Acme kicks off gas rewards program
It joins forces with Sunoco to offer the money off at the pump for shoppers who earn points with their purchases
Grocery shoppers in the region who are looking for a break at the gas pump have a new option.
Acme Markets is teaming up with Sunoco to launch its Gas Reward programs in 179 Acme locations in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, New York and Connecticut.
Of the 400 Sunoco stations participating, 19 are in Chester County, 27 are in Delaware County and 31 are in Montgomery County.
Acme customers can get up to $1 off per gallon when redeeming their Gas Rewards.
Gas Rewards can be earned by making qualifying purchases at Acme stores. The launch of the program helps maximize value and savings for both ACME and Sunoco customers with quality, convenience and rewards, the companies said in a joint statement.
“This relationship is a fantastic opportunity to offer additional savings to our customers,” said Acme President Dan Croce. “Customers will have plenty of opportunities to earn Gas Rewards at nearly all of our Acme locations, and the process to redeem the rewards is even easier.”
Acme joins competitors in the region with similar programs. At Giant, customers can go to stations run by the company that are located near the stores.
Samantha Krepps, manager of public and community relations for Giant Food Stores and Martin’s Food Markets, said Giant began its Gas Extra Rewards program in February 2006.
“It’s another way we offer our customers savings,” Krepps said.
Danielle D’Elia, communications and government relations manager at Acme, said the program started Nov. 4 is an extension of offers made elsewhere.
“Our parent company – Albertsons Companies – has gas rewards programs with other partners across the country that have been successful,” D’Elia said. “We’re bringing similar savings to our Acme shoppers by our partnership with Sunoco.” The Gas Rewards program is also available in Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Pavilions, Carrs and JewelOsco stores located in Alaska, Arizona, California, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, Nevada, Oregon, Virginia and Washington.
D’Elia said the Acme feels teaming up with a partner gives shoppers more choice.
“For example, one town might have two or three participating Sunoco gas stations to choose from to redeem their gas rewards,” Delia noted.
Acme customers can register for the Gas Rewards program at www.acmemarkets.com or by signing up for MyMixx on the Acme App on their Android or iOS devices. Points are earned in the following manners:
• Customers receive one point per $1 spent on eligible grocery purchases.
• Customers receive one point for every out-ofpocket cost dollar spent on pharmacy, including copays.
• Customers can build up points twice as fast by receiving two points per $1 spent on qualifying gift cards.
“We will always look for ways to reward our customers for their loyalty to Sunoco and great brands like Acme,” said Cynthia A. Archer, Sunoco LP executive vice president and chief marketing officer. “The Gas Rewards program gives our customers even more ways to save.”
The Acme store at the West Goshen Shopping Center.
A sign touts Acme’s new gas rewards program.