AIR MILES® thanks Collectors on 20th Anniversary
TORONTO, Feb. 1, 2013 /CNW/ - Imagine finding out that you could travel
to France with a loved one, 10 times a year for five years! For one
lucky AIR MILES Collector, Frank D., 67, of Lower Sackville, Nova
Scotia, this dream has become a reality as part of AIR MILES' 20th Anniversary celebrations.
Frank D., is among the thousands of Canadians who were automatically
entered into the AIR MILES 20th Anniversary Thanks a Million promotion last summer just by doing their everyday shopping at a local
AIR MILES Sponsor location. Frank, as it happens, is a devoted Sobeys
shopper. As part of the contest, 20 finalists were drawn to win 20,000
reward miles each, with the grand prize winner receiving an additional
1 million miles!
"It's always been my wife's dream to travel to Hawaii," exclaimed Frank.
"With the one million and 20,000 miles, I can take her there 60 times!
Or, we can enjoy the trip with 98 of our closest friends! I never
imagined we'd be so lucky when I started earning AIR MILES shopping at
my local Sobeys over a decade ago."
The possibilities for a million reward miles are truly endless. Here
are just a few ways that newly awarded Mile-ionaire Frank D. and his
wife could choose to spend them:
Drive across Canada (coast to coast) 174 times without shelling out for
gas money using AIR MILES Cash
Renovate every room in their house
Celebrate with 172 of their closest friends on an Alaskan cruise
Fly to the Seven Wonders of the World together six times
The following lucky Collectors were among the Thanks a Million finalists who each won 20,000 reward miles:
Lindsay S. from Prince Albert, Saskatchewan
Steven M. from Black Diamond, Alberta
Owen S. from Winnipeg, Manitoba
Fredrick D. from Fruitvale, British Columbia
Susan S. from New Minas, Nova Scotia
Luann W. from Russell, Ontario
Peter L. from Thunder Bay, Ontario
Jacklene W. from Iroquois Falls, Ontario
Natalie M. from Quesnel, British Columbia
Laurie O. from Mississauga, Ontario
John M. from Cranford, Alberta
Genevieve S. from Montreal, Quebec
Sebastian S. from Brampton, Ontario
Patricia C. from Cochrane, Alberta
Barbara S. from Winnipeg, Manitoba
Norma M. from Mississauga, Ontario
Kelly I. from Irvine, Alberta
Dung V. from Yarmouth, Nova Scotia
Natalie W. from Calgary, Alberta
With 20,000 reward miles, these lucky Collectors have the opportunity
Go to the movies once a week for an entire year (for a family of four!)
Fly from Toronto to New York and back nine times
Refurbish a room in the house by instantly redeeming through AIR MILES
"I want to say a big congratulations to Frank D., our newly-crowned
Mile-ionaire and our Thanks-a-Million finalists - thank you for
participating in the contest," says Andy Wright, president of the AIR
MILES Reward Program. "Equally important is to thank all AIR MILES
Collectors for their continued support over the past 20 years. We look
forward to celebrating many more milestones with you in the future."
It gives us great pride knowing that over the past 20 years, we've
issued more than 50 billion miles to our over 10 million Collectors,"
said Andy Wright, president of the AIR MILES Reward Program. "We're
also proud that we've been able to give Canadians a way to turn their
everyday purchases, like gas, groceries and pharmacy needs into movie
tickets, electronics, dream vacations and so much more."
Canadians can sign up for the program, find out about local Sponsors and
learn more by visiting www.airmiles.ca.
About the AIR MILES Thanks a Million Contest:
The AIR MILES Thanks a Million Contest ran from August 24, 2012 to
September 20, 2012. Collectors entered the contest by redeeming
Contest Offer Coupons when making their everyday purchases or by
collecting AIR MILES with their BMO Bank of Montreal AIR MILES
MasterCard® or debit card, and / or their American Express AIR MILES
Credit Card. Contest sponsors included American Express, BMO Bank of
Montreal, Sobeys, Foodland, Lawtons Drugs, Toys "R" Us, The Children's
Place, Metro, RONA, Safeway, and Rexall.
About the AIR MILES Reward Program:
Founded in 1992, the AIR MILES Reward Program is Canada's premier
coalition loyalty program with more than 10 million active Collector
accounts, representing approximately two-thirds of all Canadian
households. The AIR MILES Reward Program allows Collectors to earn
reward miles simply by doing their everyday shopping at more than 220
leading brand-name Sponsors, representing thousands of retail and
service locations across Canada and leading global brands online. The
AIR MILES Reward Program also allows Collectors to indulge in more than
1200 leisure, entertainment, merchandise, travel and a range of
accredited, environmentally-friendly lifestyle rewards. With AIR MILES
Cash, Collectors can also have the flexibility to instantly redeem
their AIR MILES reward miles in-store towards many everyday and high
value purchases like gas, grocery, drug store items and home
improvement purchases at participating Sponsors.
Image with caption: "The AIR MILES Reward Program congratulates Frank D., 67 (with wife, Noreen, 64) of Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia on winning one million AIR MILES reward miles in the Thanks A Million contest. (CNW Group/AIR MILES Reward Program)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130201_C2298_PHOTO_EN_23186.jpg
SOURCE: AIR MILES Reward Program
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