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PD
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2013 2:05:28 PM

It’s no secret that many of us plan on driving to Christmas & New Year’s gatherings, but those who know where to fill up stand to reap the best savings.

In a recent analysis of retail gasoline prices across multiple types of providers, GasBuddy finds that ‘wholesale clubs’ (i.e., Costco, Sam’s Club, BJ’s Wholesale Club) offer the greatest savings versus other competing gasoline sellers in the area. The wholesale clubs’ price advantage for 2013 represents a differential of 11 cents per gallon versus other local stations.

“It's important with millions of Americans hitting the road for Christmas to give them tips on where they are likely to find the most savings at the pump,” says Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst...

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Soglaos
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2013 11:50:31 PM

Use Common Sense
honda0105
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2013 6:53:20 AM

Chris: you're right. Too many careless drivers out there.
honda0105
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2013 6:49:36 AM

not driving. Most tips are self-evident and should be common sense.
Chris46
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Message Posted: Dec 26, 2013 11:05:25 PM

Watch out for crazy drivers. Get home safe.
honda0105
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Message Posted: Dec 26, 2013 12:01:15 AM

Hope everyone makes it back safely from their travels.
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Message Posted: Dec 25, 2013 9:31:50 AM

Merry Christmas all you travelers! Drive safely.
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Message Posted: Dec 25, 2013 8:12:43 AM

Merry Christmas to all GBs!
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Message Posted: Dec 24, 2013 8:48:31 AM

Ok
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Message Posted: Dec 24, 2013 5:54:41 AM

PD, not sure if you think there are so many stupid people out there, or are they truly existing?
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Message Posted: Dec 24, 2013 4:20:15 AM

old old old
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Message Posted: Dec 24, 2013 2:11:43 AM

hmmmm
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2013 12:12:10 PM

ok! enough! time to move on.
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2013 11:43:43 AM

Quick tips for saving money on your road trip this Christmas? Staying home is the best option but if you just have to go on a road trip for the holidays, check the gas station prices before leaving on your route with the GasBuddy Trip Cost Calculator. Or the GB mobile App on a smartphone when in need of fuel when driving.
For this location, many of the smaller chain gas stations offer savings below the large box stores or the large department/grocery chain stores and you don't have to pay cash for the savings either (use Credit). ARCO, Fred Meyer, Costco, Space Age, and 76 are some of the gas stations with lower fuel prices. Some gas stations may require a company card to buy their fuel.
Make sure you bring extra food, blankets, tools, and supplies with you when making a long road trip. You never know what will happen when venturing out!
Drive safe and have a Happy Time!
****The cost of membership for Costco does NOT apply, I buy much more food and other items then their gasoline. Rethink that one, Einstein!
My vehicle has manual door locks, hand operated roll up windows, all around tinted windows, and wing windows in both front doors. It's Good to Go! NO Ethanol, Natural Gas, Electricity, Computer, or Fuel Cell needed for this one....... it's been good to go since day one!
Drive vehicles with high mpg, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2013 11:33:29 AM

go Costco.
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2013 11:26:50 AM

old news
cpexpress
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2013 11:25:52 AM

Where were the tips? The only tip to save on gas was to buy cheaper gas.
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2013 11:25:41 AM

so old, get rid of it!!!
Gotgassed
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2013 11:25:24 AM

That's if you want to open and carry another charge card. in that case have a card from every gas or oil company. I would rather keep my existing 2 cards and belong to Costco. Keep it Simple... it makes for a smaller wallet.

in response to:
In this area Meijer offers a five cent discount for gas when using a Meijer credit card. Before the recent 27 cent jump in gas prices I bought gas for $3.07 at Meijer. That was the cheapest around including Sam's Club
Read more at http://blog.gasbuddy.com/blogpostV2.aspx?postid=2183&category=1715&topic=559172&page_no=1&ign=2#2BxqUkHIShizxubm.99
Oldzin
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2013 11:25:12 AM

Not only has this post been around for 3-4 days now, didn't we see this same one last year as well ???
Looks like GB is doing some "re-gifting" of its own.
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2013 11:24:44 AM

ok.
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2013 11:24:11 AM

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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2013 11:23:38 AM

Another repeat
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2013 11:22:46 AM

How long is this going to be left up?
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2013 11:22:23 AM

old old story. move on to something new.
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2013 11:22:11 AM

old news
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2013 11:21:33 AM

Good advice and Merry Christmas.
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2013 11:21:19 AM

okay...interesting
thanks for posting on GB blog
brmjlm_5
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2013 11:21:04 AM

Yeah but both Costco and Sams Club cost money to join. And the gas stations there only take members. So the question is Do you save enough over the year to make up the membership fee?
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2013 11:19:28 AM

Old news
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2013 11:18:42 AM

Good advice
Gotgassed
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2013 11:18:22 AM

Oh, and by the way. I forgot to mention. To the all knowing gas person. it is spelled Fred Meijer not Meyer.
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2013 11:18:11 AM

Repeated so many times I have lost count.
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2013 11:18:01 AM

"I have never seen where I live in Mich. that the grocery chains offer any substantial savings. That includes Meyer's I would like to know how this information was validated."

In this area Meijer offers a five cent discount for gas when using a Meijer credit card. Before the recent 27 cent jump in gas prices I bought gas for $3.07 at Meijer. That was the cheapest around including Sam's Club and Costco.
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2013 11:17:59 AM

Good
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2013 11:17:42 AM

YAWN!
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2013 11:17:38 AM

Good
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2013 11:16:55 AM

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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2013 11:15:10 AM

okay
TAT36
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2013 11:14:11 AM

Same as previous post slow on information for a holiday week.
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2013 11:13:55 AM

don't leave for your destination until you have favorable tailwinds
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2013 11:12:42 AM

Thank you!
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2013 11:12:41 AM

old
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2013 11:11:52 AM

Ancient news
Gotgassed
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2013 11:11:28 AM

I have never seen where I live in Mich. that the grocery chains offer any substantial savings. That includes Meyer's I would like to know how this information was validated.
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2013 11:11:27 AM

is this going to stay here till New Years...
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2013 11:10:55 AM

Very old!
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2013 11:10:32 AM

Old news
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2013 11:10:16 AM

good to know
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2013 11:10:04 AM

ok.
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2013 11:09:06 AM

I always use Costco on the road!
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