• Aug 1, 2006
More than 200,000 happy U.S. motorists will be awarded free gasoline by Shell Oil as part of a promotional contest launched Monday. Shell will give away more than $2 million in free gas and instant-win prizes, including six grand prizes of - wait for it - a lifetime supply of free gasoline! Hundreds of thousands of other winners will walk away with $10 Shell Gas Cards.

The 'lifetime' prize isn't entirely open-ended - winners actually get 302 $300 Shell Gas Cards, based on 50 years of driving 13,500 miles/year and consuming 675 gallons a year.

"Scratch and Win" game cards are available at Shell outlets through October 1, and even if you don't win, it's not a total loss - each game card features a money-saving fuel tip to improve your fuel efficiency. Follow the "Read" link for full contest details.

[Source: Shell Oil]


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      • 8 Years Ago
      Sweepstakes not valid in DC, MD, VA, NJ, or PR.

      (Peeved VA resident)
      • 8 Years Ago
      I agree. Ebay or Craigslist would be the way to go.

      Sell them, say, and a 10 or 20 percent discount and people would snap them up. You'd only have to prove that you were the one who won the giveaway.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I just got one of those yesterday, perhaps I should scratch it off...

      Erg, "Please play again!" But thankfully it gave me a fuel savings tip...

      "Easy does it. Be gentle on the brakes and gas pedal - it can increase gas mileage"

      Wow, who knew?
      • 8 Years Ago
      I'm in. Those gas cards would last me 1.6 million miles in my Insight.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I fill up exclusively with Shell fuel anyway, so maybe I have a pretty good chance.
      • 8 Years Ago
      robino, simple, just ebay the $300 gas cards and take all the money now. you're gonna need it to pay for the taxes anyhow.
      • 8 Years Ago
      It'd be funny if the winner owns a Hummer H1.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I think plenty of people know how to drive more efficiently...it's just not enjoyable. It's also really not enjoyable when you get stuck behind someone in a Prius who is playing the "best fuel economy" video game on a traffic-free stretch of road (or while people are trying to merge).
      • 8 Years Ago
      I am holding two tickets for the Million Gallon Giveway. The scratch off says please play again. Is that for the Million Gallons or just the thousands of other prizes? It is not very clear what to do.
      PATW
      • 9 Months Ago
      You are doing a disservice to your customers that have to buy gas after hours when an attendant is not available to pass out the scratch offs!
      • 8 Years Ago
      Robino,

      Would it really suprise you if the big oil companies started "finding" new reserves in the next 10 years?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Im guessing that if they knew the real answers to those questions they could find much more profitable ventures than selling scratch and win tickets.
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