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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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Tundralimited2009
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2014 2:14:50 AM

Great Road Trip, Gas Buddy...
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2parrots
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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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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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Message Posted: May 13, 2014 10:59:41 AM

1.34...those were the days...
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Message Posted: May 11, 2014 11:02:29 PM

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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Message Posted: May 8, 2014 11:12:55 AM

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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Message Posted: May 4, 2014 9:53:44 AM

Happy Birthday gas buddy...
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OK
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k
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Wow...Time flies.
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Message Posted: May 4, 2014 12:06:32 AM

Happy Birthday, buddy.
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Message Posted: May 3, 2014 11:29:58 PM

Are we going to get any more news postings?
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Message Posted: May 3, 2014 5:35:20 PM

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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use it all the time
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Message Posted: May 3, 2014 10:24:39 AM

This is a great site and a great help to the public.
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Message Posted: May 3, 2014 9:27:16 AM

good site...good info... thanks ... good luck for the future...
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Message Posted: May 2, 2014 11:31:02 PM

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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Message Posted: May 2, 2014 12:19:06 PM

Well happy Birthday gasbuddy, I use gasbuddy whenever I go out of town, But in town I know most of the price in this are as I report them..
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Message Posted: May 2, 2014 11:57:43 AM

Thank you for being there for us!
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Message Posted: May 2, 2014 11:31:09 AM

Thank you Jason for making this resource available. Without it, I would have no clue as to where the least expensive gasoline is located...it would have been just a crap-shoot.
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Message Posted: May 2, 2014 11:16:50 AM

Wow, & I've only been on it for 5-1/2 years -
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Keep up the good work.
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Congrats!
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THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 10:20:04 PM

Thank goodness for gas buddy :-)
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Greatly appreciate GasBuddy's existence!
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I am a daily user!
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Use it a lot.
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has really saved me monies over the years
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I still got issues with their app they got to get it straightened out
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 12:06:45 PM

interesting; good they did; use them regularly and recommend others do as well ;)
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What happened to the magazine/news articles today? Has GB decided to get rid of them?
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ok
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 9:56:51 AM

Only 14 years woe
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It is a blog
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Need more action and less BS from us members.
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 8:24:24 AM

This is awesome. I use gas buddy everyday.
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