Verizon’s ‘Fuel the Love’ Campaign Arrives in Tampa

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Tampa, Fla. - Tampa residents were shocked Thursday when they went to the pump, but not because of high gas prices. This day, it was because their tank of gas was free, paid for by Verizon. It’s all a part of Verizon’s “Fuel the Love” campaign, where over the next few weeks, Verizon will be delighting customers at gas stations in at least 15 cities nationwide with the same surprise.

“We’re topping off gas pumps in the Tampa area, all in the name of kindness,” said Shawn Alexander, consumer vice president of the South East for Verizon Consumer Group. “We know how tight budgets are today, and we hope to have helped not only directly with those who received a free tank, but also inspire others to help out where they can as well.”

For several hours, Verizon covered gas for unsuspecting customers, and the reactions ranged from surprised to downright elated.

“So much is going on in our world, so much negativity, people are experiencing anxiety, there is a lot of inflation, and it’s either you pay for gas or get some food,” said customer Gwen Breux. “Verizon blessing me with this card to fill my tank up with gas is amazing. It’s the small things that go so far, so it means so much.”

Fuel the Love ties in with the company’s #ACallForKindness campaign, which Verizon, along with dozens of other corporate partners, are looking to make the world a kinder place, one act at a time. So far, Verizon has fueled up tanks in Madison, Portland, Phoenix, Indianapolis and others.

While Verizon is saving people money directly at the pump in these select locations, it’s also making sure people know the value that comes with being a Verizon customer each and every day:

  • Because Verizon is the network Tampa relies on, we’ve made it easy to switch. Those looking to switch can take advantage of the new Welcome Unlimited plan - our best unlimited price ever for unlimited talk, text, and data on Verizon’s 5G Nationwide network. Plus, switch the whole family. Keep your phones and get $960 for four lines. You can learn more at:
  • With Verizon Visa® Card, card holders can earn 4% in rewards on gas purchases at any time - all year round! When an eligible Verizon Wireless customer applies and is approved for the Verizon Visa Card¹, the new card holder gets a $100 statement credit² applied to their credit card bill - after making their first purchase using the card. Learn more at:
  • Verizon’s 5G Get More and 5G Play More unlimited plans come with streaming services included (like Disney+, Hulu and ESPN+) saving customers on services they may already pay for.
  • Subscribers of Verizon’s premium unlimited plans (Get More, Play More, Do More) qualify for Verizon Home Internet starting at $25/month with Auto Pay. You can learn more at

Verizon will not be promoting its Fuel the Love events in advance, but we’ll be sure to share as they take place! You can learn more about the #ACallForKindness campaign and join our pledge at

¹Account Opening Offer: Subject to credit approval. To apply, you must be a Verizon Wireless Account Owner or Account Manager on an account with up to 12 phone lines max (depending on plan).

²$100 Statement Credit: In order to qualify for this offer, you must (i) apply and be approved for a Verizon Visa Card account and (ii) make a purchase using your new account within the first 90 days of account opening. Only one statement credit offer per account. Account must remain open and in good standing at time statement credit is applied to the Account. Statement credit will post to account within 1-2 billing cycles after purchase is made. We reserve the right to discontinue or alter the terms of this offer at any time. Limited time offer.


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