Quarter-a-gallon gas special
By Julie French
for the Mail Tribune
April 05, 2008
The cheapest gallon of gas in town is going for 25 cents — with a catch.
the owner of the Exit 14 Shell station off of Interstate 5, is offering one gallon of gas in exchange for quarters dated 1964
or before. He is also accepting dimes, half dollars and dollar coins.
He ran the
same special as the owner of the Major Quality Discount station in Ashland in 1976, when gas prices jumped higher than $1
for the first time during the oil embargo.
He still has
the original Ashland Daily Tidings news clipping from that first promotion.
"It was sitting
on the wall, and I said, 'Gosh, we ought to do that again,' " he said.
In the two
weeks he has been running the deal, Mallicoat has collected $40 in silver quarters.
this is a better deal than the coin shops," he said.