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    Thorntons Launches Gas Price Text Alerts

    Kentucky-based convenience chain is keeping customers informed about gas prices.

     

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Thorntons Inc., the operators of 165 convenience stores and gas stations in the Midwest, is now helping its customers get a "jump at the pump" -- alerting them by text messages before fuel prices changes.

    Called "Thorntons Gas Price Alerts," the new text messaging program is user-friendly and adaptable to any mobile device. Consumers who sign up will be sent a text message immediately before gas prices are about to rise in their market.

    Gas Price Alert text messages will be sent to participants each and every time Thorntons is notified of a confirmed increase in fuel prices of more than 10 cents per gallon. Thus, giving customers time to visit their local Thorntons to grab a few gallons, fill up the tank, or simply "top off."

    According to the latest U.S. Consumer Price Index Summary, gasoline prices have risen 13.4 percent in the past 12 months.

    "Thorntons Gas Price Alerts text messaging program is an exciting addition to our ongoing menu of cost-saving initiatives, and we consistently share this with our customers," said Matt Thornton, president and CEO. "This new feature will inform our customers of relevant information that affects their fuel purchasing decisions, and we will continue to provide the value that Thorntons is known for."

    There are three easy ways to sign up for Thorntons Gas Price Alerts:

    • Customers may text the text codes for their area to 313131; see text codes below (e.g., if you live in Louisville or Southern Indiana, you would text LOUGPA to 313131),
    • Customers may visit Thorntons' Web site at www.thorntonsinc.com, and sign up.
    • Or, they may call 1-866-473-0017, press Option 4 and follow the prompts.

    Text codes for participating markets are as follows: Lexington, KY – LEXGPA Louisville KY/Southern Indiana – LOUGPA, Indianapolis IN – INDGPA, Terra Haute IN – THIGPA, Evansville IN – EINGPA, Springfield IL – SPRGPA, Peoria IL – PEOGPA, Bloomington IL – BLOGPA, Lincoln IL – LINGPA, Decatur IL – DECGPA, Champaign/Savoy IL – CHAGPA, Streator/Ottawa IL – STRGPA, Chicago IL – CHIGPA, Cincinnati OH – CINGPA, Columbus OH – COLGPA, Tennessee - TENGPA.

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