YORK, Pa. -- Rutter's Farm Stores is bringing back its "Fuel Up Free!" gasoline giveaway for the busy—and costly—summer driving season. The four grand-prize winners will receive free gasoline for three years. The giveaway runs May 26 to August 24. The grand-prize drawings will take place on June 23, July 14, August 4 and September 15.
"There's been a lot of talk about giving consumers a break from high gas prices, but Rutter's again is doing something about it," said Scott Hartman, president and CEO of Rutter's Farm Stores. "We awarded free gas to seven customers in the first [image-nocss] two years of the giveaway and look forward to doing the same for four more customers this year."
Rutter's will offer weekly food or beverage specials. With each purchase of a special, a customer will receive an entry blank. The more specials that customers purchase, the more chances they have to win. Customers also will be able to obtain an entry blank by showing an M&T Bank ATM receipt to a Rutter's clerk. Rutter's offers no-surcharge M&T ATMs in each of its stores.
Each of the winners will receive a Rutter's fleet card—essentially a debit card with a dollar amount on it. The amount will be based on the average retail price of unleaded gasoline at Rutter's store on the day of each grand-prize drawing multiplied by 15 gallons of gasoline per week for 156 weeks (three years).
The participating sponsors are Pepsi-Cola, Davis Beverages, Monster Energy, Snapple, Canada Dry, Jack and Jill Ice Cream, Edy's Grand Ice Cream, QTG-Quaker, Red Bull, Nestle Waters, Rutter's Dairy, S&D Coffee, Kunzler Meats and M&T Bank.
Participants must be at least 18 years old and a resident of Pennsylvania or Maryland at the time of entry. Official giveaway rules are available at all Rutter's and at www.rutters.com.Family-owned and third-generation managed, York, Pa.-based Rutter's operates 51 convenience stores York, Adams, Cumberland, Franklin and Lancaster counties in Pennsylvania.