Rutter's Announces First Winner of Free Gas for a Year

Retailer giving away fuel to two winners a month through September

YORK, Pa. -- Angela Gilbert of Marietta, Pa., is the first winner of free gasoline for a year in the Rutter's Summer Gas Giveaway, which began at Rutter Farm Stores on May 23, 2011, and runs through September.

Two winners of free gasoline for a year will be selected each month, for a total of eight winners in all.

In addition to earning cents-off-per gallon rewards with each qualifying purchase, registered Rutter's Rewards cardholders are entered into the monthly prize drawing each time they scan their card and purchase that month's qualified items.

"The [image-nocss] great thing about this contest is that even if you don't win the grand prize, purchasing these items and scanning your card still earns you cents-off-per-gallon at the pump," said Robert Perkins, vice president of marketing for Rutter's. "Everybody wins."

Gilbert said, "My husband and I both stop at Rutter's at least once every day to get coffee. I have about a 90-minute round-trip commute [to Hershey, Pa.]; this is going to be a big help with that."

The Summer Gas Giveaway is an addition to the Rutter's Rewards program that the York-based company began in October of 2009. The program allows customers to earn cents-off-per-gallon rewards on each purchase of 1600 eligible items storewide in which a Rutter's Rewards card is scanned. The Rutter's Rewards are redeemable immediately and valid from 60 days from the date that they are acquired.

Since the beginning of the Rutter's Rewards program, loyal Rutter's customers across central Pennsylvania have earned cents-off-per-gallon rewards on more than 13 million gallons of fuel.

York, Pa.-based Rutter's Farm Stores is a family-owned and managed enterprise that operates approximately 60 convenience stores throughout southcentral Pennsylvania.