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Posted: 1:48 p.m. Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Save 15 Cents/Gallon On Gasoline

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By Clark Howard

ClarkHoward.com


If you are looking to save money on gas, Wal-Mart has a big offer for you in nearly 20 states.

The mega-retailer is offering a discount of 15 cents/gallon all summer long through September 8. It's available at any Wal-Mart gas station if you use a Wal-Mart money card or credit card or a Bluebird card. (A 10 cent/gallon discount applies if you want to use a Walmart gift card instead.)

See a list of participating states where you can get 15 cents off per gallon

Participating states include Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Mexico, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia.

To find a participating store near you, search by zip code on WalMart.com.

Florida, Oklahoma, and Minnesota are participating states, but the discount is not 10 cents or 15 cents in those states for an unfortunate reason. What happened is the anti-free market lobbyists got laws passed in those states because they believe such promotions would hurt oil company gas stations.

So Florida residents can only get 5 cents off per gallon and those in Minnesota and Oklahoma only get 3 cents off!

I find it funny that the big, bad oil companies are so weak they cannot compete against a discounter. At the states’ behest, the oil companies got these laws passed restricting the free market.

So save that money at the gas pump if you can in your state!

Meanwhile, check out CardHub.com's new list of best gas credit cards.

Improve your vehicle's fuel economy right now

Looking for some no-brainers that can improve fuel economy on your existing vehicle? The old standbys still apply.

We've all heard them a hundred times. But almost nobody remembers to do them—unload your trunk, keep your tires properly inflated, and slow down out on the road. Make a resolution and do these things! Finally, the twofer here is to walk short distances because it saves money and improves your health!

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