MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (WTNH)-- A big push to get people to leave the big banks and go back to community banks and credit unions. As part of that push Thursday, a Middletown credit union gave away free gas to 200 lucky people to show them why it pays to bank local.
Another morning on Connecticut's roads, another day stuck in traffic.
There isn't a hold up on I-91 or even 84, it's Saybrook Road in Middletown where driver's lined up for $20 worth of free gas.
"Season's federal credit union have a good day," said Robyn Swanson, VP Season's Federal Credit Union. "We're part of a nation wide event today, throughout the country."
All drivers had to do was listen to a pitch from credit union representatives and be one of the first 200 drivers to make it to the pumps.
"So, I got here and I'm 149, so all the way down I'm asking the policeman what number? What number?" said Mary Haynes.
So, how long would you be willing to wait to get $20 worth of free gas? Motorists there lined up for around half a mile an in some cases waited as long as 30 minutes but they say it's worth it.
"If they were going to give me another $20, I'd turn around and do it again," said Shawn Roberts, Middletown.
And you can bet number 200 was just happy they hadn't hit the road five seconds later.
"I was telling her all morning, go, go. Thank God," said Latisha Outlaw.
She may be all smiles but then again so too is the owner of this establishment.
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