What the Tech? App of the day Gas Buddy - WRCBtv.com | Chattanooga News, Weather & Sports

What the Tech? App of the day Gas Buddy

Posted: Updated:

Gas prices are on the rise and suddenly, people are paying more attention to which stations have the lowest price. The Gas Buddy app aims to help you with that search.

Gas Buddy has been around for a very long time and it had a place on many phones years ago. Open the app and it shows you prices for stations near you. Those prices are updated by other consumers. It'll show the price for all grades and will give directions to the station you choose.

Now Gas Buddy has introduced a new feature aimed at saving you more money. Gas Buddy has a payment card which is used just like your debit or credit card. Once you sign up the card is connected to your bank or checking account. When you get gas and pay with the card the payment comes out of your checking account just like a debit card.

When the money comes out of your account you'll save 5-cents for each gallon you buy. For example, if you buy 10 gallons of gas at $2.50/gallon, rather than spending $25, your checking account is charged $24.50, a savings of 50 cents.

Gas Buddy says most consumers will save $340 a year with the new payment plan. The payment card works only with 3 banks at the moment: Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Chase and Citi Bank.

The app works on both iPhones and Android devices but you can also sign up for the card from your computer at www.gasbuddy.com. We should note that the card does not work at stations with loyalty cards, so if you're saving 50-cents already by shopping for groceries at the store, you'll save more money the way you're paying for gas now.

WEEKLY CIRCULARS
  • NewsMore>>

  • TVA working on transmission lines

    TVA working on transmission lines

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 2:40 AM EDT2018-04-24 06:40:02 GMT
    TVA crews working on transmission lines starting Tuesday, April 24.More
    TVA crews working on transmission lines starting Tuesday, April 24. More
  • Remembering the victims of the Antioch shooting

    Remembering the victims of the Antioch shooting

    Monday, April 23 2018 1:24 AM EDT2018-04-23 05:24:32 GMT
    Monday, April 23 2018 11:52 PM EDT2018-04-24 03:52:20 GMT
    Four people were killed in the shooting early Sunday morning. (WSMV)Four people were killed in the shooting early Sunday morning. (WSMV)

    Police have identified the four victims killed at the Waffle House on Murfreesboro Pike early Sunday morning, all of whom were under 30 years old: Taurean Sanderlin, Joe Perez, DeEbony Groves, and Akilah Dasilva.

    More

    Police have identified the four victims killed at the Waffle House on Murfreesboro Pike early Sunday morning, all of whom were under 30 years old: Taurean Sanderlin, Joe Perez, DeEbony Groves, and Akilah Dasilva.

    More
  • 'It was life or death,' says man who snatched gunman's AR-15

    'It was life or death,' says man who snatched gunman's AR-15

    Sunday, April 22 2018 11:15 PM EDT2018-04-23 03:15:12 GMT
    Monday, April 23 2018 8:09 PM EDT2018-04-24 00:09:52 GMT
    (Larry McCormack/The Tennessean via AP). James Shaw Jr., shows his hand that was injured when he disarmed a shooter inside a Waffle House on Sunday, April 22, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn.   A gunman stormed the Waffle House restaurant and shot several peo...(Larry McCormack/The Tennessean via AP). James Shaw Jr., shows his hand that was injured when he disarmed a shooter inside a Waffle House on Sunday, April 22, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. A gunman stormed the Waffle House restaurant and shot several peo...
    The man who wrestled the gun away from the Nashville's Waffle House shooting suspect says he decided if he was to die, gunman would "have to work to kill me.".More
    The man who wrestled the gun away from the Nashville's Waffle House shooting suspect says he decided if he was to die, gunman would "have to work to kill me.".More
Powered by Frankly