Safeway teams with gas stations for rewards program

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A new partnership between Safeway and Chevron could save grocery shoppers extra money at the gas pump.

The two businesses Thursday announced a joint Rewards Points program in Washington state that can save customers up to $1 per gallon at Chevron and Texaco locations across the state.

The savings at the pump comes from Gas Rewards earned by racking up points with the Safeway Club Card.

Here’s how it works: Customers purchase qualifying groceries, gift cards and pharmacy items and log the purchases with their Safeway Club Cards. For every 100 points earned at Safeway, shoppers get a 10-cent-per-gallon reward. They can use up to $1 per gallon on a single fill-up, with a max of 24 gallons and one vehicle per transaction.

The reward points can be earned in a variety of ways. One: For every $1 spent on qualifying purchases, the customer receives one point. Qualifying gift cards can earn two points for every $1 spent. One point is also added for every $1 spent at the pharmacy. That includes co-pays.

According to the announcement, the program is expected to maximize value and savings for both Safeway and Chevron customers.

“Safeway listens to our shoppers and we understand the importance of stretching their grocery dollars and saving at the pump,” said Mir Aamir, Safeway’s president of customer loyalty and digital technologies, in a prepared statement. “By teaming up with Chevron, we’re able to thank our customers with an innovative rewards program for these two frequent and critical purchases.”

With 154 Safeway stores and 300 Chevron and Texaco stations, Washington customers can access the savings throughout the state.

“We’re confident new and existing customers will be excited to use this rewards program, which teams up two quality brands,” said Cary Knuth, general manager of marketing, sales and services for Chevron America Products, in a statement. “We wanted to offer customers the opportunity to reap the benefits and product offerings of both Safeway and Chevron.”

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