UPDATED: Jan. 16, 2015 3:18 p.m.

GAITHERSBURG, Md. (WNEW) — Just how low will gas prices go? AAA says more than half of all gas stations in the country are averaging less than $2 per gallon.

AAA estimates that the trend will continue (at least) into next week.

Americans saved about $14 billion on gas this year compared to 2013, based on monthly prices and consumption, according to AAA. U.S. households in 2014 saved an average of about $115 on gas compared to the previous year.

The majority of these savings came during the last few months of 2014. AAA says consumers saved an even larger $22 billion on gas compared to 2012.

AAA estimates the national average price of gas may remain less than $3 per gallon in 2015.

The average price in the Metro area is $2.22. Gas prices are nearing six-year lows, but savvy drivers are finding a way to pay prices not seen since 2004.

Thanks to gas rewards for one driver, 60 cents was shaved off it only cost her $25 to fill up — $1.57 per gallon.

So what to do with less pain at the pump?

“A little bit of everything,” she says. “Bills, retirement, you have to save for a rainy day, you know?”

One driver tells WNEW’s Chuck Carroll the lowest gas price she has seen was $1.87 in Leesburg, Virginia.

Click here to find the best gas prices near you.

WNEW’s Chuck Carroll contributed to this report. Follow him and WNEW on Twitter.

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