#7- Costco Gas has some of the cheapest prices anywhere
Good news! You don’t have to be a Costco Member to enjoy their savings at the pump. As a matter of fact, it’s quite illegal in some states (like N.J.) to have members only gas stations. The nerve! Take for example Merced, CA (a.k.a. the middle of nowhere in sunny California) gas at Costco cost $2.79 while the cheapest in town at ARCO costs $3.09. If you fill up your 2000 Honda Civic with 10 gallons, that’s $3 saved every fillup. If you take into account that the average person drives 13,476 miles a year and your Civic averages 29 MPG combined, switching to Costco saves you $140 a year. Just follow these 3 simple steps.
1. Find someone with a Costco Membership.
2. Direct them to Costco’s official website and ask them to buy you a $200 cash card. Give them a bit extra for their troubles.
3. Take that cash card and pay like you normally would at the Costco gas station pump. Keep in mind that gas station hours coincide with store hours so be sure you know when your local Costco opens and closes.
And that’s pretty much it. Keep in mind, with that cash card you can basically buy anything you want in Costco. That means you can treat yourself to a delicious and frugal lunch at their food court too! Hello $1.50 Polish dogs and free refills.
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