Transportation Alternatives to Avoid High Gas Prices
Gas prices are skyrocketing, so how can you save?
- Duration 5:47
- Date Aug 1, 2011
Gas prices are skyrocketing, so how can you save?
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Andrea -- -- -- with this right now she's a consumer -- the expert with colonel -- Really interesting stuff going on here but basically you're offering people some ways to seeing -- these high gas prices California in particular you got that hammered by high gas.
Yes that the prices have really been skyrocketing and -- and a dollar more per gallon -- Than last summer and so yeah those prices are definitely up and hurting drivers across the country.
So what are some of the things you suggesting people -- save on gas costs.
-- -- actually is that there are lots of retailers and brands that are offering gas toward programs.
To maximize hot and what's going on right now so Wal-Mart has reduced there gas prices by ten cents -- per gallon.
All across through the summer CB -- now offers a ten dollar prepaid gas card to their rewards members.
For those who purchased thirty dollars worth of select products.
And Kellogg's is a more unexpected brand.
That is offering a gas reward program if you collect ten UPC labels off the cereal boxes and send them in.
They'll send you a ten dollar prepaid gas card.
For -- dosing kiosks labels so as you could see different retailers are doing some some programs to help drivers cut those costs.
That I think that's so cool and it's not hard to do when -- IN com it's not hard to do.
Eric could you also wants to -- -- people you know do other things like car share or even -- cars.
Right okay so.
Carpooling there's nothing new there we've been talking about it for years -- a way to reduce your carbon footprint and save on gas.
Well there's Newton trends in online car sharing so a new start -- called.
-- Zimmer -- uses social networks like FaceBook.
-- -- help drivers connector of passenger is a new.
Log on -- -- create a profile and if you'll have extra seats in your car.
You can post that online and chargers small fee depending on the distance and and gas that will be -- -- used on that ride and then passengers can find.
You can find drivers through this site and use -- look up but their profiles on FaceBook to build that trust and to connect drivers and passengers in more reliable citing.
As well there's a growing trend with Schering cars so why start -- called get around dot com.
Connects car owners with people who don't have cars and so you can actually now rent out your own personal car.
And the fee is I -- that are charged her roughly five to fifteen dollars per hour work.
And so if you have a car that you're not driving for a certain amount of hours per day or indeed his rented out for even just one hour per day you can make approximately 300 dollars a month and that's a great way.
Kind of cut down on the use of your car and also makes some money back of for all the money at your spending on gas actually -- entire war.
You know it is I know like myself -- to work -- it's it's and then I Viacom's movie who makes money during the day but what -- for insurance purposes it would if the person I went to get into an accident.
What's really nice is they have the insurance belt and and what's more is that you have profiles set up -- -- if you're an owner of the carp you're renting it out or if you are -- chart.
And then people can -- -- you and -- use a similar to how eBay.
Offers reviews for the buyer and the seller that's how the owner in the rent hers work -- so that you can really build the trust and know that everything is safe and secure war.
And I love that because I did too then let's go back to is in lied because that my question was.
Yeah while we -- -- you don't need to make it -- as a key a key get a car with a stranger I mean these administrators have not aren't that.
-- is -- is the specifically was specifically designed for universities and corporate communities where they -- Help connect people based on the location to where they -- driving and where they were starting from so that's how it started to become a little bit.
-- nice though is that it does use that social network where you can build the trust where you can look up people's profiles where you might.
Know a friend of a friend and you can see that you all the southern are connected through a different way in and you feel.
That trusted that you can rely on his numbers and I that it's safe.
Yes and so a few ways to kind of cut down on gas costs is.
You can actually find discount and gas and gift cards online so what site.
Gift card granny dot com may offer -- discount gift cards for a variety of retailers a variety of products and services and for gas stations in gas brands like shell and Chevron.
And you could save anywhere from two to 5% off by planning ahead and purchasing.
He's discount -- -- gift cards and what I like about these.
Gas gets -- gift cards is that they actually work like cash at those different gas stations where you will then pay ten cents last then that advertised price at those gas station.
A -- -- gift card -- -- the senate right now gift card granny dot com.
And it's -- d.s yeah I need gas cards.
Right you can find discounted gas gift cards there and if -- you're available at the moment you can actually sign up for an email alerts.
Where you just read you sign up to the different retailers are gas brands that you wanna stay on top of and then when one becomes a real ball -- -- -- -- they can jumped right on it and make a purchase right from your emails so that's a really smart way to reduce costs.