It’s officially summer. Time to hit to road. Have fun. Enjoy the weather. Entertain the kids. Visit the relatives. So load up that car, fill it up with gas, and get moving. And wouldn’t you like to fill up that gas tank with the lowest gas price possible?
Do you know where to find the lowest gas prices in your neighborhood? If not, then you need a gas buddy. Someone who will help you find the lowest priced gas wherever you are. Actually, you need Gas Buddy! With Gas Buddy, you needn’t overpay for gas again.
What is Gas Buddy?
Gas Buddy is a collection of on-the-go Apps and a website that let you search real-time gas prices by city, state, and zip code. It has listings for all cities in the USA and Canada. In short, Gas Buddy’s primary goal is to save you money at the gas pump. Gas Buddy works best for on-the-go gas needs, so you will need a smart phone to take full advantage of the Gas Buddy features. And just what are these features? Check out what Gas Buddy can do for you.
- Find the cheapest gas on the go.
- Locate gas stations near you, as well as list their current prices.
- Earn reward points each time you report a gas price.
Huh? Reward points? Yes-sirree! Gas Buddy depends on the local community to input gas prices. Once you register with Gas Buddy, you are encouraged to report gas prices near you, helping out everyone who might be looking for gas in that area. Gas Buddy then rewards you with points. Points convert to tickets. Tickets get entered into weekly drawings for prizes. Read more about the Gas Buddy Rewards program.
Comment on the real-time prices – The Gas Buddy database removes prices from display 72 hours after the time they were entered. This helps keep posted gas prices as current as possible. Just be aware that with way gas prices have been fluctuating the past several months, you might find a different price if you pick a gas station whose last report was a few days ago.
The Gas Buddy Mobile App Round-up:
Got a smartphone? Let the Gas Buddy Mobile App find you the cheapest gas on the go. Best part – these apps are free! With just one click, locate gas stations near you and see their current gas prices. Here’s links to the latest and greatest apps for mobile devices. Each and every one of them has at least a four-star rating.
How does Gas Buddy work?
As mentioned earlier, Gas Buddy is best suited for a smart phone, and the details provided here are for these mobile devices.
Begin with downloading the app designed for your mobile device. It’s quite easy after that. You probably want to register for a Gas Buddy account. That way you can begin earning point every time you enter a gas price.
Ready to find gas near you? Great! Tap on the large circle in the middle of the app – the one with the gas tank in the center. That’s it! The very next screen is a list of gas stations near you, complete with the most recently posted prices. You can choose whether you want the list to be ordered by Price or Distance. Simply change the list order, located in the lower left corner of the app.
Don’t like lists? Then switch to the Maps view, located along the top of the screen. Now see where these gas stations are located on a map.
You are now all set to pump up the lowest price gas around.
Don’t have a smartphone?
You can also use the Gas Buddy website to locate gas stations and determine gas prices before you go, as well track your points. It just isn’t quite as handy as an on-the-go app, though. 🙁
Are you on Twitter or Facebook?
Then follow @gasbuddy or @gasbuddyalerts to receive tweets about changes in gas prices and other gas related issues. Like Gas Buddy on Facebook and keep up with the latest Gas Buddy information on Facebook.
Who doesn’t like to pay less when filling up their gas tank? Are you ready to save at the pump the next time you need to refill your car? Do you already use Gas Buddy? Let us know your Comments in the section below.