EDMONTON, AB, November 22, 2017 — “At first, I thought it was a prank,” recalled Rupinder Walia when he got a call from his group insurance broker, MBS Insurance, telling him he had won a $5,000 travel voucher in the 2017 Select Sweepstakes.

“A few weeks before that, we got news from the doctor that our four-year-old boy, who was born prematurely, was finally healthy enough to travel. One day while I was on the phone with my wife telling me she agreed a trip would be a good thing for the family, my broker called on the other line. That was when they told me I had won the travel voucher. It was the most bizarre thing.”

Walia, a systems analyst and instructor at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT), was not the only winner from Edmonton in the 2017 Select Sweepstakes. Kaman Li, aircraft maintenance engineer at WestJet, also won a $5,000 travel voucher.

“This is the biggest prize I’ve ever won,” said Li who, like Walia, was entered into the Sweepstakes by his broker after calling for a group insurance quote. “I was so surprised it happened to me. There are so many places I’d like to travel to. I think Ireland is where I want to go with these vouchers. I’ve never been to that part of the world and I hear only good things.” Li was entered into the contest by his group insurance broker, Jamber Insurance Services Inc., when he renewed his car and home insurance.

Select Sweepstakes is an annual campaign run by Economical Select®, one of Canada’s leading providers of group car and home insurance. 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]

“We were ecstatic and shocked to learn that another one of our Economical Select customers was drawn in the Economical Select Sweepstakes Contest,” said Cheryl Parks of MBS Insurance Brokers Ltd. “Rupinder is an employee of NAIT and is our second customer in less than one year whose name has been drawn. In speaking with Rupinder, he just had a conversation that day with his wife that a vacation was long overdue! What a coincidence! We are very happy to present the $5,000 travel voucher to Rupinder and from all of us at MBS Insurance we would like to wish Rupinder and his family very safe and happy travels.”

In March, a client of MBS Insurance Brokers Ltd., Steve McDonald, a realtor with RE/MAX North Edmonton, was presented with the keys of a 2017 Toyota Tacoma as a vehicle winner in the Select Sweepstakes. McDonald saved more than $1,100 a year in premiums by switching his home and three cars to his employer’s group car and home insurance plan with Economical Select.

“We’re very happy to award these two $5,000 travel certificates to the next two lucky winners in our Select Sweepstakes contest. This campaign allows us to work alongside our broker partners and support them in their sales goals by increasing awareness for our group car and home insurance program, and driving new customers to call in for a quote and for their chance to win,” said Jeff Patterson, National Business Development Manager at Economical Select. “Being entered into the contest is extremely simple for group members – all they have to do is call their group’s broker for a quote and they have the chance to win one of our great prizes. We’re so excited to be able to give away a travel prize and help some of our group members’ dream vacations become a reality.”

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 economicalselect.com 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 $5.6 billion in assets as at September 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.

[1] For full contest rules visit www.selectsweepstakes.com/rules.

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