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    Walmart, Kroger Pump Up Gas Discounts

    Both retailers offering fuel savings through Dec. 31.

    BENTONVILLE, Ark. -- It seems all the news about gas prices these days is bad, but Walmart Stores and Kroger are attempting to change that.

    For its part, Walmart is bringing back the Great Gas Rollback program, which helps consumers save money on fuel purchases three different ways. Walmart customers who use a Walmart gift card receive a discount of 10 cents per gallon. Customers using a credit card or Walmart MoneyCard will save 15 cents per gallon.

    The Great Gas Rollback program will begin Aug. 31 and end on Dec. 24. Discounts will be available at more than 1,000 Murphy USA gas stations located in Walmart and Walmart Supercenters in the 20 participating states.

    "It is a time when our customers are busy sending their children back to school and making plans to travel on Labor Day, and the holidays are just around the corner. With rising prices gasoline, these tasks become more difficult," said Duncan Mac Naughton, chief merchandising and marketing officer, Walmart U.S. "We are here to help. Last year, we saved our customers nearly $60 million in program savings in gasoline. This year, we are excited to offer a further discount on the price of gasoline, which will help you save when you need it most."

    Kroger is also offering gas discounts to consumers this fall, extending its summer fuel savings program through Dec. 31. Through the program, consumers will be able to earn and redeem fuel points to save up to $2 off per gallon at Kroger Family Stores Fuel Centers.

    Kroger's promotion doubles the maximum points redeemable for a discount. Consumers will continue to earn and redeem up to 2,000 fuel points through regular purchases and special offers through the end of the year, a three-month extension of the current promotion.

    "At our customers' request, we are pleased to extend our special offer doubling potential fuel savings up to $2 per gallon through the busy fall and holiday shopping seasons," said Michael J. Donnelly, Kroger's senior vice president of merchandising.

     

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