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FREE APPS THAT HELP YOU SAVE MONEY ON GAS
Have you tried these apps to save money on gas?
As gas gets more expensive every year, anything that can help minimize the amount of money you’re spending on gas is worth looking into.
I love apps so being able to utilize an app to save on gas is great for me and will be for you too!
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Try out these 7 Smartphone Apps that can help you cut back on your gas expenses, save you time on your commute and possibly save you from a ticket!
HOW TO SAVE MONEY ON GAS WITH GAS APPS
1. Gas Buddy
Gas Buddy will help you save on gas by locating the cheapest and best gas stations in your area.
GasBuddy will even tell you what days it predicts you should fill up. Nothing stinks more than gas prices dipping 5 cents a gallon when you just filled up yesterday! Happens to me all the time!
According to their website, GasBuddy users save around $340 a year on gas, and always know exactly where the cheapest stations are. You can also get rewards and win prizes within the app!
Download GasBuddy on iTunes.
Download GasBuddy on Google Play.
2. Gas Guru
Gas Guru helps you save time, effort, and money before you hit the road. Quickly find the best gas prices nearby.
Do you always find yourself filling up near home or down the street from work?
With Gas Guru, you can label and save your frequent locations for easy access to up to date prices. You can even save a few extra cents by comparing the price of gas near work, home, or other favorite locations to find the cheapest available. Tap to get directions, view the time of the last price update, and more.
Download Gas Guru on iTunes.
Download Gas Guru on Google Play.
If you have multiple stops to make and are unsure of the best route, this app will help you find the most optimal route for you. Just put in all your stops, and it will tell you the most economical route. Save time, money, and miles by optimizing your routes.
This app is especially great for people who work on the road and do a lot of traveling. Route4Me presents your route in multiple formats and offers a map interface as well so whichever you prefer.
Download Route4Me on iTunes.
Download Route4Me on Google Play.
4. Gas Manager
Gas Manager is for anyone who wants to get more detailed on their fuel consumption. It will provide all kinds of information by tracking fuel consumption, price, cost per mile, monthly mileage, and more.
Designed for anybody owning one or more vehicles (cars, motorcycles, etc.), Gas Manager allows you to create a detailed dashboard with your fuel consumption, your gas expenses and the miles you have traveled.
For each vehicle, you can input your fill-ups in a matter of seconds, and keep track of several parameters in different ways (overview, graphs or lists).
– gas consumption
– gas price
– mileage per month
– cost of gas per mile/kilometer
– mileage per gallon/liter
– mileage per euro/dollar/etc.
A carbon footprint can also be calculated, depending on the vehicle’s consumption. You can assess the total mass of carbon dioxide (CO2) your vehicle produces, as well as the average value per day and per kilometer traveled.
Download Gas Manager on iTunes.
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The Waze app provides real-time traffic updates. You can save time and gas by avoiding traffic jams.
You will always know what’s happening on the road with Waze.
Even if you know the way, Waze tells you about traffic, construction, police, crashes, and more in real-time. If traffic is bad on your route, Waze will change it to save you time.
◦ See what’s happening – Alerts about traffic, police, hazards and more on your drive
◦ Get there faster – Instant routing changes to avoid traffic and save you time
◦ Play music & more – listen to your favorite apps for music, podcasts & more right from Waze
◦ Know when you’ll arrive – your ETA is based on live traffic data
◦ Pay less for gas – find the cheapest gas along your route
◦ Drive with Android Auto – use Waze on your car’s display
◦ Always find the way – choose from a variety of voices to guide you while you drive
Download Waze on iTunes.
Download Waze on Google Play.
If you have a Shell gas station in your area then Fuel Rewards is a great free program and app. It is one that I currently use myself and have it linked to my Stop and Shop grocery card so I can save more.
When you sign up, you’ll start with 5¢/gal for having Gold Status.
You can also earn 10¢/gal from dining out, 15¢/gal by shopping online and another 20¢/gal for booking a flight.
You can redeem your rewards at Shell for a total savings of 50¢/gal up to 20 gallons.
Sign up for Fuel Rewards here and then download the app.
Download FuelRewards on iTunes.
Download FuelRewards on Google Play.
This one looks really cool but unfortunately, it is location specific and currently is only available in Florida, DC, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Delaware, and New York.
With GetUpside you can save up to 25¢/gal on gas and never pay the price on the gas station sign. Plus get bonus deals on convenience store items and auto services (car wash, oil change, and more).
The GetUpside app is quick and easy to use. Just open the app to see offers near you, pay with any credit or debit card, and take a picture of your receipt.
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You’ll earn cash back in your GetUpside account and can cash out whenever you want via PayPal, check or egift card.
GetUpside works with major brands like Shell, Exxon, BP and more. See gas prices at 4000+ stations nearby and earn real cash back every time you fuel up.
Download GetUpside on iTunes.
Download GetUpside on Google Play.
Have you tried any of these APPS to Save Money on Gas? Leave a comment and let me know!