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With gas prices on the rise, we can all take any help we can get to save! Check out my favorite free phone apps to help save money on gas.
For other gas-saving ideas, you can check out my post on 10 ways to save money on gas.
8 Free Apps to Save Money on Gas
GasBuddy is my favorite gas saving app in the market. GasBuddy is an app that uses your location to show you all the gas stations near you and what the price of gas is at each one. You can sort gas stations based on distance or price. It is surprisingly shocking to see the differences of prices in your town!
Waze is a GPS app that will give you the best possible route to your destination. It takes into account traffic and alternative routes to help you arrive in the fastest time possible. This can help save you a lot of money by keeping you from waiting in traffic jams while your car idles away all of its gas. We don’t travel anywhere without “wazing” our trip before we leave.
GetUpside will save you money off every gallon of gas you buy!! Claim offers are local stations that will allow you to earn cash back on gas (as well as food and groceries). You claim the offer before you fill up and have a certain amount of time to claim the offer until it expires.
Tip: Use code JENNY8792 when you sign up and you’ll get an additional 15¢ per gallon back on your first fill up!
If you have Walmart+ you’ll save even more at the pump. The app will give you a special code to enter at the pump to activate the discount on each fill up.
Route4Me Route Planner will help make the driving you do regularly—taking the kids to school, picking up the dry cleaning, stopping by the grocery—more efficient. You can end up driving all over town and wasting a lot of gas. This app provides you with the best possible route and is free for 10 routes per month.
Gas Guru is similar to Gas Buddy but may appeal to those who don’t want or need all the extra stuff that goes along with GasBuddy. It just shows you the cheapest gas prices around where you are.
Fuelly is an app where you can keep track of when you fill up on gas or have your car serviced and also lets you put in notes and reminders. We have a folder where we keep receipts of when we take our car to the mechanic, but I like the idea of having it all on my phone and combining that with keeping track of the mileage we’re getting on the ca.r My husband loves data, and this app can keep track of all of the data that pertains to our car!
MapQuest GPS Navigation and Maps may remind you of the pre-smartphone days when we would print out directions to where we were going and take them along in the car. I guess you could still do that if you wanted, but MapQuest is now an app that can help you plan your trip by entering in your destination and getting directions, like many other GPS apps, but you can also see lots of traffic notifications and add “layers” to your directions to see certain things. For example, you can add a gas station layer or a restaurant layer to see all the options along your route.
Are there new or lesser known apps to save money on gas that I missed? Let me know in the comments!