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SAN ANTONIO — Corner Store celebrated the Fourth of July by kicking off Military Mondays and its Share a Hero Campaign, which are designed to honor military and personal heroes.
"Between Memorial Day, the Fourth of July and Labor Day, summer is a great opportunity to honor our heroes," stated Kim Lubel, president and CEO of CST Brands Inc., parent company to Corner Store. "That includes our military heroes who keep our nation safe from harm, and the everyday heroes who make a positive impact on our lives."
Every Monday through Veterans Day, Corner Store locations in San Antonio and Killeen, Texas, will offer a free medium-sized Cibolo Mountain coffee or Coca-Cola Freestyle fountain drink to all active and retired military members. Customers can show a military ID at the register to get their free beverage at more than 121 San Antonio-area and 11 Killeen-Temple-Belton locations.
"With the significant military presence in San Antonio and Killeen, Military Mondays gives our team members the opportunity to personally thank those men and women for their service to our community and country," Lubel said.
Corner Store is also asking customers to share stories about their personal heroes through the Share a Hero sweepstakes. To enter, customers simply take a selfie photo pointing to a Coca-Cola product at a Corner Store and share it on Instagram, Twitter or at www.ShareaHero.com with the hashtag #shareahero. Contest entrants can feature Coca-Cola cans in their selfies labeled with the names of everyday heroes such as "Mom," "Dad" and "Better Half." Coca-Cola is not an official contest sponsor.
The Coca-Cola Co.'s successful U.S. “Share a Coke” program is back this summer, featuring the names of millions of Americans. The beverage company has once again swapped out its iconic logo on 20-ounce bottles of Coca-Cola, Diet Coke and Coke Zero, but this time for 1,000 of the most popular names in the country — quadrupling the number of names featured last year.
One hundred people will win a $100 Corner Store gift card over the 100 days of summer, the retailer said. Customers can enter three times per day, once on each social network, and their entry will have a chance to win every day for the duration of the contest.
CST Brands operates approximately 1,900 convenience stores throughout the southwestern United States and eastern Canada.