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GasBuddy Launches Parking Tool

Users can earn free gas through new program
Photograph courtesy of GasBuddy

BOSTON --GasBuddy users now have a new option: finding parking. The smartphone app for gas station customers is extending its capabilities to help users locate discounted parking at thousands of facilities in the United States through Park With GasBuddy.

To sweeten the deal, GasBuddy will also give participating drivers GasBack—rebates in the form of free gasoline—when they use the Park With GasBuddy option. The benefit is part of GasBuddy’s new GasBack program, which rewards customers with free gas when they engage with GasBuddy.

Park With GasBuddy parking spots are managed by the Arrive Network from ParkWhiz, another parking app.

“The GasBuddy app has evolved from shopping smart with our app to paying smart with our payment card. Our core promise to the consumer has always been about value, convenience and simplicity,” said Michael DiLorenzo, chief marketing officer for GasBuddy. “By extending our capabilities from gasoline to parking, we will help the driving public save thousands of dollars and valuable hours each year, staying true to our mission.”

To participate in the GasBack program, customers sign up for the Pay With GasBuddy card, a gas savings program that allows drivers to access discounts while fueling their cars. The program currently has about 400,000 members.

Boston-based GasBuddy offers crowd-sourced information to help drivers find the best gas-station experience for their needs. The company’s B2B retailer software-as-a-service, known as GasBuddy Business Pages, provides fuel marketers and retailers an opportunity to maintain their station information, manage their brand and promote to their target consumer audience.

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