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    Just wondering what people are doing about gas prices going up.

    I have found some deals here and there.
    Costco's gas bar line up is crazy because their price is o.k.

    Decided to work longer hours 4 days per week and take 1 day off to save on travel/gas costs.

    Love to hear some ideas about saving gas costs.
    Thx!
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    start at 1:34

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    It seems like a fair number of people stock up on CT GCs when they're 10% off. Some report they buy thousands of dollars worth. Paying with a cashback credit card lowers the net cost a little more. If buying at a CT isn't convenient, Petro Can and other gas station cards can sometimes be purchased with discounts, although smaller.
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    In my area it has been up to $1.30/L lately. Today it is at 1.26. I use a cashback credit card to help a bit. I also have a Petro Points card which I can use to redeem points for gas. Obviously using the vehicle less as well - walking, biking, public transit.
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    I filled up yesterday and prices here are from $1.39.9 litre to $1.44.9 litre....I use discount coupons that I get at Safeway when I shop there and then use the coupons at the gas bar.
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    I use the gas buddy app to see what the price is like where I am going. I am doing a lot of travel now due to the death of my dad and helping my mom pack up so every weekend its a almost 300kn round trip so if gas is cheap along the along the way I fill up. I also use the carrot app and turn my points into petro points which I then convert to 10 cents off a litre and I buy the CT gift cards when on a discount and get gas only when the bonus multiplier is on so I build up a nice stash of CT points (now called triangle) Thankfully I am a GO train commuter & can take the bus to the train station or just walk. Soon (I think July) PC MC will offer bonus PCO points at Esso so I will add that to the locations I buy gas.
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    Ever since getting my car last year, I've been trying to find new and creative ways to save money on gas and I think the best one for me personally is with CT GCs

    I get 1% back (In PC Pts) when I buy the GCs
    (I use to use Drop where I would get back 20pts/$1 = 2% EXTRA, but the app never works properly so I stopped using it)
    I only ever get the GCs when they're 10% off (Normally SDM)
    I get 2c/L off thanks to the CT Survey (On the back of the gas receipt)
    I always try to align my gas purchases when the CT Money offer is best (About 4.5c/L)

    It normally works out to $1.10 (When gas is $1.30) with all offers combined

    I try to fill my tank when I am at home, another town close-ish always has CT Gas much cheaper ($1.379 in my hometown, $1.238 in the next town over - combine with all discounts and I can bring that down to $1.05ish)
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    I try to when I use the car -run a few errands at once -yesterday I went to Canadian tire for a rake -then across the street to marksworkwarehouse -then 3 minutes in same plaza did my grocery shop at no frills -I am always trying to go to a few different stores or do 3 or 4 errands errands that's for sure

    oh and plus I have a petro points card
    hubby has pioneer and esso cards for points if I ever fill up at esso I use aeroplan -so we always use the points cards also

    p.s that is how I won a echo car from esso -from using a points card they had a contest and gave away 3 cars in Canada -of course this was 11 years ago and I no longer have the car
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    Wow--we are a creative group! I go to whomever can give me a deal that week. Last week I had 5000 bonus PCO pts for a $40 fill. This week my co=op has a $3.00 off coupon. Next week who knows!

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    Some great savings ideas!
    Thanks!

    We earn Aeroplan points at Esso. Come June we will earn PCO points at Esso.

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    I get most of my gas from my mystery shops. I get $15 - $20 in gas for completing the assignment. Usually do 3 - 4 a month.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cake View Post
    I get most of my gas from my mystery shops. I get $15 - $20 in gas for completing the assignment. Usually do 3 - 4 a month.
    Whaaaat? That's amazing. Do you mind sharing what mystery shop company?
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