CUETS Financial

July 19, 2011 10:00 ET

Local Credit Unions Reward Six Lucky Winners With Their Thrill of a Lifetime

Credit union members win adventure of their choosing and opportunity to make charity donation

REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwire - July 19, 2011) - Credit unions across Canada today announced the six regional Grand Prize winners of the CHOICE REWARDS® Thrill of a Lifetime Giveaway, sponsored by CUETS Financial, a division of MBNA Canada Bank ("CUETS Financial").

Each of the six lucky winners has been awarded a Thrill of a Lifetime experience of their choice worth up to $5,000. From paragliding in Bali to driving a race car at the Indianapolis 500–each winner will get to check one exceptional dream experience off their to-do list.

"Many of us have a list in our head of things we want to do in our lifetime. But often these experiences fall outside of our comfort zone or are too costly and simply out of reach," said Rhonda Stenz, Marketing vice president, CUETS Financial. "We're very excited to now make this kind of once-in-a-lifetime adventure happen for these six Canadian credit union members."

Between April 1st and May 31st, 2011, credit union members across Canada who submitted an application and were approved for a new CHOICE REWARDS MasterCard or GLOBAL PAYMENT™ MasterCard account were automatically entered into the contest.

The six lucky winners are:
Ernel Belanger of Caisse Populaire de Mattawa Limitee - Mattawa, ON
Natasha Hilliard of Leading Edge Credit Union - Codroy, NL
Terry Hovland of Conexus Credit Union – Saskatoon, SK
Macie Mazur of Steinbach Credit Union - Winnipeg, MB
Victoria Uruski of Servus Credit Union - Edmonton, AB
Lynden Voth of Envision Financial - Chilliwak, BC

As part of this giveaway program, fulfilling lifelong dreams is also extending to the Canadian non-profit sector. The Thrill of a Lifetime program is supporting Make-A-Wish® Canada, an organization that grants the wishes of children with life-threatening conditions. To make this possible, each contest winner will have a $2,500 donation made in their name to Make-A-Wish Canada.

"The goal of this campaign is to make as many incredible experiences happen as possible," said Patrick Robineau, senior vice president, Partnership Management and Sales, MBNA Canada Bank. "We're overjoyed to initiate this contest that will not only help our hard-working credit union members, but also reach out to the broader community and fulfill the dream of a deserving child."

About MBNA Canada Bank

MBNA Canada Bank ("MBNA"), an affiliate of Bank of America Corporation, is the leading Canadian provider of co-brand and affinity credit card programs and is Canada's largest MasterCard credit card provider. MBNA Canada Bank is endorsed by hundreds of Canadian member organizations, credit unions, financial institutions, sports associations and educational institutions. MBNA Canada Bank provides financial products and services throughout Canada from its headquarters in Ottawa and offices in Regina.

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