Love is in the Air as Amazon.ca Announces the Top 20 Most Romantic Cities

Sales data across books, music and movie categories reveals Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, as the Most Romantic City in Canada

SEATTLE, Feb. 9 /CNW/ - With Valentine's Day just around the corner, Amazon.ca (www.amazon.ca) today announced its list of the Top 20 Most Romantic Cities in Canada. After compiling sales data of romance novels; sex and relationship books; romantic comedy DVDs; and Michael Bublé CDs since January 1, 2010, on a per capita basis in cities with over 100,000 residents, the Top 20 Most Romantic Cities in Canada are:

    
    1.     Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
    2.     Calgary, Alberta
    3.     Victoria, British Columbia
    4.     Regina, Saskatchewan
    5.     Guelph, Ontario
    6.     Kingston, Ontario
    7.     Kelowna, British Columbia
    8.     Edmonton, Alberta
    9.     Winnipeg, Manitoba
    10.    London, Ontario
    11.    Peterborough, Ontario
    12.    Ottawa, Ontario
    13.    Thunder Bay, Ontario
    14.    Abbotsford, British Columbia
    15.    Sudbury, Ontario
    16.    Halifax, Nova Scotia
    17.    Brantford, Ontario
    18.    Barrie, Ontario
    19.    St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
    20.    Windsor, Ontario
    

In taking a closer look at Amazon.ca's "romantic" data, the company also unveiled that:

    
    -   Saskatoon, Saskatchewan proves that brains are sexy, not only earning
        the honor of Most Romantic City all-around, but also most romantic in
        terms of book sales.

    -   Toronto, Ontario, home of the largest film festival open to the
        general public, secures its reputation as a film-loving city by
        making an appearance in the Most Romantic Cities only in terms of
        romantic comedy DVD sales.

    -   Vancouver, British Columbia, may be home to the 2010 Winter Olympics,
        but it only made one appearance in the winner's circle in the Most
        Romantic Cities list, popping up on the romantic comedy DVD sales
        list.
    

To browse Amazon.ca's selection of great gifts for Valentine's Day - and contribute to your city's romantic rating - visit www.amazon.ca/valentinesday.

About Amazon.ca

Amazon.ca (www.amazon.ca) is part of the global family of Amazon Web sites that have become known for great prices, selection, and convenience. Amazon.ca customers can find and discover millions of English and French books, CDs, videos, DVDs and electronics, Home and Garden products, as well as a vast array of software, video games, and consoles - all at everyday low prices. Amazon.ca also offers FREE Super Saver Shipping, available on orders of $39 CAD or more delivered to a single Canadian address. Amazon.ca sources products directly from Canadian publishers and distributors, ensuring a rich offering of Canadian titles and content. Features such as original editorial reviews in English and French and product recommendations help Amazon.ca customers find the right products for them among the site's broad selection. Through Amazon Marketplace, Amazon.ca customers can conveniently buy and sell used, new, and collectible merchandise on the same pages where Amazon.ca sells those items new. To ensure all orders are delivered to customers quickly and efficiently, Amazon.ca works with Canada Post, one of the world's most progressive postal companies. Orders placed at Amazon.ca are fulfilled and shipped from within Canada by Assured Logistics, a part of the Canada Post Group of Companies.

Forward-Looking Statements

This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Actual results may differ significantly from management's expectations. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that include, among others, risks related to competition, management of growth, new products, services and technologies, potential fluctuations in operating results, international expansion, outcomes of legal proceedings and claims, fulfillment center optimization, seasonality, commercial agreements, acquisitions and strategic transactions, foreign exchange rates, system interruption, inventory, government regulation and taxation, payments and fraud. More information about factors that potentially could affect Amazon.com's financial results is included in Amazon.com's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent filings.

SOURCE Amazon.ca

For further information: For further information: Margaret Antkowski/Dane Wolfe, NATIONAL Public Relations, (416) 586-0180, mantkowski@national.ca/dwolfe@national.ca


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