Five Team Members Won $1,000 Shopping Spree for Submitting Heartfelt Essays About Their Mom
Press Release – PLANO, Texas — May 11, 2017 — Consumers say they will spend more than ever on Mother’s Day this year, and FedEx Office team members are no exception. Hundreds of them shared family stories in a FedEx Office Mother’s Day contest to win $1,000 shopping sprees to Magnolia Market in Waco, Texas. Five selected winners enjoyed a day of indulging Mom at the store owned by HGTV “Fixer Upper” co-hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines.
Total Mother’s Day spending is expected to reach $23.6 billion – topping last year’s previous record of $21.4 billion, according to the National Retail Federation’s annual survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics. The holiday keeps FedEx Office busy packing and shipping gifts.
To enter the company’s Mother’s Day contest, FedEx Office Team Members nationwide submitted stories about what makes their Mom (or mother figure) special. The five winners:
“Each May, we take a moment out of our busy lives to reflect on the special person who sacrificed so much to shape us into the person we’ve become,” said Tracy Brightman, Senior Vice President of Human Resources for FedEx Office. “This year, we wanted to help our FedEx Office team members give back to their deserving Moms.”
The winners and their mothers received a trip to Waco the week of April 24th, where they had $1,000 to spend at Magnolia Market, the store made famous on HGTV’s “Fixer Upper” show.
The popular tourist attraction offers a FedEx Office location where merchandise purchased from the store can be packed and shipped home.
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FedEx Office has more than 1,800 stores and locations in the U.S. and Canada, providing convenient access to printing and shipping expertise with reliable service. The company’s network features retail stores, centralized production centers, corporate on-site print centers, and on-site business centers at hotels, convention centers and universities. Services include digital printing, professional finishing, document creation, direct mail, signs and graphics, copying, computer rental, free Wi-Fi and corporate print solutions. In addition, the company offers FedEx Express® and FedEx Ground® shipping, Hold at FedEx Location, and packing services backed by the FedEx® Packing Pledge. For more information, please visit fedex.com/office.
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