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10 Easiest Ways To Find The Cheapest Gas In Your Area

Tired of overpaying at the gas pump? Well, that's about to change. Learn how to find cheap gas near you.

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GasBuddy

With millions of users on mobile and desktop, GasBuddy is one of the most popular applications and websites to search real time gas prices in your area. Founded in 2000, GasBuddy’s website claims it has helped Americans save $3 billion in fuel costs.

GasBuddy has roughly 150,000 searchable gas stations across North America, including all 50 U.S. states. It also provides user reviews and a list of amenities at certain gas stations. You can download the app on Google Play and on Apple devices.

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AutoBlog

AutoBlog doesn’t just provide automotive advice. The popular website also has a user-friendly search function to find updated gas prices by region. Gas stations are available for search in all 50 states. Search gas prices here.

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GEICO

You don’t have to be a GEICO member to use its gas price search function. GEICO’s search tool allows users to enter their zip code and sort by the cheapest or nearest gas stations within a five-, 10, or 25-mile radius. It also has a responsive map to visualize where the gas stations are located on your route.

You can search gas prices here.

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GetUpside

GetUpside has an easy-to-use search tool to find the cheapest gas prices in your area, but its cash back program might the most appealing part of the app.

App users can scan a copy of their receipts to earn a little change back each time they fuel up. The perk is also available at grocery stores and restaurants. However, it only applies to select locations. You can download the app on Google Play and on Apple devices.

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AAA

You don’t need to be a AAA member to use the company’s gas search tool. The search function is part of AAA’s TripTik Planner, which helps users plot road trip destinations and attractions. However, there are select tools within the app that are only available to members.

You can search gas prices here.

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GasPriceWatch

Unsure if you’re getting the best gas price? Besides telling you which nearby gas stations offer the lowest prices at that moment, GasPriceWatch will also compare recent rates to see if prices have increased or dropped. Check it before you fill up your tank. Users can also compare local vs. national rates and see how their area stacks up.

You can search gas prices here.

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Waze

Waze has been helping drivers avoid traffic delays and plan drive times since 2006. The popular navigation app also has a useful fuel price search function.

Waze is largely updated by its vast network of users, but it also partners with cities, transportation authorities, broadcasters, businesses and first responders. Its web site claims more than 115 million users. Here’s how to download the app on Google Play and Apple devices.

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Gas Guru

Gas Guru uses information gathered from the Oil Price Information Service so its gas prices will always be accurate. The popular mobile app allows users to filter searches by gas/fuel grade/amenities and view results by map or list. Click the links to download the app on Google Play and Apple devices.

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Fuel Economy (Gov)

The U.S. Department of Energy provides a free search function to track gas prices regionally. Simply click on your state and search for your city or area. You can learn more here.

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MapQuest

MapQuest might no longer be the GPS navigation champion, but it still is a popular option for monitoring gas prices. You can still get turn-by-turn directions, but now you can also see which upcoming gas station will save you a little money.

MapQuest is available on mobile devices or desktop. Desktop users can sort through user-friendly surveys to help filter results. You can download it on Google Play or Apple devices.