Claude Dery of Fredericton wins 2017 Jeep Wrangler Sport S in Select Sweepstakes

FREDERICTON, Aug. 17, 2017 /CNW/ - "Words cannot describe the euphoria we went through when our insurance broker told us we'd won this brand new Jeep Wrangler," said Claude Dery of Fredericton. "We were camping at the time and as they were trying to tell us we'd won, we'd lose our connection. So in between several attempts to tell us, my wife Rachel and I were getting excited and anxious, wanting to know what we'd won. When we finally had a clear line, I had them repeat it two or three times because we couldn't believe it."

Claude Dery is now the proud owner of a jet black 2017 Jeep Wrangler Sport S as the first vehicle winner in the 2017-18 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 group insurance program for current and former officers of RCMP, Dery was eligible for group car and home insurance from Economical Select through his broker, Higgins Insurance. The brokerage entered Dery into the sweepstakes in the spring after he called for a quote on some policy changes to his auto insurance.

"This is something you read about and never believe it could happen to you," said Dery, a former RCMP Constable with 27 years' service. "It took us a full day for the news to sink in. We'd never won anything close to this before. It was a big event in our life. We're still flying high over this. Now that it's ours, we're going to take the top off and go around and see our friends and show it off."

"Everyone at Higgins Insurance is thrilled that one of our clients from the RCMP program is the winner of such a fabulous prize," said Jennifer Higgins, President of Higgins Insurance. "What could be more exciting than giving a new vehicle to someone? Claude and Rachel's excitement is infectious. They always wondered who really wins these national contests."

"Higgins Insurance has been a proud partner with Economical Select in the Select Sweepstakes since its inception," added Higgins. "We're delighted to be able to reward someone who has been such a strong supporter and advocate for our brokerage."

"We're so excited to kick off the 2017-18 Select Sweepstakes campaign by awarding our first vehicle prize today," said Jeff Patterson, National Business Development Manager at Economical Select. "This year's Sweepstakes is particularly exciting as we've added new prizes and a lot of adventure to the mix. It's such a great way to assist our broker partners in attracting new members to the group program, but even better, it's an excellent way to help group members get exclusive discounts on car and home insurance. We have a lot more prizes to give away this year, and all it takes is a call for a quote to be entered. We're really looking forward to an exciting year ahead."

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About Higgins Insurance
Higgins Insurance is one of the fastest growing Independent insurance brokers in the Maritime Provinces. We've been able to accomplish this by expanding our reach throughout New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island, while maintaining our focus on our clients. With over 20 years of experience as a company, we understand the intricacies of Canadian insurance. Our experienced team works hard to merge tried and true practices with current trends and policy changes to provide our clients with the best possible insurance packages for their needs.

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 $2.2 billion in annualized premiums and more than $5.5 billion in assets as at June 30, 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.

SOURCE Economical Insurance

For further information: Doug Maybee, Manager, Public and Media Relations, Economical Insurance, (T) 519.570.8249,,; Jennifer Higgins, President, Higgins Insurance, (T) 506-849-7800,,


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