The Art of Random Willy-Nillyness: AutoZone $50 Gas Card Giveaway - 2 winners!!!

Monday, June 25, 2012

AutoZone $50 Gas Card Giveaway - 2 winners!!!

At this time of the year, we start planning our annual road trip. Every year we try to get away in the summer. Even if it is just for a few days, we always hit the road in search of an adventure. This year, we are not traveling too far but even if we are just driving a few hundred miles or a few thousand miles, we do as much as possible to save money.

Before we get on the road, we make sure our car is in good working order. With gas prices so high a few small adjustments and maintenance can save you money. With that in mind, AutoZone encourages motorists to proactively maintain vehicles to ease the pain at the pump and get the most out of their gas tanks.

A few minutes of proactive maintenance, including checking and replacing oil and spark plugs at recommended intervals, can often improve fuel efficiency. Many motorists are unaware that simple routine maintenance can not only get you to your destination safely, but can help get the most out of your gas dollars.

To help motorists maximize their fuel economy on their summer road trips, AutoZone is offering these tips:

  • Trip Smart. Spend a few minutes performing routine maintenance before you hit the road with your family and loved ones this summer.
  • Switch to a synthetic motor oil. Consider a quality, synthetic motor oil like Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy to help improve fuel efficiency and engine performance.
  • Check and replace vital vehicle components at recommended intervals. Regular maintenance can prevent costly damage, improve fuel efficiency and prevent an unwanted breakdown.
  • Check and maintain all fluid levels. Be sure your antifreeze is up to the task for hot summer temperatures. Replace it if needed according to recommended service intervals.

These are great tips. I know when we take our road trip in August, we will be following these recommendations. Anything that can save wear and tear on our car and save us money on gas, is a good thing.

For more budget-savvy summer travel tips, families who are planning trips this summer are encouraged to download AutoZone’s Trip Smart travel guide for free!

Thanks to AutoZone, I have two (2) $50 Gas Cards to giveaway to my wonderful readers!! YAY! I know this will come in handy this summer. Just enter on the RaflleCopter widget below!!

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Disclosure: I was provided a gas card for review purposes. No other compensation was given and the opinions in this post are solely mine and are based on my experience with the product. Sponsors are responsible for shipping prizes unless otherwise stated. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery of any prizes.

452 comments:

  1. Yes are planning a roadtrip this summer, hoping to make it all the way to my bff home at Iowa =]

    kperales25(at)aol.com

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  2. Sort of. We are planning to go see my mother-in-law for several days. Does that count? rkmarsh at aol dot com

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  3. We will probably motor around town. My son likes to take daily car rides. Charlotte
    charlottewinters@cox.net

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  4. Yes...we plan on traveling over 1300 miles on our road trip.

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  5. Yes, we are hoping to get to the beach this year.
    Sherri Jackson
    savvyblog@yahoo.com

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  6. We are just doing day trips this year.

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  7. no road trip.. but i would still need a gas card!!

    vanitizebaby at yahoo dot com

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  8. We'll be doing day trips.

    I'm entering on the rafflecopter with my Facebook username (Mary Happymommy). Thanks!

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  9. yes yes! But because of the economy and our dire straights, it will be LOCAL trips! Nothing much more than 150 miles away. I'd love to win this! THANKS for the chance!

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  10. yes- we are going to galveston beach
    tcogbill at live dot com

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  11. So far we don't have any road trips in mind, but who knows, that could change!

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  12. No just driving around town.
    helenkeeler1949@gmail.com

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  13. We are planning to go a couple of states away to visit in-laws.

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  14. Our longest road trips will be 4-5 hours each and 1 or 2 nights out of our house- Washington DC, and upstate NY.
    KellywcuATyahooDOTcom

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  15. I can't afford it, staying local!
    rjwashington2000@yahoo.com

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  16. Tell me if you are planning a road trip this summer

    nope

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  17. We take several long weekend road trips in the summer--the next is the weekend after the 4th. We aren't sure where we'll go yet.
    bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

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  18. We go on short road trips all summer long- hubby goes to car shows!


    tannawings at gmail dot com showing as ellen beck on RC

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  19. https://twitter.com/um_lil_cutie/status/217356359237238784

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  20. We have no road trips planned at the moment but a gas card can come in handy for sure.

    AndreaH
    davandihamilton (at) gmail (dot) com

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  21. we already had ours!

    BUT we may head off to hot air balloon fest next month

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  22. I'm going to Colonial Williamburg in July. could use a gas card.

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  23. I want to do the 5 hour drive from CT to the MT Washington Valley in New Hampshire. It's been years and I "almost" have convinced my husband to go :)

    vac 924 at gmail dot com

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  24. yes, a few camping trips.

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  25. We are going to Yosemite this summer

    elena150980 at yahoo dot com

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  26. Planning a trip to Lake Lure in North Carolina, then it is on to Atlanta for the remainder of our trip.

    Samfor3@frontier.com

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  27. We are planning a few road trips actually across the state

    mummytotwoboys@yahoo.com

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  28. I don't have any summer road trips planned just yet... but hopefully!

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  29. No roadtrips planned for me this summer. But I'll drive several zillion miles back and forth to teach a class starting next week.

    Thanks for another nifty giveaway!

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  30. No definite plans as yet. Maybe short day trips.

    sflickinger at rocketmail dot com

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  31. We've already had a road trip this summer!

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  32. I'm planning a roadtrip to Maine.

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  33. I'm taking my youngest son to college (9 hour drive each way) and my older son back to his school (2 1/2 hr. each way) so I won't be having a vacation, but I will be spending a lot of time driving.

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  34. I am not planning a road trip because gas is too expensive!

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  35. yes an we already went,from Tennessee to Vermont,1200 miles there 1200 miles back

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  36. no road trip this summer - planning on a lot of backyard pool parties with the kids.

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  37. yes, but it's a sorta small one

    hippopurplemonkey at yahoo dot com
    Jennifer B

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  38. No big road trip but we will
    be going to the lakes.
    Cathy Truman
    kbtruman(at)att(dot)net

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  39. We are planning a day trip to Niagra Falls...would love a gas card for that trip.
    rwolfe1071@aol.com

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  40. I am not planning a road trip this summer.

    cranky30[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  41. Yes, I think we are going to the Black Hills.

    safety_chick@hotmail.com

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  42. We are planning to drive to a hot air balloon festival, can't wait!!!

    pumpkinlady430@yahoo.com

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  43. We are spur of the moment take off for the weekend kind do people so I am sure many road trips
    pedidentalasst at yahoo dot com

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  44. I would LOVE to go see my son in Florida
    heartnsoulcooking at gmail dot com

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  45. Maybe to short road trip to the mountains. We are expecting baby #2 in a few weeks, so we are limited to traveling for a few months.

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  46. Still considering where to go, but maybe we will:)

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  47. We havent planned one for this summer, but would like to take one before the end of the year
    Nathansmommy619(At)aol(Dot)com

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  48. No, but we are going on vacation.

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  49. We are going to East TN.

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

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  50. We'd like to visit Canada this summer, maybe a daytrip, gas prices are terribly high where we are.
    writer61@yahoo.com

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  51. We are not planning a long road trip this year but we do hope to get to the beach a couple of times.

    jerseygirl137(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  52. I am really hoping to have several day trips and one big camping trip. Just started looking into it. Really want to have a nice long vacation and I love road trips. Thanks!

    romapup at gmail dot com

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  53. unfortunately no my husband can't get the time off this summer for a road trip :~(

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  54. We'll mostly be making daytrips to locations only a couple of hours away.
    traymona[at]aol.com

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  55. Yes, we are still deciding if we are going to Chicago or Toronto.

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  56. We took a small road trip to Houston and caught an Astros game.

    Les Johnson

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  57. We are planning a road trip this summer
    merleandtina@Yahoo.com

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  58. Yes, we are planning a road trip later in the summer, hopefully when it starts to cool down, with my sister and her husband.

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  59. maybe a small road trip (2hrs) to WI DElls

    jmatek AT wi DOT rr DOT com

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  60. Some mini staycation's to the crystal coast area, nags head, outer banks,

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  61. We are going to the Amish Country in Penn.
    marypopmom@yahoo.com

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  62. Live in Illinois and plan to head north to Wisconsin to buy some good cheese.

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  63. Yes, we are hoping to spend a weekend out in TN which is about a 2 hour drive for us.

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  64. We are planning on doing some camping this year,haven't done that in a while so its about time!

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  65. WE MAY GO TO HILTON HEAD, SC.

    gina.m.maddox (at) gmail (dot) com

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  66. Yes, we always take a road trip each summer to visit family.

    jessicabanks1721@yahoo.com

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  67. We don't have any roadtrips planned.

    Thanks,

    selinda_mccumbers at yahoo.com

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  68. No road trip for us- we are expecting a baby

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  69. hope to get to Minnesota in fall.rob,rf60527@att.net

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  70. Yes my daughter and i are going to Atlanta

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  71. We are just plannin to take short road trips this summer to various parks.

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  72. No. I'm planning a Staycation. :)
    elysesw@aol.com

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  73. A road trip to California's Death Valley is on top of my list.

    Hope to win!

    xxbowietipxx@gmail.com

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  74. We just got back from a road trip.

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  75. I am planning on taking a trip to the beach in the next state over :)

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  76. Yes, I'm going to Fairie Worlds!!

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  77. No road trips planned this summer

    kport207 at gmail dot com

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  78. We may take a mini-road trip
    tweety800265(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  79. We will be doing a drive to St. Augustine

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  80. no i have to take care of my mom

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  81. Nope! I have to work....and still have to drive! :]

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  82. I wish I could, but I'm still searching for a job!

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  83. A weekend getaway to Hocking Hills, OH - grammypenny@frontier.com

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  84. No, we will be staying home this summer.

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  85. Yes are planning a roadtrip this summer.
    austma7@aol.com

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  86. I am hoping to go to St. Simons Island, GA

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  87. Just, I travel out of state for my family reunion every year.

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  88. I wish we were, but gas prices are far too high!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  89. No, I don't have any road trips planned.

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  90. yes, just got back from it!
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

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  91. not this summer, hubby is on an assignment so we are staying close to home :)

    ssgsweeps@ hotmail. com

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  92. Just short ones up in the mountains (if the wildfires every die down)
    Thanks for the contest.

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  93. yes, going to Orlando!

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  94. an unexpected stay in the ICU for my husband means we will be spending our money on that instead of a beach visit. grown up choices stink!

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  95. I don't think we have a trip this summer but a girl can hope!

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  96. Hit the road.....where we stop nobody knows. Make our day.

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  97. We'll probably take some weekend trips!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

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  98. We are planning several road trips this summer. The longest one will be to Myrtle Beach, SC

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  99. I'm not planning a road trip this summer, but then again a lot of times road trips just happen, ya know?

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  100. Maybe, depends on how our finances go, hoping to go to lake erie!

    hblaser at gmail dot com

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  101. i dont have any road trips planned

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  102. Nothing planned right now, but sometimes life happens. ladyvon at grm dot net.

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  103. HORTON111@AOL.COM

    NOT PLANNING A ROAD TRIP THIS SUMMER...JUST HAVING A STAYCATION

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  104. no road trip plans at this time.

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  105. Yes, we will be taking at least one road trip this summer.

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  106. yes, we're driving to michigan

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  107. Going to pick up my son in Springfield Mo...he is finally graduating...yeah!
    jhoorm01atyahoodotcom

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  108. no, im broke

    dwarzel at hotmail.com

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  109. We are definitely planning a roadtrip this summer. Hopefully we'll be able to go to either Mississippi or Florida this summer to spend some time at the beach!

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  110. If I don't get the job I'm interviewing for, then maybe

    sksweeps (at) earthlink (dot) net

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  111. DJ davina.johnson@gmail dot comJune 28, 2012 at 4:47 PM

    No road trip for us this summer

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  112. I sure am, for the 4th of July. It'll only be for 2 days, but it'll be nice.

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  113. Not planning any road trips this summer. I want to thank you for this awesome sweep and hope to win :) Thanks !!!! corrysue@yahoo.com

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  114. Yes. I'm planning a roadtrip to Miami with my family. Thank you for the opportunity.

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  115. Summer is our busy season, so I don't get to take time off. No road trip for me.

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  116. I have one long weekend planned for the summer and we will be taking a bus trip to relax and help spare the air during the hot month of July. I would love, love, love to win a gas card though, because I still have to drive to and from work everyday. Thanks!

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  117. We went to the beach earlier this year so no road trips planned really. Maybe a little weekend getaway!

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  118. I am visiting my family and friends.

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  119. going to atlanta for the sweepstakes convention
    Thanks for a great contest! janna johnson jannajanna@hotmail.com GFC: janna@feedyourpig

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  120. Yes, going to Montana and Missouri
    jenhedger at hotmail dot com

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  121. Yes, we are planning a great road trip!
    gagaslab at gmail dot com

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  122. We're making a trip to Marble, NC and Tabor City, NC with the local camping club.

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  123. Planning several road trips for softball games.
    huntandride@hotmail.com

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  124. YES !! We plan on driving down to Tijuana ,Mexico to visit my grandma .However almost my entire family wants to go and some dont have money for gas .So they want to try to fit as many people as we can in one car lol which is probably not the smartest idea but money is tight .

    xoxo
    fingers & toes crossed
    <3

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  125. Yes we are planning some little weekend trips this summer.
    mintstatesportswear(at)juno(dot)com

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  126. No long trip planned this year, but a couple of day trips.

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  127. Yes, we are planning a road trip to Ocean City Maryland

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  128. No road trip for me.
    flyergal82 AT (yahoo) /dot/ #com^

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  129. No real road trips this year due to Doctors appointments, unless you consider driving for 4 hours to the doctors a road trip. :(

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  130. No trip planned this summer, but I do have company coming here.

    savewish@yahoo.com

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  131. We are going to the coast so the kids can play.

    aisha holley

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  132. https://twitter.com/mkjmc/status/219093056878682114

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  133. No plans, gas too expensive

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  134. I am planning a road trip to Michigan....500 miles
    ccasper@centurytel.net

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  135. No plans yet....

    ighmeg at yahoo dot com

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  136. I am taking a road trip to NYC :)

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  137. Yep, we are...We are heading to the beach, then to the mountians!!

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  138. I do not plan to travel this summer.

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  139. I was hoping to get a chance to go exploring the state a little but maybe not now, it isn't looking promising :(

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  140. No road trip this summer - but my hubby drives 60 miles one-way for work, so the gift card would be great!

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  141. As my husband just began a job, I think that it might be a while before we go someplace far but for the weekend perhaps towards the end of summer.

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  142. We are planning a road trip to the beach.

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  143. So far this summer we have been to Tampa Florida and Bluefield, VA.
    designbytara@gmail.com

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  144. Headed to Vegas

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  145. no plans just moving in August! thanks!!

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  146. yes we are planning a beach trip

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  147. Definitely! To San Diego

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  148. Planning to pull a trailer from KS to SD. I'll need LOTS of gas cards!! :)

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  149. I am planning a road trip to see my mother-in-law. She has moved into a new house-since her home was destroyed by the tornado last year. She lives in Alabama!

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  150. Spending a week at the beach this summer.

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  151. Just a short one to the beach. About 3 hours.
    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill12@gmail.com

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  152. Yes, we do have a road trip planned for the summer. This will help

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  153. Yes! We're driving from Savannah, GA to Pell City, Alabama! About a 6 1/2 hour drive.

    Terri P
    pr4gatheringroses AT gmail DOT com

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  154. no im not going anywhere this summer

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  155. Going from Denver to Wyoming with friends.

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  156. Not really, we'll be going to Myrtle Beach which is only about 2 hours away.

    Wanda McHenry
    wbailey113@hotmail.com

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  157. I'm actually leaving on a road trip out of state in a few days to attend my youngest son's wedding :)

    callawishes(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  158. Jacqueline in AtlantaJuly 3, 2012 at 12:00 PM

    We already took our vacation, but we will take a little Saturday road trip, I'm sure, up to the mountains where it's cooler!

    Thanks for having the giveaway.

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  159. I have two road trips planned - one to Pittsburgh and one to Boston - so far!

    Geoff K
    gkaufmanss@yahoo.com

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  160. Yes, but JUST after the summer to avoid the crowds :)

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  161. MARLENA COURCHAINJuly 3, 2012 at 6:19 PM

    Always to the shore!

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  162. ALCRMOM@HOTMAIL.COM
    We are planning a trip to my sons college

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  163. No road trips for us...we will have a newborn baby at home

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  164. we are heading to Maine in just a few minutes!

    Amanda S

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  165. Yes! We are moving from CT to CO so this would help a ton!

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  166. Yes! We are going to be tourists in our own state. ;)

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  167. I am not planning a long road trip only locals.

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  168. Since gas is so expensive we have no road trips planned

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  169. I hope to take a road trip, but no plans as of yet.

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  170. Probably making one more road trip this Summer. Just don't know when and where.

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  171. Probably making one more road trip this Summer. Just don't know when and where.

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  172. Yes we are! We are going to Mount Magazine, Arkansas! We are in New Orleans, LA!

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  173. I am not planning a road trip, but my wife will be leaving for one in a couple of weeks.

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  174. YEs, we are going on a road trip to Niagara Falls, taking our time and enjoying the scenery.

    pumpkinlady430@yahoo.com

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  175. Yes we are!!Actually probably a few times for the kids!

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  176. 7/5 - AAARRRRGGGGG! I put the wrong fb link in! I put the P&G instead of this one: https://www.facebook.com/wanda.mchenry/posts/216741601781141

    Wanda McHenry

    I hate Rafflecopter!

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  177. I will if I win a gas card!

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  178. We're planning a few trips to the beach and a trip up and down the California coast.

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  179. Not yet, but there's still time so maybe.

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  180. no road trips for us this year :( Thanks for hosting!

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