With gas prices ebbing and flowing, finding creative ways to save money on fuel can turn a mundane task into a budget-friendly adventure. Here are some fun and effective ways to pump up your savings at the gas station.
And if you ever find yourself needing a little extra gas money, Brigit’s Instant Cash* can cover you.
1. Gamify Your driving
Challenge yourself to drive more efficiently and turn your daily commute into a game. Apps like GasBuddy or Waze can help you find the cheapest gas nearby, turning your quest for fuel into a rewarding scavenger hunt.
2. Carpool with friends
Embrace carpool karaoke! Share the ride and split the gas bill by carpooling with friends, family, or coworkers. Not only will you save money, but you’ll also turn mundane rides into fun journeys filled with music, laughter, and bonding.
3. Slow down
Keep a careful eye on your speedometer and curb your inner speed racer. Keeping your speed moderate can really improve fuel efficiency.
4. Get regular with your car maintenance
Regular car maintenance can improve gas mileage. Ensure your tires are properly inflated, change the air filter, and stay up to date with all other routine maintenance.
5. Plan your routes strategically
Combine errands and plan your routes strategically to minimize unnecessary trips. Grouping tasks together can save you time, energy, and, most importantly, precious fuel.
6. Use loyalty programs and save
Many gas stations offer loyalty programs that reward frequent customers with discounts and perks. Joining these programs can turn your routine fuel-up into a money-saving ritual.
7. Lighten your load
Channel your inner minimalist and declutter your car. Carrying unnecessary weight can decrease fuel efficiency. Lighten the load, and your gas tank will thank you.
8. Use Price Comparison Apps
Use gas price comparison apps like Gasbuddy or Waze to find the cheapest gas prices near you.
9. Bike, walk, or telecommute
Try to walk or bike when possible. It’s good for your physical (and mental) health, in addition to saving you money. You can also telecommute a day or two a week to minimize your time on the road (as long as your job permits it).
10. Get pumped with cashback cards
Look into credit cards that offer cashback rewards on gas purchases. They can help you turn a necessary expense into a savings opportunity, earning you a little extra with every tank. And if you ever find yourself needing a little extra gas money, Brigit’s Instant Cash* can cover you.
The bottom line
Saving money on gas doesn’t have to be a dull and tedious task. If you put a little creativity into it, you can transform your daily commute into a fun, healthy, fuel-efficient adventure.
*Not all members will qualify for advances; Depending on eligibility, advances range from $50 – $250. Subject to Brigit’s approval and policies. Brigit monthly subscription required. Instant Cash is not available in all states.