Thorntons Launches Text-to-Win Sweepstakes

Customers can win 2011 Ford Explorer; promotion offered fountain, tea specials

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Thorntons Inc. has announced that its 40th anniversary celebration will began May 25 at all of its convenience store locations. To kick off this summer-long celebration, Thorntons offered 40-cent fountain and Legendary Fresh Brewed Iced Tea drinks to all customers on Wednesday.

In addition to other store promotions during the 40th anniversary celebration this summer, Thorntons will give away a new 2011 Ford Explorer to one customer. Customers can enter to win by texting the word EXPLORER to #313131 or enter by mail (no purchase necessary).

Founded [image-nocss] by Kentucky native James H. Thornton in 1971, Thorntons Inc. is one of the leading independent gasoline and convenience chain retailers in the United States, currently operating throughout the Midwest under the brand name Thorntons. With more than $1.4 billion in revenue, Thorntons is one of largest privately held corporations in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Headquartered in Louisville, Thorntons operates 163 gasoline and convenience stores, car washes and travel plazas in five states: Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Tennessee. Thorntons distributes its petroleum products through its wholly owned Thornton Transportation Co. and operates a river bulk storage terminal in Louisville.

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