PCH: Money-Saving Driving Tips and Free Gas, Too!

PCH wants you on the road to a really great summer vacation. So, we’ll be prepared to award a brand new Ford Escape Hybrid SUV, plus $2,OOO.OO worth of gas to one lucky winner?! All you have to do to enter is visit the newly redesigned PCH.com home page now and register. Just the possibility of winning $2,OOO.OO worth of gas is enough to make anyone cheer. Woo Hoo! Okay, the SUV’s not too shabby  either!

So, why jump up and down for free gas? Do I even have to ask? I just paid $4.15 a gallon, and that was after it went DOWN four cents – which got me thinking. Summer’s almost here and many of us will be taking road trips, whether for a week’s vacation or short jaunts. Now more than ever, it’s so important to do all we can to save money. But, that shouldn’t mean we have to completely sacrifice fun, enjoyable trips with family and friends. After all, those are the things memories are made from. So, here is a list of driving tips to save money on fuel while enjoying your summer excursions, or anytime, really. I hope you’ll learn something you didn’t know before…I certainly did!

1. Hotels Offering Free Gas:  Many hotels and bed-and-breakfasts across the country are offering free gas rebates when you book with them. Some give gas gift cards while others have their own filling stations on premises that you can use for free! Want to know who’s offering free fuel — go to PCHSearch&Win at search.pch.com to find out, or search for anything you choose. It works exactly like Google but the added bonus is that you could win prizes instantly simply for searching!

2. Drive 55:  In response to the other oil crisis in the 1970s, the United States government lowered the speed limit to 55 mph because driving slower can boost mileage as much as 5%. Still think you can’t drive 55? You just might want to now.

3. Don’t Stop and Start Abruptly:  These both require extra fuel. So the next time you want to put the pedal to the metal, think how much it’s going to cost you. Oh, and the officer in the next lane just might make it cost you more.

4. Don’t Overfill Your Gas Tank:  When you do this, gas can slosh around and escape. So, make sure your gas cap fits correctly or you risk fuel vaporizing from your tank. And, that’s going to make your money vaporize, too!

5. Don’t Be Afraid Of AC: Today’s air-conditioners are more efficient than years ago – causing less drag on your engine   than driving with open windows. Ah! That’s a relief!

Make sure to leave some of your own fuel-saving tips in the comments section below or visit our Fan page on Facebook. Let us know how the tips above work for you. And, if you like, send us some of your road trip photos – maybe we’ll feature them in a future blog post.

PCH wants you to remember to take us with you while you’re on the road! Simply access search.pch.com on your mobile device — imagine winning an instant cash prize while you’re on the go – it could happen! And, that would pay for more gas! Woo Hoo!

Have a safe trip!

Leslie Jaye

PCH Creative


24 thoughts on “PCH: Money-Saving Driving Tips and Free Gas, Too!”

  1. WOULD BE NICE TO WIN! STILL SEARCHING !!!

  2. randy coffey says:

    Go five miles under the speed and you will save gas.

  3. GAIL MANSFIELD says:

    searching for my 2,ooo dollars in cash and prizes so far cant find them

  4. Laura Easley says:

    Pick me I live with and is a full time caregiver for my mom who has dementia. I have given up my life for this cause because she is so worth it. Thank You.

  5. Dorothy Robinson says:

    hi, i’m dorothy robinson and i would like to win the ford escape plus the ten millions dollars for life because my husband has colon cancer and we have no insurance, truley as i write my comment he is in the hospital now he went around 12:30Sunday Morning i could not go with him at that time reason my wheelchair doesn’t work and i had no way back home i have to wait for Monday to see him so that is why i need to win the truck plus the money to pay his hospital bill. this is his third time being in the emergency room since March22nd. Thank You. Dorothy Robinson

  6. WAS THE NIGHT BEFORE 4TH OF JULY & ALL THRU THE HOUSE, NOT EVEN A DOG BARKING OR EVEN A MOUSE. I WAKE TO A KNOCK, I Answer the door & who do I see, Prize Patrol. I laugh & cry, I don’t know why, I am so happy, happy am I

  7. PATSY V says:

    TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE WINNING, AND ALL THRU THE HOUSE, MY CREATIVE MIND WAS STIRRING WITHOUT ANY LOSS. THE NUMBERS WERE CHOSEN AND GAMES WERE PLAYED IN HOPES THAT MY MILLIONS WOULD SOON COME TO LAY. THEN TO MY MIRACLOUS EYES SHOULD APPEAR TWO MEN IN BLAZERS AND A WOMAN DEAR. YOU’RE OUR NEWEST WINNER, I HEARD THEM YELL AS THEY RANG MY BELL.”HAPPY WINNINGS TO ALL AND TO ALL A BIG NIGHT.”

    1. PCH Customer Service PCH Customer Service says:

      Very creative, Patsy!

      Have a great day!
      Jodi @ PCH

  8. RON says:

    I realy use the money in todays market

    RON HUBBARD

  9. Robert Rose says:

    The $25K link is dead again tonight. Two nights in a row! No entries for Ford Escape because we can’t get to it. Suggest check operation of web site more frequently for glitches in programming.

    1. PCH Customer Service PCH Customer Service says:

      Hi Robert,

      We were having some technical issues and was working on the site to resolve it. We apologize for the inconvenience. If you are still experiencing these issues, please contact our Technical Support Department with a description of the problem, which web browser you are using and the version of Flash Player you have installed using the “Ask Us” page at http://pch.custhelp.com/app/home/ so that we can research it further.

      Regards,
      Rod @ PCH

    2. PCH Customer Service PCH Customer Service says:

      Hi Robert,

      We’re sorry to hear of the difficulties you have experienced. In order to submit your entries on http://www.pch.com, you must ensure pop-ups are allowed. If you did not receive a notification informing you to allow pop-ups, please follow the steps below after opening your Internet Browser. Please note, step by step instructions may differ based on the browser type and version used.

      1. Click on the “Tools” menu at the top of your browser
      2. Select “Internet Options”
      3. Navigate to the “Privacy” tab
      4. Click on “Settings” in the Pop-up Blocker section
      5. Add http://www.pch.com to your “allow” list

      If you do not want to allow pop-ups from http://www.pch.com and would still like to enter via this method, simply hold the “Ctrl” key while clicking “Begin”, and continue holding until the new window appears. We apologize for any concern this may have caused.

      If you are still havig trouble, please contact our Customer Service team about this issue via our “Ask Us” form at: http://pch.custhelp.com/app/, with what occurred and any error message you received, as well as the following information so that we can investigate further:

      - When did the problem start?
      - What happened when you refreshed?
      - Your operating system (i.e. Windows XP, Vista, etc.)
      - Your web browser and version (i.e. Internet Explorer 7.0)
      - Your version of FlashPlayer

      Regards,
      Jodi @ PCH

  10. ruby archer says:

    please come to my door i never get to meet anyone as nice as you are,i wish i could do the things you do, it is so nice to get to do what you do. iwant to meet all of you , but i know thats impossible,if you would come to my door i would be so happy just to see you, ruby archer

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