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Palm Desert Resident Awarded Three-Year Lease of New Hyundai Veloster

Christopher Thomas, 66, wins new set of wheels as part of Mercury Insurance-sponsored sweepstakes

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (Feb. 20, 2013) – Mercury Insurance presented Christopher Thomas, a 66-year-old Palm Desert resident, with a three-year lease today on a 2013 Hyundai Veloster.  Mercury Advertising Manager Michael Bregder was at Allen Hyundai in Laguna Niguel to present the keys to Thomas, who was selected as the winner of Mercury’s Hyundai Veloster Lease Sweepstakes.

“This is by far the coolest prize I’ve ever won,” said Thomas. “The Veloster is a beautiful car and I’m very thankful Mercury drew my name.  Now, it’s time for a road trip.”

Mercury’s three-month promotion allowed California residents 18 years and older to complete an online auto insurance quote at and automatically be entered to win the car.  The sweepstakes was promoted in conjunction with Fox Sports West on the network’s Prep Zone website and programming. The Prep Zone is dedicated to covering Southern California high school sports.

“This was a fun way to engage consumers and show how much Mercury can save them on auto insurance,” said Erik Thompson, Mercury’s advertising director.  “Californians are very passionate about high school athletics and Fox Sports West provided us with a great opportunity to spread our message of affordable rates to a targeted audience across the southland.  It was a successful promotion and we’d like to congratulate Christopher on winning this fantastic prize. I hope he chooses Mercury to insure his new car.”

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Mercury Insurance (MCY) is a multiple-line insurance organization predominantly offering personal automobile and homeowners insurance through a network of independent agents in Florida, Georgia, California, New Jersey, Arizona, New York, Illinois, Michigan, Nevada, Texas, Oklahoma, Virginia and Pennsylvania.  Since 1962, Mercury has specialized in offering quality insurance at affordable prices – core values that distinguish Mercury in the marketplace.


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