Christmas Suprise Giveaway

LowVARates is providing up to $250 of Christmas presents for a fortunate military family.  To nominate a family, please submit a 200-word essay to stating why the military family should win the contest.

(Lehi, Utah, Dec. 10, 2009) – Christmas is just around the corner, and the season of giving is sweeping through the nation.  As the famous carol states, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.”

LowVARates is adding to the Christmas spirit this season by providing a military family with up to $250 of Christmas presents.

Please submit a 200-word essay telling us why the military family should receive the prize.  Essays must be submitted by Dec. 22nd at midnight to enter the contest.  The goal of the giveaway is to help a military family going through tough times receive some good fortune.

According to the Department of Defense, the U.S. military is deployed in over 150 countries with around 25% of its active duty soldiers serving in foreign countries.

President Obama just announced another 30,000 troops are deploying to Afghanistan in the next six months.  Many of the troops will spend Christmas and other holiday’s fighting for the freedoms we enjoy. (Update on deployment worldwide and in Afghanistan)

The holiday season and particularly Christmas can be a difficult time for the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces and the families they leave behind.

“Many valiant men and women don’t get to spend Christmas with their loved ones,” Owner of LowVARates Eric Kandell said.  “Hopefully the giveaway can provide a deserving military family a Merry Christmas.”

LowVARates recently provided the Chesney family with a free Thanksgiving Dinner.  The husband Tim is deployed in Iraq and missed his first Thanksgiving with his wife and two daughters.

“The Thanksgiving dinner giveaway was such a great success that we decided we wanted to do another contest for Christmas,” Kandell said.

To enter the contest, please submit the following information to

1) Name

2) Address

3) Contact Information (Phone or Email)

4) 200 Word Essay

5) Name of the family you are entering in the contest

Individuals can nominate their own families or other military families.  We also encourage individuals to submit more than one family.

The family must be associated or enlisted with the military or they will not qualify for the prize.  Once again, all entries must be submitted prior to December 22nd at midnight to enter the contest.



Craig Walton

Director of Public Relations

Office:  801-341-7048

Cell:  801-824-1635

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