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MAD666

Rookie Author
North Carolina

Posts:1
Points:395
Joined:Aug 2013
Message Posted: Aug 11, 2013 1:50:45 AM

I joined Gas Buddy because I like to know were the cheapest place 2 get gas is because I have to put gas in my car all the time. I also like to know what other people think about the gas they get from certain places to help me netter determine if that is a place were I would be willing to get my gas on a regular basis.
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Yvon2014
Rookie Author Ottawa

Posts:41
Points:292,765
Joined:Apr 2014
Message Posted: Dec 19, 2014 11:27:19 AM

To help others find the best prices and same for me.
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markoslargos
Rookie Author Phoenix

Posts:7
Points:70,990
Joined:Oct 2014
Message Posted: Dec 11, 2014 10:57:27 AM

I hate filling up on gas and then driving a half mile down the road to find it $.15/gal cheaper. That's like throwing away a $2.00 bill on every tank. Glad I can now plan my purchases better and get to help others do the same.
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GrumpyCat
Champion Author Alabama

Posts:5,651
Points:1,333,540
Joined:Jun 2009
Message Posted: Nov 26, 2014 1:49:14 AM

GasBuddy is good for planning. When I anticipate need for fuel I check the routes I'll be driving for opportunities. That means sometimes I'll stop for only a half tank. For example I hate buying diesel in Indiana because so many of the posted prices do not include tax. Know a couple of stations who post honest prices but if they are spiking then I'll top off in Kentucky.
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GasMiser718
Champion Author Detroit

Posts:2,510
Points:211,480
Joined:Apr 2006
Message Posted: Nov 24, 2014 1:00:55 PM

I like to know the price before I get to the station. Cheapest gas in the area.
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chocolateflash
Champion Author Las Vegas

Posts:16,306
Points:3,067,095
Joined:Apr 2005
Message Posted: Nov 18, 2014 8:23:44 PM

It kills time and that's what retirement is all about
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thecorner
Rookie Author Utah

Posts:26
Points:26,860
Joined:Oct 2014
Message Posted: Nov 4, 2014 4:58:14 PM

I like to check prices
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Daruma
Rookie Author Ohio

Posts:96
Points:22,325
Joined:Jul 2008
Message Posted: Aug 20, 2014 12:52:48 PM

I like to take spontaneous road trips. I always carry a computer with me and never had a cell phone. I was doing a search for gas prices and found gas buddy. I finally joined over 6 years ago, not sure exactly why since I don't need to be signed in to look up prices. I use it all the time although my points don't show it because logging in is a pain. Often it signs me out when the page changes. That's just one of the reasons I rarely sign in to use it.
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MsJackieD
Rookie Author Atlanta

Posts:37
Points:4,155
Joined:Aug 2014
Message Posted: Aug 11, 2014 7:59:25 AM

I joined so that I could keep up with where to find the cheapest gas prices.
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ExpandedElm7446
Rookie Author Dallas

Posts:6
Points:5,000
Joined:Jul 2014
Message Posted: Jul 11, 2014 1:57:08 AM

My husband delivers medical supplies for his job so finding cheap gas prices on the road. really helps us.
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GLM4205
Champion Author Toledo

Posts:6,613
Points:1,408,685
Joined:Dec 2010
Message Posted: Jul 10, 2014 5:57:33 AM

Helping others see the cheapest prices and let them know in Comments by the price if that station gives anything such as free air.
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DrivingtoMars
Champion Author Denver

Posts:14,643
Points:3,009,150
Joined:May 2006
Message Posted: Jul 5, 2014 12:39:35 PM

I joined because of several instances of being "gouged" when it wasn't necessary. Before Gasbuddy, I remember my wife and I were driving to the Grand Canyon (South Rim), in the early 2000's. We got gas in Williams, and I remember thinking "This is expensive gas." Come to find out there was at least one station on AZ-64, and the gas was noticeably less expensive. I was pissed, and remembered being pissed.

I probably read a news story that had a link to Gasbuddy. That's my best recollection of how I was first made aware.

I've stuck with Gasbuddy because the tools allow me to plan out trips (3000+ miles typically), and avoid the stupid, predatory prices that people are not warned about on the open road. But also let me save pennies a gallon every day, in town.

The technology available, and the vision of networked gas price reporting combine to make me a much happier person. Now the mobile awards are another matter altogether. Regards.
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DarlaNMark
Rookie Author Nebraska

Posts:13
Points:2,755
Joined:Jul 2011
Message Posted: May 27, 2014 12:19:04 AM

I joined gasbuddy to write a weekly gas budget for my family.
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TMorrison7
Rookie Author Miami

Posts:1
Points:268,720
Joined:Apr 2014
Message Posted: May 24, 2014 12:51:01 PM

I wanted to find cheap gas. End of story. It helps a lot when not in a familiar town, too.
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Tommyguns45
Champion Author Illinois

Posts:2,135
Points:789,270
Joined:Feb 2012
Message Posted: Apr 28, 2014 11:50:35 AM

Helping others see the cheapest prices and let them know in Comments by the price if that station gives anything such as free air as Casey's Gas Stations do.
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tazlaydee
Rookie Author South Carolina

Posts:7
Points:778,195
Joined:Apr 2011
Message Posted: Apr 28, 2014 9:32:54 AM

To save money on gas and hopefully win some gas now that spouse will be out of work for 6 weeks due to surgery and no income for them during that time. The bills keep coming...
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LilyAndreita
Rookie Author New York

Posts:48
Points:36,120
Joined:Apr 2014
Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 12:51:30 AM

To save money on gas :)
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TX_HOU
Sophomore Author Houston

Posts:126
Points:673,760
Joined:Sep 2012
Message Posted: Apr 16, 2014 5:43:42 AM

Save money on gas
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fool4fuelNJ
All-Star Author New Jersey

Posts:633
Points:231,325
Joined:Mar 2012
Message Posted: Apr 14, 2014 7:13:42 AM

Great site for current fuel prices/issues
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deant99
Champion Author Ontario

Posts:154,734
Points:433,440
Joined:Sep 2011
Message Posted: Apr 13, 2014 9:21:32 PM

there was an app for my phone to save gas - it works
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dougc905
Rookie Author New Brunswick

Posts:8
Points:5,700
Joined:Mar 2014
Message Posted: Mar 29, 2014 8:19:45 AM

Just bought a Chev Cruze diesel and need to find out where to fuel up along hwy 2.
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SandOwl
Champion Author Cleveland

Posts:4,098
Points:1,049,950
Joined:Jul 2005
Message Posted: Mar 13, 2014 4:02:21 PM

FOUND OUT ABOUT SITE FROM FRIENDS. Wanted to find the cheapest gas nearby before driving to stations.
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Dawn0410
Rookie Author Indiana

Posts:9
Points:1,600
Joined:Feb 2014
Message Posted: Mar 10, 2014 10:21:21 PM

Wanted to find cheapest place to purchase gas near me! Love it!!
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Sjcrhsam
Champion Author Memphis

Posts:1,245
Points:833,025
Joined:Aug 2012
Message Posted: Mar 10, 2014 10:54:33 AM

Wish the program will offer some other rewards and not just the tickets...
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Ragdogs
Rookie Author New Mexico

Posts:13
Points:4,050
Joined:Mar 2014
Message Posted: Mar 4, 2014 12:55:17 AM

I joined as soon as I learned I could win free pre paid gas. & It looked like a fun way to earn points to participate.
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alpacasTX
Champion Author Dallas

Posts:1,193
Points:382,515
Joined:Feb 2014
Message Posted: Feb 14, 2014 1:19:46 PM

I wanted to check the gas prices & post my statements to the questions daily.
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rocknvox
Champion Author Bakersfield

Posts:3,359
Points:777,580
Joined:Nov 2012
Message Posted: Feb 5, 2014 12:37:52 PM

I joined gas buddy so I can play this ridiculous points game.n it's especially fun when the next person up is 30 or 40,000 points ahead.
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brazilianguy
Sophomore Author Orlando

Posts:132
Points:5,430
Joined:Jun 2013
Message Posted: Dec 19, 2013 8:33:02 AM

To help myself and my wallet lol
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Dolfankai
Champion Author Miami

Posts:1,289
Points:368,005
Joined:Jul 2013
Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 1:04:43 AM

To help people and myself find the best price available.
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GuitarmanMS
Champion Author Mississippi

Posts:2,183
Points:1,269,580
Joined:May 2009
Message Posted: Sep 25, 2013 12:26:30 AM

I Joined to help people find lower gas prices without driving all over town.
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SPARKLEBERRY765
Rookie Author South Carolina

Posts:1
Points:480
Joined:Sep 2013
Message Posted: Sep 11, 2013 7:12:05 AM

I joined Gas Buddy to help me locate the least expensive gas in Rock Hill. I live in Matthews, but I work in Rock Hill.....I absolutely hate it when I am too lazy to pump gas before the weekend and have to get gas in the Charlotte area......ridiculous prices in comparison to the SC prices...Thanks Gas Buddy
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mowerlady
Rookie Author Florida

Posts:1
Points:200
Joined:Sep 2013
Message Posted: Sep 11, 2013 5:40:44 AM

Heard about it on TV, I am retired & saving money is very important to me
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SammyDA
Champion Author California

Posts:1,159
Points:352,800
Joined:Jun 2011
Message Posted: Sep 10, 2013 4:32:27 PM

Not sure - Always buy cheapest. - Never buy where they charge more to use a Credit Card.
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SammyDA
Champion Author California

Posts:1,159
Points:352,800
Joined:Jun 2011
Message Posted: Sep 10, 2013 4:31:44 PM

Always buy cheapest. - Never buy where they charge more to use a Credit Card.
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tagalongMI
Rookie Author Michigan

Posts:37
Points:4,540
Joined:Sep 2008
Message Posted: Sep 3, 2013 10:43:26 AM

Simple reason.. we travel a lot to see family and in Winter and we are retired and NEED the best deals we can find.
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rashell04
Rookie Author Wisconsin

Posts:69
Points:715,745
Joined:Oct 2011
Message Posted: Aug 18, 2013 9:11:26 PM

I like the challenge of finding good deals. And when good deals are there to be had, why not take advantage of them!!! Gas buddy has saved me quite a bit on gas.
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dumba55
Sophomore Author Chicago

Posts:192
Points:59,225
Joined:Apr 2011
Message Posted: Aug 16, 2013 1:38:00 AM

find cheap gas
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SimmsGas
Champion Author Virginia

Posts:2,874
Points:618,765
Joined:Apr 2013
Message Posted: Aug 11, 2013 7:10:04 AM

To find the cheapest prices, but then I discovered the "game" of getting points, being the Champ, etc. Fun!

[Edited by: davidsimms1 at 8/11/2013 7:11:02 AM EST]
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