Want to save gas? Start by planning ahead.
Ready to hit the road in your GoCamp camper van? Imagine driving along the desolate desert of Death Valley, cruising down the Oregon coast, or traversing the winding mountain roads of Rocky Mountain National Park. You may run into trouble finding any gas stations in your area. Luckily, Gas Guru is here to save the day!
With this app, you can save information about the gas stations you will need along the way and check their regularly updated gas prices in real time.
WATCH: Use the Gas Guru App to quickly find the lowest Gas or Diesel prices near you or along your route! – YouTube
Compare Gas Prices
You know that feeling when you fill up on a full tank of gas only to find MUCH cheaper prices down the road? Same here.
Lucky for you, that’s where GasBuddy and AAA Travel Planner come in handy. These apps help you compare gas prices nearby. And they give you credits to exchange for free – that’s right, free – gas later on down the road.
WATCH: GasBuddy Deal Alerts: How to Save Money on Gas – YouTube
WATCH: Using AAA TripTik Travel Planner – Create and Save Routes – YouTube
Get Money Back on Fuel
Much like GasBuddy, you can sign up for individual rewards programs for gas stations before your trip. Check it out – Shell gas station’s fuel rewards give you money off your next fill up when you buy concert tickets, go to restaurants, shop at grocery stores, and even when you snag a National Park Pass.
And look-y there! You may even be doing some of those things on your trip already.
To get money while you spend money, check out GetUpside, Circle K Easy Pay, TruNow (get rewards back for road snacks!), and Dosh.
WATCH: How Does Upside Work? Does it Actually Help Save Money On Gas? – YouTube
WATCH: Circle K – Easy Pay Registration – YouTube
WATCH: Honest Dosh App Review: Why It’s The Only Money Saving App I Use – YouTube
You can even get some dollars back after your trip! All you need is to submit your receipts post-trip. Receipt Hog trades you photos of your receipts for cash back after you simply snap a pic, submit it in the app, and save!
Why do they want my receipts, you ask? Receipt Hog tracks its customers’ spending for market rate research to help companies learn what people like you are purchasing with their hard-earned cash. Sounds like a pretty good trade to us!
WATCH: Receipt Hog Review: Is Scanning Receipts a Moneymaker? – YouTube
Cut Down on Travel Time
The easiest way to cut down on your gas budget is to – you guessed it – not use as much gas. Duh! But that’s the whole point of the van, right? Well, yes and no.
While we want you to make the most of your trip, we also want to save you money! With the Waze app you can check the road ahead for accidents, construction, and even those secret backroads that turn triple-digit miles into savings (not to mention discovering the road less traveled…literally).
WATCH: How To Use Waze: The Best Driving App – YouTube