KANETIX Launches “Beat the Winter Blues” Contest for Consumers to Escape the Cold

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Contestants will have a chance to win a five-night stay in New Orleans as well as spending money.

To help Canadians fight the winter blues, KANETIX.ca in partnership with insurer Group Medical Services (GMS) is launching the “Beat the Winter Blues” contest, which will send a lucky winner and their guest to soak up the sun in New Orleans.

Canadians over the age of majority (with the exclusion of Quebec and New Brunswick) will have the opportunity to enter to win a five-night hotel stay in New Orleans at the Crowne Plaza in the “Beat the Winter Blues” contest. The lucky winner will also receive $500 in spending money, return flights from the closest international airport via Toronto Pearson Airport and transportation to and from the airport.

“It’s been a rough winter for many Canadians nationwide, and KANETIX.ca wants to give consumers a chance to have a break from the cold,” says Chris Krug, Account Manager, Travel Insurance, KANETIX.ca.

To enter the contest, all entrants must go to http://www.kanetix.ca/travel-insurance to complete a travel insurance quote. Upon completion of a quote, the contestant will be entered to win the grand prize. Only one entry per email address will be accepted. Duplicate or fraudulent entries will be automatically disqualified.

The grand prize is valued at $5000 Canadian. KANETIX.ca and GMS wishes all entrants the best of luck! This contest will run from January 24, 2014 to February 28, 2014.

About Group Medical Services (GMS)

GMS provides Canadians with quality, affordable health and travel insurance, and exceptional customer service. Established in Regina, Saskatchewan more than 60 years ago, GMS is a non-profit insurance company whose goal is to be the health and travel insurer of choice in the communities it serves. In 2003, GMS formed a wholly-owned subsidiary GMS Insurance Inc. to extend the quality products and exceptional customer service enjoyed by the people of Saskatchewan to customers in British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland.

For more information visit gms.ca or contact:

Awelana Akeriwe
Tel: 306.790.3152
Fax: 306.525.6358
Email: aakeriwe(at)gms(dot)ca


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 KANETIX 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 Software as a Service team, 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:

Natasha Carr
416.599.9779 ext. 343
Kanetix Ltd.

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