SOURCE: Coinstar


August 25, 2011 09:00 ET

Coinstar Announces Ginormous Gas & Grocery Fill Up Sweepstakes

Winners Receive a Year's Worth of Gas or Groceries; Prizes Awarded Every Week During Promotion

BELLEVUE, WA--(Marketwire - Aug 25, 2011) - As the economy remains sluggish and many Americans expect it to get worse in the next year, Coinstar is responding by giving consumers an opportunity to stock their refrigerators and fill their gas tanks. From Aug. 22 through Oct. 2, Coinstar is giving away a year's worth of gas and groceries and more.

Consumers simply cash in $10 or more at a Coinstar® kiosk and a unique code will be provided on the bottom of the receipt. The code is then used to enter the sweepstakes at Thirty prizes will be awarded each week for six weeks:

  • Free Groceries for 1-Year -- 1 Winner/week
  • Free Gas for 1-Year -- 1 Winner/week
  • $500 Grocery/Gas Gift Cards -- 8 Winners/week
  • $100 Grocery/Gas Gift Cards -- 20 Winners/week

"We know that many consumers are feeling the pinch of higher food prices while trying to make ends meet in this sluggish economy," said Engle Saez, vice president of category management and consumer experience for Coinstar, Inc. "We're helping consumers by giving them an opportunity to win free groceries and gas, whether it's for an entire year or a $100 gift card to help stretch the weekly budgets."

The sweepstakes officially kicked off at 12:00:01am PT on August 22, 2011 and ends at 11:59:59pm PT on October 2, 2011. No purchase necessary to enter or win. Legal residents of all fifty United States and DC ages 18 or older are eligible to enter and win. Void where prohibited and subject to Official Rules. For more information on the "Ginormous Gas & Grocery Fill Up" Sweepstakes including complete Official Rules, eligibility, odds of winning, description of prizes and alternate form of entry and how to enter, visit Sweepstakes is sponsored by Coinstar, Inc., 1800 114th Avenue SE, Bellevue, WA 98004.

Coinstar, a Coinstar, Inc. brand, is the leader in the self-service coin-counting services and owns and operates the only multi-national, fully automated network of self-service coin-counting kiosks. The company has approximately 18,900 coin-counting locations in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Ireland and the United Kingdom, and since its inception, Coinstar has processed more than $27 billion in change. Coinstar makes it simple to convert coins to cash or store credit or consumers can receive fee-free coin counting when choosing a gift card or e-certificate. For more information on Coinstar coin counting visit and for information on Coinstar, Inc., visit

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Sarah Jones
    Coinstar, Inc.
    (425) 943-8121
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