Contest offers travelers relief from soaring pump prices

April 26, 2010



 Contest offers travelers relief from soaring pump prices


Mansfield, OH – For visitors to Mansfield, Ohio, the old saying “A picture is worth a thousand words” is modified to make the picture worth $50 in free gas. The Mansfield & Richland Convention & Visitors Bureau today launched a contest offering $50 gas cards to winning visitors who upload photos and a story about their visit to Mansfield on 16 winners will be awarded $50 gas cards.  Contestants can begin entering on Friday, April 23, and a new winner will be selected randomly every Monday, beginning May 17, running through Sept. 6. Entries from residents of Richland and neighboring Ohio counties are not eligible to win, but are welcome to submit photos.

The contest comes just in time this year as gas prices are expected to rise this summer. A recent AAA auto club survey reports that the average cost of owning and operating a sedan in the U.S. rose 4.8% this year alone. Additionally, the survey concluded the national average cost of unleaded gas rose more than 12% in the past year, with gas prices still rising.

Travelers who have visited Mansfield in the past year are encouraged to load a photo of themselves and their family or friends experiencing any of the region’s unique attractions or recreation venues in Mansfield. Those who include when they visited and what they liked best about their experience will be entered to win one of a dozen $50 gas cards – enough to drive 200 miles.  Photos submitted will be posted on

Offering a variety of incredibly affordable family fun, Mansfield has an extensive list of FREE activities, including The Shawshank Trail, a self-driving tour of sites from the movie Shawshank Redemption. Mansfield is also home to many historical and retro sites, local treasures, recreational and educational attractions, romantic getaways, outstanding golf and more, Mansfield is the perfect weekend getaway or midweek escape.

Mansfield prides itself on offering America’s best motorsports experience, offering facilities, races and attractions and dining that consistently receive rave reviews from fans and drivers, as well as other racing professionals.  Mansfield also offers visitors a prefect blend of hometown hospitality, spectacular surroundings and affordable accommodations, as well as loads of unforgettable activities that suite all ages.

A destination unlike any other, Mansfield and Richland County, Ohio’s wealth of unusual travel adventures and experiences such as visiting the working farm where Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall were married, to spending the night in a haunted former state prison where Hollywood blockbuster movies are shot and the world’s first robot. Breathtaking scenery, rural and hometown experiences, as well as hiking, biking, golf, cross-country and downhill skiing, bird watching and loads of other outdoor adventures attract families and visitors of all ages.  For information or to order a Visitors Guide, consumers can call (800) 642-8282 or visit  




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