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BJ's to sell gas for $2.50 gallon to kick off summer

Gas won’t get any cheaper than this.

BJ's Wholesale Club will sell regular unleaded fuel for $2.50 a gallon starting at 6:30 a.m. Thursday at its White Marsh store gas station.

 The discounter is tying the promotion to Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial start of summer, at a time when gas prices have climbed 4 cents a gallon in a month, GasBuddy.com says. As of Tuesday, regular gas in Maryland averaged $3.50 a gallon, according to AAA’s Daily Fuel Gauge Report.

Memorial Day weekend is typically a time to hit the road. Last year more than 34 million people traveled by car during the three-day holiday.

"BJ's wants to send out its members with a little extra cash in their pockets," the retailer said in its announcement.

But beware: The special price is limited to the first 500 members who arrive at 6:30 a.m. Each motorist can buy up to 50 gallons. Non-members can get in line, but they'll need to sign up for a membership before filling up.

lorraine.mirabella@baltsun.com

 

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