Well, we are back at these ever increasing gasoline prices. It kills me what I have to spend to fill a mini-van up. $80 yesterday. We have three cars because we have a daughter in college who thankfully helps some with the gas but we still pick up the majority. My husband has a Ford Focus we bought last year to commute in and that car gets driven whenever it is home to help save on fuel. I think it will only get worse as we head into the summer driving season.
So what is everyone doing to save a little on gas? I have really curtailed my bargain/coupon shopping so some of our stockpiled supplies are running low. I can't justify spending even a gallon of gas to get a free tube of toothpaste. I am now only couponing when I know I will be in the same area running other necessary errands. With my kids on spring break, we really stayed home quite a few days. I managed to go 13 days between fill ups but this is not normally possible.
We have kept the tires inflated and followed the other recommendations to increase fuel mileage. I fear it is driving other prices up as well. Food is following along and was already going up. Now, I can imagine it will rise further. As my husband says, "Something has got to give." We haven't quite come up with a game plan, but these rising prices will be forcing a lot of us to make some cut backs on other areas of our lives. I suspect more days spent at home especially when summer roles around.
Tomorrow I have to get my car smogged so I will hit the grocery store and Walgreens across the street to combine trips.
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