Shell FuelSave launched a country wide promotion that gave consumers a chance to win free Shell FuelSave Unleaded petrol and Shell FuelSave Diesel for up to one year.

The promotion was intended to appreciate and reward customers for their loyalty and support in purchasing Shell branded fuels and lubricants as well as to give consumers the opportunity to experience the benefits of Shell FuelSave.

Shell FuelSave is specially formulated  to lubricate where engine oils are less effective and this helps the engine to turn more freely giving the customer smoother running on the road The fuel economy benefit of Shell FuelSave Unleaded and Diesel is experienced at the very first tank fill.

Speaking during the promotion launch, Hans Paulsen, Managing Director Vivo Energy Uganda – the company that distributes and markets Shell branded fuels and lubricants, thanked customers for supporting the product since it was launched in November 2013. He acknowledged the growing commitment and loyalty of customers adding that the promotion is intended to reward its loyal customers with a chance to win free Shell FuelSave for a year. “Shell FuelSave Unleaded and Shell FuelSave Diesel were launched with the objective to provide our customers with an option that allows you to enjoy our quality products while realizing a saving.”

The two month promotion started on 23rd June to 29th  August 2014 and saw 50 lucky customers win the grand prize of free fuel for up to one year. Customers also won several instant prizes during the duration of the promotion.

To enter the promotion, consumers were required to purchase Shell FuelSave worth 20,000 Uganda Shillings or more at any Shell Service Station to get a competition coupon with a unique code.

The customer was then required to send an SMS with their unique code to 6777 and enter a draw to stand a chance to win free fuel for up to one year. Each SMS cost Uganda Shilling 220 and customers sent several codes in one single SMS separated by a space and meeting the 140 character condition. Winners were only be contacted by telephone number 0776 777 778.

Every purchase of Shell FuelSave worth UGX. 20,000 entitled a customer to one coupon.

A purchase worth UGX. 100,000 therefore entitled a customer to five coupons. Customers had to visit the nearest Shell Service Station with their coupon(s) and valid identification during the duration of the promotion to redeem their prizes.

Spero Byokunda, Head of Petroleum Quality Assurance, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, applauded Vivo Energy Uganda for their contribution and role in investment and growth and in providing Ugandans with quality fuels that provides the much required economy benefit at no extra cost.

Vivo Energy Uganda is committed to meeting consumer needs though continuous innovation to improve product offering and giving customers economy benefit at no extra cost.

About Vivo Energy Uganda

Vivo Energy Uganda, the company that distributes and markets Shell-branded fuels and lubricants, was established in February 2013. The Shell brand has been in Uganda for over 60 years. Vivo Energy Uganda has a storage capacity of 18,297 m³ and 116 service stations with a majority offering of Shell Cards and convenience retail stores. Vivo Energy Uganda employs 120 permanent employees but the business provides indirect employment to over 3,000 people. The company is recognised as the leader in the oil industry especially championing and setting standards for safety in sales and distribution.

Vivo Energy operates in Retail; Commercial Fuels (Marine, Mining and Aviation in partnership with Vitol Aviation); Liquefied Petroleum Gas and Lubricants in Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Cote D’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Mauritius, Madagascar, Morocco, Mozambique, Mali, Namibia, Senegal, Tunisia and Uganda. 

The company employs around 2,250 people and operates 1,450 retail stations under the Shell brand and has access to approximately 900,000 cubic meters of fuel storage capacity. Shell and Vivo Lubricants will have blending capacity of around 170,000 metric tons at plants in seven countries (Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Morocco, Tunisia and Senegal) producing Shell branded lubricants and employ around 150 people.

Media contact

Vivo Energy Uganda : Communications Manager

Cerinah Zalwango

Telephone : +256772754001

E-mail : [email protected]

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