012 5:53:33 PM

I try to be more efficient when I go out, I try to get as many things done in one trip as possible. Just take a little more planning and thinking ahead.
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olympusman2004
Champion Author Maryland

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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2012 1:13:01 AM

Only drive when necessary!
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ace07
Champion Author Utah

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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 8:30:37 AM

Drive as little as possible.
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wes51
Rookie Author Kentucky

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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2012 3:03:30 PM

traded my f-150 in for mazda b-2300
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bteat88
Rookie Author Georgia

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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2012 11:01:18 AM

Go slow too, it helps
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olympusman2004
Champion Author Maryland

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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2012 12:23:38 AM

only drive when necessary
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BLWong
Veteran Author Las Vegas

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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2012 8:02:28 PM

Car pool whenever possible
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PCollen
Sophomore Author Florida

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Message Posted: Jul 15, 2012 6:37:27 AM

Rob Peter to pay Paul...you have to make tough decisions .
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lightbulbman2008
Champion Author Worcester

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Message Posted: Jul 4, 2012 5:01:15 PM

just bairly
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wiltberg
Champion Author York

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Message Posted: Jul 4, 2012 1:39:50 AM

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Gas_Buddy
Champion Author Maryland

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Message Posted: Jul 2, 2012 9:58:26 PM

This category is "How did you find us?", and is to "Tell us how you found our website."

I'm not sure what this topic, to "How can people afford gas prices with the way the economy is?" has to do with how you found this website.

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boops54
Rookie Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Jul 2, 2012 7:25:22 PM

I try to save all my errands up for a couple of days then I line them up and try to make a big circle to get them all done. That way if I need gas after doing all my errands I'm close to home and it won't take much gas to get to home.
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buckeyecountry
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Message Posted: Jun 5, 2012 7:37:04 PM

Topic question.....

<How did you find us?>
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