RUTLAND, Vt., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CITGO Petroleum Corporation and local CITGO Marketer Sherman V. Allen/Mac's Markets are giving back to their customers and communities by hosting five customer appreciation days at CITGO locations across Vermont and New York. Throughout July and August, customers will receive discounts off every gallon of fuel from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at each event. The first 50 customers who sign up for the CITGO Rewards™ Credit Card, which saves five cents-per-gallon for all fuel purchases at any CITGO station every time it's used, will receive a $10 CITGO Gift Card, a free mug of coffee and will be entered into a drawing for a $50 CITGO Gift Card.

"We are excited for the opportunity to host these customer appreciation days in the communities where we do business," said Sherman V. Allen/Mac's Markets Buyer John Closson. "This gives us a chance to give back to the people who make it all possible. There will be giveaways, food and fun games for the kids. We hope to see the whole community come out and enjoy the events."

Each Customer Appreciation Day will feature free t-shirts to be given out in conjunction with a children's basketball game, along with a barbecue, ice cream treats and face painting. Miss Vermont 2014 Lucy Edwards will attend the four events in Vermont as a CITGO Fueling Good representative, while Miss Empire Capital Region 2014 Katelynn Smith from the Miss New York Organization will attend the event scheduled for Aug. 1 in Lake George, N.Y.

CITGO has partnered with the Miss America Organization to promote a range of issues, including the importance of education, healthy living, helping others and diversity, all of which align with core CITGO values. CITGO and its network of local Marketers and Retailers are joined by local Miss America titleholders at events across the nation.

A complete listing of all events is below:

  • July 18 – Fair Haven CITGO at US Hwy 4E, Rte 22A, Fair Haven, Vt.
  • Aug. 1 – Exit 23 CITGO at 3586 State Rte 9, Lake George, N.Y.
  • Aug. 8 – Essex Mac's Market at 101 Pearl Street, Essex Junction, Vt.
  • Aug. 15 – South Main CITGO at 239 S. Main Street, Rutland, Vt.
  • Aug. 29Woodstock Mac's Market at 37 Pleasant Street, Woodstock, Vt.

Sherman V. Allen/Mac's Markets is a family-owned and operated business that has been part of Central Vermont for more than 32 years. The company currently operates six grocery stores, 13 convenience stores and a fuel division within a three-state radius including Vermont, New York and New Hampshire.

CITGO is committed to giving back to the local communities it serves through its network of locally owned CITGO locations. Independent CITGO Marketers and Retailers in Vermont and New York, such as Sherman V. Allen/Mac's Markets, own and operate approximately 475 CITGO locations and are proud to support their neighborhoods.

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