With the holidays quickly approaching and 2019 drawing to a close, there’s no better time to save some money on anything you can.
And to ensure Canadians can save money on fuel, GasBuddy has revealed the best and worst days of the week to buy gas to maximize savings heading into 2020.
To do so, GasBuddy analyzed gas price data from the period of January 1 through December 3, 2019, and found that the second day of the workweek typically offers the lowest average gas price in five of the ten major provinces, making Tuesday the best day to fill-up.
Friday has the most expensive average price of any other day of the week, being the priciest day to fill up in three provinces and the least expensive in none of the provinces.
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As for Alberta, the best day of the week to buy gas is on Tuesday while the worst day to buy gas is on Friday.
“Canadians driving habits requires filling up every week or so, making fuel a rather pricey expense over the course of an entire year,” said Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy.
“By buying gas on the cheapest day instead of the most expensive day of the week, Canadians can collectively bring down their expenses by timing their purchases to the lowest price day of the week — a simple yet noticeable change in behaviour that can add up.”
The next time you have to fill up, make sure to use GasBuddy’s recommendations for the best day of the week to buy gas.
With files from Ainsley Smith.