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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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maynard420
Champion Author Portland

Posts:1,087
Points:496,235
Joined:Jun 2006
Message Posted: Apr 23, 2015 5:45:43 PM

To post and find the cheapest Chevron gas. I stick with only Chevron after Costco gas killed my wife's Toyota. She owned that car for 11 years and never had any engine problems and always used Chevron. We started using Costco once the price difference was over 30 cents a gallon, six months of using Costco gas and the check engine light came on. Went to the dealership and were told the engine needed to be rebuilt. Good chance it was just a coincidence, but for a small savings now I'm not going to risk expensive repairs later.

[Edited by: maynard420 at 4/23/2015 5:46:34 PM EST]
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RL71
Rookie Author Michigan

Posts:3
Points:316,100
Joined:Feb 2014
Message Posted: Apr 23, 2015 10:28:20 AM

I was looking for apps at the app store. I thought it was a good idea. I having fun reporting prices.
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chocolateflash
Champion Author Las Vegas

Posts:16,737
Points:3,213,800
Joined:Apr 2005
Message Posted: Apr 21, 2015 2:21:50 PM

Noting all the disreputable changes lately, I, too, wonder why.
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madeinjapan
Rookie Author Alberta

Posts:17
Points:179,880
Joined:Oct 2014
Message Posted: Apr 21, 2015 2:15:30 AM

for red car icon ;)
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TheIG
Rookie Author New Jersey

Posts:39
Points:444,635
Joined:Jul 2008
Message Posted: Apr 17, 2015 12:58:46 AM

To continue to analyze the human condition and its obsession to material wealth.
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GasMiser718
Champion Author Detroit

Posts:10,550
Points:459,830
Joined:Apr 2006
Message Posted: Apr 14, 2015 7:26:17 PM

To save money and help othe GB members have correct prices at our local gas stations.
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MissEighteen
Rookie Author British Columbia

Posts:1
Points:262,620
Joined:Jun 2014
Message Posted: Feb 3, 2015 9:29:51 PM

I saw this on Facebook, as an Ad. I'm so glad I found it, helps me to find great gas prices! :)
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Mikeyy1960
Champion Author Cape Coral

Posts:3,055
Points:406,770
Joined:Aug 2014
Message Posted: Dec 30, 2014 3:28:10 PM

I joined <again> to find the lowest prices on ym commute and help others keep there fuel costs down...
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jedal
Rookie Author Pennsylvania

Posts:19
Points:120,800
Joined:Dec 2014
Message Posted: Dec 23, 2014 9:42:07 AM

Personally I was tired of filling up my tank, just to drive down the road and find gas even cheaper. this helps my sanity alot.
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Yvon2014
Sophomore Author Ottawa

Posts:206
Points:425,955
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
Sophomore Author Phoenix

Posts:180
Points:202,125
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:6,173
Points:1,464,205
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:10,550
Points:459,830
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:16,737
Points:3,213,800
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:36
Points:51,190
Joined:Oct 2014
Message Posted: Nov 4, 2014 4:58:14 PM

I like to check prices
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Daruma
Sophomore Author Ohio

Posts:114
Points:28,585
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:7,029
Points:1,518,605
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:15,597
Points:3,201,900
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:330,920
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:2,800
Points:1,008,395
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:874,495
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:148
Points:758,700
Joined:Sep 2012
Message Posted: Apr 16, 2014 5:43:42 AM

Save money on gas
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fool4fuelNJ
Champion Author New Jersey

Posts:1,268
Points:422,625
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:184,671
Points:674,040
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:7,300
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 Cincinnati

Posts:4,298
Points:1,205,465
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:1,625
Points:935,625
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:1,199
Points:453,840
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:4,030
Points:989,830
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:370,605
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:2,824
Points:1,450,180
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:1,720
Points:485,700
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:1,720
Points:485,700
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:4,640
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:80
Points:888,745
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:60,025
Joined:Apr 2011
Message Posted: Aug 16, 2013 1:38:00 AM

find cheap gas
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SimmsGas
Champion Author Virginia

Posts:3,530
Points:855,115
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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