Want to save on the price of gas? Fill up on Wednesdays

As noted in an AJC story today, gas prices are getting to the point where even people who don’t normally pay attention to them are starting to wonder what they can do to find a better price. They’re up 45 cents a gallon over where they were a year ago, and the price wasn’t exactly a bargain back then.

So what can you do, other than take MARTA? Or telecommute?

A blogger for Breakout has some suggestions.

A couple are kind of obvious: use self-service, for example, and use the Internet to track the rise and fall of gas prices.

But here’s another one: buy your gas on Wednesdays.

This, the writer says, is when the lowest prices of the week are posted.

“Urban legend,” he notes, has it that gas prices are lowest when people are asleep, in the wee small hours of the morning.

Not true, he says. Wednesday is when you want to fill up.

And avoid weekends, when prices rise as more people hit the road.

We can’t vouch for this ourselves, but it might be worth checking out.

The writer also addresses, in a way, the issue of whether a driver should go a little further to find a lower price. Some people say you just waste gas looking to save a penny or two a gallon.

What he suggests is not filling up at stations near highways, or at those in affluent areas. Prices are higher in both, he says.

10 comments Add your comment

ACE

February 20th, 2012
10:34 am

Warren

February 20th, 2012
10:48 am

ciberpimp

February 20th, 2012
11:01 am

I live in Roswell GA, I have friends and family who live in “The Hood”. Gas cost more on Gresham Rd in Decatur then it does on Holcomb bridge Rd in Roswell.Foot note for the affluent areas.

dean

February 20th, 2012
11:25 am

Or the Poor side of twon its almost 4 bucks a gallon

native atlantan

February 20th, 2012
9:02 pm

My 36 gal fuel tank is not liking this. Already using $100 per week.

Bill

February 21st, 2012
7:23 am

Easy solution… buy a scooter!

native atlantan

February 21st, 2012
8:45 am

“a scooter”, and where in Atlanta can you safely ride that ? Bigger is nessessary, esp on the interstates and GA 400

FalconsFan

February 21st, 2012
10:08 am

Find a Wal-Mart that has a gas station, Murphy gas stations give you a 3 cent break if you use a Wal-Mart gift card to pay. I have found gas is cheaper before 7AM than it is at any other point in the day. A local gas station close to my office raises prices by 5-10 cents during the day and then drops them sometime overnight for the morning commute.

Nobama

February 21st, 2012
10:43 am

No worries. Obama fills my tank. He fixes EVERYthing.

native atlantan

February 24th, 2012
5:19 pm

Here goes the price of gas, up, up up. Nearly $110 per bbl today