SAINT JOHN, NB, Sept. 22, 2016 /CNW/ - Irving Oil's Pump Up the Fun, $5 Million Summer Giveaway team presented two major prizes to close out the summer contest. Lucky Massachusetts resident Jenna Taylor picked up her $100,000 grand prize before a Red Sox game, and Newfoundland and Labrador resident Kim Gordon will pick up her $25,000 prize Friday September 22 in Glovertown.
Throughout the summer, Irving Oil's customers were given collector cards, and applied stickers from game tickets received after each purchase at participating Irving Oil locations. With three ways to play, customers had the chance to win Ford Escapes, Harley-Davidsons, Sea-Doo's and the guaranteed $100,000 grand prize.
"It's been an outstanding year for Pump Up the Fun," says Janelle Shillington, Retail Marketing Manager at Irving Oil. "Not only did we offer more prizes, but we also provided our customers with more ways to play while fueling up all summer long."
"It really is life-changing," says Jenna Taylor, winner of the $100,000 grand prize. "These winnings could not have come at a better time for my family. When I got the winning sticker, I couldn't believe it; thank you Irving Oil."
"You don't know how much this means, it's fabulous," said Glovertown, Newfoundland and Labrador resident Kim Gordon when she learned her PIN was drawn for her $25,000 prize. "They always say that if you don't play, you won't win. Well I played, and I've won!"
Jenna and Kim weren't alone in their excitement; customers had fun collecting game stickers and entering their PINs online all summer long. This year's contest was the largest summer giveaway in Irving Oil history, with over 11,000 winners and $5 million in prizes and discounts up for grabs.
Recent winners in New England include Torrington, Connecticut resident Heather England who collected to win a Can-Am Outlander and Senara Mata from Hudson, New Hampshire who won $5,000 online.
A Ford Escape was won in New Brunswick, another $5,000 in Nova Scotia, $5,000 and a Harley-Davidson in Quebec, and thousands of instant prize winners, and hundreds of online winners drawn from more than five million PINs entered online.
Pump Up the Fun, $5 Million Summer Giveaway ran from early June to early September at participating Irving Oil retail locations in communities they serve throughout New England, Quebec, Ontario and Atantic Canada. For additional contest information and a list of winners, visit www.irvingfun.com.
ABOUT IRVING OIL
Irving Oil was founded in 1924 and is a privately-owned regional refining and marketing company with a history of long-term partnerships and relationships. Irving Oil operates Canada's largest refinery, in Saint John, NB, which is located 65 miles north of the US border and has reached production rates in excess of 320,000 barrels per day. With over 900 fueling locations, operations from ten distribution terminals, and a delivery fleet of tractor‐trailers, Irving Oil serves wholesale, commercial, and retail customers in Atlantic Canada, Quebec, and New England. Learn more at facebook.com/irvingoil or www.irvingoil.com.
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Image with caption: "Wally the Green Monster, Tyler McLaughlin (Irving Oil), Jeff Goldberg (Irving Oil), Jenna Taylor ($100,000 grand prize winner) and Happy the Irving Oil mascot at a Boston Red Sox game at Fenway Park. (CNW Group/Irving Oil)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160922_C8913_PHOTO_EN_779843.jpg
Audio with caption: "Kim Gordon from Glovertown, Newfoundland and Labrador gets a $25,000 call from Irving Oil.". Audio available at: http://stream1.newswire.ca/media/2016/09/22/20160922_C8913_AUDIO_EN_779841.mp3
For further information: Media Contact: Anthony Bamford, Public Affairs, Irving Oil, 506.636.2839, [email protected]