All I Want for Christmas is ... an Oil Change!
Jiffy Lube Launches Gift Card for Preventive-Maintenance Services All Drivers Need
HOUSTON, Nov. 27 // PRNewswire // -- Having a hard time deciding on stocking stuffers for family and friends? Worried that your child isn't taking proper care of the family car at college? Unsure when your parents last had the oil changed? Still hunting for your Secret Santa gift? Jiffy Lube announces a convenient solution to these scenarios and countless more with the launch of its Jiffy Lube Gift Card.
Consumers can now purchase the new Jiffy Lube Gift Card online at JiffyLube.com or at participating Jiffy Lube service centers across the United States. The gift card can be set for monetary denominations up to $300, has no expiration date, and can be redeemed toward any Jiffy Lube preventive-maintenance service including the popular Jiffy Lube Signature Service(R) Oil Change. Other maintenance services include tire rotation, engine air filter replacement, radiator antifreeze/coolant replacement, automatic transmission fluid exchange, fuel filter and cabin air filter replacement.
The Jiffy Lube Gift Card enables people to protect a critical asset -- their car -- in a highly convenient and popular gift-giving format.
"When you give someone a Jiffy Lube Gift Card, you're helping them earmark money for preventive maintenance they know their vehicle will soon need -- or may even be overdue," said Lisa Carlson, global director of marketing for Jiffy Lube International. "You're also helping them stay safe on the road. This gift card really gives both you and your recipient peace-of-mind."
The popularity of gift cards continues to rise. Combined U.S. gift card sales were expected to exceed $80 billion in 2006 according to research and advisory firm TowerGroup. This holiday season alone, Archstone Consulting predicts consumers will spend more than $35 billion on gift cards, a 25 percent increase over 2006. Gift cards are no longer limited to restaurants, fine clothing retailers, and other discretionary-spending venues. Cards redeemable for practical staples from groceries to gasoline are now commonplace. Because properly maintaining a vehicle is important year-round, the Jiffy Lube Gift Card is a timely gift, appropriate for virtually any occasion such as birthdays, Mother's and Father's Days, Valentine's Day, back-to-school, co-worker appreciation days, business gifts and more.
The Jiffy Lube Gift card can be purchased online or in-store with any major debit or credit card. Cards purchased online will ship within three to five business days. Those purchased at Jiffy Lube will be activated for immediate use.
About Jiffy Lube
Jiffy Lube, with more than 2,200 service centers in North America, serves approximately 27.5 million customers each year. Jiffy Lube pioneered the fast oil change industry in 1979 by establishing the first drive-through service bay, providing customers with fast, professional service for their vehicles. Headquartered in Houston, Jiffy Lube International is a wholly owned, indirect subsidiary of Shell Oil Company. Visit http://www.jiffylube.com to learn more about Jiffy Lube and vehicle care.
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