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Travel deals, gas card savings help family vacations fit the budget

GasBuddy Blog -- We may be getting a bit of a break with gasoline prices edging lower in most parts of the country, (CA, WA, OR are still waiting for their prices to take the same turn)and as we near Memorial Day Weekend, the talk around the kitchen table often focuses on the family vacation.

If you're making plans it pays to check online for all kinds of deals that can get you where you want and stay within your budget. Laura Bly of USA TODAY reports that the number of gas cards and related deals onBnBfinder.com, for instance, a directory of more than 3,000 North American B&Bs and inns, is up from 15 last year to 22 this year.

And the offers often include a gas card valued at anywhere from $10 to $50, plus a discounted price on your...


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Melinda205
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Message Posted: May 27, 2012 9:58:11 AM

still wondering if the flintstones has any cars left??
VikingWoman
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Message Posted: May 25, 2012 9:45:40 PM

I live in the armpit of Washington so I stay home and live like a cheap Norwegian! This is the only way to survive. This weekend I am pushing my car when I visit the Portland Metro area to visit family.
caloberg
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Message Posted: May 25, 2012 3:53:26 PM

sounds like it can save some money, if you can get the right deals.

i wonder if would work for a coast to coast trip?
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Message Posted: May 23, 2012 7:49:35 AM

sounds good
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Message Posted: May 23, 2012 7:27:48 AM

I'm not travelling this Memorial Day (haven't in quite a few years) and no gas cards offered around here.
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Message Posted: May 22, 2012 7:00:44 AM

coupons?
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Message Posted: May 21, 2012 12:26:05 PM

Thank you for posting.
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Message Posted: May 21, 2012 9:06:46 AM

ok
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Message Posted: May 21, 2012 8:44:45 AM

good stuff
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Message Posted: May 21, 2012 8:43:12 AM

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Message Posted: May 21, 2012 8:41:32 AM

really ?
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Message Posted: May 21, 2012 8:41:28 AM


3 day old post. How about something new?
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Message Posted: May 21, 2012 8:41:11 AM

That was great news, three days ago when the story was posted.
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Message Posted: May 21, 2012 8:40:17 AM

Prices finally starting to head lower in San Jose but only slightly lower
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Message Posted: May 21, 2012 8:40:06 AM

only work if you buy a lot of gas in a short period of time.
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Message Posted: May 21, 2012 8:39:55 AM

Saw this before.
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Message Posted: May 21, 2012 8:39:25 AM

more old news
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Message Posted: May 21, 2012 8:39:04 AM

spend 1000 to make 10-50?
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Message Posted: May 21, 2012 8:36:48 AM

3 day old story ...
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Message Posted: May 21, 2012 8:36:41 AM

Thanks for posting this article!
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Message Posted: May 21, 2012 8:36:14 AM

a break? from what? From the price it was in 2009? Well it's at least a dollar a gallon higher, so where is the break?
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Message Posted: May 21, 2012 8:34:17 AM

Someone at GasBuddy not updating the news articles
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Message Posted: May 21, 2012 8:34:04 AM

I am glad prices momentarily are coming down. However very slowly.
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Message Posted: May 21, 2012 8:33:01 AM

3 days and running.
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Old story
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Message Posted: May 21, 2012 8:31:00 AM

And another OLD news item.
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Message Posted: May 21, 2012 8:29:29 AM

Any kind of a travel 'deal' for me will be camping gear loaded in a car rooftop clam shell carrier. A carefully planned route, with free campgrounds or waysides along the way and bring most of the food and bottled water too. Buy fuel at gas buddy 'researched' gas stations along the route. So much for 'Coming out of the closet' Barry's huge disastrous economic recovery and people will still vote for him!
Whatever the size or shape of the vehicle, Produce and ‘Drive’ vehicles with high MPG, are very reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money. Consider using other forms of less expensive transportation to lower your cost, if possible!
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
12/22/2012!
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Message Posted: May 21, 2012 8:28:01 AM

ok
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Message Posted: May 21, 2012 8:27:47 AM

Okay
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Message Posted: May 21, 2012 8:27:21 AM

Stocking up on WVO and looking for a tent camper
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Message Posted: May 21, 2012 8:27:13 AM

Tired of this. too
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Message Posted: May 21, 2012 8:26:59 AM

Sheeesh, enough with this article that's two days old.
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Message Posted: May 21, 2012 8:26:50 AM

Ok
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Message Posted: May 21, 2012 8:25:57 AM

Repeat article. Yawn!
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Message Posted: May 21, 2012 8:25:43 AM

next
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Message Posted: May 21, 2012 8:25:25 AM

No new news?
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Message Posted: May 21, 2012 8:25:13 AM

Read yesterday.
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Message Posted: May 21, 2012 8:24:36 AM

Deja vu all over again... and again.
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Message Posted: May 21, 2012 8:23:23 AM

Any new news?
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Message Posted: May 21, 2012 8:22:00 AM

More ancient news (??).
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Message Posted: May 21, 2012 8:21:41 AM

Why are these articles on so long? If you can't post anything new than open up the space for more uploaded articles. Why are gas buddy articles taking up 2/5's of the article space?
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Ok.
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Message Posted: May 21, 2012 8:18:10 AM

It's too bad GasBuddy thinks their 3-day-old blog posts are more important than the news articles members may find.
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Message Posted: May 21, 2012 8:16:40 AM

Did I see the same post the past couple of days?
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Message Posted: May 21, 2012 8:16:39 AM

The gas prices are still too high for a lot of people to go very far.
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ok
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I try to use point card any chance I get
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It was amazingly complicated to get a Sheetz customer card. My wife gave up after 15 min. of wasted time with the clerk.
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Message Posted: May 21, 2012 8:14:28 AM

On a vacation, a $10.00 or Even $50.00 gift card isn't going to go very far.
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Message Posted: May 21, 2012 8:13:42 AM


Stay home and read the same blog entries day after day. :-)
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