If the big bank debacles of the past few years haven’t already convinced you that community banks are a good banking alternative, then perhaps this bit of news will. Kasasa community banks and credit unions are sponsoring a two-day, $80,000 gas giveaway.

 

The Great Gas Giveaway will run from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. on Aug. 15 and 16 at select gas stations in 20 cities. The first 200 people at participating locations will receive $20 in free gas, even if the lucky patrons aren’t Kasasa bank customers. During the two-day event, Kasasa banks will be paying for $80,000 in gas.

 

To find out if you live in one of the 20 selected communities, simply visit the Great Gas Giveaway Facebook page and use the map to locate participating gas stations or scroll down to the end of this post for a complete listing.

 

Most of the locations are in the eastern half of the nation but Portland, Ore., residents are in luck. The Downtown 76 at 1967 SW 4th Avenue is participating in the event on Aug. 15.

 

But if you’re a fellow Arizona resident, don’t get too excited. There are no participating locations in the entire state. In fact, the closest location is in Dallas, Texas, and I’m pretty sure that most of us would spend more than $20 in gas driving that far.

 

Aug. 15, 2012 - Participating locations

 

  • Little Rock, Ark. - SJP Pit Stop at 3300 Bankhead Dr.
  • Lake Charles, La. - Valero Corner Store at 3302 Ernest St.
  • New Orleans, La. - Tchoup Stop at 5600 Tchoupitoulas St.
  • Baltimore, Md. - Greenspring Shell at 2859 Smith Ave.
  • Richland, Miss. - Mac's Gas at 711 Highway 49 S
  • St. Louis, Mo. - Joel's Shell Food Mart at 1815 Arsenal St.
  • New York, N.Y. - Broadway Mobil at 3740 Broadway
  • Lima, Ohio - Wally's Fillin Station at 2295 N Cole St.
  • Portland, Ore. - Downtown 76 at 1967 SW 4th Ave.
  • Memphis, Tenn. - Oak Court Shell at 4585 Poplar Ave. Oak Court Mall
 

Aug. 16, 2012 - Participating locations

 

  • Atlanta, Ga. - Shell Food Mart at 1790 Howell Mill Rd. NW
  • Chicago, Ill. - Mobil at 4540 S Pulaski Rd.
  • Lafayette, La. - East University Chevron at 1011 E University Ave.
  • College Park, Md. - Beltway Plaza Shell at 5550 Greenbelt Rd.
  • Minneapolis, Minn. - Mobil at 1221 Washington Ave. South
  • Kansas City, Mo. - Phillips 66 at 1203 Armour Rd.
  • Jersey City, N.J. - Exxon* at 2379 John F Kennedy Blvd. W
  • Columbus, Ohio - Shell at 6790 Sawmill Rd.
  • Chattanooga, Tenn. - Corner Store at 1998 Dayton Blvd.
  • Dallas, TX - RL Thornton Shell at 3100 W Mockingbird Ln.

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