Day 22 of the January Money Diet – Pay Less for Gas

Save on Gas with Happy Simple Living Blog

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Homework assignment #22: Do everything you possibly can to whittle down your spending on fuel this month. If you’re in the habit of going to the same service station week after week to fill up your car with gas, you might check a site like or MSN Autos to find the best fuel deal in your area. Start paying attention to the price (if you don’t already), and see if you can pay less for gas this month. Over time, those pennies saved will turn into dollars — and more dollars!

Our friends at The Bargainist have also compiled a great list of 20 more tips for saving money on gas, from using higher gears to keeping your tires properly inflated. Who knew?

Happy saving,


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In honor of the January Money Diet, I’ll be giving away a gift basket chock-full of home and garden goodies plus several books at the end of the month. On January 31, 2013, I’ll draw one random name from everyone who commented during the month and that lucky person will win the gift basket. I hope you’ll stop by often this month and share your own ideas, thoughts and experiences about taking a 31-day break from nonessential spending.


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Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of a dozen books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

Day 22 of the January Money Diet – Pay Less for Gas

  • lindsey doolin

    I also try to keep driving to 3 days per week. I group errands

  • As much as possible, I group my errands and appointments so that I have car-free days (plus, I am lucky enough to get to choose between a 45+-per-mile vehicle or an all-electric vehicle!).

  • Martha

    I bike as frequently as possible to work–it takes a certain getting used to in the cold winter months (not to mention some preplanning), but it is doable frequently!

  • Diana

    I shop for gas prices, use coupons for only, the items we use, go to the free days at the zoo, museums, etc. There are so many free things to do in Denver, it’s impossible to be bored!

  • Deborah Gore

    I do try to shop around for gas prices and buy at the cheapest station. I also try to run all of my errands during my lunch hours during the work week. This way my car stays parked in the garage on the weekend.

  • ElainieMay

    I save on gas and lose weight by walking to any place I NEED to go that is one mile or less from my home. It turns out there are many close by.

  • Gas is price fixed around here, every station will raise their price as soon as someone else does so we can’t really save this way. Does giving up my car count? I decided since moving in town that I no longer needed it and gave it away this summer.

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