Customers win with Fabutan's 30th Anniversary celebrations

CALGARY, Jan. 6 /CNW/ - Fabutan, Canada's largest indoor tanning company, is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a series of promotions and contests for everyone.

From January 2 to 31, Fabutan customers will be able to receive 30 percent more minutes with the purchase of any regular priced tanning package; or they can receive no enrollment fee on a Gold Card, Fabutan's monthly membership during January.

Between January 2 and March 31, everyone is also invited to visit Fabutan and pick up a contest card for Fabutan's 30th Anniversary Contest, running online at (no purchase required). Some of the golden prizes include:

    -   Five trips for two to sunny warm Cancun from
    -   A trip for two to meet and see The Black Eyed Peas live in concert in
    -   350 Universal Music download cards (each card will contain 30 songs)
    -   Five "sun-themed" DVD gift packages from Alliance Films
    -   30 lotion and eyewear gift packages containing Eshe Bath & Body
        Moisturizer, Season Sole-Tiere, and a pair of Oogles
    -   Three gift packages from AminoGenesis skin care
    -   One month of free tanning from each Fabutan studio

"Over the course of 30 years, Fabutan has become a place where people come for various reasons, from getting ready for a trip south, to get a healthy glow, or just to pamper themselves," says Fabutan President Doug McNabb. "I'm very proud of Fabutan's dynamic team who are committed to our customers. Without them, we wouldn't be as successful as we are."

Fabutan started in 1979, by Fabutan founder Bruce Puffer and in the space of six years; he grew the company from one tanning studio in Edmonton to a franchised enterprise with dozens of locations throughout British Columbia and Alberta.

Puffer sold the franchise operations in 1992 to Doug McNabb, then Fabutan's vice president of marketing. Under McNabb's leadership, Fabutan has become Canada's premier indoor tanning company with 147 studios nationally.

McNabb has been a leading spokesperson for the indoor tanning industry. He has consistently advocated a responsible approach to tanning. Every year, Fabutan sends out volunteers for summer Screen Patrol events to promote sun awareness and hand out on average 2,800 litres of sunscreen a summer.

As well, he has been instrumental in raising awareness regarding vitamin D deficiency in Canada and raising funds for further research into the fight against breast cancer. Fabutan has raised more than $500,000 for breast cancer advocacy and research in the past 8 years through its annual Ray of Hope campaign, alone.

This anniversary is a testament to the relationships our franchisees and CEO's have with our customers. I am so proud of our team's approach to building lasting relationships with our customers. Ensuring our customers enjoy tanning in a non-burning fashion, maximizing the benefits while minimizing the risks of too much or too little UV exposure has been a cornerstone of our success.

About Fabutan Sun Studios

Fabutan has encouraged a balanced, moderate approach to indoor tanning for the past 30 years. Educating our customers to maximize the benefits while minimizing the risks of too much or too little UV exposure, along with a strong emphasis on avoiding overexposure and sunburn, is the core foundation of Fabutan's "Smart Tanning" philosophy.

Fabutan Sun Tan Studios is part of the International Smart Tan Network, committed to the research and education of responsible and moderate sun tanning, Fabutan is Canada's largest indoor tanning company, with 147 franchises and over 700 employees. Please visit to find out more about Fabutan.

SOURCE Fabutan Sun Tan Studios

For further information: For further information: Dora Urban, Fabutan Sun Tan Studios, (403) 640-2100,; Mary-Margaret Jones, PUNCH Canada, (416) 360-6522 ext. 241,

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