Sprint today announced the winners of the Sprint Go Green Sweepstakes, a sweepstakes launched in early April geared toward encouraging paperless eBill and Autopay enrollments.
Sweepstakes participants entered for a chance to win the “Grand Prize,” a 2010 Ford Escape Hybrid, and one of 50 First Prizes, “Green Kits” containing a Samsung Reclaim™ and other earth-friendly products. More than 100,000 sweepstakes entries were received through the close of the sweepstakes at the end of June.
Signing up for paperless billing is not only a way for customers to reduce paper consumption and waste, it also helps Sprint to reduce postage and paper costs. Customers that enroll in eBill for the first time receive a one-time service credit of $5.
Wendy Cantor of Great Neck, New York won the Sprint Go Green Sweepstakes Grand Prize: a 2010 Ford Escape Hybrid.
“This is a wonderful thing for us and we both appreciate [Sprint] and everything that you have done,” said winner Wendy Cantor. “GREAT EARLY WEDDING PRESENT!”
Approximately 21 percent of Sprint customers have signed up for paperless billing with Sprint to date. This has helped Sprint save 2.4 million pounds of paper, and has prevented the production of 13.2 million pounds of greenhouse gas emissions and 26.5 million gallons of waste water.
The Sprint Go Green Sweepstakes supports Sprint’s goal to reduce the weight of its paper consumption 30 percent by 2012. At the end of 2009, Sprint achieved a 27 percent reduction rate, edging it closer to its five-year goal.
“Sprint is proud to lead the industry in sustainability – and we are excited to reward our customers for going green with us,” said Ralph Reid, Sprint’s Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility. “From this eBilling sweepstakes, to the Sprint Buyback program that offers a point-of-sale credit to new or existing customers that recycle eligible wireless devices with us, to our expanding portfolio of green devices – Sprint continues to provide our customers with many exciting and fun ways to go green.”
Sprint was also recently honored with the “Sustainability Leadership Award” at the International Electronics Recycling Conference and Expo (IERCE) for its leadership amongst wireless carriers in the recycling of mobile handsets.