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TD Visa sends Oshawa firefighter to the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games
- TD announces winner of the TD Visa Spend & Win contest - prize is an all-expenses paid trip for two to the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games courtesy of TD Visa. - Trip of a lifetime includes, airfare, five-star accommodations, meals, spending money and tickets to sold out Olympic events. - Trip also includes a visit to the coastal town of Tianjin, tour of the Lama Temple and Great Wall of China. - The TD Visa Spend & Win contest runs until December 2008 and there are still four dream vacations to be won! TORONTO, July 31 /CNW/ - Brian Lansfield, an Oshawa firefighter and his girlfriend, will cheer for our Canadian Olympic athletes, not in front of the TV but in person. Last night, Mr. Lansfield, the lucky winner of a trip for two to the sold out Beijing 2008 Olympic Games in China, received his plane tickets from Jonathan Dilkas, Branch Manager, in a special presentation at his local TD Canada Trust branch in Oshawa. This is one of eight dream vacations that are being given away each month from April until December 2008 during the TD Visa Spend & Win contest. "I almost hung up when I first got the call that I had won because I couldn't believe it was true. I've never won anything like this before!" commented Mr. Lansfield. "I'm so excited to go to the Olympics and China for the first time in my life. I always follow every event at the Olympics; since '72 I've been an avid fan." Lansfield, a TD Visa cardholder since 2007, and his girlfriend will travel on August 9 to Beijing, enjoy five-star accommodations, attend two Olympic events per day, including artistic gymnastics, volleyball, field hockey and soccer and receive $750 CDN applied as a credit to his TD Visa Card. From August 14 to 17, Jade Tours will host a tour to the coastal town of Tianjin including a visit to the top of the observation tower before checking out the local food market and antique shops. After lunch at the Hutong Tower in Beijing the next day, the winners will also get to visit the Lama Temple, a Tibetan Buddhist monastery. And no trip to China is complete without a day to explore the Great Wall of China at Badaling before heading home on August 18. "We're thrilled to be able to offer one of our cardholders the trip of a lifetime to see the world's most exciting sporting event," commented Jim Sallas, Senior Vice President, Personal Lending and Credit Cards, TD Visa. "Helping Canadians achieve their travel dreams is one of the best things about our new suite of travel rewards cards. With their Book Any Way flexibility, cardholders can reach their favourite destinations even sooner. And, they could also win one of the eight dream vacations we're giving away with our TD Visa Spend & Win contest available to all TD Visa cardholders." Until December 2008, every $25 cardholders spend on their TD Visa Card will give them a chance to win a dream vacation or one of over 50 monthly prizes including digital cameras and portable GPS navigation units. With a different vacation awarded each month, cardholders have the chance to go to destinations around the world from Los Cabos, Mexico to Nassau, Bahamas and London, England. There is no limit to the number of entries a cardholder can earn. For more information on the contest, visit www.tdvisaspendandwin.com. TD Canada Trust offers a terrific suite of Visa credit cards including the TD First Class Travel Visa Infinite Card, TD Platinum Travel Visa Card and the TD Classic Travel Visa Card for Canadians who want to earn travel rewards. For the first time ever, these cardholders have the freedom and flexibility to book their travel any way they want, whether it's through an agent, online or even a tour package with the Book Any Way feature. The new and improved online Credit Card Selector can help customers determine which card best suits their needs. Are you packed yet? For more information, visit a TD Canada Trust branch or go to www.tdcanadatrust.com/tdvisa. About TD Bank Financial Group The Toronto-Dominion Bank and its subsidiaries are collectively known as TD Bank Financial Group. TD Bank Financial Group is the seventh largest bank in North America by branches and serves approximately 17 million customers in four key businesses operating in a number of locations in key financial centres around the globe: Canadian Personal and Commercial Banking, including TD Canada Trust; Wealth Management, including TD Waterhouse and an investment in TD Ameritrade; U.S. Personal and Commercial Banking through TD Banknorth and Commerce; and Wholesale Banking, including TD Securities. TD Bank Financial Group also ranks among the world's leading on-line financial services firms, with more than 5.5 million on-line customers. TD Bank Financial Group had CDN$503.6 billion in assets as of April 30, 2008. The Toronto-Dominion Bank trades on the Toronto and New York Stock Exchanges under the symbol "TD", as well as on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. /NOTE TO PHOTO EDITORS: A photo accompanying this release is available on the CNW Photo Network and archived at http://photos.newswire.ca. Additional archived images are also available on the CNW Photo Archive website at http://photos.newswire.ca. Images are free to accredited members of the media/
For further information: Kelly Hechler, Media Relations Manager, TD Bank Financial Group, (416) 982-2469
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