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Quaker State Cash Back Bonus Program Puts Money In High-Mileage Pockets

Benjamin Hunting
by Benjamin Hunting
June 13, 2011

It’s not often that drivers who don’t wear a sponsorship-emblazoned firesuit to work are paid by a motor oil company simply for getting behind the wheel, but that’s exactly what the Quaker State Cash Back Bonus Program intends to do. Unfortunately, the Quaker State Cash Back Bonus Program will require you to drive much farther than the mere 500 miles traveled by professional racers each and every Sunday in order to claim your share of the prize money.

The premise of the Quaker State Cash Back Bonus Program is a simple one: to prove that Quaker State oil is capable of helping modern cars surpass the lofty 300,000 mile mark on the odometer. In order to spread the word about Quaker State’s engine lubes, and also to convince customers to remain brand loyal throughout their entire ownership of their current vehicle, Quaker State will be awarding drivers with cash should their car or truck surpass 300,000 miles while running Quaker State oil under the hood.

The Quaker State Cash Back Bonus Program applies to three specific types of engine oil: Quaker State Enhanced Durability synthetic blend oil, Quaker State Ultimate Durability full synthetic oil and Quaker State Higher Mileage Engine oil. The conditions of the contest stipulate that drivers must follow the factory recommended drain intervals for their automobiles and that each vehicle participating in the contest must not be more than 6 years old or have more than 75,000 miles showing at the time it is entered into the contest. Quaker State is offering online enrollment at www.quakerstate.com, where those interested in the contest must participate in the company’s Lubrication Limited Warranty program. Needless to say, using a non-Quaker State oil product will void your entry.

Just how much cash is Quaker State willing to part with for those who successfully achieve 300,000 miles of well-lubed driving? According to the oil company, the cash value of the contest’s prize is directly tied to the trade-in value of the automobile (according to the Kelley Blue Book Trade-In listing), up to a total of $3,000.

The Quaker State Cash Back Bonus Program is a fairly “safe” promotion for the brand for a couple of reasons. First, although Quaker State has pointed out that drivers are keeping their cars much longer than they have in the past, a very small percentage of vehicles on the road today reach 300,000 miles, let alone with the same owner behind the wheel. This means that the number of program registrations will undoubtedly be small. Second, and perhaps most important, the value of a car with 300,000 showing on the odometer is typically very low, which should help Quaker State avoid hitting its $3,000 payout cap too often.

Still, if you are someone who racks up a lot of miles, and if you are comfortable with running any of the three qualifying Quaker State oil products in your car or truck, then the Quaker State Cash Back Bonus Program could be an easy way for you to put some extra money in your pocket without having to make any dramatic changes to your driving habits.


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