Good Sam Club Gets Relief on Gas and Diesel Savings at Petro Stopping Centers
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Affinity Group, Inc.
Wednesday September 27, 2006
(Ventura, Calif.) – Good Sam Club members can now save $.02 per gallon on gas and diesel purchases at any of the 65 Petro Stopping Centers throughout the United States. Located on major highways in most states, Petro Stopping Centers (Petro) have been consistently rated as the favorite travel plaza chain in the country.
Recent surveys conducted by the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association this past summer indicated that despite the rise in gas prices, RV owners still intended to use their RVs. More than half of the RVers who responded planned to use their RV more this summer than last, and a third expected to use it about the same amount. “We RVers recognize that higher fuel prices affect all kinds of transportation and travel, including airfares and hotels,” said Sue Bray, executive director for the Good Sam Club. “RV travel is still a great value.” In fact, fuel prices would have to triple from their current levels to make RVing more expensive for a family of four than other forms of travel, according to a 2005 cost comparison study by PKF Consulting.
“As much as we wish we could, the Good Sam Club has not been able to roll back gas prices to what they used to be a year ago,” said Bray. “However, we’re now able to provide a little relief to our members.”
The Good Sam Club discount doesn’t stop with gas and diesel savings. Members can now receive a 10 percent discount at any of Petro’s Iron Skillet restaurants and their on-site convenience stores.
“The RV market is large and growing rapidly,” said David P. McClure, director of marketing for Petro Stopping Centers. “They buy large amounts of fuel and will spend heavily in our convenience and travel stores and restaurants. We are working to make sure these new customers feel at home when they visit us.”
It’s easy for Good Sam Club members to save money on fuel at Petro. All they have to do is present their membership card, and they will get the cash discount back upon purchase.
To find out more about the Good Sam Club or to find a Petro location nearby, simply log on to the Good Sam Web site, www.goodsamclub.com.
About Good Sam Club
The Good Sam Club, www.goodsamclub.com, is the world’s largest RV owners organization with one million member families. Founded in 1966, the Club offers its members a wide variety of services, including RV Insurance, Extended Warranty on RVs (the Continued Service Plan), Emergency Road Service, RV Financing, Good Sam Credit Card and Life & Health Insurance, as well as member discounts at parks, campgrounds, and RV events. Good Sam Club members also receive a subscription to Highways, the Club’s popular RV travel magazine. Additionally, the Club represents more than 2,000 local RV chapters designed to bring RVers together from similar geographic regions for group camping excursions. Extremely committed to its RV members as well as to the environment, the Club is a founder of the annual National Cleanup Day program and an advocate of public land access, Adopt-A-Highway programs and Adopt-A-Park programs, to name a few. The Good Sam Club is headquartered in Ventura, California, and is a subsidiary of Affinity Group Inc.
About Petro Stopping Centers
Petro Stopping Centers, LP is the nation’s premier travel plaza chain with facilities designed to meet all the needs of America’s drivers. Petro offers the most parking and cleanest facilities in the industry and its Iron Skillet Restaurants are rated #1 in customer satisfaction in driver surveys. Founded in 1975 by Jack Cardwell in El Paso, Texas, Petro operates 66 interstate travel plazas across 32 states. For more information, please visit their Web site at www.petrousa.com.
Contact: Sue Bray, Executive Director/Good Sam Club
David P. McClure, Director of Marketing
Julie Calzone, CEO/Calzone & Associates
337.235.2924, ext. 3; firstname.lastname@example.org