GasBuddy is a tech company based in Boston that operates apps and websites based on finding real-time fuel prices at more than 140,000 gas stations in the United States, Canada, and Australia.They also sell software products to convenience store owners via their B2B initiatives (formerly known OpenStore).
The GasBuddy app is a GPS-based application program for smartphones and tablets which provides prices of nearby gas stations from user-submitted data, as well as through partnerships with other companies and directly from station operators. The app has Android, BlackBerry 10, and iOS versions. The app also includes GasBuddy’s partnerships with Wex (called “Pay with Gasbuddy”) and ParkWhiz for parking.
Are you seriously considering trying to level up on GasBuddy, but are having trouble doing this? The steps starting at step 1 below will explain how you can you gain points on the GasBuddy website.
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- Try to report all 4 prices at the same gas station on the same day. With each price you report worth 200 points, this can become a fairly high number quickly. However, once you reach 1,000 points on any given day, these points will stop accruing.
- Vote in the weekly opinion poll. However, if you voted in a previous week’s opinion poll from the widget GasBuddy has, you won’t get any points, so be careful. Every week you vote in the poll, you can receive no more than 100 additional points.
- Invite a friend through email on GasBuddy using the GasBuddy Tell a Friend feature page/tool. You’ll get 80 points for each friend you invite.
- Post in the forum for 20 points each. You can either reply to a discussion or start a new discussion about a certain station or feature. If you post in the forum too often or comment in a way that is deemed unacceptable, it is looked upon as “posting for points” and is highly frowned upon. Post only when your comment won’t bother anyone or when a new comment hasn’t been started before or is through another ongoing discussion elsewhere on the site.
- Use the recent news item/widget to read some of the news that is on the GasBuddy site to explain what’s happening in the petroleum/gas-based world and it’s investors. For each news item you read (or click into far enough into until the page has been completely loaded), you can receive 25 points. Most often, this will give you about 100-125 points.
- Watch videos on the website. Although these videos aren’t geared at gasoline industry information (though all the other things are geared towards the gas industry), for each video you watch, not only is GasBuddy obtaining more revenue, but you also receive points in your account. Each video you watch is worth 200 points. However, one stipulation for this is, you can’t receive more than 1000 points per day by viewing this amount of videos.
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- Submit price changes through the mobile apps for several prices at several stations. However, be careful what you submit, as the app only allows the user to obtain 1000 points per day. But keep it in mind that these points are independent of those you might have submitted via the GasBuddy website.It’s not enough to just click the voting buttons marked “This price is correct” or “This price is not correct”. You must open the station, tap the “Report Gas Prices”, filling in each box that you have the price to and submitting the prices, all to receive your points.
- Complete more of the mobile app bonus extra activities GasBuddy gives you. This could be as simple as watching videos on the app or even submitting prices for high-tech octane and/or diesel or one of the many different challenges you get per week, as these will change often (weekly).