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Old 07-28-2011, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Franklin, TN
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I paid $4.09 at a Mapco (near Mack Hatcher/Hillsboro Rd) before my trip to Cincinnati and $3.79 at Costco the day I got back. (Car takes premium.) I tend to think Costco is the cheapest BUT are there any other 'tricks' to finding affordable gas? I realize it can change on a daily basis, but maybe one company tends to always be cheaper. Would it be cheaper towards a 65 exit or further away from the interstate???

I filled up at Costco and it was over $40. I used to drive in my 1971 Fort Pinto from Connecticut to school in Sarasota Florida for $50. $38 for gas and $12 for tolls. Split between 4 cheap college students, it was $12 each.

Weeeeeeeeeee!
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Old 07-28-2011, 10:46 AM
 
Location: southwest TN
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and I used to buy gas for .24 per gallon. I could put in a dollar's worth of gas and drive all night. split between 4 cheap high school girls it was a quarter each. You can't compare "ago" to now.
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Old 07-28-2011, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Hendersonville, TN
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Fox 17 has a gas map showing cheapest reported prices around the area.

In my part of the world, Thornton's and Kroger's (with the Kroger's plus card) are usually the cheapest. Likewise, the Mapco next to Vol State Community College is usually about 5-10 cents cheaper for some reason.
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Old 07-28-2011, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Franklin, TN
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Oh, that map is COOL! Not much down my way but still, pretty cool! Thanks!

Remember that song "These are the good old days . . . " I am getting pretty nostalgic in my old age. With all these 'modern conveniences' it still seems like life is getting more and more complicated.
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Old 07-28-2011, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Hendersonville, TN
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Oh, that map is COOL! Not much down my way but still, pretty cool! Thanks!

Remember that song "These are the good old days . . . " I am getting pretty nostalgic in my old age. With all these 'modern conveniences' it still seems like life is getting more and more complicated.
But back in the "good old days" you wouldn't have an interactive map with real time gas prices all across the area!

I know what you mean though. I specifically remember buying my first tank of gas and paying $0.89/gallon. It wasn't that long ago either.
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Old 07-28-2011, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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The Mapco on Moores Lane in front of Home Depot is consistently cheaper.

In my experience, lonely gas stations with no competition around, like the one at Hillsboro/Mack Hatcher, are more expensive.

But I have really enjoyed using my Kroger points to get .20 off per gallon at Shell.
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Old 07-28-2011, 02:04 PM
 
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My Acura takes premium too. I try to get gas at Kroger, Costco or Sams. A lot of the chain gas stations have started charging 40 cents more for premium, which is crazy. Kroger's premium is still just 20 cents more than regular unleaded, and their gas is usually cheaper too, at least at the ones by me.
I saved 67 cents per gallon last week by getting gas at Kroger rather than a station on Hwy 96 by I65.
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Old 07-28-2011, 05:13 PM
 
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Sam's club is cheap in WC. Otherwise I fill up when I'm in Antioch or Bellvue. They have cheaper gas over there. Gas in Green Hills always seems the most expensive.
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Old 07-30-2011, 08:43 PM
 
Location: Bellevue
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GasBuddy.com - Find Low Gas Prices in the USA and Canada

Fox news uses the Gasbuddy.com site. Helps to have a Kroger Gas nearby. Highest prices tend to be in Green Hills or on West End.
Watch closer to see if the gas is by Mapco, Daily's or another wholesaler.
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Old 08-08-2011, 12:06 AM
 
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I used to go to Kroger and get 20 cents off with my plus card, until my car started acting funny and someone told me there gas is not good. So now I go to Shell and use my Kroger plus card and still stave the 20 cents off.

Also, the BP on Rosa Parks, across from the Farmers Market always seem to have the cheapest gas.

Remember, its cheaper to fill up on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. They raise prices on the weekends.
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