Consumer: find cheap gas, Facebook video chat, free pancakes
PHILADELPHIA - March 1, 2011 (WPVI) -- From saving money at the gas pump to getting free flapjacks at iHop, here are a few ways to make your life a little easier.
Let's begin by easing your pain at the pump. The national average price for a gallon of gas has reached $3.38. That's up 21 cents in just one week! But now you can find the cheapest gas on the go, thanks to free apps like Gas Buddy and TripTik from the American Automobile Association (AAA).
The apps locate gas stations near you and show you their current prices. And there's a GasBuddy bonus, too. The site is updated by its community of users, so if you join in the reporting, you can earn points toward a prize give-away.
Next, video chatting has come to Facebook. A new program called Social Eyes lets users video-conference with up to six people. It requires no download or setup. All you have to do is log in to your Facebook account.
Social Eyes can be used publicly, for groups organized around common interest, or privately, just with friends you choose to conference with. Users can join or start as many groups as they like. Right now the program is free.
Click here to learn more about Social Eyes
Next, pancakes. They aren't just for breakfast anymore.
Go to any International House of Pancakes (IHOP) until 10 o'clock tonight, and you can get one short stack of flapjacks for free. It is part of what IHOP calls its National Pancake Day. It's a fundraiser for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and other local charities.
Since 2006, the event has raised $5.35 million. In return for the free flapjacks, IHOP does ask you to consider leaving something behind for the charities.
More here on Pancake Day.
Finally, here is a Friday food freebie to look forward to this week. From 2 to 4pm this Friday, you can get one free medium order of Waffle Potato Fries from Chick-Fil-A. Just mention you are there to try the new Heinz Dip and Squeeze ketchup.
Click here for more on Free Fry Day.
And one more reminder, check in with Saving with 6ABC every day for constantly updated deals and discounts. It's right here, the saving page on 6abc.com.
pennsylvania, new jersey, delaware, gas prices, computers, iphone, ipad, fast food, food savings, freebie, money saving, online saving, consumer news, nydia han
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