Toronto resident wins 2016 Chevy Equinox in Select Sweepstakes

TORONTO, March 11, 2016 /CNW/ - When Mary Yin of CUPE Local 4400 picked up the phone to call National Brokers Insurance Services for a car insurance quote, she wasn't expecting to win a car. Today, her life changed when she was presented the keys to a shiny new 2016 Chevy Equinox as a vehicle winner in the Select Sweepstakes. The presentation took place this morning at Roy Foss Cadillac Chevrolet Buick GMC in Vaughan.

"This is a big milestone for me. It's my dream car," said Ms. Yin, an ESL instructor with the Toronto District School Board. "It was such a surprise. I was shocked. I'm not usually so lucky. I've never had a new car before. They've always been hand-me-down cars that friends or family didn't want any more. Now we can take a lot more family road trips in the summer, and there will be a lot more room in the car for everyone. I'm really happy."

"My call to Mary Yin to advise that she had won a 2016 Chevrolet Equinox was filled with excitement and she could hardly believe it. She stated that she had never won anything and now to win a brand new car! We are very happy that our group home and auto insurance program for CUPE enabled Mary to have the best coverage and a chance at winning fabulous prizes - in Mary's case the keys to her new car," said Joyce Usher-Mesiano, president of National Brokers Insurance Services Inc. "The smile on Mary's face will make 2016 a special year to remember!"

The Select Sweepstakes campaign is run in partnership between Economical Select, one of Canada's leading providers of group car and home insurance, and 73 insurance brokers across Canada, offering eligible group members an opportunity to win great prizes1. As a member of CUPE 4400, Ms. Yin was eligible for exclusive group pricing in addition to being entered into the Select Sweepstakes.

"The Select Sweepstakes campaign is available exclusively for group members. They are entered for a chance to win great prizes just for getting a car or home insurance quote," explained Jeff Patterson, national business development manager at Economical Select. "By putting customers first and providing marketing support to brokers, the campaign has been effective in driving sales for our broker partners and growing our group insurance business. But it is the smiles on people's faces when we award their new vehicle and the impact it has on our winners and their families that really make this campaign so worthwhile."

A final draw for a 2016 BMW 4 Series on April 8, 2016, will close out the current Select Sweepstakes campaign.

About National Insurance Broker Services Inc.

National Brokers Insurance Services Inc. is a leading Canadian and international broker of property and casualty insurance products and services. National Brokers Insurance follows a structured approach to building solid customer relations using an integrated team concept and business processes that enhance client service and retention. National Brokers Insurance's workplace culture fully empowers co-workers to better serve clients. National Union Insurance is a division of National Brokers Insurance Services Inc.

About Economical Select®

Economical Select is a member company of Economical Insurance. Economical Select specializes in group car and home insurance programs, partnering with brokers and organizations across Canada to offer exclusive, discounted rates for their group members. Economical Select has been providing Canadians with access to affordable group car and home insurance for over 20 years. Visit for more information.

About Economical Insurance

Founded in 1871, Economical Insurance is one of Canada's leading property and casualty insurers, with approximately $2.0 billion in annualized premium volume and $5.3 billion in assets as at December 31, 2015. Based in Waterloo, this Canadian-owned and operated company services the insurance needs of more than one million customers across the country. Economical Insurance conducts business under the following brands: Economical Insurance, Economical, Western General, Economical Select, Perth Insurance, Family Insurance Solutions, and Economical Financial.

1 There is also an alternative method of entering the Select Sweepstakes campaign for people who are not members of eligible groups at the time of entry, but who otherwise meet the criteria to join an eligible group (for full rules visit:

SOURCE Economical Insurance

Image with caption: "Mary Yin, second from left, receives the keys to her new 2016 Chevy Equinox as a vehicle winner in the Select Sweepstakes. L-R: Donna Walczyk, vice-president, National Brokers Insurance Services; Mary Yin; Jeff Patterson, national business development manager, Economical Select; Joyce Usher-Mesiano, president, National Brokers Insurance Services (CNW Group/Economical Insurance)". Image available at:

For further information:

Doug Maybee
Economical Insurance
(T) 519.570.8249
(C) 519.404.0989

Joyce Usher-Mesiano, president
National Brokers Insurance Services
(T ) 905.597.3500  Ext. 4225
(C) 416.274.8777

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