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Save Money on Gas and Use It for These 10 Fun Activities

Driving a fuel-efficient vehicle can save money on gas to an extent that might surprise most drivers. It may not seem like much at first glance, but an increase of just five miles per gallon can save hundreds of dollars in the course of a year's driving. Fun activities could be the perfect way to spend the extra money that you saved with fuel efficiency. Below are 10 great ideas to get you started on enjoying your well-deserved money savings:

  • Winter Sports: Grab your boots, scarf, and coat, and go skiing. Whether cross-country or downhill, skiing is a great way to get out of the house in the winter and enjoy the great outdoors.
  • Performing Arts: Indulge your artistic side, and go to see a live performance. There are plays, musicals, operas, rock concerts, stand-up comedy acts, and more.
  • Dining Out: Pick your favorite restaurant, and treat yourself to a night out with your significant other, your family, your friends, or everyone at once.
  • Shopping: Don't put it off any longer. Go on a shopping spree for that new jacket, pair of shoes, and watch that you've been eyeing.
  • Picnicking: Find a nice patch of grass, and have a picnic if the weather is suitable. Bring the kids, the dog, and a good book, and enjoy a relaxing afternoon.
  • The Movies: See a film on the big screen, which is a fun way to spend an evening or a rainy afternoon.
  • A (Local) Safari: Escape to the zoo as an alternative to a real African safari or a trip to the Amazon if such excursions abroad are not feasible at the time. Bring the kids, and don't forget a camera.
  • Camping: Grab your gear, find a state or national park, and go camping. You can reconnect with nature, save money on gas, and escape city life, all at the same time.
  • The Big Game: Show your support for your favorite professional or college sports team by snagging tickets to the next big game.
  • Cut Some Figure Eights: Grab your skates, head to the local ice rink, and enjoy a hot chocolate and an afternoon of ice skating.

Get ready to save money on gas and to experience the full range of benefits of fuel-efficient driving in 2014!