Timing your buying
Timing may not be everything, but when it comes to getting the best price on a wide variety of purchases, it can make a big difference.
The economy may still be sluggish, but things picked up for the convenience store (C-store) channel. The NPD Group states that traffic, sales and average visits increased in the second quarter of 2010. While store visits are increasing, pay-at-the-pump visits are steady and dual visits—pay-at-the-pump plus store—are declining.