Consumer Wrap: Deals for gas, gambling and gear

July 13, 2009 2:53:12 PM PDT
We have falling gas prices and great package deals at hotel casinos in Atlantic City.

Gas Prices Tumble

Gas prices have tumbled 10¢ over the past couple weeks. It's the first significant price drop since December.

In Philadelphia, the gas average fell 4¢ over the weekend.. The American Automobile Association (AAA) says the average for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline is now $2.62.

In southern New Jersey, it's $2.38.

In Delaware, the price at the gas pump is $2.46.

Casino Hotel Deals

Falling gas prices might inspire you to hit the road so, how about a stay-cation in Atlantic City? Expect bargain packages with extras!

Before September 3rd, the Trump Plaza's Beach Bar Package is as low as $159 a night. You get a deluxe room, free admission for 2 to the Trump Beach Bar, a $20 food credit, and 2 free drinks.

The Showboat Atlantic City has a Quick Retreat one-night deal good before August 31st. For $199, get a deluxe room, a $150 spa credit plus a room-service breakfast.

The Country Club Fun Package at Bally's is good through September 30th. For $159, you get 1 night's stay Plus a $100 credit for the Atlantic City Country club.

Vegas Deals!

If you can fly - you'll get even better deals in Sin City! For instance, Planet Hollywood has a 2-or-more-night Fuel your Fame package. Stay for $89 a night plus get a $40 gas credit, $40 in casino credit, and a free bottle of liquor, wine or champagne each night.

Swap for Cash or Electronics
For extra spending money for your trip, or to get a GPS or iPod to take with you, go to

You can swap old books, DVDs, CDs, and games in exchange for electronics and other items. You can also get cash. It's about an average of $2 per CD.

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