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Fred Meyer, QFC And Shell Team Up To Offer Savings Of Up To $1 Per Gallon At The Pump

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Fred Meyer, QFC And Shell Team Up To Offer Savings Of Up To $1 Per Gallon At The Pump

17:22 EDT Thursday, March 28, 2013

Customers Can Now Redeem Fuel Points to Save Up To $1 Per Gallon at Fred Meyer and QFC Fuel Centers and at Participating Shell Stations

PORTLAND, Ore., March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Fred Meyer, QFC and Shell are expanding their fuel points program in Idaho, Oregon and Washington. Beginning April 1, Fred Meyer and QFC customers in these three states will be able to save up to $1 per gallon at the pump by redeeming their fuel points at any Fred Meyer or QFC Fuel Center, and at participating Shell stations.   

Previously, customers could only redeem 100 fuel points each time they filled up, for 10 cents off per gallon per fill-up. Under the new program, customers at Fred Meyer and QFC fuel centers can redeem some or all of their fuel points, whichever they choose. For example, if a customer has 400 fuel points he or she can choose to redeem 100, 200, 300 or all 400 fuel points for a discount of 10, 20, 30 or 40 cents off per gallon at Fred Meyer and QFC fuel centers, up to $1 off per gallon at the pump if the customer has at least 1,000 fuel points. This offer is valid for up to 35 gallons of fuel on one vehicle per purchase.

The up-to-$1 per gallon savings is also available at participating Shell stations and customers will use all their fuel points per transaction at the participating Shell stations. This offer is also valid for up to 35 gallons of fuel per purchase. Other restrictions may apply.

"Our customers have continued to tell us that the convenience and price of fuel is an important part of why they shop with us," said Melinda Merrill, spokesperson for Fred Meyer and QFC. "We have worked hard over the past few years to build convenient fuel centers, and we are pleased to offer this added discount to our loyal customers."

"By teaming up with Fred Meyer and QFC, Shell is able to provide customers increased value and savings on their fuel purchases," said Dan Little, North America fuels marketing manager, Shell Oil Products U.S. "And with Fred Meyer and QFC stores and participating Shell stations conveniently located throughout Idaho, Oregon and Washington, it's never been easier for these customers to be able to save on high-quality Shell Nitrogen Enriched Gasolines."

Here's how it works: Customers earn one fuel point for every dollar spent on qualifying items when they use their Fred Meyer Rewards Card or QFC Advantage Card during shopping trips at Fred Meyer and QFC stores. To help shoppers build up their savings quickly, customers also earn 50 Fuel Points by purchasing eligible prescriptions (patients on Medicare, Medicaid or receiving any other government aid on prescriptions are not eligible for points) and double fuel points for  every dollar spent on most third-party gift cards from the in-store Gift Card Malls (for a list of gift card restrictions visit fredmeyer.com/fuel or qfc.com/fuel). Fuel points are automatically added and are reflected on customers' receipts after every purchase. Customers also have the option of looking online at www.fredmeyer.com or at www.qfc.com or on their smartphone app to check how many fuel points they have earned. Fuel points must be used during the month they are earned or by the end of the following calendar month.

Customers with questions related to the fuel points program can call QFC Customer Service at 1-877-732-2494, Fred Meyer Customer Service at 1-866-518-2686, or contact Shell Customer Service at 1-888-GO-SHELL for details and participating locations.

For additional information, please visit one of these sites: www.fredmeyer.com/fuel; www.qfc.com/fuel; www.shell.us/fredmeyer or www.shell.us/qfc.

About Fred Meyer StoresFred Meyer Stores, based in Portland, Ore., offers one-stop shopping at its 133 multi-department stores in four western states. Nearly 30,000 Fred Meyer associates help customers fill their food, apparel, and general merchandise needs in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. Stores range in size from 65,000 to 200,000 square feet and carry more than 250,000 products under one roof. Additionally, Fred Meyer contributes more than $5 million to communities across the Northwest each year through grants from the Fred Meyer Foundation as well as product donations, cash donations and sponsorships. Fred Meyer Stores is a division of The Fred Meyer Co. (NYSE: KR).  For more information, please visit our Web site at www.fredmeyer.com.

About Quality Food CentersFounded in Seattle more than 50 years ago, QFC is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington and operates 67 stores in Western Washington and in Portland, Oregon. QFC has a long history as a neighborhood grocer, offering the highest quality products, exceptional service, and the finest shopping experience in the market.  In 2012, QFC donated $1.2 million to the communities it serves and donated 3.5 million pounds of food to local food banks in Western Washington and Portland, Oregon. QFC is a division of the Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR). For more information, please visit our web site at www.qfc.com.

About Shell Oil ProductsShell 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 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 Fred Meyer Stores

For further information: Melinda Merrill, 503-797-3830, melinda.merrill@fredmeyer.com, or Amanda Ip, 503-421-1146, amanda.ip@fredmeyer.com; or Meg Lewis, Edelman for Shell, 323-761-6505, meg.lewis@edelman.com

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