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It's gone up a couple of cents the last few days. It stayed at 69c for a couple of weeks. It seems to be far more stable than general petrol prices.
The trick is to avoid filling up just before a long weekend. You can also use a website to work out where the best deal is near you, with or without the vouchers that supermarkets hand out for discounts
Curiously, diesel is consistently more expensive.
The petrol price advertised is for 91ron unleaded. If you own a car the requires 95ron or 98ron you will pay significantly more.
Diesel is usually cheaper or the same price as 95ron (which is standard in the UK).
If you can be bothered doing the calculations you may find that the increased mpg (or km per litre) you will get with a higher octane fuel justifies the higher initial outlay. Best way to save money is (a) shop around and (b) make good use of fuel vouchers - for instance I can get 8c off per litre with a discount voucher (sometimes more or less) then another 2c off per litre if I buy my milk in store (same price as in the supermarket), then I take the receipt into Foodland and they give me another 4c per litre discount off my shopping! Cheap Tuesdays are a thing of the past though for petrol - now you just have to keep your eyes peeled and fill up in whatever day the price dips.
Last edited by Diane; 06-07-2013 at 07:25 AM. Reason: because I can't spell when posting from my phone! d'oh...
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It's kind of like a challenge working out if you can wait until your way home to get petrol or if the price will have gone up. I've got quite good. Lol.
Around our way the rule seems to be that petrol prices go down the day after I pay the top price of $1.59/l because I'll run out if I don't get some! It was always cheap Tuesdays and never near the weekend, then it seemed to be Friday and even long weekends, but then that changed too. I still haven't figured out how to make it work for me but I can't do without it so I just pay whatever to keep on the road.
Would you mind unpacking your method of getting a receipt and taking it to Foodland for a further discount, please? I would rather shop at local shops like Foodland and IGA to keep the $$ in Australia, but I didn't know I could get a discount through Foodland. I like your thinking. And have you definitely worked out that you get better economy from the high octane fuel? I saw an article on TV saying you do, but I get the jitters when I see the price at the pump so choose the cheap one each time.
I do this, we have quite a few petrol stations near by and I can generally tell if one of them is a cent or two lower than the day before if I can hold off till at least lunch time the others will be even less.
A month or so ago I was up in Pooraka and the Woolworth's garage had fuel at $1.59 but at the "local" garage across the road it was $1.19 - couldn't work out why but I filled up at the $1.19!