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    Figures, but it's still better than any other prize except the grand prize. Inflation will definitely kill it after a while.
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    Eh, it's gas that's free. I'd take it. If we're still using GAS for propulsion in 50 years, I'd be surprised.

    Free gas for [however long we'll be needing gas], is way better than getting used bacon grease, or french fry grease for life.

    Or, a big 900 volt battery for your electric car, free plug-ins for life.

    Or....nothing. Just sayin'..
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    They always do stuff like that. Someone I know won free pizza for a year. Now, we all know people who would be ordering pizza every night for everyone (and pocketing the cash). But the deal was actually something like 1 or 2 pizzas a month for a year. I guess they have to put limits or everyone would go crazy (reminds me of the scene from Reality Bites. Winona Ryder's character was totally broke & her dad had previously given her a gas station credit card. So she was at the station buying gas for everyone who came in and taking the money so she could have some money).
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    Quote Originally Posted by myrosiedog
    My husband does commute and he is in construction so he has to drive around to different job sites every day. He uses about $500-$600 a month in gas. So $1200 a year would only get him through 2 - 2 1/2 months here.
    Didn't mean to sound liek we are complete gas hogs either. He has a big truck and he does need it for work, but we are researching the french fry grease thing Maveno mentioned. We are hoping to buy him a truck next year we can convert to bio-diesel, because the $600 a month is way expensive and we hate it and we hate using so much gas, but until recently there haven't been a lot of other options available either and there really still isn't for larger vehicles.
    We do drive a small, gas efficient family car tho to make up for his gas hoggieness during the work day.
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