Consumer expert Clark Howard’s column appears here each Thursday in conjunction with Deal Spotter, a weekly print section in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
If you are looking to save money on gas, the nation’s largest retailer has an offer for you in nearly two dozen states.
The cost of gas at wholesale is dropping after a run-up in price leading up to Hurricane/Tropical Storm Isaac. There has been no damage to drilling rigs or refineries in the Gulf Coast area to speak of. So day by day, more production is coming back online. Of course, the price at retail always lags behind wholesale, but the overall fears about Isaac running up gas prices across the nation didn’t play out.
Now Walmart has come out with a promotion offering a discount of 15 cents per gallon through Dec. 24. You simply fill up at any Walmart gas station and, if you use a Walmart money card or credit card, the discount will be automatically applied.
If you want to use a Walmart gift card instead. you’ll still get a discount of 10 cents per gallon.
Along with Georgia, find participating locations in Virginia, Texas, Tennessee, South Carolina, Ohio, North Carolina, New Mexico, Mississippi, Missouri, Illinois, Georgia, and Arkansas, among others.
Florida and Alabama are also “participating states,” but the discount may not be as much, per laws in those states.
– Clark Howard — Save More, Spend Less, Avoid Rip-offs — for the Atlanta Bargain Hunter blog