Awards Free Gas to One Winner Each Day During the Month of December
Winners Can Save $1,220 in Gasoline
DENVER, CO – December 1, 2010
MapQuest, a wholly owned subsidiary of AOL Inc. (NYSE: AOL), today announced a month-long “Free Gas for a Year” sweepstakes timed to help ease budgets during the holiday season. MapQuest will be giving away free gas for a year to 31 people – one winner, everyday, during the month of December. Assuming the average consumer drives 12,000 miles each year, this is a savings of $1,220* per winner.
Starting on December 1 at 8:00 a.m. ET, consumers are invited to enter the sweepstakes at www.freegas.mapquest.com and complete the “Free Gas for a Year” form. Each day at 3:00 p.m. ET a winner will be chosen and announced on the site. The last day to enter the sweepstakes is December 31 at 5:00 p.m. ET. In addition to entering each day, contestants can increase their chances of winning by sharing with friends and family. By posting participation in the sweepstakes on social networks such as Facebook and Twitter, contestants will receive an extra entry for each person, up to 25 people, that enter.
“MapQuest has always been about getting people where they need to go,” said Christian Dwyer, General Manager of MapQuest. “With the holidays fast approaching, what better way to say thank you than by giving away gas for a year. We hope you are one of the lucky 31 to win so there is one less thing to consider for your next road trip.”
MapQuest provides Internet, mobile and business solutions delivering on the promise of helping people research and discover: where is it, how I get there and what’s nearby. MapQuest is one of the leading mapping brands online, offering maps and directions, reaching more than 47.0 million users in October 2010, according to comScore Media Metrix. MapQuest’s mobile solutions are compatible with a variety of mobile devices, including iPhone and BlackBerry devices. MapQuest, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of AOL Inc, is based in Denver, Colorado.
*Assumes a consumer drives 12,000 miles/year (AAA); the car gets 23.1 miles to the gallon (AAA); gas is $2.35 regular gas/gallon (US Energy Information Administration). All numbers based on 2009 averages.