There is no doubt about it, gas prices are on the rise. The national average gas price has increased $0.12 in the past 2 weeks and it is not going down anytime soon. We can point fingers and blame whomever we choose but the fact of the matter is the price of gas isn’t going to decrease anytime soon. Although not everyone has the ability to drive, the high cost of gas is still effecting them. Bus and cab fares must continue to increase in order to keep business. As much as I wish I could help with this crisis, I can’t, but I am able to provide some easy ways to help reduce spending on fuel in this year.
- CARPOOL- Don’t have 2-4 different drivers all going to the same place. If going out to dinner with a group of friends meet at a central location, throw in for gas, designate a driver, and all ride in one vehicle. Another suggestion is a friend at work who lives in your area and take turns driving to work.
- WALK- Don’t rely on your car because you are lazy. If you need just a couple of items, and the grocery store is within a mile from your house, walk. Not only is it saving money on gas, but also allowing you to get a little exercise while running your normal errands.
- SHOP- Groceries stores such as BiLo and Lowes Food reward their customers for shopping at their stores. The money spent at these grocery stores contribute to the amount taken off per gallon at the gas station. The rules and regulations vary depending on the store, but this is a great way to save at the pump.
- RESEARCH- Don’t just go to the first gas station you see. Search websites such as gasbuddy.com for the cheapest rates in your area.