Popular contest garnered more than 2000 entries

TORONTO, October 21, 2011 - Kanetix.ca's gas card giveaway which ran on Facebook for 30 days, ends with an exuberant winner from Richmond Hill, Ontario.

The winner, Barbara Nelson, is in complete disbelief that she won a $250 gas card from Kanetix, a quote comparison website for a variety of insurance and financial-related products. When she learned of the contest, she did not think she would have chance at winning while competing with thousands of other entrants. So when she was selected in the random draw, she was ecstatic.

"I have never won anything in my life; and to win a $250 gas card when the cost of gas keeps fluctuating on a weekly basis is such a wonderful relief. No one likes paying for gas, so to have my gas paid for is a wonderful feeling!" says Barbara Nelson, contest winner.

The contest was administered over Facebook, allowing qualifying Canadian residents the opportunity to enter to win a $250 gas card. Kanetix knows that customers are struggling with the cost of running their vehicles, and selected the gas card prize to help drivers cope with one of their pet peeves - high gas prices. Entering the contest was very simple for contest entrants. All a participant had to do was like Kanetix's Facebook page and fill out a quick and easy contest form to gain official entry.

Given the overwhelming success of Kanetix's Facebook contest, Kanetix will administer other contests in the near future.

Although many entered the gas card contest in hopes of having their gas tanks filled by Kanetix, Kanetix reminds drivers there may be other ways to lower the cost of running their vehicles. Consumers should always remember to review their current car insurance policy to make sure they are receiving the applicable discounts that are available to them. When this option is exhausted, a consumer can shop around to make apples-to-apples comparisons to ensure they are receiving the best-priced premium and coverage to suit their needs.

About Kanetix®

Launched in October 1999, Kanetix was Canada's first online insurance marketplace and today provides over a million quotes per year to consumers looking for insurance, as well as comparisons for mortgage rates and credit cards.

The Kanetix comparison service is a one-stop shopping environment for consumers. Each day, thousands visit the Kanetix website at www.kanetix.ca to comparison shop their various financial needs. Shoppers choose what they want to compare, obtain a quotation and complete an online application or, with the help of Kanetix, connect with the provider to purchase or apply for the product over the phone.

Through its Development Services division, Kanetix is also the leading provider of online insurance quotation technology, developing online quotation systems, mobile solutions, actuarial tools and websites for many of Canada's largest insurance brands.

For more information, visit Kanetix.ca or contact:

Kanetix Ltd.

- 30 -
Back to top