A little planning can save you money, especially on gasoline.
I try to plot things out so I can make multiple stops along the same route or accomplish more than one thing in a trip.
Once a month, I have a meeting at a location that requires me to drive past a Walmart, a Giant Eagle, a Kmart and a Dollar General on the way home. So if there’s something I want or need from one of those stores, instead of making a special trip there, I wait until meeting night and then stop at the store on the drive home because I’m already going that way.
I get my prescriptions filled at the pharmacy at my grocery store. So if I need a refill on a regular prescription, I call it in the day before I’m going grocery shopping or else drop it off when I arrive at the store. Then I do my grocery shopping and pick my prescription up before I leave, allowing me to get my medicine and my other items in the same trip.
Come back Thursday for more about savvy shopping.