Friday, February 19, 2010

Another Excellent Question...Gas and Mileage...

I had another excellent question..again, I want to post it here.
The email asked me if it's worth the gas to drive to all those different stores today just to save some money.

Here is my response:
Hi! Understand that all these stores are in a very close area to each other. They are about 25 minutes from my home, but my hometown has only one store.

If you look at just my Logli's Shopping Trip: I saved over $39.00 in coupon savings just from that store. My mileage from my home to the different stores was 36 miles round trip. If my big van gets 22 miles to the gallon, and I drove 36 miles, that means I used approximately 1 1/2 gallons of gas. Gas out here is $2.59 a gallon. So I used about $4.00 in gas..roughly.

So, would you pay $4.00 in gas to save $39.00 ( that is just my Logli's savings, I really saved more than that)? If not, then I guess it's not worth it for you. For me, since I know groceries in my home town can be okay, but not great, it's worth the $4.00 for me. :)


I would love to hear how other people feel about the mileage/gas vs savings. Please post your comments!


pennyscents said...

I know that you also save on gas by only shopping once a month too.

As for me, with me having 3 kids that are all in different schools, and with me making my Avon deliveries to several areas there are a lot of stores that are on my routes. I do not go out of my way to drive to a store unless it is a REALLY good deal.

I also get to write off some of my mileage come tax time as long as I am doing Avon deliveries at the same time as my other running around.

Frugalmommie said...

Since Piggly Wiggly is literally right next to my job, I will stop there after work to pick up the loss leaders. Also, Walgreens is right near my house, so if I have to run an errand, I will stop there too.

Great ideas you have for saving the gas and doing your shopping!

Frugalmommie as been on WITI FoxNews6 Television Milwaukee, WTMJ620 Radio, Several local newspapers, The Wisconsin State Journal, and is in a feature article in All You Magazine in the April 2009 edition.