Hy-Vee, Inc. and Casey's General Stores today announced
the launch of a program that will allow customers to save $2 or more per
gallon on gasoline purchases at all Hy-Vee and Casey's stores.
The new Fuel Saver program provides fuel discounts to shoppers who
purchase grocery items featured in Hy-Vee's weekly Fuel Saver ad. The
discounts - ranging from two cents to 25 cents per item - are loaded
onto the customer's Fuel Saver card, which can be scanned at the pump at
Hy-Vee and Casey's stores to "roll down" the retail price of gasoline.
Depending on how many items they buy, customers can save $2 or more per
gallon on their fuel purchases each week.
"Tough economic times continue to put a strain on the family budget, and
we're seeing this with our customers and the cost of fuel," said Randy
Edeker, Chairman and CEO of Hy-Vee. "The typical household today spends
nearly $350 per month on gasoline. Anything we can do to help families
save at the pump means more money for them to spend on other items they
The Fuel Saver program pairs one of the Midwest's largest supermarket
companies with one of the region's largest convenience store chains.
Senior leaders from both companies believe the historic collaboration
will deliver significant value to their customers.
"This program will reward consumers for everyday grocery purchases with
lower prices at the pump," said Casey's President and CEO Robert J.
Myers. "Casey's is very excited about this partnership and the expected
future benefits to the loyal customers of both Casey's and Hy-Vee."
"Casey's is the perfect partner for the Fuel Saver program," Edeker
said. "With more than 1,700 locations, the company is well-positioned to
help us deliver value to Hy-Vee customers throughout our trade area."
Customers can enroll in the Fuel Saver program beginning the week of
November 5th at any of the 234 Hy-Vee, Hy-Vee Drugstore,
Hy-Vee Gas or Hy-Vee Mainstreet stores located in eight Midwestern
states. Each week, 40 to 50 different products at Hy-Vee will be
designated as Fuel Saver items. Customers will swipe their Fuel Saver
cards at checkout to earn discounts, which are valid for 30 days from
the date of purchase.
"This program was designed to make it very easy and convenient for
customers to redeem their discounts," stated Myers. "I believe this is
also an excellent way to introduce new customers to both Casey's and
Edeker said Hy-Vee has offered a gasoline discount program at its
convenience stores for many years, but the new Fuel Saver program
provides several advantages for shoppers.
"Fuel Saver allows customers to swipe a card and redeem their discounts
right at the pump, which is a convenience many customers have
requested," he said. "It also offers the potential for much bigger
savings when customers purchase a variety of popular items they buy
Hy-Vee, Inc., founded in 1930, is an employee-owned corporation
operating 234 retail supermarkets and drug stores in eight Midwestern
states. For fiscal year 2012 Hy-Vee will record total sales of $7.7
billion, ranking it among the top 25 supermarket chains and the top 50
private companies in the U.S. More than 62,000 Hy-Vee employee-owners
provide customers with quality products, outstanding values and the
company's famous "helpful smile in every aisle" brand of service. For
more information, visit the website at www.hy-vee.com.
Casey's General Stores, Inc. is a best-in-class convenience store chain
that operates over 1,700 corporate owned stores in 12 Midwestern states.
The Company is publicly traded on the Nasdaq stock exchange under the
symbol CASY. Casey's is best known for their made-from-scratch pizza and
donuts, and currently employs over 24,000 people. For more information,
visit the website at www.caseys.com.
Ruth Comer, 515-559-5770
General Stores, Inc.
Bill Walljasper, 515-965-6505
VP and Chief Financial Officer