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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2014 12:32:25 PM

It's been a long time, friends and fans! Exactly 14 years ago today is when Jason Toews, now co-Founder of GasBuddy, started coding the website that would turn into GasBuddy.com. It has been a long journey, and very successful, thanks to the users who report prices and the members who continue participating.It took Jason several weeks before GasBuddy hit the web, which occurred in June, 2000, with the launch of GasBuddy.com. It was first built for tracking prices in Minneapolis and St. Paul, which now has it's own website: TwinCitiesGasPrices.com.The site has seen many many changes, and prizes have evolved to the current $100 gas card daily prize from the quarterly prizes that had been awarded a decade ago. And while 14 years has brought many changes to our website and apps, our belief remains unchanged, and that is:Give you control over what price you pay at the pump!We will always keep that motto near and dear, and everything we do here will echo that principal- we're here to sa

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I started using GasBuddy in 2005.
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interesting
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GasBuddy.com is getting mention on the news in the Atlanta market for being best website to check local gas prices. Hey buddies, let's give ourselves a big pat on the back!
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Futuristic idea. thanks. this site is great
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I enjoy posting prices to help myself n others.
thanks Gas Buddy
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2014 9:46:33 AM

How can the site afford the $100 a day giveaway -- through the ads? Just curious -- I am new to this.
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Thank you for creating this great site and keep up the good work
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Nice to know the history of this website
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Nice to know the history of this website
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yep I have no complaints it helps out alot
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good job Gasbuddy keep it up.
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good job Gasbuddy !!!
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great web site. i wish i kne2w about it then. they are doing a very good job.
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Great web site, Thanks
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HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Thanks Gas Buddy for this site!
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Congratulations!
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Wow...how time flys by.
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Congratulations!
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Congratulations!
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Congrats and Happy Anniversary to Gas Buddy...
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Congratulations, Gas Buddy Moderator & co-founder. I have been with this site since July 2003. Enjoy it very much. We don't have one like this in Canada. Keep up the good work.
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Great Road Trip, Gas Buddy...
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2014 10:33:17 AM

Happy Birthday to all at GasBuddy.com. My wishes for you are long life & an ever growing family of cost conscious & informed GasBuddies.
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 11:08:14 AM

Happy Anniversary GasBuddy.com
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 11:20:00 AM

Happy 14th Anniversary GasBuddy.com and TwinCitiesGasPrices.com. Minnesota and the Twin Cities are real proud of your accomplishments!

It took Jason several weeks before GasBuddy hit the web, which occurred in June, 2000, with the launch of GasBuddy.com. It was first built for tracking prices in Minneapolis and St. Paul, which now has it's own website: TwinCitiesGasPrices.com.

A lot of creative minds and creative entrepreneurs here in Minnesota and the Twin Cities. The list is long of national companies that got there start right here in Minnesota. Way to go Minnesotans!

[Edited by: TC_Fuel_Prices at 6/14/2014 11:21:18 AM EST]
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Thanks for being there, you have saved me quite a lot of money.
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its addictive
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Thank You
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1.34...those were the days...
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Note the prices on the original web page!!!!
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Yes, Happy Birthday. Will GB be getting a learner's permit to drive?
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Happy Birthday, Gas Buddy! Thanks for posting this info..we need all the help we can get
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Ok
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Message Posted: May 7, 2014 4:06:11 PM

now the parts of the site don't always load correctly (read news items) and they've taken away the 'one free entry' which was a great draw to the site
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Good
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Happy Birthday gas buddy...
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OK
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Wow...Time flies.
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Happy Birthday, buddy.
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Are we going to get any more news postings?
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Happy Birthday, Gas Buddy. Have been using it for a long time. It is a good way to keep track of what you spend on gas, as well as they calculate your mpg. for you as well. Great job.
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This is a great site and a great help to the public.
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Let's hope the articles return soon, too.
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you've come a long way, baby.
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News editor must be out celebrating
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Happy birthday!
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No news articles for points again today.
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