Cody's C-stores Expand Discounts to Students

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Cody's C-stores Expand Discounts to Students

BOLIVAR, Mo. -- Cody's Convenience Stores expanded its gas discounts for college students program to Southwest Baptist University (SBU), where students and faculty will earn a 3-cent-per-gallon discount, reported The Omnibus, the university's newspaper.

Offering discounts to students began with Missouri State University, Kevin Buening, category/marketing manager for the company, told the paper. The school contacted Cody's looking for a convenience store to partner with to get discounts for students. Due to that program's success, the chain decided to offer the program to other universities, he said.

"We now offer discounts to not only Missouri State and SBU but also to Evangel University, Drury University, Ozarks Technical Community College and College of the Ozarks," Buening told the paper. "Cody's realizes that the average college student is always looking for any financial help they can find, and in these days of higher fuel prices, our intent is to help students with their fuel cost."

To receive the discount, students pump fuel, then go inside the store to pay. Students must show their student ID to get the discount, the report stated. Where stores require prepay, discounts will be taken when the student presents payment.

"We are happy and proud to be able to offer this program to the students and faculty of [SBU]," Buening added.

This is not the first time Cody's has partnered with the university. The chain has also collaborated with the SBU Athletic Department to help with fund-raising. In that program, customers can enter the code 7777 when they visit the car wash to make a $1 donation to the department.