ONE DAY ONLY: Free Gas to First 50 Motorists Courtesy of First Financial FCU

Nov. 15 Giveaway in Freehold Begins at 6 a.m.

FREEHOLD, N.J. – For one day only, November 15, starting at 6 a.m., the first 50 New Jersey motorists to visit the Exxon station at 639 U.S. 9 North and the corner of Strickland Rd, Freehold, N.J. will receive up to $25 in free gas.

In the wake of New Jersey’s 23-cent gas tax hike, First Financial Federal Credit Union will bring some relief at the pump totaling $1,250 in free gas. This is a one-day event for the Exxon in Freehold that is expected to attract a line of cars as New Jerseyans look for ways to save. First Financial will also hold two other free gas giveaway days at other “secret” locations to be announced in Monmouth and Ocean counties near their branch locations later this week.

The free gas promotion comes soon after New Jersey had its first raise in its gas tax in nearly 30 years. On Nov. 1, New Jersey went from having the nation’s second lowest gas tax at 14.5 cents per gallon to the seventh highest. The added funds are expected to raise an estimated $16 billion over the next eight years to fund improvements to roads, bridges and mass transit.

“Our community will have to adjust to paying more at the pump, and this crossover comes on the cusp of a very busy, travel-filled holiday season,” said Issa Stephan, president/CEO of First Financial. “It doesn’t matter if you were for or against the gas tax hike. To be a part of this community is a wonderful thing, and we’ve just chosen this as a way of giving back to our community during the month of giving thanks.”

According to GasBuddy.com, the added taxes could add anywhere from $17 for smaller cars up to $55 per month for SUVs and trucks, based on an average of filling up six times per month.

This free gas promotion is just one way First Financial is helping motorists come to terms with sticker shock at the pump. In addition, anyone who refinances their auto loan, or purchases a new or preowned car financed with First Financial, will also receive a $25 Wawa gas card at loan closing. This gas card promotion runs through Dec. 31 or while supplies last.