Quaker State® Rewards Driver for Brand Loyalty with Cash Back Wisconsin Resident Cashes in on Warranty Bonus after Reaching 300,000 Miles

HOUSTON, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Wisconsin native William Last is the newest recipient of the Quaker State Cash Back Program. Last's loyal use of Quaker State products in his vehicle earned him $2,500.

Last qualified for the cash reward after hitting the 300,000 mile mark in his 2001 Chevy Tahoe and by providing proof of regular oil changes using Quaker State products purchased at his local Menards home-improvement store. And the best part? He keeps his truck on top of the bonus.

"As a man who logs a lot of travel miles on the road, my vehicle plays a pivotal role in my life, getting me to and from different locations," said William Last, Quaker State Cash Back Program recipient. "I have always been a firm supporter of getting the most out of my investment and, with Quaker State products, I have been able to keep my vehicle running strong, long and reliably… not to mention the cash I'm getting in return!"

Last has been a loyal and regular guest of Menards home-improvement stores, consistently purchasing Quaker State, one of the industry's most innovative motor oil brands, for his Tahoe.

Launched in June 2011, the Quaker State Cash Back Program was created to reward loyal consumers with the U.S. Kelley Blue Book Trade-In Value for their vehicle, with a maximum allotted payout of $3,000. Selected recipients of the bonus qualify after providing proof of the use of eligible Quaker State motor oils and an odometer that reads 300,000 miles.

"Quaker State makes it its mission to provide motorists with products that not only offer the value that they desire and expect, but we also put a high value on those who pledge their loyalty to our brand," said Gita Gidwani, Quaker State Global Brand Manager. "The Quaker State Cash Back Program reflects our gratitude and appreciation to our consumers, showing that, with Quaker State, loyalty goes both ways."

The Quaker State Cash Back Program is open to Quaker State motor oil customers who are eligible for and have registered to participate in the Quaker State Lubrication Limited Warranty program. To qualify for the program, motorists must consistently use an eligible Quaker State motor oil product, including Quaker State® Enhanced Durability motor oil, Quaker State® Defy for Higher Mileage Engines and Quaker State® Ultimate Durability™ Full Synthetic motor oil, starting no later than 100,000 miles. The Quaker State Lubricant Limited Warranty takes effect six months after the first eligible purchase of Quaker State motor oil.

The Quaker State Lubrication Limited Warranty protects 15 engine parts from lubricant-related failure and provides motorists' vehicles with coverage for up to 10 years or 300,000 miles, whichever comes first. The Quaker State Lubrication Limited Warranty is free to qualifying consumers who use Quaker State motor oil products. To qualify, consumers' vehicles must have been manufactured within the last 72 months and have been driven 75,000 miles or less at the time of enrollment.

For more information about the Quaker State Lubrication Limited Warranty program, Cash Back Program and the full line of Quaker State products, please visit www.quakerstate.com.

About Quaker State®

Quaker State® motor oil has a 70-year history as a leader in consumer automotive products and vehicle care.  Quaker State is among the industry's most innovative motor oil brands and offers a full line of products to meet every type of vehicle engine need.  Quaker State is one of the first brands to develop high mileage engine motor oil.  Quaker State is now the preferred service fill for Hyundai vehicles at Assurance Car Care Express service centers nationwide. For more information about the full line of Quaker State products, visit www.quakerstate.com.  

Quaker State is produced and marketed by Shell Lubricants.

About Shell Lubricants

The term 'Shell Lubricants' collectively refers to the companies of Royal Dutch Shell plc that are engaged in the lubricants business. Shell Lubricants companies lead the lubricants industry, supplying more than 12% of global lubricants volume. a The companies manufacture and blend products for use in consumer, heavy industrial and commercial transport applications. The Shell Lubricants portfolio of top-quality brands includes Pennzoil®, Quaker State®, FormulaShell®, Shell TELLUS®, Shell RIMULA®, Shell ROTELLA® T, Shell SPIRAX® and Jiffy Lube®.

Globally, Shell motorsports technical alliances provide a testing ground for fuel and lubricant technologies and products in demanding road conditions to gain insight and develop technology for use on-track and in consumers' vehicles. The knowledge from these and other alliances also help Shell to address tomorrow's energy challenge with efficient mobility solutions that power and protect motorists around the world.

About Menards

Menards is well-known throughout the Midwest for their complete selection of high-quality, name brand merchandise and the tools, materials and supplies for all your home improvement needs.  Whether you're a beginning do-it-yourselfer or more experienced contractor, there is something for everyone at Menards from just needing a light bulb or can or paint to building a deck or new home.  As always, Menards is known for its excellent guest service and is the place to "Save Big Money."  To locate a store near you, please visit www.menards.com

*Kline & Company, "Global Lubricants Industry 2012: Market Analysis and Assessment."

Notes to Editors

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SOURCE Quaker State



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