PRESS RELEASE: Newegg.com Teams Up With Canon for May / June "Canon Summer Cruisin' Sweepstakes" Promotion
Grand Prize Winner Gets to Choose From Three Autos; Weekly Winners Receive Prizes of CE and Computer Gear
CITY OF INDUSTRY, CA--(Marketwire - May 27, 2009) - Newegg.com Inc., the second-largest online-only e-retailer in the United States, is revving up a major May/June promotion. In the company's "Canon Summer Cruisin' Sweepstakes" online promotion, Newegg will award one lucky Grand Prize Winner with his or her choice of a brand new sporty high-performance automobile -- Volkswagen GTI, Mazda RX-8, or BMW 128, as well as a Canon EOS Rebel T1i Digital Camera (total value $30,899.99). The sweepstakes began on May 26 and ends on June 30, 2009. The Grand Prize Winner will be announced July 7. In addition to Canon's title sponsorship, other promotion sponsors include LG, Netgear, Microsoft, Skullcandy, Garmin, Rosewill and MSI.
Newegg will also select two weekly "Canon Summer Cruisin' Sweepstakes" prizewinners for each of five straight weeks (total of ten winners) -- to be announced every Tuesday. The Weekly First Prize Winner will receive a package of computer gear and CE products that includes a Canon SD1200 IS Digital Camera, high-end LG 47" LCD HDTV model 47LH40, a Netgear® EVA9150 Digital Entertainer Elite and a Netgear® RND2150 500GB Network Storage (Total value $2,609.96). The weekly Second Prize Winner will receive a Canon SD1200 IS Digital Camera, a Garmin nüvi 780 GPS Navigation Device, an MSi Wind U100-641US Intel Atom 10.0" Netbook, a Microsoft Zune 120GB MP3/MP4 Player, a pair of Skullcandy Skullcrusher Subwoofer Stereo Headphones, a Rosewill 15.4" Notebook Backpack and Rosewill 120W Auto/Air DC to AC USB Power Inverter (Total value: $1,329.93).
The Newegg "Canon Summer Cruisin' Sweepstakes" promotion, with a total prize value of over $50,000, will be backed up by high-visibility presence on Newegg.com, as well as on a variety of affiliate sites and through print and radio advertising. All visitors to Newegg.com will be invited to participate. Both the Grand Prize Winner and the five weekly winners will be randomly selected from a general pool of entries. To enter, visit www.newegg.com/car. The winners will be announced on Newegg.com and www.EggXpert.com, the site's online tech community.
Newegg's Vice President of Merchandising and Marketing, Bernard Luthi, noted, "We are excited to partner with Canon and our other valued partners and really look forward to giving away these great products. We are especially pleased to be able to offer our Grand Prize Winner a choice of three different automobiles, reflecting what Newegg is all about -- giving people the choice of the widest selection of products to suit their individual lifestyles. To narrow down the car options, we conducted several polls and surveys of our customers and literally put them in the driver's seat for this promotion choosing the cars to give away. Our customers' response was overwhelming and we are very grateful for their confidence. They know that when they speak, Newegg listens!"
Newegg offers a broad and varied selection of products at prices that cater to every budget, with special daily deals and tools that help shoppers make educated buying decisions. Among the site's many advantages are: useful product suggestions, links to manufacturer websites, over 1.3 million informative customer product reviews, and flexible payment options.
Newegg.com Inc. is the second-largest online-only retailer in the United States. Founded in 2001, Newegg has more than 12 million registered users and regularly earns industry-leading customer service ratings. The award-winning website, www.newegg.com, offers customers a comprehensive selection of the latest high-tech products, detailed product descriptions and images, as well as how-to information and customer reviews. Using the site's online tech community, customers have the opportunity to interact with other computer, gaming and consumer electronics enthusiasts. Newegg.com Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Newegg Inc. and is headquartered in City of Industry, California.
(First posted on Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 10:54 EDT)