DES MOINES, Iowa—Kum & Go is offering all customers E15 grade fuel for $1.99 per gallon from December 23-26. There are 198 Kum & Go locations that offer E15, and customers can locate the store nearest them online or on the Kum & Go App and find the blue E15 handle when fueling up at the store.
E15 is a higher octane, cleaner burning, more affordable choice at the pump comprised of 15% ethanol and 85% gasoline. E15 is a safe alternative for all cars and other light-duty vehicles 2001 and newer.
“As a family-owned company, Kum & Go is always looking for ways to make days better for our customers in the communities we serve. During a time when many will be traveling, we are delighted to offer this promotion on our E15 fuel,” said Ken Kleemeier, vice president of fuels at Kum & Go.
Kum & Go encourages customers to check their vehicles owner’s manual for compatible fuels.
New Kum & Go rewards members can rack up fuel savings, earning $0.15 cents off/gallon on their first fill-up just for signing up. Customers can fuel faster and earn 25 cents off per gallon after their first fuel up and 10 cents off a gallon every time following when they fuel up with mobile fuel pay.
Pilot Flying J announced it is extending its 10-cent gas discount
through December 31. Guests can save 10 cents on every gallon of gas by stopping at any participating Pilot or Flying J travel center and scanning or entering their myRewards Plus number at the pump.
AAA expects 112.7 million people
to travel 50 miles or more away from home December 23 to January 2. Of that amount, nearly 102 million Americans will drive to their holiday destinations, which is two million more drivers than in 2021. Car travel is similar to 2018 numbers by slightly less than 2019 when 108 million Americans drove out of town for the holidays—the highest year on record.
Overall, 3.6 million more people are expected to travel this year than last year, and the amount is closing in on pre-pandemic numbers. The year is expected to be the third busiest for holiday travel since AAA began tracking in 2000.
“This year, travel time will be extended due to Christmas Day and New Year’s Day falling on Sundays,” says Paula Twidale, AAA’s senior vice president of travel. “With hybrid work schedules, we are seeing more people take long weekends to travel because they can work remotely at their destination and be more flexible with the days they depart and return.”
Road trips are embedded in American culture. In the December issue of NACS Magazine, read how the beginning of the U.S. highway system ultimately launched the convenience retailing landscape we know today in “The Worst Road Trip Ever