Get The Best Price On Gas Every Time With These 3 Amazing Apps
(USNewsMag.com) – No matter where you live in the country, you’re bound to experience fluctuations in gas prices, whether due to inflation, tensions in oil-producing countries or supply shortages. However, there’s a way to ensure you always get the best bang for your buck at the pump. The answer lies within your smartphone.
Many companies have developed apps to help consumers locate the best gas prices in the area, whether they’re at home or traveling. It can mean the difference of a few cents per gallon, which for larger tanks adds up quickly. Here are a few apps to consider.
This is perhaps one of the most, if not the most, popular app for those looking to save money on gas. Not only does it list local fuel stations, it gives updated prices per gallon in real-time. Those looking to save even more money can sign up for the Free Forever card, which links directly to the user’s checking account. According to Gas Buddy, it works at 95% of the stations in the US. Within the app, there are deal alerts that can save the user up to 25 cents per gallon. All they have to do is swipe their cards at the pump and the savings are instantaneous.
AAA TripTik Planner
While you can look up gas prices on the AAA website, downloading the TripTik Planner puts a wealth of tools in your hands. Like most travel apps, it has a map and GPS feature, which is great for planning out the next road trip. While on a route, you can turn on the gas station icon so you’ll always know how to get to the nearest one. Not only that, you’ll have access to the most recent per-gallon price and the types of fuel the station offers.
GetUpSide is a lot like Gas Buddy, but it doesn’t require linking to a checking account for additional savings. It’s relatively new, which means there may be areas it doesn’t work in, but it’s adding gas stations across the country all the time. The app also partners with local stations in offering rewards, but unlike Gas Buddy where the savings are instant, GetUpSide’s rewards are a cashback incentive. Users will pay at the pump, then scan the receipt to earn their rewards.
All three of these apps are available on both Android and Apple platforms, and they can help save on gas prices across the nation. Before filling up next time, open up the app of your choice and see which station closest to you has the best deal of the day.
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