Price Chopper says in just one year, their Fuel Advant-Edge Program has become so successful, that the supermarket chain is now announcing a new twist on the card.
It involves joining forces with the Capital District Transportation Authority.
It's a first of its kind program that's expected to help customers save not only on food and fuel but also on mass transit.
Today Price Chopper and the CDTA announced a new twist on the wildly popular Fuel AdvantEdge Program.
Mona Golub/Price Chopper: "Today we are happy to announce an expansion of the Fuel Advant-Edge Program with the CDTA iride/AdvantEdge Program."
Carm Basile/CDTA: "To make bus riding easy, fun and affordable."
The new expanded program works very much like when you buy gas for your car with the AdvantEdge card. But this way, it saves you money on a bus pass.
The breakdown of the savings--
$50 in groceries=$2 off a bus pass.
$100 in groceries=$ 4 off a bus pass.
$150 in groceries = $10 savings, etc.
Chris Walsh/Albany: "That buys me lunch. That buys me breakfast. That's the cost of a cheap dinner at McDonald's."
Nellie Goutos/Altamont: "The concept of being green and socially conscience about the environment. Things like that."
the CDTA-iride/AdvantEdge Program only works with 3 types of bus passes.
The 31 day Rolling Swiper Pass, the 10 day "Trip Pass" and the "STAR" ticket coupon books.
The program is the first of its kind in New York and possibly in the nation.
It will run thru May.
But, if it proves successful, Price Chopper says it may become a permanent addition to the Advant-Edge Program.