Chirag Patel of North York wins 2017 Mercedes Benz CLA in Select Sweepstakes

NORTH YORK, ON, May 29, 2017 /CNW/ - "It's unbelievable! This is the first time in my life that I've ever won anything," said Chirag Patel, a network administrator at the privately-owned Metro College of Technology. "My wife and daughters are so happy that I won this beautiful Mercedes Benz. I could never have afforded this car, so we think we are very fortunate. We're going to take it for a long drive together soon."

This afternoon at Mercedes Benz Markham, Patel was presented the keys to his metal grey  2017 Mercedes Benz CLA as the final winner in the 2016-17 Select Sweepstakes, an annual campaign run by one of Canada's leading providers of group car and home insurance — Economical Select. Along with their broker partners, Economical Select offers eligible group members an opportunity to win great prizes just for calling to get a quote on car or home insurance.[1]

As a member of the Society of Internet Professionals, Patel was eligible for group car and home insurance from Economical Select through his broker, Rai Grant, who entered Patel into the sweepstakes simply for getting a quote.

"We have been in Canada for nine years and I went without a car until 2016 when my wife gave me my first car – a used one – as a gift," said Patel. "My colleagues at work are very excited for me. They all want me to take them for a ride. They are also getting in touch with Rai Grant so they can qualify for the Select Sweepstakes, too! Rai Grant has been so helpful with my insurance needs. I know I can call them anytime and they will respond very quickly."

"We are thrilled to be able to present Mr. Patel of The Society of Internet Professionals (SIP) with the keys to a new 2017 Mercedes Benz CLA," said Paul Rai, President of Rai Grant Insurance Brokers.  "Since we started the SIP Group Auto & Home Insurance Program in 2008, hundreds of members have called us for quotes to take advantage of the program and obtained 'Better Coverage for a Better Price.'  For Mr. Patel, this is the ultimate win-win scenario.  He saved money on his insurance and in doing so, won a Mercedes!  All of us at Rai Grant Insurance would like to congratulate Mr. Patel on winning the Select Sweepstakes and we wish him safe travels wherever his new car may take him."

"It's been a momentous year for the Select Sweepstakes campaign, and we're thrilled to award the final grand prize to a lucky group member today," said Jeff Patterson, National Business Development Manager, Economical Select. "We work closely with our broker partners to offer group members superior customer and claims service plus exclusive discounts on car and home insurance. We're also pleased to offer exciting campaigns and give away great prizes — which certainly makes group members the winners here!"

About Rai Grant Insurance Brokers
Established in 1985, Rai Grant Insurance Brokers has grown to become one of Ontario's largest Truly Independent insurance brokerages.  Through its various operating divisions, Rai Grant Insurance Brokers provides a full range of commercial, personal and group auto and property insurance products to its clients.  Our insurance professionals work in fully integrated teams in order to provide our clients with consistently superior advice and service along with our signature "Better Coverage for a Better Price.

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 is one of Canada's leading property and casualty insurers, with more than $2.1 billion in annualized premiums and more than $5.4 billion in assets as at March 31, 2017. Based in Waterloo, ON, this Canadian-owned and operated company services the insurance needs of more than one million customers across the country. Economical conducts business under the following brands: Economical Insurance, Economical, Western General, Economical Select, Perth Insurance, Sonnet, Petsecure, Economical Financial, and Family Insurance Solutions.

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SOURCE Economical Insurance

For further information: Doug Maybee, Manager, Public and Media Relations, Economical Insurance, (T) 519.570.8249,; Petar Germanski, Group Business Development Manager, Rai Grant Insurance Brokers, (T) 905.475.5800 Ext. 246,


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