Shell Rewards Savvy Fuel Rewards Network Program Member With Free Fuel For A
HOW I FRN CONTEST SHOWCASES UNIQUE WAYS CONSUMERS SAVE AT SHELL THROUGH THE
HOUSTON, April 2, 2014
HOUSTON, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Shell announced today that Lauren
Flauding from Parker, Colo. has been selected as the Grand Prize Winner for
the How I FRN™ Contest and will receive a year's worth* of Shell V-Power
Premium Gasoline. The How I FRN contest invited consumers to submit a
photograph or video via Instagram or Twitter using #HowIFRN that represents
the individual's experience with the Fuel Rewards Network (FRN™) program.
Savvy FRN Members from around the U.S. posted to Instagram and Twitter for the
How I FRN Contest to share their answers to the question: "How do you FRN?"
The FRN program is a free-to-join rewards program that allows consumers to
earn rewards on everyday purchases that can be redeemed for fuel savings at
participating Shell stations nationwide.
"Lauren was extremely creative both in the way she earned her rewards and the
way she showcased her experience with the FRN program," said Jim Perkins,
North American Marketing Alliance Manager at Shell. "She really exemplifies
the budget-smart FRN consumer, and we hope Lauren and all FRN Members will
continue to take full advantage of the savings opportunities available through
the FRN program."
Through the How I FRN Contest, FRN Members highlighted how they took full
advantage of the savings available through the FRN program. From shopping, to
booking tropical vacations, to enjoying delicious meals at participating
restaurants, entries showed that FRN Members are spending as little as 2 ¢/gal
on fuel at Shell!
Six weekly winners were chosen as finalists throughout the contest to compete
for a Grand Prize, First Runner-Up Prize and Second Runner-Up Prize. Entries
were judged based on how effectively they demonstrated how rewards were earned
through the program in a unique and creative way.
The Grand Prize, First Runner-Up and Second Runner-Up winners are:
oLauren Flauding from Parker, Colo. earns Fuel Rewards savings through the
program by purchasing family favorite cookies through the FRN Online Mall.
Her creative video entry featuring cookies and her Fuel Rewards Network
Card scored her the Grand Prize Winner title and Free Fuel for a Year.
What a delicious way to earn Fuel Rewards® Savings!
oIn a cleverly created video, Joshua Hawker from Otis Orchards, Wash.
showers himself in the money he's saved through the Fuel Rewards Network
program. Joshua maximizes savings by shopping through the FRN Online Mall,
shopping at his local participating grocery store, and using his
MasterCard®. Joshua's creative representation of the program and his Fuel
Rewards® savings earned him the title of First Runner-Up.
oAlicia Boyde from Urbandale, Iowa was named Second Runner-Up for sharing
how she used the FRN Online Mall to book travel for her family's vacation.
She and her family went on a tropical vacation to Hawaii, and her travel
purchase earned her some serious savings at the pump!
The FRN program, which launched in 2012 and is now available in more than 200
cities nationwide, helps members save an average of 24 ¢/gal^1 on each fuel
purchase at Shell.
For more information about the FRN program and to learn about additional ways
to save at Shell, visit www.fuelrewards.com.
* For the purposes of this Prize, "a year's worth of Shell V-Power Premium
Gasoline®" is calculated as the average consumer's yearly gasoline consumption
of 636 gallons (4.5 fuel purchases per month x 11.77 gallons of gasoline per
purchase x 12 months) at an average January 22, 2014 cost of $3.283/ gallon
consistent with the Oil Price Information Services national average released
on January 22, 2014 (636 x $3.283 = $2,087.22). The prize has been rounded up
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1 According to "Leaderboard of Savings" at fuelrewards.com as of 4/2/14
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