Schnuck Markets Inc. will be discontinuing its fuel-rewards program this summer in favor of a new grocery-based rewards program that’s still in development.
“In August, we will be replacing our fuel program with a new customer-rewards program that we think will be even more beneficial to our customers and save them more money,” Paul Simon, spokesman for the St. Louis-based grocery store chain, told the Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette.
The new program “will involve groceries in our stores,” Simon told the newspaper.
When contacted by Progressive Grocer for further details, Simon said, “All I can say at this time is stay tuned.”
Schnucks’ fuel-rewards program allowed customers to save 5 cents per gallon purchased at Schnucks-branded gas stations for every $25 spent at the grocery store.
The fuel program will continue until Aug. 1, after which consumers will have 90 days to redeem their fuel rewards. Schnucks plans to alert customers about the change and how to register for the new program in stores, at gas pumps and by email.
Unlike the fuel-rewards program the new program will be available at all Schnucks stores, Simon noted.
Founded in 1939, Schnucks operates about 100 stores in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Iowa. It ranks as No. 31 on Progressive Grocer’s 2018 Super 50 list of top grocers in the United States.