As fuel demand continues to increase and more consumers return to the roads, the Renewable Fuels Association is again sponsoring the “Ethanol Days of Summer” contest, which began Memorial Day.
The contest encourages consumers to submit pump prices for flex fuels such as E85 and ethanol blends such as E15 to E85prices.com or through its mobile app. Submitting fuel prices this summer enters participants in a random weekly drawing for a $100 fuel gift card.
To enter, contest participants must have or create an account on E85prices.com or on the E85Prices.com app, where they can submit pricing for a chance to win. Pricing on the crowd-sourced website is updated routinely and gives consumers instant access to fuel prices that nearby drivers have reported. Winners will be chosen weekly until Labor Day, and users can submit prices for multiple stations each day. No purchase is necessary. More information is available at EthanolRFA.org/summer-contest.
More than 5,100 stations are now selling E85 across more than 2,700 cities, and roughly 2,100 stations in 30 states offer E15. Among other information, E85prices.com contains a nationwide map of E85 and E15 stations and historical pricing, along with a public forum to allow consumers to pose questions and have discussions. An ethanol savings calculator is also featured, allowing users to see how much money they can save by using higher ethanol blends.
In 2019, more than 4,000 new users registered at E85prices.com, with 98 contest winners who collectively received $5,000 in free fuel.