You might say that Mark Shaffer’s tank was running on empty, figuratively speaking. Really he was running out of time to come forward as the latest winner in Rutter’s Farm Stores’ summer gas giveaway.
Shaffer, of Spring Garden Township, York County, Pa., had been away on vacation when his winning Rutter’s Rewards card number was drawn. Thanks to a clerk at Rutter’s North Hills Road store who recognized him, Shaffer was able to claim his prize before the midnight deadline.
Shaffer, an executive chef, has three cars, not counting his wife’s. When he’s not driving to work in New Oxford, he might be heading to Baltimore as a Ravens season-ticket holder. “So it’s going to be used up pretty quick,” he said of his free gas.
Shaffer is the fifth of eight lucky Rutter’s customers who will receive free gas for a year in the company’s “Fuel Up Free!” contest. The contest runs through Aug. 29, with drawings held approximately every two weeks.
The other winners are Linda Wells of York, Joe Kopp of Fairview Township, Doug Davis of West Manchester Township and David Wagner of Littlestown.
During the contest, Rutter’s is offering monthly food and beverage specials. Each purchase of a featured item earns a customer one contest entry. The more featured items purchased, the more opportunities to win.
Customers who swipe their Rutter’s Rewards loyalty cards when they purchase the featured items automatically are entered into the drawing. Customers who purchase the featured items without using a Rutter’s Rewards card receive an entry form that can be filled out and dropped in a designated box at any Rutter’s.
A Rutter’s Rewards card is even more beneficial if it is registered. The contact information provided at registration will make it easier for Rutter’s to notify winners.
The participating contest sponsors are Coca-Cola, Davis Beverage, Edy’s Grand Ice Cream, Glaceau, Jack and Jill Ice Cream, Kunzler & Co., Monster Beverages, Nestle Waters, Pepsi Cola, Pennsylvania Lottery, Red Bull, Rutter’s Dairy and S&D Coffee.
The contest is open only to legal residents of Maryland and Pennsylvania who are at least 18 years old. No purchase is necessary to participate. Official rules are available at all Rutter’s stores and at www.rutters.com.
Family-owned and third generation-managed, Rutter’s operates 55 convenience stores in Pennnsylvania.