6:06 PM EST, February 29, 2012
In and around the Circle City Wednesday the price of a gallon or regular unleaded gas was around $3.84. Those willing to travel a few miles north, though, found a much better deal from the same exact companies.
They don't advertise it, but word has spread like a match to gasoline: pay cash for your gas and you'll save a nickel off each gallon you buy.
"I don't know of any competitors who've done it," said Dennis Orme, General Manager for McClure gas station in Lebanon, Ind. "We get a lot of compliments on it and our customers always come back for that reason."
Orme said it is not only good for their customers, but it prevents McClure from having to pay credit card processing fees which can be as high as 3.5 percent.
"It helps a lot and a lot of customers appreciate it."
No cash? No problem. McClure takes personal checks too.
Family Express in Lebanon has also gotten in on the policy. Use one of their perk cards to earn points. Buying things like a gallon of milk could save you 3 cents off a gallon of gas. Throw some candy bars into the mix, and you could even save 6 cents per gallon.
"And then you can add them up for 31 days and get 30 cents off a gallon of gas," said Sheila Shepard, who is a regular there.
That savings can add up.
"It's only $6 or $7 but in a year that's $100 dollars."
Now, the question is how to spend that saved money.
"Go shopping," Shepard said, laughing.