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Message Posted: Nov 27, 2011 12:01:01 AM

How much farther would you drive to save 20¢/gal (5¢/L) on fuel?
I'm not willing to go out of my way
Less than 2 miles (3 km)
2 - 4 miles (3 - 6 km)
4 - 6 miles (6 - 10 km)
6 - 10 miles (10 - 16 km)
More than 10 miles (16 km)
It depends on other factors as well
I don't purchase motor fuel

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thorman52
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2013 12:36:05 AM

Yes. I've gone as much as 5 miles for a 20 cents a gallons savings.
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coffeebrake1015
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 12:40:37 PM

less then 2 miles
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jdevlin
All-Star Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 10:05:22 AM

Depends. I would try to wait until I had other business in that area.
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nyuknyuk49
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 7:38:22 AM

depends on other factors
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sonicmustang
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 7:25:32 AM

It depends on other factors as well
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achung53
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 10:26:49 AM

It depends on other factors as well
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US_ICEMAN
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 1:13:53 AM

6 miles
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AgouraGuy1
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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2012 10:47:34 AM

4-6 miles.
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Ferdman17
Champion Author Albany

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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 7:22:20 AM

2 - 4 miles (3 - 6 km)
But that's pushing it. Think about the average fill up. its 8 gallons so if it's a $1.60. Do you do this for a gallon of milk? I don't think so.
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gasscout_1
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2012 7:48:39 PM

2 to 4 miles
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Sumflow
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Message Posted: May 14, 2012 6:14:17 AM

I would change my route to pass that station.
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urbs2012
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2012 8:46:40 AM

I would definatley drive an extra 4 miles to save 20 cents per gallon,its much worth it
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mudlespud
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2012 4:52:03 PM

I'm not willing to go out of my way
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all_season911
Rookie Author Dallas

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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2012 2:16:48 PM

This is a great site anytime I go any where I pull up this site to check gas prices. If the price is right I will fill up. I drive a SUV so any help is helpful.
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ibeltran66
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2012 8:40:35 PM

No, unless it was in the direction I was going otherwise it really isn't saving.
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jim27106
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2012 1:18:48 PM

I have a theory that if we all make the extra effort to go to the cheapest station then the more expensive stations will be forced to lower their prices.
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tasha88CA
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2012 12:33:42 AM

if its on my way, then yes. If not it would not be worth it to me.
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GasTruth
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2012 7:04:19 PM

People are crazy!!!!!!!!!!!!

Drive 5 miles each way thats 10 miles round-trip. If you get 20 MPG city (which most do not) it would take you 1/2 gallon to get "cheap" gas at 3.80 per gallon and a 15 gallon (some cant even fit that much) fillup total savings? $3.00(15 gal x 20c p/gallon) - ($1.90= 1/2 gallon of gas) a whopping $1.10. For what 10 20 30 minutes of your life? That is hilarious.I bet most of you would not do any of the following things for a $1.10 but save on gas and whoohoo. you all get excited.

1) after you get home from work park in your driveway for 20 min
2) sit at your kitchen table for 15 min doing nothing
3) wait an extra 10 min in a grocery line to save $1.10
4) stay on hold with your doctor/CC/whatever for an extra 10 minutes

No one would do any of those things for $1.10. You know why? Because you would consider it a waste of time. WHICH IT IS JUST LIKE "SAVING" ON GAS. But spend 10-20 minutes round trip to get "cheap" gas and you have a line of crazies willing to do the same.

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AriesMMD
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2012 2:33:41 PM

4 - 6 miles
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snugglesSC
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2012 7:49:41 PM

I would drive about 5 miles to save 20 cents on a gallon of gas with these high prices...
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AndrewIN
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2012 9:41:31 AM

about 5 miles
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nruf55
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2012 8:45:19 AM

5 Miles
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lynneelips
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2012 4:45:40 PM

Maybe 5 miles; even saving 25cents I'd only save $5.00 on a fill up.
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ty58
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2012 2:34:52 AM

the distance would depend on how much gas i was gettting. It wouldn't do me any good to drive so far that it would cost me more money because i burned all the savings on the way to and from the place i fueled up
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libman
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2012 8:41:59 PM

6 - 10 miles (10 - 16 km)
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bobbidare
Rookie Author Missouri

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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2012 1:42:31 PM

I pass several places on my way to the other side of town..could be up to 8 mi. and if I see a lower price or hear of one that is on my way..I most certainly will see that I go to the place with the lower price. I try and watch for the lower.
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LXH18
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2011 1:16:10 AM

Less than 2 miles and it depends on other factors as well.
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charmer1212
Rookie Author Memphis

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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2011 9:09:07 AM

Don't go out of my way at all
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gasladi
Rookie Author Long Island

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Message Posted: Dec 25, 2011 3:04:18 PM

Do not go out of my way. Usually stop when I see a good price or else use a station in my neighborhood.
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ammarinv
Rookie Author Los Angeles

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Message Posted: Dec 24, 2011 2:30:12 AM

16 miles
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Dec 22, 2011 12:56:42 PM

Not that willing to drive out of my way but I may make a special trip to somewhere I am willing to shop to hit lower prices.
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nruf55
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2011 8:59:58 AM

20 miles
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roadstar99362
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2011 3:35:55 PM

2 miles max
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SWGC3000
Rookie Author North Carolina

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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2011 9:52:13 AM

I live on the NC/SC state line where gas is atleast 12 cents cheaper in SC. I will not drive over 5 miles to save a few cents. I will plan my route according to the gas prices.
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newluckgirl
Rookie Author Mississippi

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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2011 9:23:31 PM

less than 2 miles
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gatekeepertwo
Veteran Author Wilmington

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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2011 4:21:08 PM

remember, for a 15 gallon tank, five cents willsave 75 cents and a 20 gallon tank will save one dollar total. If traffic is slow, even one dollar is not enough to drive out of my way since it will be less than minimum wage for the timeI spent to savejust one dollar total.
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Blackfeet
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2011 9:04:06 AM

I will travel more than 10 miles to fill up because I live close to a state line where the gas is significantly lower in price, more than $0.20 a gallon. When my tank is very low, I add about $5 in state to get me to the next state's gas station. I shop at other stores enroute to the next state and in the next state. Other times, coming home from work, I stay on the expressway to the next state, fill up, then return a shorter more direct route that saves mileage and gas. The gas gauge needle is still on full when I arrive at home and even when I arrive to work the next day.

[Edited by: Blackfeet at 12/11/2011 9:09:05 AM EST]
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surewatcher
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2011 12:25:47 AM

I drive too far to go out of my way. There are too many alternative routes, with too much variation in price. I shop my GAS to the penny here!
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vvvader
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Message Posted: Dec 9, 2011 9:57:07 AM

I would plan my trip route to get to that station - as I do now. More than 10 miles, but it wouldn't be "out of my way". Sometimes you can use up all the savings if you were driving a gas guzzler if you detour too far.
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C222678
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2011 9:59:25 PM

I'd go 6-10kl as long as it wasn't out of my way.
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BK5th
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2011 4:00:24 PM

I wouldn't go more than 10 miles but that's because I already get good gas mileage on my 5 speed Camry. I would drive further to get gas without ethanol!!!
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BobCH
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2011 12:54:22 PM

Just to get gas -- chances are I wouldn't, but if I did not over 2-3 miles each way. If you figure gas cost only, that's spending close to $1 to save $2-3.50. If you add in all the other costs of owning a car, you may do no more than break even (figure the IRS allowance of 56 cents per mile, and a 2 mile one way trip comes to $2.24).

Otoh if, say, the gas is at Sam's and I can save money on groceries there, then the savings on gas is a bonus that makes the trip even more worthwhile.

In my real life situation, I drive a circuit that passes by 2-4 sets of gas stations, one of which usually has reasonably priced gas. Since I have to fill up 2-3 times each week, it is a matter of keeping a watchful eye on these places and stopping appropriately.

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oddy6
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2011 5:35:36 PM

depends on other factors like grocery shopping too.
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ceejay1976
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2011 4:02:56 PM

6 to 10. I usually fill up over 20gal. I would try to plan it so it wouldn't be a special trip, but I would be saving around $5 so I would. Over a year that would be a nice savings.
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kegga_99
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2011 4:59:37 AM

Tough one, 2 - 4 miles?
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CrackedLCD
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2011 2:25:20 AM

No more than 18 miles under the most extreme of circumstances.
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Yogi Bear
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2011 10:39:18 PM

On a 25+ gallon fill up, 20¢/gal is a $5.00 savings minimum that definitely worth a few mile round trip to the station offering that price break. What would a person do those 5-10 minutes otherwise, catch a few minutes of commercials on commercial paid over the air TV? I'd rather save $5. A penny saved is penny earned.

Surely any one posting on this site is willing to go at least an extra block for a 20¢/gal savings. Get your head examined if won't go even an extra block for that kind of savings. I've seen people not bother to go to the other side of a street for a 5¢/gal savings. That's just plain incomprehensible.

Yogi Bear
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HFAJR0034
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2011 10:07:49 PM

I.WON'T
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bubba99
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2011 8:48:02 PM

In my travels, I plan my trips to get the best bang for the buck.
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GassyMan4U
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2011 7:54:58 PM

too far and savings is negated.
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