Scotiabank Helps Canadians Travel Worry Free This Summer

    TORONTO, June 1 /CNW/ - Scotiabank today launched the Travel Worry Free
contest offering Canadians a chance to win one of six cash prizes of $5,000
when they buy American Express Travellers Cheques(R) before August 31st.
    "Vacations are a time to relax but it can be very stressful if you lose
your bank cards or money," said Brent Currie, Managing Director, Day to Day
Banking, Scotiabank. "We launched the Travel Worry Free contest to encourage
Canadians to include travellers cheques when planning a trip because they can
be replaced in the event that they are lost, providing peace of mind for
    Starting today, anyone who buys $1,000 or more in American Express
Travellers Cheques(R) at Scotiabank will be automatically entered into a draw
for one of six cash prizes of $5,000 to be deposited into a Scotiabank Money
Master Savings Account. Travellers cheques can be purchased at any Scotiabank
branch, by calling 1-888-431-3890 or online at
Scotiabank will also waive all fees on American Express Travellers Cheques(R)
purchased before August 31, 2009.

    Scotiabank is one of North America's premier financial institutions and
Canada's most international bank. With more than 69,000 employees, Scotiabank
Group and its affiliates serve approximately 12.8 million customers in some 50
countries around the world. Scotiabank offers a diverse range of products and
services including personal, commercial, corporate and investment banking.
With more than $509 billion in assets (as at January 31, 2009), Scotiabank
trades on the Toronto (BNS) and New York Exchanges (BNS). For more information
please visit

    (R) Used by Amex Canada Inc. under license from American Express

For further information:

For further information: For media inquiries: Paula Cufre, Scotiabank
Public Affairs, or (416) 933-1093

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