WISE COLUMN: Shell to replace Sunoco for Bi-Lo fuelperks program in most of Charleston market
Bi-Lo Bonuscard holders hoping to redeem their fuelperks gasoline-price-saving rewards at most Charleston area Sunoco stores after June 3 won't have that option.
The grocery chain has teamed up with Shell to offer the fuel savings at more than 30 participating stores in the three-county region, according to Shell spokesman Jim Perkins. Some area Shell stations already are offering the program.
Two Sunoco stations in Moncks Corner will continue to participate in the Bi-Lo program, Bi-Lo spokeswoman Amanda Lenar said.
For every $50 in qualified purchases at participating Bi-Lo stores, consumers can earn a savings of 5 cents per gallon on fuel that is redeemable on a single fill-up, up to 20 gallons, at any of the participating stations.
Fuelperks Rewards are stackable, so the more consumers spend, the more rewards they earn. For example, if consumers spend $100, they will earn a 10-cents-per-gallon reward. If consumers spend $150, they earn a 15-cents-per-gallon reward, and so on.
Consumers also don't have to spend $50 in one transaction. Qualifying purchases automatically are tracked on their receipt tape, and each time the $50 threshold is met, another 5 cents per gallon reward on fuel is earned. There is no limit to the amount of fuelperks a customer can earn, but the rewards expire after three months.
Fuelperks can be redeemed by inserting the full-size Bi-Lo Bonuscard in the card reader at any of the participating stations in the Charleston area.
Wonder Works toy shop opens its newest store today at 10 a.m. at 574 Freshfields Drive in Freshfields Village between Kiawah and Seabrook islands. The 1,300-square-foot shop is the fourth for local owner Christine Osborne. It will be open seven days a week. Other stores are in West Ashley, Mount Pleasant and downtown Charleston.
On the menu
Lowcountry Bistro at 49 S. Market St. in downtown Charleston is open. It's part of the 82 Queen family of restaurants.
Also, Proof at 437 King St. is open. The cocktail bar also offers wines by the glass and a seasonal small-plate menu.
The Charleston area's first Sonic Drive-in with inside dining opened Friday in Goose Creek.
The fast-food diner at 660 College Park Rd. has 13 drive-in stalls, a drive-thru window, outdoor patio and inside dining with seating for 92 people, nine TVs, Wi-Fi service and a wireless microphone for events. It also features a double-sided fireplace viewable from both the outside patio and inside dining room.
The new restaurant is open 6 a.m.-midnight every day and is the ninth Sonic in metro Charleston.
The new Sweet CeCe's frozen yogurt shop in downtown Charleston is offering a free sweet treat from moms on Mother's Day.
Bring a mom into the store at 99 S. Market St. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday, and she'll receive a free yogurt sundae.
Reach Warren L. Wise at 937-5524, wwise@postand courier.com