Cody’s Convenience Stores, a 22-store chain based in Springfield, Mo., is offering is reaching out to a local university to drive its fuel business.
Beginning this week, students at Southwest Baptist University and faculty a three cent per gallon discount on gasoline purchases, according to Omnibus, the college newspaper for the university.
The discounts to students began when Missouri State University contacted the owner of Cody’s looking for a convenience store to partner with in order to get discounts for their students. Kevin Buening, a category and marketing manager for the chain said that because the program was so successful, they decided to offer it to other universities.
“We now offer discounts to not only Missouri State and SBU but also to Evangel University, Drury University, Ozarks Technical Community College and College of the Ozarks,” he told paper. “Cody’s realizes that the average college student is always looking for any financial help they can find, and in these days of higher fuel prices, our intent is to help students with their fuel cost.”
To receive the discount, students and faculty are required to show ID and go inside the store to pay.
Cody’s has also partnered with the SBU Athletic Department to help with fund-raising. The company is making a $1 donation to the university’s athletic department on certain car wash sales.