Retailers expand gas savings Override program

first_imgOn Feb. 27, the gas savings program that has put more than $10 million back into the pockets of consumers throughout New England returns to participating Shaw’s Supermarkets, Dunkin’ Donuts locations and Irving Oil gas stations.Participating Shaw’s Supermarkets will once again be offering powerful gas savings to their customers, which can then be redeemed at Irving locations throughout Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and in select areas in Vermont and Rhode Island.To make Override even more convenient, customers using their Shaw’s Rewards Card when they shop for groceries can use that same card right at the pump to lower their price of gas. For the past year, people participating in the program were issued paper coupons, which meant having to go into the store to redeem the savings.Now, with paper coupons eliminated, everyone can lower their price of gas right at the pump, saving both time and money.What makes Override truly powerful for the consumer is that participants who make purchases at a participating Shaw’s, or at a participating Dunkin’ Donuts in Maine or New Hampshire by using their Dunkin’ Donuts Card, can combine those savings to lower their price of gas even further. These two cards can be linked at Override.com, where more information can also be found.“This is the right program at the right time. It’s not a gimmick, it’s not complicated, and Override does not make you buy anything you do not want in order to save,” said Override CEO Mike Crosby. “Best of all, Override will bring people real savings just when they need these savings the most.”The program is simple: A minimum purchase of groceries with a Shaw’s Rewards Card earns savings off each gallon of gas at Irving up to 20 gallons. The savings increase if the grocery purchase is larger. At Dunkin’ Donuts, purchases totaling $20 earns 5 cents off each gallon of Irving gas.“Override is an innovative program that offers our customers another way to save in this very tough economy,” said Larry Wahlstrom, President of Shaw’s Supermarkets. “We are always looking to provide quality products, a fresh shopping experience, and, most importantly, ways to provide maximum value for our customers’ hard-earned dollars. The gas savings program does just that. People will see a very real and positive impact on their wallets when they participate in Override.”Restrictions may apply. For more information, visit Override.com.About Shaw’s SupermarketsShaw’s, Osco and Star Market are a division of SUPERVALU INC. Throughout the six New England states, there about 200 store locations employing approximately 28,000 associates. SUPERVALU INC. is one of the largest companies in the United States grocery channel with estimated annual sales of $45 billion. SUPERVALU holds leading market share positions across the U.S. with approximately 2,500 retail grocery locations. Through SUPERVALU’s nationwide supply chain network, the company provides distribution and related logistics support services to more than 2,500 independent retailers and other grocery endpoints across the country. SUPERVALU has approximately 190,000 employees. For more information about SUPERVALU visit www.supervalu.com(link is external).About Dunkin’ DonutsFounded in 1950, today Dunkin’ Donuts is the number one retailer of coffee by the cup in America, selling 2.7 million cups a day, nearly one billion cups a year. Dunkin’ Donuts is also the largest coffee and baked goods chain in the world and sells more donuts, coffee and bagels than any other quick service restaurant in America. Dunkin’ Donuts has more than 6,700 shops in 29 countries worldwide. Based in Canton, Massachusetts, Dunkin’ Donuts is a subsidiary of Dunkin’ Brands, Inc. For more information, visit www.dunkindonuts.com(link is external).About Irving OilFounded in 1924, Irving Oil is a regional energy refining and marketing company serving customers in New England and Eastern Canada with a range of finished energy products and complimentary products and services. In 2003, Irving Oil became the first oil company to win a USEPA Clean Air Excellence award for its low sulfur gasoline. For more information, visit www.irvingoil.com(link is external).About OverrideOverride, created in July 2007, is a network of highly respected retail brands that provides consumers an opportunity to lower their individual price of gas at the pump. Consumers can earn gas savings at participating Shaw’s Supermarkets and Dunkin’ Donuts, and the opportunity to save is also offered to more than 9,000 L.L. Bean employees through the Override employee program. Gas savings are redeemable at 200 participating Irving fuel locations throughout New England. For more information, please visit www.override.com(link is external).last_img read more

Tax and Business Law sections take legislative positions

first_imgUnless the Florida Supreme Court issues a clarifying opinion, amend F.S. § 201.02(1) to specify when a transfer of real property into any business entity, whether it is a corporation, partnership, limited liability company, or otherwise, will or will not be subject to the documentary stamp tax. Amend the Florida blue sky statute to delete the “dealer” registration requirement for offerings in Florida of a federal-covered security (government by appropriate rules of the Security and Exchange Commission) in order that an offering of a federal covered security need not satisfy the requirements of the Florida private placement exemption under F.S. § 517.061(11) solely for the purpose of averting the requirement that the issuer and its bona fide employees engaged in selling securities in that offering be registered as a “dealer” under the Florida blue sky statute. Tax and Business Law sections take legislative positions In separate requests to the Bar Board of Governors, the Tax Section is seeking legislation clarifying a variety of issues including the Department of Revenue’s authority, while the Business Law Section is seeking to amend a law on commissions for securities dealers. The sections will present their legislative requests first to the Legislation Committee and then on December 15 to the Bar Board of Governors. Unlike Bar-wide positions, sections lobby in their own name and use only their own voluntary dues to support such advocacy, and consequently have a greater scope for their lobbying activities. Sections can also oppose each other on the same position. The Bar rules require that when section representatives present their positions to lawmakers, they clearly identify that they represent the section and not the Bar as a whole. Because the sections’ legislative activities are supported with voluntary dues, Bar members cannot seek a refund, as they can with Bar-wide positions, of their annual Bar membership fees when they disagree with the position. Anyone with questions about a section legislative position can find a list of section officers in the September Journal directory issue. The Business Law Section is requesting four positions relating to the securities issues, while the Tax Section is requesting eight positions on a variety of matters. The Business Law Section is seeking to: Tax and Business Law sections take legislative positions Provide that interests in non-SEC registered entities should be exempted from the intangibles tax. Amend the revenue statutes to allow a taxpayer, whether or not in audit, to establish an overpayment of sales or use through sampling. Taxpayers would have the right to do so through statistical sampling, with the results binding on the department unless the department can establish some defect in the sample methodology employed by the taxpayer. Alternatively the refund amount can be established using some other sampling method agreed upon by the taxpayer and the department. Amend the Florida blue sky statute to delete, as one of the conditions to the availability of the private placement exemption to the offering registration requirement of that statute, the right of a purchaser in that offering to void the sale to that purchaser within three days after the first tender of consideration for that sale is made by such purchaser or within three days after the availability of that privilege is communicated to such purchaser before such sale and regardless of compliance with any dealer registration or other requirement in connection with that offering. That change would delete subsection (5) of F.S. §517.061(11)(a). Create F.S. § 220.03(2)(d) to expressly adopt the federal check-the-box regulations. December 1, 2000 Regular Newscenter_img Further study is needed on whether deference to Department of Revenue interpretations of tax statutes is warranted so that a well-reasoned recommendation can be presented to the legislature. The section and department have different opinions on the issue and the section has promised its final recommendation will reflect an understanding of the department’s concerns. The Tax Section is seeking authorization to present its positions on a number of issues, some relating to the Department of Revenue. They include: Amend the Florida blue sky statute to delete the requirement that any issuer of securities in any offering in Florida, or any bona fide employee of that issuer which employee is not primarily engaged in that offering or sale of securities, be registered as a “dealer” under that statute solely for the purposes of that offering. Requiring the department to waive penalties that are assessed in cases where a taxpayer can demonstrate he or she exercised reasonable care. The courts and administrative law judges in the Division of Administrative Hearings should be authorized to independently review the facts and circumstances to determine whether reasonable cause exists, without deference to the department’s determination of that question. Amend the Florida blue sky statute to delete, as one of the conditions to the availability of the private placement exemption to the offering registration requirement of that statute, the requirement that no person defined as a “dealer” in that statute but not registered as a “dealer” thereunder be paid a commission or compensation for the sale in that offering, provided that the commission or compensation arrangement is disclosed to each purchaser in that offering. Amend F.S. § 72.011 to provide the venue for actions brought under that statute is in Leon County Circuit Court, of the circuit court in the county where the taxpayer regularly maintains its books and records in this state. The statute also would be amended to remove venue from among the jurisdictional provisions of the section. Single member limited liability companies and other legal entities that are disregarded as entities separate from their owners for income tax purposes should be treated as separate legal entities for sales tax and other non-income tax purposes.last_img read more

Headless Animals, Opossum Shooting Probed

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The Suffolk County SPCA is asking for the public’s help in finding who shot this opossum in the face.Two decapitated animal heads were found in East Northport on Tuesday, the same day an opossum was discovered to be suffering from pellet-gun wounds in Holtsville, Suffolk County SPCA investigators said.The pair of severed heads—belonging to either sheep or goats—was in a plastic bag near the intersection of Elwood and Warner Roads in East Northport, authorities said.“We find this deeply disturbing,” said Roy Gross, chief of the Suffolk SPCA, noting that it’s the second time in less than a year that animal remains have been found in the same area.The Holtsville resident who reported finding the opossum alive in a garbage pail took it to a veterinarian who determined that the animal had been shot in the face with a pellet gun, officials said.“This is a blatant act of animal cruelty and we will do everything we can to see that those responsible are apprehended,” Gross said of the opossum shooting.The animal head case comes after a bag of decapitated animals was found Deer Park last year, 18 headless chickens were found in Manorville in 2011 and a beheaded goat turned up in Islip in 2009.Anyone with information is asked to call the Suffolk County SPCA at 631-382-7722.last_img read more