At this time last year, gas was hovering around the $1.20 per litre mark, but dropping oil prices have sharply cut the cost of filling up.
Now the price at the pump is, on average, 40 cents less per litre and students like Kyle Edgeworth have a few ideas about how to spend the money.
“Buy more beer,” said Edgeworth, when asked how he planned to spend his windfall.
But his other, more serious ideas were more in line with other SAIT students.
“I’m just going to save it for something else, I don’t really think of that.
“I don’t even really notice, when I’m looking at the numbers when I fill up and it’s like, ‘Oh, my gas tank is already filled.’”
An average 50-litre tank will net a savings of just over $20 as compared to filling up at this time last year.
SAIT student Ken Walsh has felt the weight of extra cash in his pocket but is unsure of what to do with it.
“There’s nothing really in particular that I’ve planned on spending it on, it’s just nice to have the extra cash,” he said.
Buy more beer. – Kyle Edgeworth
Jayme Kantor, another student at SAIT, is not looking to buy up a brewery.
“In all honesty, probably just investing it and saving it,” said Kantor.
“I have student loans to pay off, so that helps.”