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How do you use GasBuddy?

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Individuals can use Gas Buddy to find the most current price seen at nearby gas stations. To get a listing of prices, users simply enter the ZIP code for the area they wish to search.

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Gas Buddy is accessed through its online website or through its mobile application. The service relies on contributions from member volunteers to track gas prices in the United States and Canada. A ZIP code search returns a listing of available gas prices within the ZIP code of interest and surrounding areas. Users can also used an advanced search to lookup prices according to gas grade, gas station brand, or how recent the last report is.

Users can also become Gas Buddy members. Prices reported by members are rewarded with points and prizes. Points are awarded for posting price reports and updates, correcting erroneous imported by GasBuddy Direct, voting in the company's opinion poll, and posting a message in the message forum. Points are used to participate in weekly contests awarding free gas and other prizes.

Prices reported by Gas Buddy members are displayed on the local site's main page. Prices reported by nonmembers are displayed only in search results and are not eligible for rewards.

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