Avoid High Gas Prices This Summer With These Tips

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Alyssa Guzik
June 20, 2022

Oil companies have been taking advantage of global tensions and supply chain issues by raising the price at the pump – so badly that Congress had to propose a bill to fight rising gas prices

With the summer travel season approaching and AAA reporting a national average gas price of $4.95 a gallon, here are some tips to help save gas money.

If a summer road trip is on the docket, pre-planning can save money. Knowing how far you’re traveling can help you estimate how much to budget for gas, for example, or eat at more affordable restaurants.

But what about spur-of-the-moment trips?

There are many tools at our disposal. GasBuddy, for example, is an app that not only helps calculate total trip costs, but will search any area for gas stations and highlight the cheapest available.

Many gas stations and even some grocery stores have loyalty programs that provide gas savings as you spend. Something as simple as giving a phone number could save you $0.03 per gallon on gas. It may not seem like much, but it adds up.

Even though gas companies continue to increase their profits by raising prices at the pump, it doesn’t mean that summer travel plans need to be canceled. With a little forethought, tools and tips, affordable summer exploration is waiting just down the road.

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