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    Save money by pre-purchasing gas at today's prices, then fill up with your MyGallons Card when prices rise. No matter how high prices at the pump will go, the price of the gallons you've purchased will be locked-in.

    http://mygallons.com/
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    Invest a ton of cash into this.

    It's a sure fire way to get the cost of gas to go down.
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    Neat concept....it's like buying futures.
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    Apart from the annual membership fees and transaction fees each time you add gas to the card, I wonder what price you buy gas at. Prices between here and the Gulf coast generally differby 25-30 cents. If you guys had to pay Palm Beach county prices to lock in the price you would be starting out a a quarter per gallon in the hole. On the other hand, if I could pay Gulf coast prices and use the card here, it might make sense for me.
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    5 years ago I knew someone that sold those kind of cards to people that owned big boats and used a lot of fuel. For some reason those cards fail to work now and they got ripped off like hell.

    Food for thought.

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    Im not real keen on the idea of paying for something that's from such a new company and may seem kind of shady.

    Your better off going with a Sams/BJ's/Costco membership card and you will save about 15-20 cent a gallon. Pays off the membership fee after 2-3 fillups.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mdspearo View Post
    Your better off going with a Sams/BJ's/Costco membership card and you will save about 15-20 cent a gallon. Pays off the membership fee after 2-3 fillups.
    Last week, in North Tampa, the Sams Club price per gallon was $3.92.

    Right down the street at 7/11 and a few other places it was $3.89.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottL View Post
    Last week, in North Tampa, the Sams Club price per gallon was $3.92.

    Right down the street at 7/11 and a few other places it was $3.89.

    Agreed. It used to be cheaper, but it's not now anymore. 7/11 seems to have the cheapest gas in NPR. The one at Seven Springs and 54 is usually pretty low. A little further down Seven Springs is another 7/11 that is ALWAYS pretty cheap.

    HESS stations seem to be hit or miss. Sometimes they are cheap and shitpacked. I've had to wait in line for a few minutes before. Other Hess stations are right up there with everyone else.

    What you also gotta watch is that some places like BP and Citgo, the prices offered are if you use cash or THEIR particular credit card. If you use anything else, it's a few cents more. I like 7/11.
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    They have 2 different prices for members and non-members. Its about 15-20 cents cheaper up here in MD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mdspearo View Post
    They have 2 different prices for members and non-members. Its about 15-20 cents cheaper up here in MD.
    In Florida, you can't buy gas at Sams Club unless you are a member...as far as I know.

    You have to swipe your membership card before you can ever start to buy fuel.

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    I avoid using 7-11 at all cost. I have gotten fuel with tons of water in it from 3 different locations. I have had to sit at the dock or on the water for quite a while hand pumping fuel into a water bottle to watch the water line then dump it into a gas can. I would have to keep repeating this until the fuel that I pumped out with the primer ball didn't have anymore water in it. All 3 times were from 7-11's. I won't use them no matter how cheap their gas is.

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    Doesn't everyone use this?: http://gasprices.mapquest.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by M Diesel View Post
    I avoid using 7-11 at all cost. I have gotten fuel with tons of water in it from 3 different locations. I have had to sit at the dock or on the water for quite a while hand pumping fuel into a water bottle to watch the water line then dump it into a gas can. I would have to keep repeating this until the fuel that I pumped out with the primer ball didn't have anymore water in it. All 3 times were from 7-11's. I won't use them no matter how cheap their gas is.
    I've never run it in my boat, but my truck doesn't seem to mind it. I'm getting as good as 19 mpg out of my tacoma which is stellar as far as I'm concerned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottL View Post
    In Florida, you can't buy gas at Sams Club unless you are a member...as far as I know.

    You have to swipe your membership card before you can ever start to buy fuel.
    True, but I have found out you can buy gas at Sams Club with an expired membership card. Mine was expired for years and it still let me pump gas.

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    You're lucky....mine was expired for a week and it wouldn't let me get gas.

    Here in Savannah, you have to be a member to get gas, but in Columbia, SC I noticed that you didn't.

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    Just got back from CostCo here in Clearwater. $3.96 for regular is the member price.
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    http://www.sun-sentinel.com/business...,5722699.story

    MyGallons.com promises refunds to 6,000 customers

    By Mc Nelly Torres | South Florida Sun-Sentinel
    9:45 PM EDT, July 15, 2008

    It appeared to be a great gasoline discount offer: Buy fuel with a debit-like card that would allow you to pre-purchase gas at today's costs no matter how much they rise in the future.

    But the company marketing the program through MyGallons.com has not been able to secure a bank to perform the credit card transaction at the gas station and the Better Business Bureau has challenged the South Florida company for misleading advertising.

    On Tuesday, MyGallons LLC announced that it is giving a full refund to more than 6,000 customers nationwide who signed up to use the discount program since it launched on June 30 but never got a chance to use it, company spokesman Greg Salsburg said.

    "We are a consumer-friendly program and we are sorry for the inability to provide this wonderful program to consumers," Salsburg said. He added that the company will notify all customers about the refunds and return the money directly.

    When the MyGallons gas discount program was launched, the Web site claimed that its card would be accepted at more than 95 percent of gas stations nationwide. But the company's site lists no cooperating gas stations. Instead, a note indicates that a "new location finder will be available as soon as we announce our new payment network." Salsburg said that MyGallons is still negotiating with a bank to administer the program and hopes to offer the discount program in the future.

    And once the program is in place, MyGallons officials are planning to waive the first-year membership fee of $29.95 or $39.95 to those who signed up for the program recently.

    Company officials have told bureau officials that Miami-based MyGallons was going to use the Voyager fleet network, a bank-card processing service owned by U.S. Bank, to administer the program. But negotiations have broken off recently, bureau officials said.

    "The problem was that MyGallons was promoting a product in the Web site that didn't exist," said Mike Galvin, a spokesman for the Better Business Bureau in South Florida. "And the company couldn't provide a viable vendor to provide the services."

    The bureau gave MyGallons an "F" rating recently because of concerns that the company's advertising was misleading.

    The company was claiming that its card would be accepted at more than 200,000 participating gas stations nationwide.

    Galvin said MyGallons has modified some of its claims since bureau officials challenged the company's advertising offer and bureau officials changed the rating to "NR" — short for no rating — after meeting with company's officials. This rating means that bureau officials are still reviewing the company.

    MyGallons.com's Web site promised consumers a way to save money on gasoline. The site said price per gallon is based upon the average gas price in the ZIP code of the consumer's account billing address at the time of enrollment.

    Consumer advocates have warned about the risks of such programs, noting members are stuck paying higher prices for gas if they drop and stay low.

    GasBankUSA, a similar service offering a debit card for a $19.95 annual fee for individual accounts, is set to launch later this year. Boynton Beach-based GasBankUSA advertises a program that allows businesses, fleets, trucking companies and consumers to lock in the price of their gasoline using the national average price calculated by the American Automobile Association, said Jonathan Paul, a spokesman for GasBankUSA.

    PowerPay, the merchant services provider for MyGallons, has assured bureau officials that membership fees processed on behalf of customers have been placed in a non-interest bearing escrow account.

    "We didn't create this situation," Galvin said. "[MyGallons] did by providing misleading information to consumers."
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    Wow...who's the jackass who recommended this sham?
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    BTW, thanks for that Kite. I just heard about it and passed it along...didn't research it any further or try to buy it. I'll be careful next time before posting something that could be potentially harmful to one's wallet.
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