Price Chopper Expands Fuel Advantage in No. N.Y.

Partners with 10 area Sunoco stations

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. -- Price Chopper has announces the launch of Fuel AdvantEdge, an exclusive program never before offered in the Potsdam, Massena, Gouverneur, Canton and West Carthage region of New York, in partnership with 10 local Sunoco stations that discount gasoline as a reward for grocery store purchases, reported The Gouverneur Times.

In an effort to build additional value into the Price Chopper AdvantEdge card, which offers consumers savings on groceries, general merchandise and tickets to community events, the supermarket chain will offer Fuel AdvantEdge [image-nocss] in all of its new North Country locations from the moment they open their doors, said the report.

Fuel AdvantEdge is an ongoing, cumulative savings/reward program that gives consumers a 10-cents-per-gallon discount on gasoline purchases for every $50 of groceries purchased (20 cents per gallon on $100 purchased, 30 cents per gallon on $150 purchased, etc.).

Unlike other reward programs, said the report, consumers can accumulate their points/dollars spent across a 90-day timeframe and cash in on their gasoline discount for up to 20 gallons at their convenience.

"Sunoco is pleased to offer significant gasoline discounts through our partnership with Price Chopper. Everywhere that Price Chopper offers this program, we have customers saving 50, 60 centseven a dollar or more per gallon through the Fuel AdvantEdge program. It is exciting that this kind of savings opportunity is available to our customers," said Jeff Hassman, channel marketing manager, Sunoco, according to the report.

Based in Schenectady, N.Y., the Golub Corp. owns and operates 125 Price
Chopper grocery stores in New York, Vermont, Connecticut, Pennsylvania,
Massachusetts and New Hampshire.