Stilettos and Diapers: Summer road trips? Save your money at the pump!

5.06.2013

Summer road trips? Save your money at the pump!


I think the thing I hate spending money on the most is gas. It just costs so much, disappears so quickly and eats up money I'd much rather be shopping with.

 (Yes, yes I do. Sign me up.)

We buy a lot of gas. My car gets 14 MPG on a good day. A really good day. A day that it's not in the stop-and-go of DC traffic which is really anywhere you go around here. Oh, and did I mention that it takes premium gas? Yeah, no fun. The hub's car gets much better gas mileage, but he drives between 30,000-35,000 miles a year. That requires a lot of gas. 

We are also what I like to call road trip warriors. We've never been scared of packing up the car and driving endless hours. We've driven from Florida to New York, from New York to California and from California to DC. We drive 14 hours to the beach at least once a year. We drive to my parents in Georgia.  We drive to the hub's hometown in NY. With kids, sometimes I think it's just easier than flying, even though it may take longer. When they start to lose it, you're not embarrassed. You don't break a sweat while frantically folding strollers and tossing babies to each other while encountering mean glares in security. 

When I heard about the Fuel Rewards Network™ program, or FRN program, I was intrigued. With 3 trips to NY in a matter of 4 weeks this spring, I wanted to jump at any way to save gas money. So I went quick-like to Shell to get my FRN Card. (You can also just request it online, but I was in a hurry to save!)

What is the Fuel Rewards Network program? It's a free loyalty program that helps you save money on fuel. You can earn fuel reward points on purchases you already make and you redeem your points at the pump to watch your price drop.

You can earn points by shopping online through the FRN online mall. You can earn points through dining out. You can also earn points through participating grocery stores and there are a lot of them! All you do is link your grocery savings card with your FRN account online and boom. Watch the points rack up! 
Giant is a store around here that they work with. I already easily linked my grocery card to my Fuel Rewards Network account! 

The really nice thing about this program, that sets it apart from others, is that you can stack your savings. People literally save $1, $2 and even $3 off per gallon (according to fuelrewards.com on 5/6/13)!  There is a leader board on the site for the top savers that day and I totally want on it. At the rate I'm going with these points, it won't be hard to hit, either! 

So instead of crying over how expensive gas is, I'm going to rack up the Fuel Rewards Network points and save big! 

Visit the Fuel Rewards Network program to sign up for your free account and their Facebook to keep up with special ways to multiply your savings! 

Road tripping this summer? One winner will receive a $100 Shell Gift Card for some free gas! How would you benefit from the Fuel Rewards Network program? Enter to win a $100 Shell Gift Card.

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126 comments:

  1. We are going to Disney this summer and I'd love save in gas. If frn uses Publix I could earn points there!

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  2. I would benefit from this program because I do a lot of shopping online and can collect points to save money on gas

    elena150980@yahoo.com

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  3. https://twitter.com/ElenaIstomina/status/331466058168930304

    elena150980@yahoo.com

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  4. I drive roughly 25,000 to 30,000 miles a year or more, so this would benefit me well!
    rjwashington2000at yahoo dot com
    Earn point's from grocery shopping too

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  5. tweet
    https://twitter.com/mngirlinssp/status/331475533613387776
    rjwashington2000at yahoo dot com

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  6. I would benefit from the savings on gas because our relatives are all in other states and driving to see them can be very expensive.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  7. tweet:

    https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/331476371001991169

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  8. My car takes premium too - I hate that!It would be excellent to save some money on gas since we were considering a road trip to visit family this summer!

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  9. Will help us a lot this summer! we spend way more money on gas during summer.

    natcarbonell@live.com

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  10. Tweet https://twitter.com/um_lil_cutie/status/331560908692258817

    natcarbonell@live.com

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  11. I would benefit from the Fuel Rewards Network program because my husband has a long commute to work and we have a lot of upcoming trips this summer. It would help us save money so we could enjoy more activities with our kids.

    kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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  12. tweet
    https://twitter.com/kellydsaver/status/331590151727886337

    kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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  13. We’ve been taking a ton of trips between NC and MD. At over 260 miles each way! The FRN could definitely take some of the pain at the pump away.

    onefrugalgirl AT gmail DOT com

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  14. Tweet: https://twitter.com/OneFrugalGirl/status/331433100003377154
    onefrugalgirl AT gmail DOT com

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  15. We could benefit from this because we camp a lot during the summer and drive long distances–gas prices are ridiculous right now!


    pittsy82@hotmail.com

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  16. tweeted https://twitter.com/pittsy82/status/331803819707084801

    pittsy82@hotmail.com

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  17. We'll be having a second baby soon, so any way to save would be very welcome! Besides, I'm sure two kids will require lots of trips into town. :)

    chambanachik at gmail dot com

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  18. I drive a lot for business and would save an average of 31 cents per gallon. That would greatly add to my bottom line.
    elysesw@aol.com

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  19. I'd benefit because we put on about 20,000 miles per year.

    1agordon at live.com

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  20. I would benefit from the savings on gas because we will be traveling a lot this summer.
    austma7@aol.com

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  21. This really sounds like a great program. My husband and I are on the road often and use lots of fuel. This extra savings would really add up for us.
    Thanks so much.
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

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  22. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/peg42/status/331931926678093825
    Thanks so much.
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

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  23. We'd love to get benefits from buying what we already do! Not even sure what we'd get, but the idea is great!
    tamarsweeps-at-gmail-dot-com

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  24. Just applied for this and got my card a few days ago. Gas is expensive in CA and we drive a lot so major benefits!
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

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  25. With gas prices rising, any cents off a gallon is wonderful especially when you get rewarded by shopping at your favorite stores!

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  26. https://twitter.com/myfolly/status/331999020065095681

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  27. My husband is on the road a hour and a half total each day for work. That is a lot of gas money! He would definitely benefit from the program. Even if it's just saving a little here and there, it all adds up!

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  28. With four people in our family driving, fuel rewards are greatly appreciated!

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  29. This gas card would definitely help us as we travel from MI to GA to visit family this summer! Thanks!

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  30. i drive multiple miles because there is only one person i trust to provide daycare for my child when i am at work and she is 45 minutes away from work so I feel it will help me with that

    yes.4eva.r(atgmaildotcom)

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  31. https://twitter.com/vivaciousgold/status/332182252224139264
    tweeted

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  32. we’d save money on our roadtrips to visit grandma and grandpa

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  33. It would help out with fuel costs for work commuting. I drive over an hour one way to work. I love my job but hate the commute.

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  34. We have not been on a vacation in years....looking into doing a road trip this summer. The fuel rewards would help us save so much money on our trip...maybe we could even splurge on a hotel for a night or two...rather than camping.

    email in profile

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  35. I will benefit by saving gas money on our summer road trips.

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

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  36. I think anyone would benefit from this program, even if they just filled up every other week

    groogruxking40 at gmail dot com

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  37. Hubby and I both drive daily. In addition to daily gas usage, road trips around the country during holidays add up quick too. Fuel Rewards Network program would be very helpful in all cases.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

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  38. https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/333783482763444224

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  39. i would love to save money on gas with the rewards network so i could have more money for other things!
    stigay at comcast.net

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  40. I could save a few pennies to use on other bills

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  41. My family would benefit from this program because my husband has a long commute to work everyday and I'm always running the kids to their activities

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

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  42. https://twitter.com/susan1215/status/334121199271559168

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

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  43. We would benefit from the Fuel Rewards Network program because like you my car get 12 miles to the gallon on a good day. we drive a lot of miles each week between work and school. Plus it seems we drive more in the summer months with road trips to the beach and camps.

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  44. Tweet

    https://twitter.com/CouponTammy/status/334193069756923904

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  45. I would love a Shell card!!!

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  46. id benefit because i drive way more now that i stay at home with my baby so extra savings would be great!

    scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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  47. https://twitter.com/DesMoinesDealin/status/335215254445387776



    scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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  48. Shopping online and dining out

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  49. https://twitter.com/smilekisses/status/335661552105578496

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  50. My family would benefit because we all have SUVs, and gas can get expensive!

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  51. Tweet https://twitter.com/katiecontests/status/336187560776843264

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  52. An easy way to save money? And one that links to stuff I already do? Score!

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  53. with gas prices as they are now, anything you can do to save a little money is a great benefit!

    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

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  54. i tweeted:

    https://twitter.com/bellows22/status/337044774412513280

    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

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  55. I would definitely benefit from this FRN program as I buy grocery quite often. It'll be nice to save some money while I spend. ;)

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

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  56. I'd benefit and save on gas for long road trips.
    aleksnearing gmail com

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  57. Seems like we are driving more and more as the kids get older - I'll have to check this out.

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  58. My husband and I both drive older cars that don't get good gas mileage. Any savings on gas would be welcome!
    marcia.goss@gmail.com

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  59. https://twitter.com/mgoss123/status/337938396326555648
    marcia.goss@gmail.com

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  60. I could benefit because I travel for work and put 1000's of miles on my car each month
    addictedtorodeo at gmail dot com

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  61. Living in rural Oklahoma requires a commute to school, work, the grocery store, etc. There is little left in our super tight budget for travel to visit family. This program would help!

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  62. I would benefit from the gas savings for all of the running around I do.

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

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  63. I would benefit because filling up a SUV and a boat all summer can get pretty expensive!
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  64. tweeted: https://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/338400991357591552
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  65. saving commuter money
    Thanks! Janna JOhnson jannajanna@hotmail.com Janna johnson on GFC

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  66. https://twitter.com/purplelover04/status/339106421914345473

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  67. Oh with money so tight, this would be a great benefit for us to save money on our gas! I love that they added shopping and dining as additional ways to save more on gas! Might as well get discounts since we have to buy gas!
    landfjacobson @ charter.net

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  68. I tweeted
    https://twitter.com/Ilovemybeagle2/status/339242445990658050
    landfjacobson @ charter.net

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  69. As a single mom, I am always stressed out when I pull up to the pump! It's so expensive!

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  70. It would be awesome to earn by buying groceries too!

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  71. Shell is the station I visit most frequently on my way to work.


    hlee99 at gmail dot com

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  72. My parents just purchased a condo at the lake. I see a lot of road trips in our future which will be fun, but also a LOT of gas in my Tahoe!

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  73. I tweeted!
    https://twitter.com/meghoulihan/status/339734647221149697

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  74. I would benefit because I have a long commute to work!

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  75. I tweeted https://twitter.com/FloydSara/status/339779058336428032

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  76. We would benifit from the savings when going to see family this summer! Summer is packed, and we are always on the run, so this program would helps us a lot!

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  77. i don't do much traveling but i do run a lot in town

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  78. I could rack up quite a savings with the FNR program. I drive a lot.

    suzlynlew at yahoo dot com

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  79. I like the idea of linking my credit card to The FRN and saving on gas by making necessary purchases.

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  80. I have a long commute and do not make much more than minimum wage so every cent counts for me in trying to pay my bills. This program would allow me to save on gas, which costs more than all my utilities and food bills each month put together.

    motioncitycutie(at)aol(dot)com

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  81. It would allow me to save money on gas... all pennies add up

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  82. tweeted - https://twitter.com/sandyhills25/status/340879589230407680

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  83. I drive so much that any way to save on gas is a GOOD thing!

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  84. https://twitter.com/electricstar/status/340902256096468992

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  85. I've been driving less and riding my bike more. This would let me increase my driving again.

    mybeachylife at gmail dot com

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  86. The money we save could be used for more cookouts!
    ericacarnes(at)gmail(dot)com

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  87. Every little bit helps and I love rewards programs. Especially for things we already buy, like gas and groceries. My husband has a 50 mile commute every day. We will have to check this out.

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  88. tweeted
    https://twitter.com/eswright18/status/341005527947550720

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  89. We do alot of traveling to go camping and fishing during the summer.

    brat52101 at yahoo dot com

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  90. My husband drives a lot for work so this would be so helpful.

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  91. I’d benefit because gas prices are so high in Southern California and every penny I could save will help with our tight budget!
    adrianecoros(At)gmail(dot)com

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  92. https://twitter.com/LAMusing/status/341106628831109120
    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

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  93. The program would help because my grandson currently drives 45 miles to work and is also looking for a better job, which entails driving various distances to interviews, etc. Any amount of assistance with gas would help.

    cgclynsg0 @ gmail . com

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  94. i would benefit from the fuel rewards network by saving money! i drive a lot and spend a lot of money on gas so this would really be helpful!

    susansmoaks at gmail dot com

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  95. https://twitter.com/fdp4life/status/341181262926581760

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  96. id benefit by saving money which could be used to do some fun things with the family

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  97. https://twitter.com/klp1965/status/341185812664315904

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  98. I would benefit because with the price of gas these days every penny helps. I could use the dollars saved to do something fun.

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  99. Tweet: https://twitter.com/njhhb/status/341200917619679232

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  100. I do so many errands every day that it seems I fill up every week.
    This card will come in real handy!


    eugeniewu [at] gmail-dot-com

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  101. We are taking some road trips this summer. That along with my husband's long commute, this program would help some of our hard earned money in our pocket.
    chipdip2010(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  102. Tweeted https://twitter.com/chipdip2010/status/341218221166313472
    chipdip2010(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  103. I love taking road trips but I've seriously had to stop due to the cost of gas. Maybe this would be just the thing to get me jump started again.

    willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

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  104. Tweet - https://twitter.com/willitara/status/341236889560420353

    willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

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  105. I would benefit by saving a lot of money
    pokergrl8 at gmail.com

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  106. https://twitter.com/aes529/status/341271794260508672
    pokergrl8 at gmail.com

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  107. Save money on gas? Can you say "no brainer"?

    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

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  108. https://twitter.com/slehan/status/341278915861549057

    slehan at juno dot com

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  109. My husband commutes. We could use the savings for other things - groceries, books, etc.

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  110. By saving money on gas in order to take my kids on vacation

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  111. https://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/341317042693099520

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  112. It would help to save on gas because every penny counts.

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  113. We would save some much needed money on gas since we have a long commute to work.

    daveshir2005@yahoo.com

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  114. tweeted
    https://twitter.com/2005daveshir/status/341320372865597440

    daveshir2005@yahoo.com

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  115. I would benefit from this program by saving money off every gallon of fuel I buy at Shell gas stations, regardless of my shopping/spending habits as even if you buy nothing you still get 3cents off a gallon! Fantastic!
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  116. I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/MsTofuFairy/status/341330673883303937
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  117. Disney this summer and I'd love save in gas. I

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  118. I love saving on thins that are needed regardless of costs. lexbaylor17 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  119. tweeted https://twitter.com/lieutcrunch17/status/341350841430732800

    lexbaylor17 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  120. Id benefit and buy more groceries with the money i saved on gas
    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  121. https://twitter.com/thomasmurphy40/status/341355010526945280

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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