Free gas on Saturday

You have to get a hold of your W-2 form anyway. Why not pick up some free gas while you’re at it?

Show up Saturday starting at noon to the Exxon gas station at 507 Joseph E. Lowery Blvd., right off I-20 in Atlanta for $20 worth of free gas. Thanks to Tax City income tax preparation, there’s no purchase necessary –  just flash your W-2 like a VIP pass. You’ll also get a free quote for tax prep from Tax City.

Exxon Gas. 507 Joseph E. Lowery Blvd. SW, Atlanta.

– By Lauren Davidson, Atlanta Bargain Hunter

Want to learn how to coupon? Or have questions about the process? Join us on the blog for our live chat with Coupon Mom Stephanie Nelson on Jan. 31 at 11 a.m.

Follow me on Facebook | Twitter | Email

23 comments Add your comment

J W

January 27th, 2012
11:54 am

AJC editors —- where is your disclaimer for this? This is NOT a newsworthy item. This is a commercial advertisement and subtle hint of your endorsement of “Tax City”. How about taking some of that money they paid you and use it to print a retraction. (If you wish to disguise it as a news report, cover the event as it happens and report it after the fact.)

Bishop Eddie Longs Red Panties

January 27th, 2012
11:55 am

Get over it JW moron So What!!

Me

January 27th, 2012
11:58 am

@jw-So you are one of those guys. I can’t wait to read the newspaper you start, right after you move out of your parent’s basement.

Breath of Fresh Air

January 27th, 2012
12:03 pm

What moron thought that anyone should flash a W-2 with SSN, current address and palce of employment to complete strangers for free gas. Identity theft will cost them a lot more than the gas would.

Westside Resident

January 27th, 2012
12:11 pm

Ummmm….as a long time resident of this side of town I can say that this wont end pretty….lol

greg

January 27th, 2012
12:13 pm

too far for me. it could cost more to drive there from n gwin than the benefit of the free gas. lol

Trick

January 27th, 2012
12:16 pm

I don’t believe this. Trust me you do not get anything in life for free. That place will probably only give $20 worth of gas away IF you let them prepare your taxes. On top of that I’m certain that they have a limit on this. Probably the first 5-10 cars. I don’t trust it..Plus I NEVER heard of this “Tax City”…I wouldn’t trust it…

commoncents

January 27th, 2012
12:20 pm

noticed this is in SW Atlanta… I guess people capable of doing their own taxes are located further north? But, hey, if this strategy works for Tax City, kudos to them

commoncents

January 27th, 2012
12:21 pm

And JW, relax. This is an opinion column on where to find “bargains”

Lauren Davidson

January 27th, 2012
12:27 pm

No limit, and you don’t have to let them prepare your taxes.

Joey M

January 27th, 2012
12:27 pm

Is this offer going to be considered illegal because not everybody can file a W-2?

Monica Coughman

January 27th, 2012
12:32 pm

Remember what absolute CHAOS the KFC locations were like in Southwest Atlanta on that afternoon & evening the story broke about Oprah’s Famous (now-Infamous) Free KFC Grilled Chicken giveaway?

This event will turn out much like that, only without the delicious chicken.

Has Atlanta history not taught us that Channel 2 will have “Live Team 2 Coverage” on Saturday evening of the inevitable shooting that will unfortunately occur at this gas station tomorrow during the chaos?

Smokewagon

January 27th, 2012
1:01 pm

Too far for me but let the people that live in that area enjoy the break on gas. I’m sure some could use a break. Just put your finger over your SSN when you show it to them. Enjoy.

rob

January 27th, 2012
1:01 pm

This is a sham. Free gas? Nope, they will wrap the cost of the gas into their preparation fees and force the tax payer to sign away a portion of their federal and/or state refund. Great job AJC, you are truly a great organization.

Elizabeth

January 27th, 2012
1:09 pm

I wonder if the Exxon station has any clue what sort of crazy mess they are getting themselves into. People are going to be going nuts (particularly in SW Atlanta). I hardly think that someone glancing at a W2 is going to have a photographic memory and memorize someone’s info in order to steal their identity. Personally, I would stay away from something called “Tax City” just by the name.

Steve

January 27th, 2012
1:44 pm

Didn’t a similar promotion completely snarl traffic somewhere in North DeKalb last year? Oh well, at least this is happening on a Saturday, in a part of town most people don’t need to go to for any reason.

ID theft

January 27th, 2012
1:59 pm

People please don’t show just anyone your W-2. If you do it take a copy and black out the info. such as your social security number. Get the gas and drive on.

beebee

January 27th, 2012
2:36 pm

I’m with those who think this is some kind of farce.
If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

Free tax quote? yeah right.

don’t go folks

Colt 45

January 28th, 2012
1:29 am

I’s be gettin’ me som free gas tomurow.

S.A.W.B.

January 28th, 2012
2:04 am

Southwest Atlanta…..hahahaha….anyone want to take a bet on how long it will take for Shunterius to shoot Oranjelo multiple times. Or will it be De’Quan capping Ashante?? You know how it be up in here….Canadians is going to be Canadians

Stef

January 30th, 2012
7:11 pm

Went to get my FREE gas on Saturday. Was not required to have them do my taxes, all I had to do was get a quote. A Fox 5 cameraman was there and I got interviewed, but I may be on the cutting floor. Not that many people showed up when I left about 1:30pm. It was quite a trek from and back to Stone Mtn, but I was able to do my weekend running around without having to come out of pocket for gas and it’s almost gone. It was just nice to get something worthwhile for FREE.

Lauren Davidson

January 31st, 2012
9:51 am

So glad to hear it, Stef!

Joe P

February 2nd, 2012
8:04 am

I know the left won’t say this but for once as a person on the right I can claim “This is Racist”. If this was on the northern side, a higher income part of town, you’d have the same idiots that you have on the left screaming racism. A double standard at it’s best.