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Cash? Credit? Debit? Driving just a bit down the street to beat the prices on gasoline in Macomb County

July 23rd, 2008 · 2 Comments · macomb county MI

Kris Wales RE/MAX Advantage 1, Inc. Macomb County MI real estate agentLike all of you I am more than frustrated at the high prices of gas. Since I spend most of my day in my car showing houses, previewing houses or going to different city/township offices I’ve had to be creative to try to save a few dollars on the price of gas for my car.

BP station at the corner of 11 Mile and Gratiot in Roseville
Yesterday was a shocker for me. Not the gas prices, they were actually lower by a few cents. The shock came in while driving past the BP Amoco station at the corner of 11 Mile and Gratiot. On the sign was one price if you were paying cash, another if you were paying by credit/debit card. (Since I rarely carry cash, this is my preferred method.)

I’ve noticed this before at other stations but 10 cents higher is a bit much in my opinion.

I passed them up as I knew that heading north on Gratiot just 1/2-3/4 of a mile would bring me to a Speedway. (Have you ever noticed that Speedway stations are a bit cheaper each and every day?)

Speedway gas station in Roseville on GratiotSure enough, not only were they 10 cents cheaper paying cash, but they were 20 cents less than the BP Amocos debit/credit card price. Unbelievable. I think I’m going to see if there is a website that lists all the Metro Detroit area Speedways so when I’m out and about I’ll be sure to fill up at them.

A girls gotta do what a girls gotta do! I hope Speedway continues with their lower pricing strategy.

Oh, did I mention that Amocos lot was empty and Speedways was booming with traffic?

Go figure.


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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Josh Maxwell // Jul 23, 2008 at 10:31 am

    I just stopped by your blog and thought I would say hello. I like your site design. Looking forward to reading more down the road.

  • 2 Kris Wales // Jul 27, 2008 at 8:22 am

    Hello Josh, glad you could stop by and visit. Thanks so much for your nice comment.


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