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Tips on Searching for the Cheapest Gas

June 9, 2008

Columbus, GA (WTVM)--For the first time ever, the national average for regular unleaded hit $4.00!  That means many consumers are likely hunting for the best bargain.  Here are some tips that may help:

1.)  Let the prices come to you!  Several companies will send you a text message with the area's lowest gas prices if you message them your zip code, so check into that.

2.)  Visit the "other" side of the tracks.  Just because you live in a certain neighborhood, doesn't mean you should buy gas in that area.

3.) Get away from the freeway.  Experts say owners know these are impulse buys.  Consumers are paying for the convenience.   Motorists may be able to find significant price drops by driving further inland.

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