10 November 2010

cheap gas fail

I get these alerts from BillShrink about cheap gas. It's kind of cool because it tells you where the cheapest gas is and also calculates the cost of the detour from your house or work or wherever. I have not really used it that much, but I got an alert in my e-mail on Monday. It said the cheapest gas was $2.53 a gallon at a station in West Valley. I'm thinking, "Wow, that price is almost a full 20 cents cheaper than everywhere else right now!" The only problem is that this particular gas station is about 15 miles away from home.

On Tuesday, I was with my friend Meredith. We went grocery shopping at WinCo (which is significantly closer to said gas station, but getting gas there would still be a big detour). Meredith was driving, and I told her that there was gas for $2.53 and "we have to go and get really cheap gas and save lots of money!"

When we finally arrived at said gas station we pulled in and saw the price: $2.70 per gallon. THE EXACT SAME AS EVERYWHERE ELSE.

Post-publication addendum: Meredith tells me that it was $2.72/gallon. I consulted BillShrink to find the updated price on Wednesday and it said $2.70/gallon. BillShrink lies!


Meredith said...

It was $2.72/gal. :) Haha! And you were so distraught about it. It was just too funny. That alone made it worth it!

Margaret said...

Oh, you silly people, you!

Actually, I would have been distraught, too. Fortunately, you saved enough from WinCo to offset the balance. Tony keeps telling me that, in the end, the price difference is only a few dollars.

M.C. Sommers said...

Umm I think Bravo would like to do a show of the adventures the two of you have :)

Meredith said...

I'm not sure anyone could handle that, M.C.!

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