Cheap Gas

[ 5 ] May 25, 2008 |
Cheap Gas

Gas is expensive these days—and between the price of gas and the price of groceries these days it pays to find ways to save. Thanks to Katy, she recently told us how we can get groceries for less at Price Rite—now here are ways to find the lowest price of gas near you.

On the Web: Enter your zip code to find cheap gas prices in your city. These websites list nearby gas stations and their current gas prices to help you find low gasoline prices.
Gasbuddy.com
Gaspricewatch.com
Gasprices.mapquest.com

On your mobile phone: While on the road, you can download software form Mobio networks to your cell phone. Enter your zip code to get nearby prices.
Getmobio.com/learn.cheapgas/

Use a widget: A desktop widget monitors gas prices without visiting a separate web page.
automotive.com/widgets/gas-prices/index.html
www.interdimensionmedia.com/widgets/gas/ (Mac)
If you have an Apple (my computer of choice) use a widget that compares prices from a particular gas station with the local area average to help us decide if it’s worth driving a few extra miles to save money.
www.apple.com/downloads/dashboard/transportation/gas.html

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Anisa Raoof

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Anisa Raoof is the publisher of Kidoinfo.com. She combines being a mom with her experience as an artist, designer, psych researcher and former co-director of the Providence Craft Show to create the go-to spot for families in Rhode Island and beyond. She loves using social media to connect parents with family-related businesses and services and promoting ways for parents to engage offline with their kids. Anisa believes in the power of working together and loves to find ways to collaborate with others. An online enthusiast, still likes to unplug often by reading books and magazines, drawing, learning to knit, making pop-up books with her two sons and listening to records with her husband.

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  1. calendar Kate says:

    yikes! it costs almost whole gallon of gas for me to go to providence & back. thanks for the helpful widget.

  2. calendar Cricket says:

    My friend Nina gave me the best money saving advice of all: don’t go to Target. Target is an instant $200 money sucker, even if you only go for toilet paper. Because you will wind up with t-shirts, office organizers, garden trowels, etc. It is just too tantalizing & cheap-seeming there. Just by avoiding Target you can save hundreds of dollars a month!

  3. KathyS says:

    We have started leaving our car in the driveway and taking public transportation. Its cheaper and better for the environment.The kids enjoy it too! (RIPTA’s website makes it real simple to plan your trip.)

  4. Sarah says:

    If you do go to Target, I find the cheapest gas prices consistently in our area are at the Citgo at the intersection of 114 and 195 or even better on Rt 6 just past Target at the Cumberland Farms, at the turn to 4 Town Farms. I consistently save $.15 per gallon or more by going there. Again, not offset if you just spent $200 at target.

  5. calendar Katy says:

    I double Sarah’s choice of the Citgo/Cumberland Farms by Four Town Farm. It is cheaper than Barrington’s gas, and I think it even flows more forcefully thorugh the hose so it doesn’t take so long to fill your tank.

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