Consumer Cellular Announces Fourth Annual Grandparents Day Contest with
Prizes Provided by AARP Travel Center Powered by Expedia
National wireless provider to award grand prize vacation package valued at up
PORTLAND, Ore. -- July 31, 2013
Consumer Cellular, the number one rated cellphone service for the third
consecutive year and the exclusive wireless provider for AARP members, invites
people across the country to participate in the fourth annual Grandparents Day
contest for a chance to win a vacation package for four to Orlando. The
competition encourages contestants to share a story, relating to a grandparent
or grandchild, in video or essay format.
Submissions, accepted Aug. 1-15, will be voted on by the public and
representatives from Consumer Cellular. One grand prize winner and six
category winners will be selected.
“Every year that Consumer Cellular holds our Grandparents Day Contest, we
receive thousands of heartwarming stories that remind us about the
significance of family connections,” said CEO John Marick. “As a company we
want to promote and encourage the strong connections we share with our loved
ones, and specifically honor the role that grandparents play in our lives.”
The contest is open to anyone 18 years or older, residing in the continental
U.S. Deadline for submission is Aug. 15.
To enter Consumer Cellular’s Grandparents Day contest, simply:
1. Visit www.ConsumerCellular.com/grandparents/HowItWorks for a complete list
of contest guidelines and the official entry form;
2. Create a three-minute video or 500-word essay telling your favorite
grandparent-related story; and
3. Upload the submission and entry form.
All entries will be available online where the public can read, watch and vote
for their favorites through August 25, 2013.
One grand prize winner will receive an Orlando vacation package that includes
a seven-night hotel stay for four and roundtrip airfare, valued up to $10,000.
Additionally, six category prize winners will each receive a $200 hotel
voucher redeemable through the AARP Travel Center. Prizes will be awarded to
the winners in each of the following categories:
1. Best Piece of Grandparent Advice
2. Important Lesson Learned from a Grandparent
3. Fondest Memory of Grandparent
4. Cooking-related Grandparent Story
5. Travel-related Grandparent Story
6. Most Humorous Grandparent Story
“Expedia is pleased to once again support Consumer Cellular’s Grandparents Day
contest by providing travel prizes that will enable families to create lasting
memories together,” said Susie Greener, Director of Partner Marketing. “The
intent behind the contest of celebrating families aligns with our values as a
company and we are happy to continue to be a part of it.”
The winners will be announced at www.consumercellular.com on Aug. 28.
Grandparents Day will be celebrated nationally this year on Sept. 8.
About Consumer Cellular
Consumer Cellular is the exclusive wireless provider for AARP members and a
top-rated carrier that provides no-contract cellphones and service plans to
those 50+. Founded in 1995 on the belief that everyone should have affordable
access to the safety and convenience of cellular service, Consumer Cellular is
privately held with more than 800 employees. The Portland, Ore.-based company
utilizes the nation’s largest voice and data network, covering more than 296
million people – or 97 percent of the U.S. population. Consumer Cellular’s
wireless phones and plans are sold nationwide at leading retailers such as
Sears and RadioShack dealer franchise locations, as well as direct to
consumers at www.consumercellular.com or 800-686-4460. The company has been
ranked on the Inc. 5000 list for four years in a row. For cellphone tutorials,
features, applications and company news, connect with Consumer Cellular on
Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Google+.
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