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- October 27, 2007 at 7:56 pm #257454
My son actually goes home on the school bus which is
within a stone’s throw of his school. So, going to
pick him up from school vs picking him up at home is
not any difference in the amount of miles between
The only thing that I can do is make a special trip on
the weekend when we are doing other things OR plan out
a special shopping trip on Saturday.
For instance, this past Saturday, I didn’t have enough
time to go get the groceries that I needed during the
week and I needed him to be with me to pick put the
cereal that we purchased (it was on sale and I wanted
to buy enough for 2 to 3 months).
So, we made a special Saturday trip which costs me at
least 2 gallons of gasoline at $3.67 a gallon. Means
the trip itself was a little over $7.
Each time I look at these trips now I look at the
actual cost of the trip. I look at the mileage of the
stops and add them together online and see if the
sales ads are really going to be saving me
significantly more than that if I make that trip.
It means that I have to do comparison shopping as well
as gasoline usage impact shopping to make sure that I
don’t do more harm trying to make more specialized
trips than making one to a store that has more regular
This time the trip plan worked. I actually saved
probably close to $120 on my groceries so my outlay of
between $7 to 8 dollars in gas worked out okay.
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