Amendment allows discounts at the pump

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MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) - With the help of legislators, it's now legal for store cards to save you money at the pump at places like Kroger.

"We have our fuel rewards programs all over the country," said Kroger district manager Tregg Player. "There were stipulations in the law that prevented us from providing this added benefit to our customers."

But now, money spent in-store becomes points on your Kroger card. With a quick scan at the pump, it drops the price.

"If you spent $200 on groceries in the store, that's going to be good for 20 cents off per gallon," Player explains.

At Kroger, you can save up to a dollar off per gallon, and Plus Card scanners have already been installed at all Kroger gas stations across north Alabama.

"We're proud to have Senator Holtzclaw and Representative McCutcheon spearhead this bill, it went right through the legislative body," said Player.

The idea behind the amendment, according to Rep. McCutcheon, is that if a retailer profits in one area, customers can save in another -- so what better place than at the pump?

The amendment also allows MapCo gas stations to offer 3-cent per gallon discounts as well.