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The Rolla Daily News - Rolla, MO
  • 2 local residents win $1,000 gas cards

  • Two local residents were the winners of $1,000 in free gas from Delano Oil in the Big Gas Giveaway last month. Hutcheson Ford and Delano ran the promotion March 26-29 in St. James and Rolla, allowing customers to enter a drawing for two $1,000 gas cards from Delano.
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  • Two local residents were the winners of $1,000 in free gas from Delano Oil in the Big Gas Giveaway last month.
    Hutcheson Ford and Delano ran the promotion March 26-29 in St. James and Rolla, allowing customers to enter a drawing for two $1,000 gas cards from Delano.
    Amelia Shockley, of St. James, and Kevin Crider, of Rolla, received the news earlier this week, and both were as shocked as they were excited.
    "I was jumping up and down and screaming because I won a thousand dollars," said Shockley. "It's the first time I ever won anything."
    Crider, who operates a car dealership in Rolla, said the phone call was unexpected.
    "I was very happy with it," he said. "I just did it one time, so I was very surprised to win."
    According to Kathleen Frazier of Hutcheson Ford, the rules of the drawing were simple. Over the four-day period, participants who visited any Delano location in St. James and Rolla could fill out one entry per day. Anyone who came to Hutcheson to test drive a car received five entries. Anyone who purchased a car received 50 entries.
    Shockley won by test driving a car, and Crider won with only one entry at a Delano store in Rolla.
    "Neither of them were the big 50-ticket entries," Frazier said. "The whole point of it wasn't to sell cars. The point was to get people into these businesses who might otherwise not go. I think it really was a success for everyone."
    Frazier says this is something Hutcheson Ford hopes to do on a regular basis, perhaps more than once a year. In fact, a plan is in the works for a future promotion with St. James Winery.

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