SingleGuyMoney readers - Welcome and thanks for visiting. To celebrate my 50,000th reader, I'm having a giveaway!!!!

I sincerely appreciate everyone taking the time to visit and read my blog. I enjoy sharing my financial story and I hope you enjoy reading.

The Gift:
I will be giving away a free $50 gas card. I am funding this out of my own pocket and no company gave me a free gift card. I know gas prices suck right now so to thank you for visiting my blog, I want to make that next fill-up a little bit easier. I have a couple of books to give away but you can't put a book in your gas tank. Stay tuned for the book giveaway coming soon.

The Rules:

  • One entry per person, duplicate entries will be disqualified. - Let's make this fair.
  • Contest applies to U.S. residents only.
  • I have the final say on the contest.
  • I will use a random online number generator to pick the winner.
  • The gas card will be from BP. If you don't have a BP in your area, if possible, I will get a giftcard from the gas station you choose (if I have one in my area).

How to Enter:

  • The contest starts today, Saturday March 29, 2008 and will end on Friday April 4, 2008 @ 11:59pm. I will announce the winner in a post on Saturday April 5, 2008.
  • All you need to do to enter is leave a comment on this post. I want to know: what kind of car you drive and how much you are spending on gas each week or month.

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  1. Fred S. // March 29, 2008 at 9:18 AM  

    Hey man, really good advice for people looking for ways to save money.

    Anyway I drive a 2003 Ford Mustang Conv. (V6). Guzzles gas unfortunately. I get about 19-20 MPG and spend about $50 a week.

  2. opw11238 // March 29, 2008 at 9:46 AM  

    i have a Audi A6, i live in the downtown Chicago and pricing are up to $4/gallon already. i pay about $65/week just going to work, and its not even sunny yet.

    seasonally depressed...

  3. Frugal pursuit // March 29, 2008 at 9:51 AM  

    Thanks for giving away a nifty prize for reaching 50,000 visitors.

    I drive a 1997 Dodge Stratus ES and spend about $100 per month on gas.

  4. Patrick // March 29, 2008 at 10:45 AM  

    I drive a Mazda 3 and get 26-30 mpg. I usually fill up twice unless I go on a trip, so I spend about $65/month.

  5. HersMoney // March 29, 2008 at 10:48 AM  

    Wow, great prize! I drive a 2004 Saab 9-3 which I love! Luckily I don't ahve to drive too much so I spend about $75 a month on every day driving.

  6. Anonymous // March 29, 2008 at 11:14 AM  

    I live in LA and drive a 1995 Ford Explorer Sport. Fortunately my work commute is just 5 miles and some days I do it on bicycle. So I spend about $95 per month on gas.


  7. A // March 29, 2008 at 11:16 AM  

    Sweet giveaway.

    I drive a 93 Isuzu Trooper and spend about $120 / month on gas.

  8. Scott // March 29, 2008 at 11:29 AM  

    I drive a 2005 Honda Accord and spend about $40 per week on gas.

  9. PyroGlaze // March 29, 2008 at 11:57 AM  

    hey, i drive a '97 audi a4 1.8t quattro. i get average around 24-26 mpg while still having a decent amount of fun driving.

    i guess i spend around $60 every two weeks to fill up.

  10. Drew Poland // March 29, 2008 at 12:12 PM  

    Hey SGM!

    I drive a 1984 VW Rabbit GTI. I drive a lot, so I use about 50/week on average. 3.66 a gallon is just great :) ha ha.

    Great contest!! I hope you get lots of buss for it. I may have to do the same here soon. It will be BP as well. I have a BP chase card that gives great incentives. Plus I notice I get better mileage on BP gas compared to like shell or texaco. Exxon isn't too bad on my MPG either.

  11. Drew Poland // March 29, 2008 at 12:13 PM  

    Hah, I meant BUZZ. That was a typo.

  12. Single Ma // March 29, 2008 at 12:40 PM  

    Congrats on your milestone! And thanks for the useful giveaway.

    I drive an '04 Accord and spend $40-45/week, depending on where I am when I fill up. I'm amazed at the difference in price between DC, MD and VA, although they're all within minutes of each other.

  13. E.C. // March 29, 2008 at 12:44 PM  

    I drive a 1999 Ford Taurus and spend around $15 a week on gas.

  14. Llama Money // March 29, 2008 at 12:58 PM  

    I drive an 07 Civic Hybrid and currently spend roughly $45 per month on gas. So a $50 gas card is over a month's worth of gas for me ;)

  15. "Future Millionaire" // March 29, 2008 at 2:46 PM  

    I drive a 2004 Honda Civic and spend roughly $150 a month on gas. About 1/2 of the cost is from traveling twice a month from Valdosta to Atlanta. When I move back to Atlanta in two weeks I'm anticipating my gas bill to drop dramatically -- I can't wait!!!

  16. Randall at CreditWithdrawal // March 29, 2008 at 2:55 PM  

    I drive a '02 Ford Explorer Sporttrak, and just recently started driving 170 miles round-trip each day. That works out to about $120-130/week roughly. Luckily, I get per-diem that makes up for that.

  17. Will // March 29, 2008 at 3:08 PM  

    Hey I drive a 2005 Toyota Camry (4cyl) and I spend about $40/week on gas, but I try to car-pool whenever possible.

    Thanks for the blog

  18. Dreamy1 // March 29, 2008 at 3:17 PM  

    Hey! Thanks for the opportunity to win. I drive a 2006 Kia Optima, and the last time I filled up, it took 47 BUCKS to fill! I fill up just about every 8 days or so. Sucks that gas is over $3.40 a gallon now.

  19. Misty D. // March 29, 2008 at 3:20 PM  
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  20. Misty D. // March 29, 2008 at 3:23 PM  

    I spend in the neighbourhood of $250-275 a month on gas. I live about an hour away from work, and the highway I drive on is 75mph, and I always find myself driving faster, even though I know it is a waste of money. I drive a 2003 Oldsmobile Alero. I get about 32 mpg highway.

    I'll be moving into my new apartment in three weeks, and I'll be three miles away from work. Now, what to do with the extra money each month...

    (deleted first post because I forgot info about my car)

  21. Jonathan // March 29, 2008 at 3:49 PM  

    I drive a 1996 Nissan 240sx and only spend about $50 a month on gas. This is due more to the fact that I am out of town a lot and only drive to and from the airport. Great contest SGM!

  22. aBookworm // March 29, 2008 at 3:52 PM  

    I drive a Honda Odyssey and that gas guzzler costs me anywhere between 200 to 300 dollars a month. SIGH

    callmeabookworm at gmail dot com

  23. Seasick Squid // March 29, 2008 at 4:02 PM  

    I drive a 2007 Mazda 3. I get about 33 mpg on my 40 mile one way commute. My gas spending has squeaked up from $150 last June, to $190 this month. Hopefully I'll be moving to within 10 miles of my office by the end of the summer - not sure I can afford not to.

  24. Jilse // March 29, 2008 at 4:26 PM  

    I drive a Ford Explorer. Right now it's costs us 60.00 a week to fill our tank. I am terrified how much it's going to cost us when gas is over four bucks a gallon. My husband is looking into buying a motorcycle to drive to work, so that I can drive the Saturn which gets better gas mileage.

    I love this blog!! Keep up the good work!

  25. TV Girl // March 29, 2008 at 5:53 PM  

    Great idea for a giveaway! I drive a 2003 Ford Focus and spend about $70 a month on gas.

  26. Sweta // March 29, 2008 at 6:25 PM  

    I drive a 1998 Honda Civic. I pay about $70/month on gas here in Austin, TX. I try to carpool or take public transportation whenever possible. I also try to cut down on my driving as much as I can and map out the best route in my head when running errands.

  27. savvy // March 29, 2008 at 6:46 PM  

    I drive a BMW Z4. I spend $40-45 every other week.

  28. Habib // March 29, 2008 at 6:53 PM  

    I drive a Honda Accord, Spending roughly 90 dollars a month on Gas.

  29. Thryah // March 29, 2008 at 7:02 PM  

    I drive a 1997 Ford F-150 Extended Cab, spend about 120-150 dollars a month on gas.

  30. Anonymous // March 29, 2008 at 7:51 PM  

    I really, really could use this gas card! I drive a 2005 Town and Country minivan and fill up about every 5-7 days at a cost of almost $50.00 each time... I have spent as much as $350.00 in one month.


  31. ntbeachnc // March 29, 2008 at 9:02 PM  

    I drive a KIA Spectra. It gets decent gas mileage, which is good. I pay about $70 a month, but that will probably double in the next few months when my commute doubles.

  32. DC Smith // March 29, 2008 at 9:19 PM  

    I drive an '02 Mazda Protegé. According to Quicken, I've paid an average of $9.52/wk year-to-date (just over $41/month).

  33. BC // March 29, 2008 at 9:39 PM  

    a 1994 Honda according that takes about $65 a month. Thanks a lot!

  34. Dimples // March 29, 2008 at 9:46 PM  

    I drive a 2006 Honda CRV and I am dishing out $86 a week. Ri-darn-diculus I tell ya!!

  35. leigh // March 29, 2008 at 10:04 PM  

    05 toyota prius. 48 mpg. i just started a different commute, i'm expecting it to cost about $50/month.

    money is tight enough as it is without gas prices continuing their upward march. even when you drive a hybrid.

  36. Linda // March 29, 2008 at 10:24 PM  

    I have a 2003 Pontiac Sunfire and I spend anywhere between $40-60 a week depending on whether I take the train or drive in.

  37. Kim // March 29, 2008 at 10:32 PM  

    Excellent giveaway!

    I drive a 2000 Hyundai Elantra.

    Gas is $3.19 here and drive 700 miles or so a month which is $70-80 with my little car.

  38. Artista Latina // March 29, 2008 at 10:36 PM  

    Congrats on passing the 50,000 mark and thanks for a great and practical giveaway!

    I drive a 1993 Toyota Tercel and my husband a 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

    Our monthly gas bill is around $200 right now!

  39. Megan // March 29, 2008 at 10:44 PM  

    We drive a 1997 Toyota Camry. Our 12 month average is $58.53 a month. My spouse walks the two blocks to work every day so ours is mostly due to driving the 100 mile roundtrip to my parents twice a month (where we do free laundry) and a weekly shopping trip.

  40. Christine // March 29, 2008 at 11:14 PM  

    Thanks for the gas card giveaway! I have a 2002 Honda Civic. My gas mileage is 28/35 mph. Since my car is at 95000 miles, my mileage has gotten slightly worse. I spend about $40/wk.

  41. stngymama // March 30, 2008 at 12:00 AM  

    Very generous of you!
    We have a Prius, currently running about 34mpg (city). It's dropped about 4mpg in the last month with no reason except --hmmm--some tainting of the fuel. I'm checking out different brands of fuel to see if there's a difference, so a BP card would be great!! Out monthly costs run about $35.

  42. Deamiter // March 30, 2008 at 1:40 AM  

    I have a 1996 Toyota Corolla and I spend about $100 a month in gas. I should be able to bike to work soon though bringing that down to around $30.

  43. Tree // March 30, 2008 at 3:03 AM  

    Hyundai Elantra. $41 bucks to fill it up. About $200 a month.

    They need to bring back horse and carriages! It's cheaper to buy hay and a shovel.

  44. Blue // March 30, 2008 at 4:07 AM  

    2006 Nissan Sentra. $32/fill-up. I fill up at odd intervals because I don't drive much during the week (take the bus to campus) but it takes a little over half a tank to go home (and that's just one way!) so I usually end up filling up twice on weekends. I'd say I average around $130/month.

    I agree with Tree. Just yesterday I had actually been thinking that it would be kind of fun to ride a horse to school.

  45. Prince of Thrift // March 30, 2008 at 6:34 AM  

    wow, I could use some free gas.

    I drive a 2004 Chevy Malibu

    I usually spend about $20/week on gas, although this past weekend I spent $40, because I drove back to my parents hometown. Don't get back down there very much.

  46. Diz // March 30, 2008 at 8:50 AM  

    I drive a 2007 Chevy Cobalt.

    I am spending $45-$60 bucks a month on gas, which is enough, seeing as I don't like driving and try to avoid it when I can :)

  47. HighClassLowIncome // March 30, 2008 at 10:55 AM  

    I could really use free gas! I have to drive for work a lot so it takes up a large portion of my monthly budget! I drive a 95 318i and I spend between $225-$250 a month!

  48. Kristin // March 30, 2008 at 10:55 AM  

    Good idea for a giveaway. 50 bucks is one tank full for my Toyota Tundra. I spend about $120/month.

  49. HighClassLowIncome // March 30, 2008 at 10:58 AM  

    Ok so I should have said the make of my car, haha its a BMW.

  50. Sandra Jensen // March 30, 2008 at 11:10 AM  

    Congratulations! And thanks for the giveaway!

    We drive a 1999 Jeep Cherokee and spend about $350 a month on gas. We are a one car family - and work at the same place - so drive in together.

    sajdakota at

  51. Mike I. // March 30, 2008 at 12:16 PM  

    '02 Honda Civic, about $40/week.

  52. Anonymous // March 30, 2008 at 3:07 PM  

    '92 buick century. about $150 a month.


  53. dreamfool // March 30, 2008 at 3:42 PM  

    I drive a 2001 Toyota Prius.

    Filling up my tank is usually between $25 - $30 and usually one tank lasts me 3 weeks or about $50 a month. Gas card could really be great!

  54. Mike // March 30, 2008 at 5:08 PM  

    An '06 Dodge Charger..

    Weekly gas cost is about $50 (a full tank from practically empty, and I use every bit of it), and I average about 21-22 mpg. That gas card will get me by for a week ;)


  55. HerMommy // March 30, 2008 at 5:18 PM  

    I drive an 04 VW Passat wagon. I have to use Premium gas which totally sucks. I live pretty close to work so I probably spend around $30/week.

  56. Mrs. Micah // March 30, 2008 at 5:54 PM  

    We have a 2004 Nissan Sentra. It takes about $60-70/month unless we go on a trip.

  57. toastinthetub // March 30, 2008 at 6:36 PM  

    Who doesn't love a gas card!? I drive a 2003 Honda Civic, gets great gas mileage but I went from paying $20 for a full tank of gas when I purchased the car in '03 to $35 for a full tank today...YIKES!

    I generally spend about $35 a week on gas, one tank usually lasts all week.

  58. B & S // March 30, 2008 at 6:59 PM  

    I have a 1999 Ford Taurus and spend about $30.00 per week.

  59. Miranda // March 30, 2008 at 7:01 PM  

    wonderful blog! I drive an 01 Saturn Sl, which is thankfully pretty decent on gas. I'd say I spend around $30/week on gas. My husband drives a Jimmy, and I don't even want to know how much it costs him to fill up!

  60. KLCtheBookWorm // March 30, 2008 at 8:30 PM  

    Trying to make it an even 60. :)

    I drive a 2006 Dodge Stratus, which I just bought in April used. I'm spending about $62 a week in gasoline. I should live closer to my job, but my house has family history.

  61. BeThisWay // March 30, 2008 at 9:16 PM  

    I drive a 2001 Dodge Durango. Right now it costs about $60 to fill up, and I do that every 10 days to 2 weeks. That adds up to about $100 - $120 per month.

    We're talking about selling it to get something with better mileage. When we first got it I only spent about $30 to fill it up.

  62. Finance Girl // March 30, 2008 at 9:21 PM  

    I have an '06 Mazda 3 that sips about $150 in gas per month (long commute). My husband's Jeep Wrangler drinks the stuff down at $300 per month.

  63. Ryan // March 30, 2008 at 9:27 PM  

    I drive a 2002 2 wheel drive non-PreRunner Toyota Tacoma Xtracab with about 85K miles on that I intend to drive until I die.

    I pay about $180 a month, minus 5% credit card rebate!

  64. J // March 30, 2008 at 10:05 PM  

    Whew! I don't own a car or drive on a regular basis so I'm not entering but I must say, I'm going to stop complaining that my monthly metrocard just went up $5 a month to $81. That $81 is basically all I'll ever have to spend on transportation all month, unless I go out of town or take a cab. That seems more or less average of what people spend on just gas, nevermind insurance, car payment or maintenance every month.

  65. J.R. // March 30, 2008 at 10:07 PM  

    We rive a 2000 F-150 V6 Sport use @$70.00 permonth

  66. getoutofdebt08 // March 30, 2008 at 10:23 PM  

    congrats on the milestone! i drive a 96 grand cherokee. i spend about $215-230 a month. thanks for this exciting promotion!

  67. Pinyo // March 30, 2008 at 10:30 PM  

    I have 2 cars: a 05 Honda Element and a 98 Ford Contour. I drive the contour to work (20 miles round trip) and I spend about $35 every week and a half or two.

  68. Jill // March 30, 2008 at 10:55 PM  

    I drive a '97 Nissan Altima that was my college car. I plan on driving it into the ground :) I drive about 65 miles roundtrip everyday to work, spending about $150-$175/month on gas.

  69. Tim Larsen // March 30, 2008 at 10:58 PM  

    I drive a 2006 Nissan Quest Minivan. I am a pro wedding photog and primarily work from home so my driving consists of running errands and to and from shoots. I probably spend ~$30/week.

  70. GL // March 31, 2008 at 5:06 AM  

    I don't own a car. :^/ Instead, I like to stay in shape by walking or just taking the bus, since I live in a medium-sized city. I can get away with that because I'm a college student. ;) Every year, I get a bus pass that allows me to ride the bus whenever and wherever I want, from August till September - and it only costs $65!

    I realize that this isn't the best solution to the transportation problem, but it's a solution. :) As for shopping and groceries, I carpool with my friends about once a week.

  71. CrystalGB // March 31, 2008 at 8:01 AM  

    Great giveaway. I come here every day and read your blog.
    I drive a 2002 Chevy Cavelier. I usually buy about $15 gas a week. My husband drives a 1994 Nissan 4-wheel drive and buys about $45 gas a week. So, we spend about $60 a week in gas.

  72. Wagathee // March 31, 2008 at 8:26 AM  

    Hi,I drive a 98 Nissan Altima and I spend about $30.00 a month on gass. I am currently living in Baltimore.

  73. shane // March 31, 2008 at 9:02 AM  

    I drive a 2002 Nissan Frontier. Gas mileage is great as long as I don't have the air conditioning on... ahem.

    I generally spend about $50 per week on gas.

  74. Healthy Chelle // March 31, 2008 at 9:10 AM  

    Hola Single Guy! Congrats on the milestone!

    I drive my babies around in a 2002 Chevy Venture. I pay about $80/month in gas :(

  75. Anonymous // March 31, 2008 at 9:22 AM  

    I drive a 2000 Honda Civic and spend about $70/month.

  76. Anonymous // March 31, 2008 at 9:34 AM a Guzzling PT Cruiser GT 2004...spend about $50 / week

  77. Caryn // March 31, 2008 at 9:48 AM  

    i drive a 2006 Toyota Corolla and I spend about $35-40 per week on gas :(

  78. jl_walton // March 31, 2008 at 10:01 AM  

    Single Guy - Thanks for the chance to win.
    I drive a 2001 Saturn SC1 and spend about $45-50 per week on gas.

  79. Didi // March 31, 2008 at 10:04 AM  

    Congratulations! I drive an '05 Honda Element, and spend about $80 per month on gas.

  80. Kelley // March 31, 2008 at 10:13 AM  

    Congrats on the milestone!

    I drive a 2003 Saturn Ion, but because I drive so much during the week, I'm spending roughly $50 a week on gas. ((Ouch!))

  81. Tameika // March 31, 2008 at 10:15 AM  

    I drive a 2000 Mitsubishi Galant and I'm spending about $80 per week. I commute a little more than 100 miles per day for work.

  82. Philip // March 31, 2008 at 10:26 AM  

    You made me go actually add it up, it looks like I am spending 200-250/month to drive around now. Not to terrible of a commute but everything else seems far away in Houston. Driving my 2002 Ford Explorer.

  83. Sue (Madison, WI) // March 31, 2008 at 10:41 AM  

    Congratulations on your 50,000th reader! I drive a Chrysler LHS and spend anywhere from $55-75 per month on gas.

  84. Mike // March 31, 2008 at 10:42 AM  

    I drive a BMW 325 and spend about $150 per week on gas.

  85. No Debt Plan // March 31, 2008 at 10:48 AM  

    I drive a 2004 Honda Accord, my wife a 2002 Honda Civic. We budget $150/month for gas, but I am upping that to $175 with gas prices going higher.

  86. Michael // March 31, 2008 at 10:59 AM  

    I drive a 1999 Ford Contour, and I spend $130 per month on gasoline.

  87. stackingpennies // March 31, 2008 at 11:02 AM  

    I have a 2000 dodge stratus, and spend around $35/week on gas. Ouch.

  88. mdluca // March 31, 2008 at 11:46 AM  

    Hi! I drive an 02 beetle and I spend about $175 a month on gas. I drive quite a bit...

  89. Kara // March 31, 2008 at 11:53 AM  

    I drive a 2004 Chrysler Sebring (4 door). I spend about $240 a month on gas.

  90. Anonymous // March 31, 2008 at 12:15 PM  

    HI Single Guy,

    Congrats on the Visitor Hits! I drive a Celica and pay around $200 a month on gas. My commute's pretty long and I try to visit my fam across town each weekend if possible. Looking forward to reading future posts, got this msg from Ms. Single Ma. :)

  91. Rebecca // March 31, 2008 at 12:31 PM  

    I drive a '98 Toyota Camry and I've been spending an average of 60 dollars a month on gas. I generally don't drive to work and take public transportation, so I've been able to keep it low. This month, however, I have something long-distance I need to go to every weekend, so I have about 160 budgeted for gas. I'm just glad my car gets good gas mileage!

  92. Angie // March 31, 2008 at 12:32 PM  

    Read about your giveaway on Single Ma's blog, and have visited yours several times.
    I drive a 2006 Dodge Charger and drive 30 miles a day round trip to work.
    Congrats on all your visitors to your blog!!!!

  93. Jen // March 31, 2008 at 12:41 PM  

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    I drive a 2001 Chevy Blazer and have been spending approx. $65.00 a week for gas lately.

  94. tAnYeTTa // March 31, 2008 at 12:54 PM  

    I'm here by way of Single Ma!

    I drive a 1996 Toyota Corolla.

    I spend $100/month on gas.

    Count me in. Thank you.

  95. Cindy // March 31, 2008 at 1:06 PM  

    I drive a 1990 240 Volvo. I spend about $65/month for gas on this car.

  96. Anonymous // March 31, 2008 at 1:33 PM  

    I drive a 2005 Toyota Corolla and I pay about $90 to $100 a month with the current gas prices. Ouch. I have a 40-mile round-trip commute every day, and there is virtually no public transportation in the city I live in. Sad thing is, I LIVE in the city but my job is in the suburbs.

  97. quarterlifegirl // March 31, 2008 at 1:37 PM  

    I drive a Honda Accord and pay right around $160/month ($38/week?) It'd be less if there wasn't so much traffic!! (Takes me an hour to go 13 miles in the evening!)

    Congrats on your milestone!

  98. I am J // March 31, 2008 at 1:50 PM  
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  99. Ms. MiniDucky // March 31, 2008 at 2:03 PM  

    Hey SGM!
    Congrats on the milestone! I drive a Toyota Celica, and spend about $250-300 on gas per month (for the whole family, though).

  100. I am J // March 31, 2008 at 2:05 PM  

    Hey...Singlema sent me

    I drive an 06 Kia Optima and I spend about $40 a week in gas.

  101. Anonymous // March 31, 2008 at 2:33 PM  

    Love your blog and thanks for the contest.

    I drive a 2005 Hyundai Sonata...spend appx. $100.00 - $120.00 per month on BP!!!!!

    Gail in Cincinnati

  102. pennypincher // March 31, 2008 at 3:01 PM  

    Thanks for the give-a-away. I know anyone of us will be extremely excited for a $50 giftcard for GAS! I currently drive a 2002 Ford Mustang GT. With a V8 engine, I get terrible gas mileage. I budget for $160.00 a month for gas, but tend to occasionally go over.

  103. Karen // March 31, 2008 at 3:17 PM  

    Single Ma sent me....

    I drive a 2000 Acura TL and fill it up every 10 to 14 days for $48. Of course, I work out of my home, so that cuts down on driving....

  104. Amy // March 31, 2008 at 3:42 PM  

    Great give-away. I drive at 99 Toyota Corolla. Love it! I get about 28-35 mpg, filling up about 5-7 days for about $30-$35. Gas is about $3.15 here (for now....)

  105. Mark // March 31, 2008 at 3:47 PM  

    I drive a 1997 intrepid. The car doesn't owe me a thing. I get 25 mpg and spend about $45. gas is about $3.35 here in Syracuse,Ny area.

  106. Miss B // March 31, 2008 at 4:27 PM  

    Wow how exciting!!!

    Great Blog, btw!!

    I drive a 2005 Nissan Altima, I spend b/t $45-50 a week. The most I've spent is $51...I was on "E" that day too, gas light and everything!!

  107. SavingDiva // March 31, 2008 at 5:03 PM  

    2000 Chevrolet Impala
    I spend $100-$125/month

    :( The gas prices in my area are getting out of control!

  108. Its No Joke, I'm So Broke // March 31, 2008 at 5:44 PM  

    2004 Infiniti G35. $50 a week.

    I love this idea I can not wait to have extra funds so that I can give stuff away on my blog..


  109. Kim // March 31, 2008 at 5:58 PM  

    Congratulations! And thanks for holding this contest.

    I drive a 2004 Saturn Vue and average $15 per week.


  110. the Rew Crew // March 31, 2008 at 6:08 PM  

    Excellent blog!

    I drive a 2000 Ford Explorer and spend about $50 a week on gas.

    -Sarah R.

  111. VICTORYCROWN // March 31, 2008 at 6:44 PM  


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  113. Shaun Ramos // March 31, 2008 at 8:14 PM  

    I have a 2001 Ford Explorer. I drive about 60 miles round trip to work everyday. I fill up about every 4 days at about $40 a pop right now. It gets rather expensive.

    Good job with the blog... I enjoy reading.

  114. H // March 31, 2008 at 9:12 PM  

    OK honestly, I personally do not have a car, but this graduating senior still has to move to another state in May (pre-job). This gas card would defintely come in handy since moving can cost $$$. How about $117 for filing up a 35 gallon tank for a Uhaul ($3.35/gal of gas)?

  115. Val // March 31, 2008 at 9:16 PM  

    Very generous giveaway!
    I drive a 1997 Dodge Dakota. My hubby just got a job in town, so no more commute-Yay! We're spending about $120/month.

  116. Becky@FamilyandFinances // March 31, 2008 at 9:45 PM  

    Very cool idea! I drive a 2000 Ford Mustang V6. We use my husband's car on the weekends and my Mustang sits in the garage all weekend, so I fill up about once every 2 weeks at $40 a pop. Not too bad :)

  117. Shani // March 31, 2008 at 10:01 PM  

    Hi SingleGuyMoney - I came from SingleMa's blog. Congrats on reaching the 50,000 mark! I drive a 1997 Nissan Maxima, and unfortunately, I drive about 70+ miles a day. I am in the South Chicago Suburbs, and I save between $.20 to $.30 / gallon going to Indiana for gas (I'm about 3 miles away from the border). Even with doing this and trying to consolidate my trips, I fill up twice a week and spend about $100 (total for the week).

  118. Srikanth Siva // March 31, 2008 at 11:07 PM  

    I drive a 99 camry and between my car and wifey's car, we spend around $200 a month on gas

  119. Dynamic Wealthy Diva // March 31, 2008 at 11:18 PM  

    I drive a 2000 Mazda 626 and spend $20-25 in gas weekly.

    Congrats on making 50,000


  120. Tired of being broke // March 31, 2008 at 11:33 PM  

    I drive an hyundai elantra. It is very good on gas, I spend around $20 per week.
    This is with gas being over $3 per gallon. However, this might have to do more with the fact that I do not drive to work Mon - Fri anymore.

  121. Amaranta // April 1, 2008 at 12:55 AM  

    i drive a 2003 saab 9-3, and i spend about $180 a month on gas in tx :(

  122. jim // April 1, 2008 at 1:06 AM  

    Just wanted to say congrats man :)

  123. Saph // April 1, 2008 at 7:56 AM  

    Awesome contest!
    My hubby and I drive a 2002 Honda Civic and we put in about $33 -$35 gas twice a week (while hubby has classes twice a week) and only once a week when classes aren't in session.

  124. Anonymous // April 1, 2008 at 9:22 AM  

    Hi, I drive Nissan sentra and I spend $30 a week on gas.

  125. Michael Thompson // April 1, 2008 at 9:37 AM  


    I drive a 1996 Toyota Camry. The car has a 4 cylinder engine and gets about 20-25 mpg. I spend about $100 dollars a month on gas. I drive about 700 miles a month on average in commuting to and from work.

  126. Clean ClutterFree Simple // April 1, 2008 at 12:18 PM  

    I drive a 1990 Acura Integra 5sp sedan. It averages 30 miles to the gallon. I fill up about every 2.5-3 weeks, since I don't currently have a commute. Gas around here was $3.49 for the cheap stuff last time I filled up.

  127. Christy ~ Central Air // April 1, 2008 at 1:16 PM  

    1999 Honda CR-V - $40/week

  128. vb // April 1, 2008 at 2:02 PM  

    Love your blog... mine is a *1990 Acura Legend*. I budget $90 a week, or about *$390 a month* on gasoline. I drive 26 miles to my job and 30 miles to do volunteer work. A gas card would really help me! Way to go on your blog!

  129. Broke and Disgruntle // April 1, 2008 at 2:13 PM  

    I totally love your blog! Thank you! I drive a 02 Ford Explorer and I fill up every two weeks at at $50.00 a fill-up.

  130. Elizabeth P. // April 1, 2008 at 3:21 PM  

    i tried to post yesterday, but it did not show up. Anyway I drive an 87 Monte Carlo and live 10 minutes away from work. So I get about $35 dollars worth a week. My husband drives a 98 Civic and drives 45 minutes to work. He spends about $70 a week. We had switched cars a few months back and it has made a BIG difference. We used to spend way more on gas than we do now! Thanks!

  131. Tom // April 1, 2008 at 3:28 PM  

    I drive a 1999 Chevy S-10. Roughly $30 a week on gas.

  132. Seth // April 1, 2008 at 4:21 PM  

    I drive a jeep grand cheroke and I fill it up once a week for about $53. Thanks for the contest!

  133. Y // April 1, 2008 at 7:17 PM  

    2004 Double Cab Toyota Tacoma
    3.19 a gal to fill up 15 gal tank that lasts roughly about a week.

    Loyal Reader

  134. beautifulreality // April 1, 2008 at 8:00 PM  

    Hi! I drive a 2004 Hyundai Accent and I currently spend around $30 a week on gas.

  135. Wendy // April 1, 2008 at 10:36 PM  

    What a nice giveaway!
    I drive a sporty little 2006 Scion XA. I spend around $70.00 a month on gas.
    I have a 50 mile round trip to work and back home everyday, so I wanted something that gets good gas mileage.

  136. xnikkix // April 1, 2008 at 11:16 PM  

    I drive a 2004 Honda Accord and I pay about $150 a month on gas.

    In the summer, A/C eats up more gas (I live in Arizona...)

  137. Alison // April 1, 2008 at 11:53 PM  

    I drive a 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee and spend about $50-$60 every other week to fill up.

  138. Jay // April 2, 2008 at 1:46 AM  

    98 Sentra (the Sen!) - we try to bike and walk whenever/wherever we can; we spend about $45 mo on gas.

  139. Alan S // April 2, 2008 at 11:55 AM  

    I drive a 2000 Honda Accord. I work close to home so I fill up about every 2 weeks, unless I take a trip to visit family or friends. I average between $150 and $200/month on gasoline.


  140. Miss Williams // April 2, 2008 at 12:38 PM  

    i drive a 1995 jeep grand get a full tank, it costs $60 or so. hard for a college student!

  141. Adam // April 2, 2008 at 1:44 PM  

    1995 Toyota T100 and I spend $200/month in gas

  142. Sparkly // April 2, 2008 at 3:47 PM  

    I drive a 2005 Silver Honda Civic (quite possibly the single most common car there is!!) and I spend approximately $40.00/week on gas.

  143. Jessica // April 2, 2008 at 9:38 PM  

    I have a Malibu, and for the past 3 months, I have averaged $81/month for gas.

    Crazy! But I know it could be way worse... I've read some of the other comments.

  144. Tricia // April 3, 2008 at 12:02 AM  

    We are spending less than $30/month right now, but that will go up some once the weather gets nice. I drive a Toyota.

  145. RDS // April 3, 2008 at 10:33 AM  

    I drive a 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe and I spend anywhere from $170 to $135 a month on gas. It used to be a lot less when I lived 1 mile from work =(

  146. John // April 3, 2008 at 3:09 PM  

    I drive an 2007 Acura TL and have just recently begun to take mass transit since the price of gas has sky-rocketed. I used to spend upwards $50/week on gas.

  147. Amy CW // April 4, 2008 at 1:09 AM  

    Great blog! I drive a 98 Toyota Sienna and spend approx. $180 a month on gas, driving to work and carting the kids around Boston.

  148. plin // April 4, 2008 at 7:54 PM  

    I drive a 2004 Toyota Camry. Short commute (<10 miles one way) but still spend $20/wk on gas. SIgh.

  149. readyforchange // April 4, 2008 at 7:58 PM  

    Congratulations on your milestone and thanks for the great giveaway. I drive a 1996 Honda Accord and spend $25-30/week.

  150. Monica // April 4, 2008 at 7:59 PM  

    I drive a 2006 Saab 9-3 and spend around $140/month on gas.

  151. Lora // April 4, 2008 at 9:14 PM  

    The spouse and I share a 2003 Toyota Corolla. We spend about $30 a week in gas and a lot of calories on bikes.

  152. Rebecca // April 4, 2008 at 10:16 PM  

    woohoo! I like this...

    I drive a 2008 Subaru Outback and husband drives a 2004 Jeep Wrangler which gets about 16 mpg but we can't trade because it's almost paid off. We pay $55 a week for him and $45 a week for me...

  153. ashe // April 4, 2008 at 10:38 PM  

    I drive a 1998 Toyota Avalon XLS wich gets about 22 mpg. We pay about $45 a week on gas, yikes!

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  155. ashe // April 4, 2008 at 10:46 PM  

    I almost forgot, on days my husband lets me have it I drive a 2007 Diamo scooter which gets 75 mgp, yeah! This costs on average $6 every two weeks. We try to keep the car at home and take turns driving the scooter while the other rides their bike.

  156. Arian // April 4, 2008 at 10:57 PM  

    I drive a 1994 toyota pickup and I spend about $20/wk in gas (I try to take public transportation when possible)

  157. chaz // April 4, 2008 at 10:57 PM  

    Good evening, and thanks for the chance.
    I drive a 98 ford taurus wagon and spend aprox $25 a week on fuel. keep up the good writing.

  158. sara l // April 4, 2008 at 11:04 PM  

    2006 Toyota Corolla. I mainly drive in the city and average 30mpg.

    If I'm in town for the whole month I spend $90-120 on gas. It depends on how much driving I have to do for work.

  159. EMason88 // May 15, 2008 at 12:14 AM  

    I own a '97 Mercury Grabd Marquis and drive 65 miles a day, 46 miles are hignway. 325 miles a week. Gas fluctuates between 3.30 to 3.40 per gal. overall I average 21.3. I had to break out my bike.

  160. anglea // May 20, 2008 at 12:32 AM  

    Hi my name is angela--i drive a 2003 envoy xlt--i pay aleast $70.00 a week just to keep it up==haven't been able to drive it lately cause i don't have the money to put gas in it--my boss hasn't been good to me lately--i've worked for this guy for 3 years and all of a sudden he gives me 2 days to work--about to loose my car and my house--i rent--i've been homeless before--thought i put my foot in the door to have a secure job but my boss wants all the money--so i pray this is real--and i get picked thank you