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Good Sam Club members now save on fuel at Pilot, Flying J travel centers

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- Members of the Good Sam Club, the world's largest RV owner's organization, with more than 1.3 million members across North America, now have a new exclusive money-saving benefit with the Good Sam Club Pilot Flying J RV Plus Card.

Beginning in 2012, Good Sam Club members can apply for their Pilot Flying J RV Plus Card, which will allow them to save on each gallon of gasoline and diesel fuel purchased; 10 cents per gallon on bulk propane purchased, and 50% on holding tank dump station charges at all applicable Pilot Flying J locations across the United States.

The recent decision to combine the former Camping World President's Club and the Good Sam Club into a newly expanded, upgraded club was a key element in the club's partnering with Pilot Flying J.

"The extra leverage of our combined member numbers helped make the Pilot Flying J discount possible," said Good Sam chairman and CEO Marcus Lemonis. "Our members have been asking for this benefit for some time, and it is one that we are especially happy to make available to them."

He added, "The price of fuel represents the single biggest expense in most of our budgets as we enjoy the RV lifestyle. Securing discounts on a commodity like fuel is not easy. Finding a provider who has a nationwide network of locations and the facilities to properly serve our members is even more challenging."

Pilot Flying J has "built a great program that provides discounts to our members in addition to offering some of the lowest fuel prices in the market," he said. "They also met the tough standards we set for first-class facilities in convenient locations when we first started our search of a fuel discount for our members. This commitment to our members naturally led to naming Pilot Flying J the Official Fuel Provider and Travel Center for the Good Sam Club."

Jimmy Haslam, Pilot Flying J's CEO and president, said, "We value our recreational vehicle customers and are pleased to offer them this exciting new benefit. Good Sam Club is a household name in the RV world, and we're proud to partner with them in order to best reach the RV owner community, understand their needs and provide them with quality products and services. This is just another way we can thank our RV customers for their loyalty in choosing Pilot Flying J, the driver-driven company."

Along with savings on gasoline, diesel, propane and dump services, Pilot Flying J locations offer a variety of conveniences and services well-suited for RV travelers, including dedicated RV fuel lanes, convenience stores, onsite restaurants, safety and a clean environment for families. As part of the exclusive new program for Good Sam members the companies have co-produced an RV Travel Guide that lists all the participating Pilot Flying J locations and the RV-specific services available to members at each location.

Founded in 1966, the Good Sam Club offers its members a variety of services, including the Good Sam Extended Service Plan, Roadside Assistance, RV and Vehicle Insurance, RV Financing, Good Sam Visa Card, Life & Health Insurance and member discounts at parks, campgrounds and RV events. The newly-expanded Good Sam Club offers members advantages such as savings of up to 30% on merchandise, installation and service at Camping World; 10% savings on nightly fees at more than 1,700 U.S. Good Sam RV Parks and campgrounds; preferred rates on roadside assistance, insurance and extended warranties; exclusive member-only savings on the Trailer Life Directory; and more.

Pilot Flying J is based in Knoxville, Tenn., and has more than 550 retail locations across North America. Pilot Flying J is also one of the nation's largest wholesale fuel providers, delivering more than 500 million gallons of fuel to thousands of customers in 47 states and eight Canadian provinces.