Turkey Hill Awards Free Fuel for Life

Other prizes included year of free fillups; each store offers one free fillup

Turkey Hill Fuel For Life (CSP Daily News / Convenience Stores / Gas Stations)

LANCASTER, Pa. -- Turkey Hill Minit Markets presented the grand prize of free fuel for life in the Great Gas Giveaway sweepstakes to Ephrata, Pa., resident Tosha Hoffer last week at her local Turkey Hill location, the convenience store company has announced.

The prize entitles Tosha to up to $60,000 in free gasoline fillups at Pennsylvania Turkey Hill c-stores over a period of up to 30 years.

"The response to this unprecedented sweepstakes has been phenomenal," said Kim Hertzog, public relations manager for Turkey Hill Minit Markets. "We're thrilled for Tosha and look forward to seeing her at Turkey Hill for years to come."

The chain selected Hoffer randomly as the grand-prize winner from automatic entries that customers created when they used their Turkey Hill Rewards cards at Pennsylvania Turkey Hill c-stores throughout August and September. The Turkey Hill Rewards card also provides everyday fuel savings of three cents per gallon and opportunities to save even more by accumulating points earned with purchases at Turkey Hill.

In addition to the grand prize, the company selected eight winners for the second prize of free fuel for a year. And each Turkey Hill c-store in Pennsylvania selected one winner of a single free fillup.

With corporate offices in Lancaster County, Pa., Turkey Hill has convenience stores across the Keystone State, as well as an expanding presence in Ohio and Indiana. The chain of c-stores offers customers a wide range of products and services including gasoline, deli sandwiches, lottery tickets and gift cards. Turkey Hill is also the largest distributor of Turkey Hill Dairy milk, ice cream and iced tea.

Kroger has been selling gasoline at convenience stores since 1983, when its merger with Dillons included Dillons' convenience store business. Dillons had been operating Kwik Shop convenience stores since 1960, which began selling fuel in 1972. Today Kroger operates convenience store fuel locations in 19 states under five banners: Kwik Shop, Loaf 'N Jug, Quik Stop, Tom Thumb and Turkey Hill Minit Markets.

Cincinnati-based Kroger, one of the world's largest retailers, has 2,638 supermarkets and multi-department stores in 34 states and the District of Columbia under two-dozen local banners including Kroger, City Market, Dillons, Food 4 Less, Fred Meyer, Fry's, Harris Teeter, Jay C, King Soopers, QFC, Ralphs and Smith's. The company also operates 785 convenience stores and 324 jewelry stores.

Part of CSP's 2014 Convenience Top 101 retailers