Kings Meadow, United Kingdom (PressExposure) October 06, 2008 -- M&S Money has announced the winner of M&S travel money prize. The Bolton mum-of-four is celebrating after winning one million M&S loyalty points worth Â£10,000 to spend in store.
Janet Smith was delighted when she received a call to tell her she was the lucky winner of the competition organized by M&S Money.
Anyone buying M&S travel money using their M&S credit card or chargecard [http://www6.marksandspencer.com/pages/default.asp?PageId=home&Product=SC] between 1 May - 30 June 2008 was entered into a prize draw to win one million M&S points. There were also five prizes of 100,000 M&S loyalty points worth Â£1,000 each.
Janet was entered into the draw after buying Canadian Dollars from the bureau de change at the M&S store in Bolton. Janet and her husband Paul used the currency during a trip to see their daughter Jennifer, who emigrated to Canada two years ago.
Janet said: "I was in the shower when I got the call to tell me I had won - I couldn't believe it. It's a wonderful prize and I'm looking forward to spending the money at my local store. I'm going to start by treating my mum for her 88th birthday next week. I'm so glad I bought my travel money at M&S."
Fraser Millar, M&S Head of Travel Services, said: "We had a tremendous response to the competition with over 100,000 entrants. We hope Janet enjoys spending her points in M&S."
M&S Money offers the same currency exchange rates [http://www6.marksandspencer.com/pages/default.asp?PageId=ER&Product=TM] across all services including telephone and online ordering ensuring that customers get the same deal however they decide to purchase their currency. The bureaux also offer a commission-free currency buy back service with a wide range of currencies available.
M&S Money has been continually expanding the availability of the Travel Money service. Currently Travel Money is available at bureaux de change in over 100 M&S stores, as well as by telephone and online through the M&S Money website.