American Airlines Federal Credit Union (AA Credit Union) today announced the first Grand Prize Winner of the 2007 Road to Success Sweepstakes, an online promotion offering members the opportunity to win a new vehicle by opening one or multiple new accounts or products. The sweepstakes began July 1 and continues through Nov. 30 with more winners to come.
Kenneth R. Phelps of San Angelo, Texas, was the first Grand Prize Winner and the proud recipient of a 2007 Ford Escape Hybrid. Phelps was randomly selected from more than 17,000 sweepstakes entries.
"This is mighty good news," said Phelps, after receiving a phone call from John M. Tippets, President and CEO, AA Credit Union, with the exciting details. Phelps joined the Credit Union in 1955 and was an American Airlines 767 captain living in California prior to retirement. The Phelps family dealt with some bad luck recently when their home suffered flooding. "Thank you, our luck has changed!" said Phelps after hearing he had won.
"This sweepstakes has generated a lot of excitement for our members and employees, and we could not be happier for Mr. Phelps," said Tippets. "Our goal has been to drive awareness of the great benefits of Credit Union membership -- our low loan rates and high dividends, and we are hopeful that this sweepstakes will do just that. The good news for those who did not win the first vehicle is that their names will automatically roll over to the next four drawings."
Members and eligible members may enter the 2007 Road to Success Sweepstakes by any combination of the following actions:
-- Automatically earn up to five entries by opening a new product/account
-- Enter online at http://www.2007roadtosuccess.com/
-- Earn an additional entry for sharing the promotion with up to four friends
-- Earn an additional entry for opting in to receive an electronic newsletter from AA Credit Union
Drawings and prize information:
DRAWING ENTRY PERIOD ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY Prize
Drawing 1 July 9-July 31, 2007 July 31, 2007 2007 FORD ESCAPE HYBRID
Drawing 2 August 1-August 31, August 31, 2007 2007 FORD EDGE
Drawing 3 September 1-September 30, 2007 CHEVROLET SILVERADO CREW CAB
Drawing 4 October 1-October 31, 2007 CHEVROLET TAHOE
Drawing 5 November 1- November 30, 2007 TOYOTA FJ CRUISER
For additional information and Official Rules, visit http://www.aacreditunion.org/.
About American Airlines Federal Credit Union
American Airlines Federal Credit Union was founded in 1936, and today serves the present and retired employees of American Airlines, their family members and anyone that works in the Air Transportation Industry. AA Credit Union has more than 208,000 members nationwide and assets of more than $4.2 billion.
As a not-for-profit financial cooperative, AA Credit Union is committed first and foremost to enriching their member-owners' financial well-being through their participation in the products and services of the Credit Union. For more information on AA Credit Union, please visit http://www.aacreditunion.org/.
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CONTACT: Brenda Tristan-Marrone of AA Credit Union, +1-817-967-6097