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How do you save on gas? Any good points cards or credit cards?

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Put 4-6 more PSI on your tires than recommended.

Have your boyfriend drive every time the tank is almost empty. :)
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Don't accelerate fast, coast to a stop, don't go over 110.

When gift cards for gas stations or Canadian tire is on sale, stack up on them. That's what I did.
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+1 for gas buddy. Certain areas have consistantly cheaper gas than others (could be clost to 10c/L cheaper in the same city). If there is an esso in the area, the cheaper gas + 2.5c/l card + esso points works out best.

If you use regular and have a CT gas bar near buy, then the CT gift car + multiplier works out really well. Its just annyoing having to get the coupon every week, and continuously buying gift cards.
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Also, don't forget to fill up the CT gas bar experience survey online (tellcdntiregas.com) and get another 2¢ off per litre.

Also I've drive through VERNON, BC twice this year (February and July) and they had coupons for 3¢ off per litre. They probably don't have it anymore.
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I only save when I fill up at Costco and at night when they drop prices. I also have the $0.05 off at Petro Canada when I feel like having Ultra 94. LOL

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` ANything you could do with gas price, loyaly cards etc pales in comparison to how you choose to drive. People have a fit about a few cents per litre, then volutntariy use 30+% with how they choose to drive. Gerneally not getting anywhere any faster then if they drove for fuel economy
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If you live near border, fill up at US. Easily save 20-30 cents a litre, even more if your car takes premium.
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Superstore

7c/L off (equivalent in pts)
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3% return on PC MC WE (in pts)

can be used for anything at SS, and they generally have the cheapest prices, at least for groceries in my area, so always going there for something.

My local costco is pretty useless as they are generally never cheaper than 4c/L and my Cap1 mastercard only gives 2% back. Also, all other gas stations have the same identical price with superstore.
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If you have an RBC credit card, you can save 2c/L at Petro stations.
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Yesterday checked Costco- it was 10 cents cheaper that on other gas stations + costco master card gives 2% back
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Focus wrote:
Sep 13th, 2017 3:57 pm
Drive at speed limit will give you the best saving especially on hwy, also turn off you AC. Other things like CC rebate, AM cash miles, gas saving card....etc. Also don't drive it like an on/off switch, if you see a red infront roll it there.

If you're a car guy then 0w oil, UDP, catback, lower suspension also help.

Oh, learn to drive a stick.
In the age of 8 and 9-speed and CVT transmissions, manuals don't really compete in the fuel economy department anymore.
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toguy wrote:
Sep 14th, 2017 10:46 am
In the age of 8 and 9-speed and CVT transmissions, manuals don't really compete in the fuel economy department anymore.
There isn't a lot of manual car left to offer but I did a quick look anyway at Honda, ford, audi, VW, Hyundai and mazda. the different between manual and auto/CVT are usually +1mpg adv to auto/CVT - a few +2, one +3, one - and one -2, so last call it +1. Most skilled manual driver can beat estimate by 10-15%, I can beat estimate by up to 20% in the summer. My car rated at 20mpg combine and I am usually at 24ish mpg during summer and I drive reasonable speed like under 70km on 60limit and under 120km on hwy.
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We're to assume that those using a cc for gas savings are paying off their balance diligently each month.

I never understand how some drivers incl taxi drivers, who you think would know better, race along a road to an intersection where it's clearly visible the light is red or about to turn red because the Pedestrian crossing light has been flashing "dont walk" umpteen times from a block away.. Sure you don't want to annoyingly slow to catch the green if you have plenty of traffic around you but I'm talking on streets that have light to little traffic. A lot of intersections without countdown timer ped crossing lights, use the same number of flashes before the light turns yellow then red.. Here it's 13 flashes so if you're watching the lights of an upcoming intersection gives you a good idea if you're gonna make it through or should you just coast.
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Buy CT gift cards when 10% off. With a 4% credit card, ideally.

Use the tellcdntiregas coupon for 2c/l off.

Use gift card, and get CT eMoney as well.

Works out to ~17% discount all in all.

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