Union 76 launched a gasoline rebate pilot program in Washington and Oregon that offers new and existing Union 76 Credit Card customers a chance to save money on their monthly gasoline purchases.
When motorists use the Union 76 Credit Card at any of the 565 stations in Washington and Oregon, they will earn a rebate of 3 cents a gallon on 87 octane and diesel, 4 cents on 89 octane, and 5 cents on 92 octane. Rebates will appear as a credit on the customer’s monthly statement. The six-month pilot program will run through April 30, 2002.
“This rebate program offers loyal Union 76 customers in Washington and Oregon a convenient way to save money when they use their Union 76 Credit Card for fuel purchases,” said Don Kaplan, region manager, Northwest branded wholesale, Phillips 66 Company. “The program is simple, convenient and all active Union 76 Credit Card holders qualify. We believe our customers will appreciate the savings and the rebate should provide an additional incentive for other motorists to choose Union 76.”
Marc Flanary, manager of credit card marketing, Phillips 66 Company, said, “There is a trend toward loyalty programs in credit cards whether it be in the form of rebates, points or miles. We believe this program will bring more value to the Union 76 Credit Card and allow us to reward our loyal customers.” The 76 brand had a large presence in the Northwest until the early 1990s. Tosco, which is now owned by Phillips Petroleum Company, purchased the 76 brand in 1997 and re-introduced the famous orange ball to the Northwest a year and a half ago. There are currently 359 stations in Washington and 206 in Oregon operating under the 76 brand.
The Pacific Northwest was selected as the location for this pilot program because of the 76 brand’s long history and strong customer base in the region. If this pilot program is successful, a larger, nationwide rollout is planned for 2002.
“Many of our customers already know how easy and convenient the Union 76 Credit Card is to use,” explained Kaplan. “This rebate program is designed to encourage customers to try the card and experience the benefits for themselves.”
Other benefits of having a Union 76 credit card include consolidated monthly statements that allow customers to evaluate gasoline and automotive spending easily and quickly and no annual fee.
Consumers can apply for the Union 76 Credit Card three convenient ways: by calling the 76 Credit Card center toll-free at 800/465-4676, online at [http://www.76.com] or by picking up an application at any 76 station. Approved applicants will receive their card within approximately three weeks. Customers with expired cards can reactivate their account by calling the credit card center.
Union 76 is a registered trademark of Phillips 66 Company, a division of Phillips Petroleum Company (NYSE:P), or its affiliates. Phillips is an integrated petroleum company with interests around the world. Founded in Bartlesville, Okla., in 1917, the company had annual revenues of $21.2 billion for 2000. Phillips markets gasoline and convenience store products in the United States through a network of over 12,000 retail sites under the Phillips 66, 76, Circle K, Exxon, Mobil and Coastal brands. More information is located on the World Wide Web at [http://www.phillips66.com], [http://www.circlek.com] or [http://www.76.com].