B'ville Tops to add fuel station

Traveling along Downer Street, it's hard not to notice the tankers sitting in the River Mall parking lot. By mid-summer, they will be in the ground providing fuel to area residents as part of the Baldwinsville Tops expansion, which is the first Syracuse-area site to have a fueling station.

"We are pleased to be able to offer our customers the added convenience of having a fueling station at our Baldwinsville Tops location," said Frank Curci, Tops' president and CEO. "Not only will shoppers see major changes in the Baldwinsville store, they'll also be offered additional savings by filling up at the pump."

Customers who shop at the Downer Street location will be able to redeem their fuel rewards points right at the pump through Tops Markets' Gas BonusPoints program. Shoppers who use their BonusCard at nearby Tops locations will earn points on qualifying purchases. Customers earn one Gas BonusPoint for every dollar they spend and can track the points at the bottom of their receipt. Every $100 a customer spends equals $.10 off per gallon of Tops gasoline. To redeem the points, customers just scan their BonusCard at a Tops gas pump. The savings can equal 10, 20, 30 cents or more off per gallon.

Part of a larger plan to renovate the Baldwinsville Tops, the fueling facility will consist of four, double-sided, self-service fuel dispensers, offering three grades of high-quality gasoline: regular, mid-grade and premium. Customers will have their choice of paying at the pump using a major credit card, or at the walk-in kiosk located by the fuel pumps.

For added convenience, customers will also be able to purchase snack food items, beverages, NY state lottery instant and on-line games, automotive maintenance items, such as windshield wiper fluid and motor oil, local and national newspapers, and other seasonal items at the walk-in kiosk of the fueling station.

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