Now that Ukrop’s has made the newsworthy decision to reduce its “fuelperks!” gasonline discount from $0.10 to $0.05 per gallon, I thought I’d offer some helpful tips to Richmonders reeling from this blow to their budgets.
If you have a 15-gallon tank, you were saving $1.50 per tank (for every $50 spent at Ukrop’s).
Now you’ll be saving $0.75 per tank.
So I have some suggestions on how to save 3/4 of a dollar in gasoline costs:
- Ride your bike
- Combine errands
- Stop driving out of your way to the participating fuelperks! gas stations
- Stop driving everywhere all the time
If you do one of those once a week on one of your regular errands, I can guarantee you will make up those lost savings.
And you’ll be doing the state VDOT budget a favor by lessening the strain on our roads (and then maybe they wouldn’t have to keep raising tolls).
And you’d be doing our lungs a favor by sending less pollutants into our shared air.
And you’d be doing your health a favor by excercising more (applies to options 1 & 2 only).
As you longtime Urban Richmond readers know, I hate cars. They’re a scourge on our urban landscape.