(*Editor's note* - I am a paid endorser for the service described below)
Feeling a pinch at the pump these days? How could you not?!?!

The price of gasoline in the state of Washington has reached its highest point in the last seven years. According to a report by KOMO in Seattle, the American Automobile Association's (AAA) data collected from across the state shows an average of $3.87 per gallon for regular gasoline.

What can a working stiff do to combat the skyrocketing bill we get when filling up with gas?

There are few things:

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1.) Drive around and look at every filling station and mini-mart marquee and compare prices until you find the lowest.
2.) Check with GasBuddy.com and price shop that way (cheapest in the city of Yakima as of this writing is $3.39/gal.)
3.) Drive to the Lower Valley (Wapato, Toppenish, White Swan) and fill-up on the reservation that does not collect the same amount of gas taxes.


Down load the free GetUpside app in Google Play or the App Store.
Use promo code KATS and save $.50 cents per gallon on your first fill-up. That's $10.00 dollars back in a 20-gallon tank!

As a person that is not terribly tech savvy, I found it extremely easy to use with very little information needed to provide to get up and running. As I mentioned, I am a paid endorser for GetUpside but, even if I were not, I would still take advantage of what they have to offer.
Reasons being that they use your location on your phone/mobile device and show you the participating stations nearby and the savings being offered at each individual location.
Secondly, the cash back is just that -- REAL money, not points or rewards. You can get your refund whenever you want and they can deposit it straight into your bank or PayPal account or you can get it in the form of a gift card from the likes of Amazon, Starbucks or any one of many other popular businesses.

Check it out for yourself and I truly hope it can make that next trip to the pump a bit less painful!

LOOK: See how much gasoline cost the year you started driving

To find out more about how has the price of gas changed throughout the years, Stacker ran the numbers on the cost of a gallon of gasoline for each of the last 84 years. Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (released in April 2020), we analyzed the average price for a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline from 1976 to 2020 along with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for unleaded regular gasoline from 1937 to 1976, including the absolute and inflation-adjusted prices for each year.

Read on to explore the cost of gas over time and rediscover just how much a gallon was when you first started driving.

LOOK: Here are 25 ways you could start saving money today

These money-saving tips—from finding discounts to simple changes to your daily habits—can come in handy whether you have a specific savings goal, want to stash away cash for retirement, or just want to pinch pennies. It’s never too late to be more financially savvy. Read on to learn more about how you can start saving now. [From: 25 ways you could be saving money today]

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