Where is the Cheapest Gas in the Western KY Area?
I know, I know you're probably as sick of hearing about high gas prices, as I am. But I also know that in our neck of the woods, we don't really have the option of not driving places. So unfortunately gas is one of those necessities that no matter the price, we have to pay it. I know gas prices skyrocketing can put quite the financial strain on people, so I figure this may be a way to help people save a little money.
Do you shop around for the cheapest fuel?
There's a gas station right by my house, so I usually just stop there to fill up, because 9/10 times I'm getting gas because my light came on and I forgot to get it the night before, and I'm running late to my destination. My mom, on the other hand, always gets gas before her tank hits E and she's a savvy shopper. She likes to find the cheapest gas nearby and get it there. She likes to call and report the lowest gas prices she's seen to me.
Where are the cheapest fuel prices in the Tri-State?
Since everyone doesn't have a Jamie in their life (hi mom!) this may help you find the lowest gas prices around when you don't have your own personal gas reporter. The website is called GasBuddy.com. Gas Buddy is a crowdsourced website that tells you which gas stations have the cheapest fuel. You can pop in any city around the Tri-State and it will tell you where the cheapest gas is in or around that city.
More Ways to Save on Gas
There are also a few more tricks to save on gas. Most large chains have a loyalty or rewards club that's free to join. Places like Shell, Hucks, and Marathon offer savings of $.05/gallon and up.
There's also the Get Upside app that offers cashback on gas purchases. You do have to get a printed receipt and upload it into the app but you can save a few cents/gallon and it also shows you where to buy the cheapest gas near you.
Finally, some tri-staters have found that a membership to Costco or Sams Club has paid for itself just in gas savings - usually around $.20 less per gallon.
I know we're no strangers to gas prices fluctuating, but hopefully, we won't see these prices for too long. I hope sharing these little tricks may at least help you save a little money at the pump until the prices come back down again.