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Old 12-02-2012, 01:22 PM   #1411 (permalink)
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You run a ROI calc about getting 100MPG and 150MPG on a bike and figure out that your summer average of 65mpg makes the payback of even at that high of MPG gains so low that you could only save $300 a year at 100 MPG and ~$500 a year at 150 MPG.

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Old 12-02-2012, 04:50 PM   #1412 (permalink)
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Old 12-02-2012, 04:57 PM   #1413 (permalink)
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YKYAEI this is an actual conversation between you and your wife:

You: "When you fill up your car this week, can you use the discout points we have at Kroger?"

Wife: "Yes, but how come you're not going to use them--you always use them because your fuel tank is so much bigger than mine and they're only good for one fill up per month."

You: "Yes, but I don't need to fill up my tank this month."
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Old 12-03-2012, 12:41 AM   #1414 (permalink)
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YKYAEI this is an actual conversation between you and your wife:

You: "When you fill up your car this week, can you use the discout points we have at Kroger?"

Wife: "Yes, but how come you're not going to use them--you always use them because your fuel tank is so much bigger than mine and they're only good for one fill up per month."

You: "Yes, but I don't need to fill up my tank this month."
I have done this. I carry a couple jerry jugs sometimes when I have a big discount coming. (got over a buck off once, when I was the only one in town driving the civic) On the other hand I look at those types of programs and realize that the groceries are marked up a bit to pay for it.
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Old 12-03-2012, 06:47 AM   #1415 (permalink)
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A little trick i learned about the discount points here at stop and shop , If you only buy a small amount the points add up almost the same , i was only buying lunch there and would get 3 or 4 hundred points over time, even though the points are 1 per dollar, try it if its convenient, also the way the infrastructure is not a bad idea to have ten or so gallons around the premises,
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Old 12-03-2012, 12:17 PM   #1416 (permalink)
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Yes, like any incentive plan you have to watch and see whether it's changed your purchasing practices and whether it's really saving you money in the long run. It basicallly didn't for us, because we already did most of our shopping at that store. And we still buy things at other stores when the price is cheaper.

Also, I can't use the jerry cans because Kroger limits the fill to 35 gallons. That works out pretty much perfect for me. I have a "34 gallon" tank--but if I run pretty much all the way to empty I can fit 35 gallons in. That's why pretty much all my fuel log entries are exactly 35 gal.
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Old 12-15-2012, 03:16 PM   #1417 (permalink)
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Just realized this while driving today: YKYAE if you wish your scangauge or dashboard computer had like a 6 decimal display to see if your average consumption is going up or down by 0.000001 MPG / KPL
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Old 12-15-2012, 07:36 PM   #1418 (permalink)
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When you crave a different hot breakfast cereal NOW, but you defer because you look
at the gas gauge, and figure the detour to the store will cause you to buy higher priced
fuel on a weekend, so now the purchasing of the craving is on hold for at least 4 more days!

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