A New Year, a New Contest Winner

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., Jan. 2, 2007 – While most people celebrated the arrival of 2007 in traditional fashion, Kissimmee’s Nikki Jo Sloan ushered in the New Year in grand style.

Sloan became $234.90 richer when her name was randomly selected from among those who made their Kissimmee Utility Authority bill payment at an area 7-Eleven convenience store during the month of December.

KUA has formed a strategic alliance with 7-Eleven to offer its customers hundreds of convenient bill payment locations throughout Florida, including 16 in Kissimmee. Each store contains a Vcom or “virtual commerce” kiosk where a bill can be paid using cash, checking account or ATM debit card.

To help customers get acquainted with the service, KUA is waiving the normal $1.50 transaction fee between Nov. 1, 2006 and January 31, 2007.

Each month during the three-month promotion, KUA will randomly draw the name of one residential customer who uses the Vcom kiosk to pay their bill. The winning customer will receive a credit on their account equal to the amount of their last monthly bill.

As the December winner, Sloan has received a $234.90 credit on her utility account.

December customer payments via a Vcom kiosk were up 48 percent over a typical month. The top 3 locations for customer payments were 7-Eleven stores located at 1011 Buenaventura Lakes Blvd., 51 W. Vine Street, and 4015 Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway respectively.

Complete contest details can be found online at www.kua.com/contest.

Founded in 1901, KUA (www.kua.com) is Florida’s sixth largest community-owned utility providing electric and telecommunication services to 170,000 residents in five Central Florida counties.

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Chris M. Gent
(407) 933-7777 x 1116