Thursday, February 24, 2011

Cash at the Pump

This morning I paid for a tank of gas with cash. I cannot recall the last time I did that, probably 15 years ago.

Gas prices are up in my county, $3.33 per gallon for regular. But, I paid with cash and I received a .10 discount, so filling up I saved a total of $1.50. I don't normally have that kind of cash with me, but since we traveled last weekend I still had travel cash in my purse.

I read recently that many people are aggravated by the cash discounts at gas stations because the prices being advertised are cash. I guess I see their point, it does feel a bit like a bait and switch because you don't know the real price until you get to the pump.

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