WASHINGTON, Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Now paying less for fuel is more than just a dream, it is a reality for Fuel Rewards Network™ (FRN) Members. Since the Fuel Rewards Network™ program launch in June 2012, drivers across the country have saved more than $100 million on high quality fuel at Shell1. And now, through an everyday offer, Shell, the No. 1 selling gasoline brand in the U.S., and the Fuel Rewards Network program will give FRN™ Members across the country and in Washington, D.C. instant savings at the pump by taking a minimum of 3 cents off per gallon instantly on every fill-up at participating Shell-branded stations.
While the 3 cents per gallon savings is an exciting new offer, the Fuel Rewards Network program offers a variety of ways to earn rewards to save even more at the pump. FRN Members in Washington, D.C. can take as much as one, two, three dollars or more off per gallon on their fuel purchases just by using the FRN program, with FRN Members saving on average 26 cents per gallon on their purchases of all grades of Shell Nitrogen Enriched Gasolines. And some really savvy FRN Members have paid as little as one cent per gallon2.
"FRN Members are experiencing the ease of earning rewards on items they are already buying, then combining those rewards for tangible fuel savings," says Jim Perkins, North American Marketing Alliance Manager. "More than 44 percent of FRN Members are new Shell customers who can now see their money-saving goals become a reality by paying less for fuel at Shell. In April, we announced the program's national availability in nearly 200 cities coast-to-coast; and we are pleased to report that the FRN program is available at 249 participating Shell stations in Washington, D.C. where FRN Members can take advantage of the program."
The FRN program goes beyond traditional loyalty programs by providing consumers with multiple opportunities to earn Fuel Rewards® savings. The following ways to save are available to Washington, D.C. consumers:
- Shop Online: Access nearly 700 brand name online merchants offering at least 5 cents per gallon for every $50 you spend. Some may offer 2x, 5x, 10x rewards or more to multiply savings!
- Dine Out: Link a payment card to the Dining program and earn 10 cents per gallon for every $50 you spend at participating restaurants in the Washington, D.C. area, including Fogo de Chao, Buca di Beppo, Woodfire Grill, Bobby Van's Grill and more.
- Shop at Shell: Purchase specially marked products inside the convenience store as well as car washes or auto services at participating Shell stations in the Washington, D.C. area to earn Fuel Rewards savings through the Shell® Fuel Rewards® program.
"We recognize that consumers are looking for ways to save and we are proud to continue to evolve the FRN program to not just meet this need but help consumers see a real difference when they fill up," said Dickson Perry, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Excentus, provider of the Fuel Rewards Network program. "We look forward to expanding earning opportunities to bring increased savings to our members and making the FRN program the place people turn to save on fuel."
Consumers can join the FRN program and get their FREE FRN Card by following these easy steps:
- Visit fuelrewards.com and click "Sign Up."
- Enter your information.
- Select "I have a card" and then "FRN Card" if you already picked up an FRN Card at a participating Shell station, or select "I need a card" to request one to be mailed to you.
- Enter your card number and card PIN (if you already have a card). Follow the steps to complete online enrollment.
- You can also sign up for the FRN program and request or activate your FRN Card by downloading the FRN Mobile App for iPhone or Android.
Once enrolled, FRN Members can start earning rewards by making the purchases they already make every day through the wide variety of FRN program channels and redeeming those rewards for fuel savings at Shell.
Washington, D.C. consumers can sign up now and watch their Fuel Rewards savings accumulate from their purchases. They can learn more about the FRN program by visiting fuelrewards.com or by downloading the FRN Mobile App for iPhone or Android. Additional information is also available on the Shell 'On the Road' tab on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/shell and the Fuel Rewards Network program page at http://www.facebook.com/fuelrewards.
Shell 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 regions are managed by Motiva Enterprises LLC, a 50/50 joint venture between Shell Oil Company and Saudi Refining, Inc.
About Excentus and the Fuel Rewards Network™ Program
The Fuel Rewards Network™ program is owned and operated by Excentus Corporation. Excentus is the creator of and patent-holder for marketing programs and services that utilize price roll down discounts at the pump as the ultimate consumer reward. Excentus has spent more than fifteen years developing and perfecting the Fuel Rewards Network™ program's technology and program features to make it easy for consumers to save money on fuel and convenient for businesses to build loyalty and create value for customers. The growing Fuel Rewards Network™ program provides members with the opportunity to earn free fuel simply by purchasing the things they normally would from more than 1,400 retail locations, nearly 700 online merchants, and 10,000+ restaurants, and redeeming their rewards at participating fuel stations across the country. To date, Excentus has helped more than 10 million consumers save hundreds of millions of dollars on fuel. Excentus currently holds nine patents on the technology behind the cents per gallon model and licenses various uses of its patent portfolio to provide private-label fuel discount programs through its business unit, Centego II, LLC. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Excentus was founded in 1996 and is a privately held company with more than 200 employees. For more information please visit www.excentus.com
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1 Shell Oil Co. Proprietary Data
2 "Leaderboard of Savings" at fuelrewards.com 11/11/13
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