Niton Junction, Alberta’s Sonya Phillips wins $10,000 in time for the holidays
One of five Canadians to win the BEST. LOAN. EVER.


Edson, AB (Dec. 21, 2016) — Five Canadians have won the BEST. LOAN. EVER. through Fairstone’s semi-annual customer contest. One of the winners was Sonya Phillips, a new customer at the Edson Fairstone branch who won $10,000 right before the holidays.


Fairstone’s BEST. LOAN. EVER. contest offers customers the chance to win the value of their secured or unsecured personal loan (up to $10,000). In the October contest, more than 18,000 customers across Canada entered the contest.


Sonya was at work when she received the call from her Branch Manager, Devin Russenholt, who told her she had won $10,000. Sonya said she “didn’t believe it at first” and was excited to share the news with her coworkers. She plans to use her prize to pay off bills and spoil her grandchildren this Christmas.


“Congratulations to all of the winners from across Canada,” said Scott Wood, President, Fairstone. “With over 200 branches coast to coast, Fairstone is here to support people during their times of financial need. We’re proud to make a difference in our customers’ lives. Thank you to everyone who entered our contest.”


Customers will have another chance to win the BEST. LOAN. EVER. in October of this year. For more information about the five winners and for full contest details, please visit


About Fairstone

Fairstone is Canada’s leading alternative lender of personal loans. With the stability of over 200 branches coast to coast and lending roots dating back to 1923, Fairstone has the expertise and experience to provide responsible credit solutions that meet today’s unique borrowing needs. Fairstone also offers flexible consumer retail financing across Canada through customized private label credit card and industry programs. Fairstone takes pride in making a difference in the communities where we live and work. For more information visit