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Stop & Shop Expands Fuel Savings Program to New Jersey

Friday, September 07, 2012

Stop & Shop Expands Fuel Savings Program to New Jersey15:00 EDT Friday, September 07, 2012Recent Legislation Allows Customers to Get Great Deals at the PumpPURCHASE, N.Y., Sept. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC and Shell, the No. 1 selling gasoline brand in the U.S., are announcing the expansion of Stop & Shop's Gas Rewards program to customers in New Jersey. On Monday, September 10th, customers will be able to redeem their Stop & Shop Gas Rewards points at more than 135 participating Shell stations in New Jersey. The Stop & Shop's Gas Rewards program was originally launched in New England and New York in 2010 but programs of this nature were previously not permitted in New Jersey.  However, legislation passed unanimously by the State Assembly and State Senate and signed into law by Governor Christie allowing New Jersey motorists to enjoy the same savings already available to drivers in other states including New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut.For every dollar spent at Stop & Shop on purchases (some restrictions apply), customers will earn one point, and for every 100 points they will receive 10 cents off per gallon of their next fuel purchase at participating New Jersey Shell stations. Customers will be able to save up to $2.20 per gallon by shopping at Stop & Shop and presenting their Stop & Shop loyalty card.  Unlike other states, the discount will not appear at the pump but will be reflected on the customer's receipt.  Once points are earned they can be redeemed at any participating Shell station within 30 days from the date of purchase."We are pleased that we can help our customers reduce the cost of filling their gas tank," said Don Sussman, Division President of Stop & Shop New York Metro. "Stop & Shop applauds our elected officials for enacting legislation that allows us to partner with Shell and allow our New Jersey customers to enjoy the same benefits that Stop & Shop customers in neighboring states have long enjoyed.""At Shell, we understand that consumers are looking for smart and easy ways to get more from their everyday purchases without sacrificing quality," said Dan Little, Shell North American Fuels Marketing Manager. "We are pleased that the drivers of New Jersey will be able to take advantage of this rewards program so they can earn rewards that can be redeemed for significant savings on all three grades of Shell Nitrogen Enriched Gasolines including Shell V-Power® Premium Gasoline and Shell Diesel."In addition to earning points on regular qualifying grocery purchases, savvy shoppers can load up on added savings and points in several ways: through Peapod by Stop & Shop home delivery purchases; and out-of-pocket purchases at any Stop & Shop pharmacy (with some exceptions). Once points are earned they can be redeemed at any participating Shell station within 30 days from the date of purchase.Stop & Shop's Gas Rewards program is one of the many benefits provided by the Stop & Shop loyalty card, including discounts throughout the store with weekly specials, personalized exclusive mailings and a customized account page to view and keep track of savings and rewards. How Gas Rewards Works:When customers shop with their Stop & Shop card, they automatically earn points toward gas. For every $1 spent on qualifying purchases, one point is earned. For every 100 points earned, customers can receive 10 cents off per gallon at the pump. Gas Reward points are automatically added to shopper's Stop & Shop loyalty card. Customers can track their points on their receipt, online, through the new Stop & Shop mobile app, or by calling the Stop & Shop Card Hotline at 1-877-366-2668. Gas Rewards points may be redeemed at all Stop & Shop gas stations and at more than 700 participating Shell stations throughout the Northeast. At Shell pumps in New Jersey, customers will present their Stop & Shop Rewards Card to the Shell full-serve attendant along with their method of payment.  The attendant will swipe the Rewards card, select method of payment on the pump screen and then begin fueling.  The gas will be pumped at the posted price but the amount the customer pays will be less the Stop & Shop Gas Rewards savings.  The customer's Gas Rewards savings will appear post-fueling on their receipt. Customers may use up to 2,200 points for each redemption with a 35 gallon maximum per vehicle per fill-up.For a complete listing of Stop & Shop stations and participating Shell stations visit www.stopandshop.com or www.shell.us/stopandshop.About Stop & ShopThe Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC employs approximately 62,000 associates and operates more than 400 stores throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, New York, and New Jersey. The company helps support local communities fight hunger, combat childhood cancer and promote general health and wellness ? with emphasis on children's educational and support programs. In its commitment to be a sustainable company, Stop & Shop is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council and EPA's Smart Way program; has been awarded LEED (EB) certifications for 50 of its existing stores; and has been recognized by the EPA for the superior energy management of its stores. Stop & Shop is an Ahold company. To learn more about Stop & Shop, visit www.stopandshop.com.About Peapod Founded in 1989 as a smart shopping option for busy people, Peapod today stands as the country's leading Internet grocer, serving 24 U.S. markets in communities in the states of Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Maryland, District of Columbia, Virginia, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. An Ahold USA company, Peapod has made over 22 million deliveries since its late 1980s inception. For more information on Peapod, call 1.800.5.PEAPOD (573.2763); e-mail service@peapod.com or visit www.peapod.comAbout ShellShell Oil Products US, a subsidiary of Shell Oil Company, is a leader in the refining, transportation and marketing of fuels, with a network of approximately 6,000 Shell-branded gasoline stations in the western United States. Another 8,300 Shell-branded stations in the eastern and southern states are managed by Motiva Enterprises LLC, a 50/50 joint venture between Shell Oil Company and Saudi Refining, Inc.Shell Oil Company is an affiliate of the Royal Dutch Shell plc, a global group of energy and petrochemical companies with 93,000 employees in more than 90 countries. [(NYSE:RDS.A) and (NYSE:RDS.B)]SOURCE ShellFor further information: Arlene Putterman, Stop & Shop New York Metro, +1-914-251-2834, arlene.putterman@stopandshop.com; or Erik Fairleigh, For Shell, +1-323-202-1026, erik.fairleigh@edelman.com