Calgarians take home 90 prizes in Co-op's annual Fuel up to Win contest

Local winners win several top prizes, including a 2014 Ford Escape, $5000 vacation, free groceries for a year and free gas for a year

CALGARY, June 16, 2014 /CNW/ - Together all Western Canadian Co-op food stores, gas bars and convenience stores participated in the annual Fuel up to Win Contest. This eight-week promotion, which ran from February 28, 2014 to April 24, 2014, awarded a total of $7 million in prizes and discounts (up from $4.3 million in 2013).

"Fuel up to Win is a fun game to play and a great way for us to say thank you to the customers and members who regularly fuel up at our gas bars and shop at our food stores," said Ken Woo, interim chief executive officer at Calgary Co-op.

This year only one lucky winner would take home the 2014 Ford Escape (retail value $34,000) and this year's winner is Erica Kraft from Calgary, Alberta. Kraft was presented with her prize on May 11, 2014.

"I'm so very grateful for Calgary Co-op. I have never won anything in my life and winning this vehicle has come at such a wonderful time for our family," said Kraft, "I didn't think I would win when I entered online; however, I entered this contest as Co-op is a trusted company in my eyes.  Thank you again Calgary Co-op."

Calgarians were keen to participate in this year's contest by collecting game tickets and entering on line. The Calgary market saw a total of 90 prize winners who shared over $75,000 in prizes, including:

  • One (1) winner took home the $5000 Vacation Giveaway – Leola Renneberg
  • Two (2) winners will enjoy Free Groceries for a Year (retail value $5,300) – Arlene Floyd, Marnie Rogers
  • Five (5) winners will enjoy Free Gas for a Year (retail value $3,200) – Larissa Johnston, Jonathan MacBurnie, Barbara Matiakas, Craig Mullin, James Reid

Beddington was the luckiest of all Calgary Co-op stores; a total of nine winners shopped at the Beddington location during the contest period. There was a one in six chance of winning instantly.  For a complete list of winners please visit

About Calgary Co-op

Owned by our members, Calgary Co-op is one of the largest retail co-operatives in North America. With over 440,000 members, 3,500 employees, assets of $485 million and annual sales over $1.1 billion, Calgary Co-op is committed to lead in food; petroleum; home health care; pharmacy; wine, spirits, beer and travel. In 2013, through the Co-op Community Foundation and community initiatives, Calgary Co-op invested over $4.2 million into local youth programs, education, environment, preventative health and poverty relief. For more information please visit

Image with caption: "Front row from left to right: Fuel up to Win prize winner Erica Kraft, her husband Darcy and their two children. Back row from left to right: Ronnette Fichten (Centre Manager, Deer Valley Co-op); Jeff Ambrose (VP, Non-Food Operations and Business Development at Calgary Co-op); Ken Woo (Interim Chief Executive Officer at Calgary Co-op) (CNW Group/Calgary Co-Operative Association Limited (Calgary Co-op))". Image available at:

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SOURCE: Calgary Co-Operative Association Limited (Calgary Co-op)

For further information: Media Contact: Tara Kayler, Calgary Co-operative Association Limited, 403-219-6025, ext. 6137


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