JASPER, Ind., Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Local CITGO Marketer Uebelhor Oil Company and CITGO Petroleum Corporation recently celebrated the latest winner in the Club CITGO Free Gas Giveaway sweepstakes at the Sunset CITGO station in Jasper, Ind. Sherri Veatch of Huntingburg, Ind. was awarded the grand prize of a year's supply of fuel in the form of $2,500 in CITGO Gift Cards on Sept. 24, as she was randomly selected among the customers who downloaded the Club CITGO app. 

Veatch was diagnosed with a rare liver disease in 2013, which requires her to travel hundreds of miles to and from Indianapolis for medical appointments each month. The CITGO Gift Cards will help alleviate the burden of expensive medical bills that she and her husband Bill Veatch have accrued. "With the gift cards, it's just one less thing we have to worry about as we drive to Indianapolis each month," said Sherri Veatch.

As part of the Club CITGO Free Gas Giveaway sweepstakes, participants are automatically entered for a chance to win $2,500 in CITGO Gift Cards when they download the free mobile app to their Apple or Android phones. Additional entries are awarded to customers who "check-in" at one of the 50 participating CITGO-branded stations and share the app with friends via Facebook, Twitter and email.

"We were honored to present Sherri with this wonderful prize," said Steve Uebelhor, president of Uebelhor Oil Company. "We are pleased that the Club CITGO sweepstakes has helped such a wonderful and deserving member of the community. We hope that the fuel contribution will ease some of Sherri's stress and help her and her family with their long trips across the state."

One more randomly selected grand prize winner will be chosen in October as part of the sweepstakes. In addition, customers who download the app will instantly receive access to great deals and offers at participating CITGO locations. 

"It is very gratifying to know that this promotion is helping one of our loyal customers," said Alan Flagg, assistant vice president of supply and marketing at CITGO. "We know consumers have a choice in fuel brands, and this promotion is just another way for us to show how much we appreciate their choosing CITGO. The Club CITGO mobile app allows us to reward those who visit our stores regularly, and the independent station owners have enjoyed seeing their neighbors in the stations more often."

CITGO is committed to giving back to the local communities it serves through its network of locally owned stations. CITGO Marketers and Retailers, including Uebelhor Oil Company, own and operate nearly 100 locations across Indiana and are proud to support their communities. For more information on the positive impact of the locally owned CITGO stations, visit http://www.fuelinggood.com/.

Based in Houston, CITGO is a refiner, transporter and marketer of transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals and other industrial products. The company is owned by PDV America, Inc., an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of PetrOleos de Venezuela, S.A., the national oil company of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. For more information, visit http://www.citgo.com/.

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