Shell Expands WINsdays Promotion Across Motorsports Shell $aver Cardholders Can Save on Fuel if Helio Castroneves Pilots No. 3 Car to Victory Lane at the Indianapolis 500®
HOUSTON, May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time, Shell, the No. 1 selling gasoline brand in the U.S., is extending its WINsday promotion into the world of IndyCar for the Indianapolis 500®. If Team Penske driver Helio Castroneves notches a win during the historic IZOD IndyCar Series race, current Shell $aver Cardholders can save 33 cents per gallon* when they purchase high quality Shell V-Power Premium Gasolines, Shell Nitrogen Enriched Gasolines or Shell Diesel on the Wednesday – or WINsday - following the victory using their Shell Saver Card.** Fans can cheer on Castroneves to snag a record-tying fourth win when he pilots the No. 3 Shell V-Power Pennzoil Ultra Chevrolet on Sunday, May 26 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
"I'm so excited Shell brought the WINsday promotion to IndyCar this year," said Castroneves. "I have the best fans in the business, and it would be an honor for me to help them save 33 cents per gallon on high quality Shell fuel, like Shell V-Power Premium Gasoline, if I take the checkered flag at this year's race."
"The iconic Indianapolis 500 is an ideal opportunity for us to further expand our WINsday program, so we can reward our loyal customers with another chance to save on fuel," said Ebbie Normyle, Manager, U.S. Consumer Payment. "We'll be cheering on Castroneves as he takes on the competition during one of the most celebrated events in the history of racing. And this time he's not just driving for a historic win; he's driving for savings too."
How To Save Across Motorsports Wins
In addition to now saving 33 cents per gallon on the following WINsday if Helio wins the Indianapolis 500, throughout the NASCAR Sprint Cup season, Shell Saver Cardholders will continue to save 22 cents per gallon each time Penske Racing driver Joey Logano takes the checkered flag during a points race,*** on the Wednesday following the win. If drivers from both series win their respective races on May 26, Shell Saver Cardholders will then be awarded a combined savings of 55 cents per gallon when they purchase Shell Nitrogen Enriched Gasolines or Shell Diesel using their Shell Saver Card the Wednesday – or WINsday – following the win.** The offer is valid up to 25 gallons per vehicle.***!
This year, Shell Saver Cardholders who are also registered Members of the Fuel Rewards Network™ (FRN™) program can also save through WINsdays when Logano wins a points race **** Customers who use their Shell Saver Card on WINsday will receive an email with an FRN™ Rewards Code and activation instructions. Once their FRN Rewards Code has been activated, the additional cents per gallon savings will be added to their FRN Account and can be redeemed on a future purchase of high quality fuels at a participating Shell branded station**. Shell Saver Cardholders who are not already registered FRN Members can sign up at www.fuelrewards.com/winsday.
Although the chance to save with WINsdays are only in effect when there's a race, saving with the Shell Saver Card can happen all year long. Shell Saver Cardholders can save 2 cents per gallon every day on high quality gasoline or diesel fuel purchased at Shell.
For more information about the Shell Saver Card or to apply instantly, visit: www.shell.us/savercard. To sign up, request a Fuel Rewards Network Card and learn more about the Fuel Rewards Network program today, go to: www.fuelrewards.com. For more information about the WINsdays program, visit: www.shell.us/winsday.
As always, the savings on the Shell Saver Card will be reflected on the cardholder's statement. *
* Fuels savings are limited to 25 gallons per purchase per vehicle, or limits placed by Shell and/or limits placed on your payment card by your financial institution, each of which may be lower.
** If the race is delayed and ends later than a Monday, the savings is available two days after the win. (For example, if a driver wins the race on Tuesday, the cent per gallon savings will occur on Thursday).
*** The May 18 race featuring the No. 22 car will not be part of the WINsdays promotion as it is not a points race.
**** Fuel Rewards Network™ Card fuel savings are limited to 20 gallons per purchase per vehicle. Offer expires on the last day of the month, two months after the month in which that FRN™ Rewards Code is activated. The FRN Rewards Code must be activated by December 31, 2013; additional savings of 22 cents per gallon is only valid if the No. 22 car wins a stock car points race.
About the Shell Saver Card
The Shell Saver Card is a non-credit payment product exclusive to Shell that links directly to cardholders' checking accounts and offering savings at the pump. While Shell Saver Card earnings apply only to gasoline and diesel purchases, the card can be used for any purchases at Shell-branded stations except lottery tickets, and also includes an everyday discount of 2 cents per gallon off all fuel purchases. Through Telecheck® and the use of personal PIN numbers, the Shell Saver Card offers safety mechanisms that enhance consumer security. Since the Shell Saver Card directly links to a checking account, applying for the card does not affect consumer credit scores, nor are there any application or annual fees.
The Shell Saver Card makes organizing family budgets easier by using one card that lists all Shell fuel purchases and offers cardholders earnings every time it is used, allowing consumers to get the most out of every drop of Shell Nitrogen Enriched Gasolines.
From gasoline cards to credit cards, the Shell Family of Cards addresses the diverse financial needs of today's consumers with a range of payment options. For more information about the Shell Saver Card and the Shell Family of Cards, visit www.shell.us/cards.
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i Source: NPD Motor Fuels Index December 2005 – 2011.
ii Based on a survey of licensed drivers conducted by a leading research firm January 2005 – December 2011.
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