By Spencer Curry & Kegan Ham
How much do you pay for gas? It’s outrageous, right? Wouldn’t you love a solution that saves you money? Well, as cost-conscious student, we have found one at MAPCO. We are sure you’ve heard about them, but you might not realize the benefits they offer. We hope that this post will enlighten you on the subject.
Mapco Express Inc. is a southeastern regional company-operated convenience store that is headquartered in Brentwood, Tennessee. They have implemented a rewards system that will make your visit to the pump actually enjoyable. Although we do not represent Mapco in any way, it would be a crime to not to let you know about an avenue for savings and rewards.
There are countless other rewards programs similar to that of Mapco. However, the system that Mapco has created provides practical uses for everyday transactions. At Mapco, you earn rewards not just for gas, but for other convenience store items as well. And, what benefits you will earn!
We were overwhelmed when we first wandered upon a Mapco Rewards card because we would get three cents off of every gallon. We were oblivious to the many other benefits that were available to us. Since then, we have become loyal customers of Mapco, and in just a short amount of time, we have enough points to get FIFTY cents off every gallon of gasoline the next time we fill up!
After becoming a member, you will be rewarded with; three cents off every gallon with each fill up, five points per gallon purchased, ten points for every dollar spent. You can accumulate points on each purchase that are redeemable for extra discounts on fuel or free merchandise in the store.
There is also a FREE app that can be downloaded to any Android or Apple device. The app is a fantastic way to reach out to a modern society like ours that is focused on technological convenience. The app includes the following:
- My rewards
- Earn points
- Get gas discounts and freebies as you purchase fuel and store items
- Select the rewards you want
- Track your progress/points
- Mobile pay
- Use your mobile device to buy fuel and car washes through any PayPal account
- See your bonus fuel rewards when calculating total fuel savings
- Promo codes
- Enter promo codes to get great deals with your my rewards account
- Find stores near you
- Find the cheapest and closest Mapco
- View real time fuel prices
- Compare prices against your favorite Mapco store
All of these features give Mapco an advantage over any competitor that does not incorporate useful technology into their business operations. It isn’t just the convenience of a mobile app that differentiates Mapco from other gas companies, but the whole concept of staying in-tune with technology. It is imperative for businesses to stay current with changes in technology because our society expects it.
We are always looking for the next best thing to replace our old outdated gadgets because technology advances so quickly. One reason that technology is so appealing is because it makes our lives easier and updates continue to increase our dependency on it. Think about it. Right now, you are more than likely reading this on a computer, tablet, or phone instead of a newspaper or other written format. Is there anything wrong with that? We don’t think so. It only proves that technology is advancing, as is our culture.
Mapco has been one of the first stores of its kind to implement this kind of technology that really makes shopping more convenient and useful to a modern culture. Their rewards system is one way that Mapco has improved customer loyalty and satisfaction through technology. We hope that it will continue to grow as more tech-savvy users take advantage of the convenience of this technology. As students, we can attest to the benefits of this system. And, as you can imagine, we are all about ways to save money whenever possible.
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