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Americans spend savings from lower gas prices

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Gas prices went down in 2014 from the year prior. Do you know what you spent that gas savings on?

According to data provided to CNBC by Cardlytics, a card-linked marketing firm, the cost savings in gas were real last year, resulting in an extra $18 per month per person.

But that $18 didn't stay in Americans' wallets or savings accounts. 

The money saved from dropping gas prices was spent mostly on online shopping, followed by fast food and eating out at other restaurants. 

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