Enter Canada Post's Golden Shovels Contest and Help Your Letter Carrier Deliver the Mail Safely

Clear the snow from your walkway throughout the winter for a chance to win a $500 VISA gift cards!

MONTRÉAL, Jan. 23, 2012 /CNW/ - Canada Post is announcing today the Golden Shovels Contest in Quebec. Between January 23 and April 15, 2012, this initiative will aim to reward customers for keeping their walkway cleared of ice and snow while raising public awareness about the challenges and dangers for letter carriers created by snow and ice on their routes. Each day, a letter carrier travels close to 10 km and delivers mail to some 1,000 doors every day. Hundreds of letter carriers are injured by slips, trips and falls throughout the winter months.

To be eligible, customers must submit an entry form and meet the following conditions throughout the contest period (February 18 until April 15):

  • Clear the snow from the walkway to their home;
  • Remove ice from the walkway leading to the mailbox by spreading sand or de-icing salt;
  • Ensure that stairs, walkways and driveways are in good condition;
  • Ensure that the area around mailbox is free of any obstacles.

For a chance to win, participants must complete and submit the entry form available on the Canada Post website at the following addresses: www.canadapost.ca/goldenshovels Entry form must be completed and submitted by Friday, 17 February 2012, 5:00 pm (EST).

Four (4) prizes will be awarded for a total value $2,000 (4 X $500). Visit the Canada Post website for full details and the list of postal codes eligible for the Contest. The Contest ends on April 15, 2012 at 5:00 pm (EST) and the names of the winners will be announced to the public on April 30, 2012, in Montreal.

The Contest is open only to residential customers in Quebec who live in an urban area and are served by letter carriers on foot. Customers who live in rural areas or who pick up their mail at the counter or from a postal box or community mailbox are not eligible. Participants must be 18 years or older. No purchase required. Each participant may enter only once through the website.

SOURCE Canada Post

For further information:

Julie Bourbonnière 
Communications, Delivery 
Office: 514 345-7503, ext. 54333 
Mobile : 438 863-6627

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