There are a lot of times that you do not ask for a receipt for items.  Perhaps you purchased some fast food, or a item or two from the Dollar Tree, and it just isn't necessary.  I can remember a fabulous stand up routine from the late Mitch Hedberg about getting a receipt for a donut.  So funny!  Watch it below:

Now I do agree with Mitch about the donut, but in this case, if you ever go to the gas pump, you may want to make sure you are getting a receipt, either from the pump, or by going inside to your gas station of choice.  And hang on to them.  You could get money back later on this year.

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Back in October, Missouri’s statewide fuel tax increased from 17 cents per gallon to 19.5 cents per gallon. Around that time, the Missouri DOR announced Missourians might be eligible for refunds of the 2.5 cents tax increase per gallon paid on gas purchases after Oct. 1, 2021.

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Despite the fact that Missouri has one of, if not the lowest, gas prices in the country they are high.  People have to drive to work, or get groceries, the post office, etc.  There are only so many places that you can walk to in order to save on fuel.  If simply keeping your receipts and putting them in a safe place could get a refund back later on in the year, it may be worth it.

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If you have a longer commute to your job, or have to drive your kids around to various activities more often than most, then you should take advantage of this.  Click HERE for all the details on how this program will be working, and perhaps a small windfall could be coming your way.  Every penny counts, and it may not take too much effort on your parts. For more information on how to prepare to apply and requirements for a refund click HERE.

LOOK: See how much gasoline cost the year you started driving

To find out more about how has the price of gas changed throughout the years, Stacker ran the numbers on the cost of a gallon of gasoline for each of the last 84 years. Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (released in April 2020), we analyzed the average price for a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline from 1976 to 2020 along with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for unleaded regular gasoline from 1937 to 1976, including the absolute and inflation-adjusted prices for each year.

Read on to explore the cost of gas over time and rediscover just how much a gallon was when you first started driving.