Thursday, July 28, 2011

Thrifty Thursday: GasBuddy

For Thrifty Thursdays, we're going to send out some great tips on saving money while living poshly and purposefully. Our features will include cost saving suggestions for entertaining, weddings, and day to day life. First up, GasBuddy!

GasBuddy is an AWESOME, FREE application for your mobile device (although they have an online website as well) that allows you to find out the cheapest gas in your area. You can search by zip code or there is a "find near me" option that uses your GPS coordinates on your phone. GasBuddy provides a list of gas prices at nearby stations. GasBuddy relies on user input to update the prices and the list timestamps all the gas prices so you can see how current the price is. You can also search by fuel type if you have a diesel engine car. GasBuddy is available for Android, iPhone, and Blackberry (which should have everyone covered!).

I've been using this app for about 3 months and I think it's great! It keeps me from wondering, "is next gas station 6 blocks away going to be 20 cents cheaper?" It's also great for vacations to just to determine where the next gas station is on the road (to paradise, I hope!). So save those extra few pennies so you can treat yourself later down the road of life!