Consumers just can't get a break as the recession tugs and nips away at their wallets. Gas prices, for instance, are slowly and steadily rising again. The average price of regular unleaded gas was $2.39 over the weekend--up 38 cents a gallon from a month ago, reports theÂ Denver Business Journal , noting that if the current pace of increase continues, Denver could soon see the return of last year's horrendous gas prices, which hovered around $4 per gallon. And there's no respite from the recession at Denver International Airport, where economy and shuttle parking lots will increase their rates by $1 per day, according toÂ The Denver Post . The cost of parking in east and west parking lots will increase to $10 a day, while shuttle lots will be $6. Even backyard barbecuers are getting seared, receiving less propane for their money compared to a year ago (viaÂ The Associated Press ). One area of relief: Certain chain restaurants, such as Denver-based Quiznos subs, has responded to consumers' wallet tightening by introducing a new Torpedo sandwich that costs $4--the result of focus groups on spending, according to theÂ AP .