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MarketWatch reports that California’s Stater Bros. Supermarkets will run a promotion this month that will award select shoppers $200 gas cards, being promoted as “free gas for a month.”

According to the story, “Every Stater Bros. customer who purchases a minimum of $50 in eligible products will receive an entry form. Customers will receive additional entry forms for every $25 purchased over the initial $50 during the same transaction, and customers can receive up to five entry forms per transaction.” One customer per day will win at each of Stater’s 165 stores between August 6 and August 26.

KC's View:
It is a sign that I’m getting old that when I read this story, the first thing that occurred to me that I can remember when $200 would have paid for more than six months of gas in my old ’72 Triumph Spitfire.