Speedway SuperAmerica Announces Speedy Rewards Pay Card

Aug 02, 2010, 10:00 ET from Speedway SuperAmerica LLC

ENON, Ohio, Aug. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Speedway SuperAmerica LLC (SSA), one of the largest company-owned and operated convenience store chains in the U.S., today announced their partnership with National Payment Card Association (NPCA), the nation's leading provider of merchant branded PIN-based debit cards, in taking their Speedy Rewards loyalty program to the next level through the introduction of the Speedy Rewards Pay Card.

Speedy Rewards members can now turn their loyalty card into a debit card by visiting www.speedyrewards.com and linking their Speedy Rewards card to their checking account.  With this new functionality, members opting into the program will have a secure PIN-based method of payment combined with all of the benefits of an industry-leading loyalty program.

"The Speedy Rewards Pay Card is a fast, easy and secure way to pay and earn points," said Tony Kenney, president of SSA.  "It's two cards in one."

Turning your Speedy Rewards loyalty card into a Pay Card comes with an introductory offer of 5-cents off per gallon of fuel for the first 90 days where allowed by law.  

Having no bank fees or card brand fees, the Speedy Rewards Pay Card also helps SSA fight rising credit and debit card swipe fees.  

"By adding payment functionality to the loyalty cards of over 3.4 million active Speedy Rewards members, SSA will bring the market competition that has been advocated in current legislative efforts concerning credit and debit card swipe fees," said Joe Randazza, CEO of NPCA.

Speedy Rewards membership is free. Consumers can obtain a Speedy Rewards loyalty card at any Speedway or SuperAmerica location.

About Speedway SuperAmerica LLC

Speedway SuperAmerica LLC (SSA), headquartered in Enon, Ohio, is one of the nation's largest company-owned and -operated convenience store chains and the largest in the Midwest with approximately 1,600 stores located in nine states. Most of the stores are operated under the Speedway and SuperAmerica brand names.  SSA is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE: MRO).  For further information about SSA, visit the Company's web site at www.speedway.com.

About National Payment Card Association

National Payment Card Association (NPCA), based in Coconut Creek, Florida, is an innovative marketer of Automated Clearing House (ACH) decoupled card-based payment systems.  The Company's primary product is retailer branded debit cards.  NPCA has filed a series of patent applications for methods of payment processing and it is the only non-bank company (not associated with credit/debit card bank associations or financial processors) whose decoupled debit platform has been designed exclusively for the gas station/convenience store industry.  NPCA is a member of the EFT Network, which is a part of the Electronic Check Council of the National Automated Clearing House Association (NACHA), the rule-making body for all electronic funds transfers made through ACH.  For further information about NPCA, visit the Company's website at www.nationalpaymentcard.com.

SOURCE Speedway SuperAmerica LLC