In light of Friday’s post on 7 things I don’t buy, I’ve been trying to come up with a list of 7 things I splurge on. I haven’t come up with all seven, but this morning as I was filling up my car I realized that gas is monetarily interesting for me. I won’t say it belongs on the splurge list–it’s not like I seek out the best or most expensive gas. But it is one of the things that I’m pretty price immune to. I have a relatively small tank, and so I’ve decided that playing any kind of game to save a few cents per gallon just isn’t worth my time and effort. We do have a Kroger card that earns points redeemable at Shell gas stations, but even if I’m filling up all the way, that might save me $0.90 ($0.10 per gallon). Convenience is much more of a factor for me with gas than price. For example, this morning I wanted to swing by CVS, which necessitated me taking the route to work that doesn’t pass a Shell. But, I needed gas–so I just stopped at the Chevron that was right on my way and paid full price.
Are there any things you don’t find worth bargaining for? Where does convenience win for you?