North York resident wins 2016 BMW 428i in Select Sweepstakes

TORONTO, June 15, 2016 /CNW/ - Ms. Adriana Thimi, bakery manager at the Rosebury Square Sobeys store in North York, began living the dream today when she was presented the keys to a shiny new 2016 BMW 428i xDrive Gran Coupe as a vehicle winner in the Select Sweepstakes. The presentation took place midday today at Sobeys Head Office in Mississauga.

"I cannot find the words to describe how excited I am to have won this beautiful car. It's like a dream come true. I just can't believe it," said Thimi. "This means a lot to me and my family. My husband and son were shocked when I told them the news. My friends at work are so excited for me. About six or seven of them have switched to our group insurance plan through A.P. Reid and are all hoping to win something, too!"

"A.P. Reid has been managing the employee insurance program for Sobeys Inc. since 1992.  As the program expands nationally, A.P. Reid is excited to provide access to programs such as the Select Sweepstakes, to reward group members for their support," said Jamie Reid, President of A.P. Reid Insurance. "Thousands of Sobeys employees across Canada, like Ms. Thimi, have saved hundreds of dollars on their insurance and many more are switching every day and entering the contest to hopefully win a car themselves."

The Select Sweepstakes campaign is run in partnership between Economical Select, one of Canada's leading providers of group car and home insurance, and insurance brokers across Canada, offering eligible group members an opportunity to win great prizes1. As a member of the Sobeys Group of Companies, Ms. Thimi was eligible for exclusive group pricing in addition to being entered into the Select Sweepstakes.

"The Select Sweepstakes campaign has been instrumental in helping to drive group insurance sales and in supporting the efforts of our broker partners across the country," explained David Fitzpatrick, Division Vice-President, Economical Select. "When group members get a car or home insurance quote, they're entered to win great prizes while our brokers benefit from increased interaction with group members. We're happy to assist by providing marketing support throughout the campaign, but really, seeing the winners' faces and the impact a new vehicle has on their families are what make this campaign so worthwhile."

The third annual Select Sweepstakes campaign for Economical group members has just launched.. The campaign features an exciting prize lineup, giving group members the chance to win one of six new vehicles and a $250 gas card.

About A.P. Reid
A.P. Reid Insurance is Canada's only family-owned national insurance broker of personal, commercial and group insurance products and services. Headquartered in Dartmouth, NS, A.P. Reid has store locations throughout Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario and Alberta, and actively protects clients in all provinces and territories across Canada. Since 1980, A.P. Reid has sought to exceed the expectations of customers, business partners, and community partners with its service first model. Visit for more information.

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 $2.0 billion in premiums during 2015 and $5.3 billion in assets as at March 31, 2016. Based in Waterloo, 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, Economical Financial, and Family Insurance Solutions.

1 There is also an alternative method of entering the Select Sweepstakes campaign for people who are not members of eligible groups at the time of entry, but who otherwise meet the criteria to join an eligible group (for full rules visit:

SOURCE Economical Insurance

Image with caption: "Adriana Thimi (second from left), bakery manager at the Rosebury Square Sobeys in North York, receives the keys to a shiny new 2016 BMW 428i from David Fitzpatrick of Economical Select, Jamie Reid of A.P. Reid Insurance (second from right) and Trevor Bartlett (centre) and Beth Newlands Campbell (right) of Sobeys. She won the car in the Select Sweepstakes campaign simply for calling her group insurance broker, A.P. Reid, for a quote. (CNW Group/Economical Insurance)". Image available at:

Image with caption: "A.P. Reid Insurance (CNW Group/Economical Insurance)". Image available at:

Image with caption: "Economical Insurance (CNW Group/Economical Insurance)". Image available at:

For further information: Doug Maybee, Economical Insurance, (T) 519.570.8249, (C) 519.404.0989,; James Malcolm, A.P. Reid Insurance (, (T) 1-844-866-9876 ext. 2142,


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