SAINT LOUIS — Did you know you can win free fuel just by reporting what prices you are paying at the pump? For the third year in a row, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is sponsoring the “Ethanol Days of Summer” contest, which begins Memorial Day. The contest encourages consumers to submit pump prices for flex fuels like E85 and ethanol blends like E15 to the popular E85prices.com web site. Simply submitting your fuel prices this summer enters you in a random daily drawing for a $50 fuel gift card.
To enter, contest participants create an account on www.E85prices.com or the E85Prices.com app, where they can submit pricing for a chance to win. Pricing on the crowd-sourced website is updated routinely and gives consumers instant access to fuel prices that nearby drivers have reported. Winners are chosen daily until Labor Day and users can submit prices for multiple stations each day. To participate, no purchase is necessary, and more information can be found at ChooseEthanol.com/summer.
There are more than 4,500 stations selling E85 across 2,506 cities and roughly 1,800 stations in 31 states that offer E15. Among other information, E85prices.com contains a nationwide map of E85 and E15 stations, historical pricing, along with a public forum to allow consumers to pose questions and have discussions. An ethanol savings calculator is also featured, allowing users to see how much money they can save by using higher ethanol blends.
“We are excited to offer this contest for the third year in a row. It has been an extremely popular promotion and rewards drivers for simply sending in the prices they are paying for ethanol-blended fuels. E85prices.com allows consumers to learn about these fuels, locate them and review pricing experiences of other users,” said RFA Vice President of Industry Relations Robert White. “Ethanol saves consumers money every day, and we have more stations offering higher blends each month. We want consumers to find those stations and have some fun doing it.”
In 2018, more than 3,700 new users registered at E85prices.com, with 98 different contest winners who collectively received $5,000 in free fuel.