Gas prices in Racine have plunged below $2 a gallon, which is unusual timing given that the holiday travel season usually makes gas prices spike.

MJ Petroleum, 1100 6th St., had their price set at $1.96 per gallon. But a number of gas stations were at $1.95 per gallon in the Racine area, according to Gasbuddy.com.

The reason for the drop? Increased U.S. oil production coupled with uncertainty with the global economy and worldwide oil consumption, according to Bankrate.com.

But while this will likely put a little more jingle in your pocket for the impending shopping season, we were curious about how much you would save and what you plan to buy with your savings?

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Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for Patch.com, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.