Aug 05, 2022

Gas discount event Monday in Wichita

Posted Aug 05, 2022 10:00 AM

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HUTCHINSON, Kan. — If you're headed to Wichita on Monday, here's a chance to save some money at the pump.

"Americans for Prosperity is working along with JumpStart stores, because we do want to bring relief to high gas prices," said economist Michael Austin. "For 90 minutes at the JumpStart at 790 North Broadway, this Monday at 2 p.m., we will lower unleaded gas price to $2.38 a gallon. We want to show that Washington and coastal elites can't solve the problems we face. We the people are the solution."

Why $2.38? They're making a point.

"That was the national average of unleaded gasoline when President Joe Biden took office," Austin said. "Though, of course in recent weeks, we've been seeing that number trend down, it is still roughly twice as high as where it was 18 months ago, depending on where you look. That means, it's still difficult for families to make ends meet."

There are just a couple of restrictions on the event.

"That's from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.," Austin said. "We will lower the price of unleaded gasoline to $2.38 a gallon. The only rule that we have is no RVs and no gas cans. Just come to fill up your tank."

The JumpStart location was just purchased earlier this year. Before that, it was a QuikTrip.