GasBuddy will help you find cheap gas [App of the week]

GasBuddy app

It’s that time of the year again when family and friends come together for Easter, Passover or simply the long weekend.

Sometimes driving across town, cities, regions over even time zones is necessary to get together with family and driving via car is often the cheapest way to do it. During any long weekend in Canada, gas price hikes are inevitable and GasBuddy is the perfect travel companion for finding the cheapest gas stations near you.

GasBuddy screenshot

GasBuddy, co-developed by Canadian Jason Toews, allows users to find cheap gas stations wherever they’re headed. The Android and Apple app requires GPS-based services on your device and tells you the average price for gas in the city you’re in, as well as the cheapest. You can also search specific locations in cities, such as one you’re traveling to, as well as ‘favourite’ the cities you visit frequently.

You can search for gas stations nearby, chose specific brands, filter what fuel type you’re looking for, and even choose whether you want to order the gas stations through price or distance. The app also allows users to search for gas stations with amenities like a car wash.

GasBuddy works through point-based membership. After making registering and realizing that a gas station price is incorrect, you can update the price in the app and earn points.

The points go towards tickets that you raffle for a daily draw of a $100 gift card. There are a variety of ways to earn points, such as voting in a poll or use the tell-a-friend feature. Every 1000 points equals one entry and the app also offers challenges as a way of earning additional points.

If you’re looking for great app to find you cheap gas, give GasBuddy a try. GasBuddy is available for free in the Google Play Store, the Apple App Store and the Windows Store.

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  • mizkitty

    I notice they also added the nearest McDonald’s locations.
    Tim Horton’s needs to get in there…

    • dirtyKIMCHI

      McDonald’s likely don’t want one of its many competitors (Restaurant Brands International, owner of Burger King, Tim Hortons, and now PopEyes) getting that exposure. There is probably an exclusivity agreement in place.

      GasBuddy does already state if a station offers coffee, but not by brand. Tim Hortons/RBI should have been inside this app a long time ago. It’s simply too​ late now.

  • Earthman

    Doing gas buddy one better 1. India

    Price per gallon: $3.75

    Average daily wage: $4.77

    Daily wages spent on one gallon of gas: 80.20 percent

    2. Pakistan

    Price per gallon: $2.32

    Average daily wage: $3.97

    Daily wages spent on one gallon of gas: 56.71 percent

    3. Philippines

    Price per gallon: $3.17

    Average daily wage: $8.14

    Daily wages spent on one gallon of gas: 39.69 percent

    4. Nigeria

    Price per gallon: $1.94

    Average daily wage: $8.00

    Daily wages spent on one gallon of gas: 34.85 percent

    5. Egypt

    Price per gallon: $2.66

    Average daily wage: $10.25

    Daily wages spent on one gallon of gas: 28.40 percent

    6. South Africa

    Price per gallon: $3.19

    Average daily wage: $13.03

    Daily wages spent on one gallon of gas: 23.64 percent

    7. Indonesia

    Price per gallon: $2.23

    Average daily wage: $9.89

    Daily wages spent on one gallon of gas: 22.36 percent

    8. Thailand

    Price per gallon: $3.44

    Average daily wage: $16.23

    Daily wages spent on one gallon of gas: 21.84 percent

    9. Turkey

    Price per gallon: $5.77

    Average daily wage: $26.13

    Daily wages spent on one gallon of gas: 21.22 percent

    10. Bulgaria

    Price per gallon: $4.05

    Average daily wage: $18.93

    Daily wages spent on one gallon of gas: 21.19 percent

    • Rev0lver

      What’s your point?

    • Earthman

      General information? Do you have a problem with that?

    • It’s Me

      Doing you one better:

      In equally related news North Korea is testing missels and Justin Beiber is from Canada.

    • dirtyKIMCHI

      Indeed, what is the point of posting all that. You are on a Canadian blog, if you are going to post statistical randomness, at least include Canada!

    • Earthman

      Wheres is written as a rule of the site? It isn’t so then its general info to show CANADA isn’t the only one with high prices. Take a pill there guy. Did it hurt you mental somehow? And your point is being a troll?

    • dirtyKIMCHI

      There is no rule required. It’s a matter of staying on topic; as the article is about a Canadian co-developed app about Canadian gas prices.

      Your statistics did not ‘do GasBuddy one better’, it is not relevant to their application.

  • Mo Dabbas

    I used to use gas buddy a year or so ago, but now I use Google map since it has more updated prices. Lots report inaccurate gas prices just for those points.

    • Mo Dabbas

      Interesting….. my facebook picture is posted instead of my twitter’s (I’m kinda confused how that happened but whatever).

  • neo905

    Gas Buddy will drain your battery…

    • It’s Me

      Really? Never noticed that. I don’t think it’s ever even shown up in my top 20 apps for battery drain.