Waupaca resident rewarded wins free fuel

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Debbie Smith of Waupaca has received a special thank you for paying it forward in her community. Smith was selected to receive free fuel from Tanks of Thanks®, a program that recognizes people who go the extra mile for others.

Recently, Smith was presented with a $50 Tanks of Thanks gift card, which is redeemable at any Cenex® location, for introducing a new group that raises funds for families who have experienced traumatizing losses and battles in the past year. She also donates her time and money to arrange events that earn revenue for the families.

The Tanks of Thanks program from CHS and Cenex retailers encourages people to nominate neighbors, family and friends for free fuel as a way to thank them for doing good deeds, both large and small. Each month, more than $5,000 in free fuel is given away through the Tanks of Thanks program.

'Tanks of Thanks does more than give away free fuel. It empowers people to continue doing good things for their communities,' explains Akhtar Hussain, CHS refined fuels brand marketing manager. 'Our Cenex retailers are proud of the communities they serve and the people who make those communities so special.'

According to Hussain, nominating someone for Tanks of Thanks is easy, and anyone can nominate or be nominated for any act of kindness. 'Congratulations to Debbie Smith, and thank you for your contributions to the community,' he says.

To make a nomination, visit and briefly describe why someone deserves a Tank of Thanks.