Circle K to lower gas prices as a ‘fuel day’ giveaway for drivers

The popular chain of convenience stores and gas stations Circle K has announced a “fuel day” on September 1, when it plans to offer reduced prices on fuel to drivers.

In a press release Wednesday, Circle K said it was “offering 40 cents off per gallon of fuel between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. local time during Circle K Fuel Day.”

“At more than 3,600 Circle K-branded gas stations across the United States ahead of Labor Day weekend, customers can fuel up for the last unofficial weekend of summer and receive the ‘offer directly at the pump,’ the press release adds.

Circle K’s announcement comes as gasoline prices nationwide have continued to decline after several months of above-average prices. According to AAA data, the current average national gas price is $3,841. By comparison, a month ago, AAA data showed the national average gas price was $4,220.

In a recent press release, AAA spokesman Andrew Gross said, “Motors are now enjoying gas prices $1.11 lower than their mid-June peak.”

Motorists refuel at a Circle K gas station on May 12, 2021 in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Circle K announced Wednesday that the company will offer a gas discount ahead of Labor Day weekend.
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Announcing the upcoming sale, Nathan Woodland, Fuels Category Manager for North America at Circle K, said, “It’s been a tough summer for travel, so we want to thank our customers for their loyalty in offering extra savings ahead of the busy holiday weekend, ending summer on a high… Our Circle K Fuel Day will also kick off an entire month of deals in our stores.”

According to the press release, “Circle K Fuel Day” will be offered at participating stores, and consumers interested in taking advantage of the sales can use the Circle K store locator on the company’s website.

“The price at the pump reflects the discounted price during this time. Any customer queuing for gas before 7 p.m. will receive the 40-cent discount,” the press release said.

As the press release indicates, the upcoming sale is expected to begin just before Labor Day weekend, when many Americans are likely to travel. A recent survey by Cars.com found that of the 64% of Americans who said they plan to travel for Labor Day weekend, 80% will be traveling by car.

“Among those not planning to travel for vacation, almost a quarter cited high gasoline prices as the reason, significantly lower than the 42% of respondents who cited high gasoline prices. as a reason to stay home on the 4th of July weekend,” Cars. com stated in a press release with the investigation.

Newsweek has contacted Circle K for further comment.