PITTSBURGH - Customers are the big winners here. Both Giant Eagle and Shop 'n Save are offering double Fuelperks from now until the end of the month. Consumer Investigator Robin Taylor took a look at how people could save money on gas for holiday travel.
Whether shopping at Giant Eagle or Shop 'n Save, this is a win-win, because the more money spent on groceries, the more consumers can save at the pump.
"Double Fuelperks, even though it's only for a limited time, I'm definitely going to take the opportunity to use," said Jessica Rood, a Giant Eagle customer.
"I wish they'd do it more often. It's going to work out well with gas prices up and down the way they are all the time," said Jodie Karas, who was filling up at Get Go.
For every $50 spent on groceries, Giant Eagle and Get Go customers will earn 20 cents off per gallon in Fuelperks, instead of 10 cents per gallon.
"Right about now, customers are planning their backyard barbecues, graduation celebrations, and then they're getting ready to hit the roads for the Memorial Day holiday weekend, and we think this is very well timed," said Rob Borella, the senior director of Giant Eagle corporate communications.
Shop 'n Save is running the same promotion at its gas stations and participating Sonoco stations.
"I love it. Anytime I can get a little bit of help with gas, it works for me," said John Cochran, a Shop ‘n Save customer.
This promotion probably isn't going to get customers to switch supermarket chains, since loyalties to both chains are strong.
"I'm a Giant Eagle loyal shopper,” said Rosalie Cervi.
"I don't go to Giant Eagle. The prices are twice as high as in here," said Kenny Nobbs, a Shop ‘n Save customer.
You can earn double Fuelperks at both chains for the next two weeks. The promotion ends May 29.