GCI Invites Customers to Celebrate red Friday

November 24, 2015

Hoverboard scooter among prizes to be given away at every store as GCI turns Black Friday red

Anchorage, Alaska – To celebrate the successful launch of 1 GIG red Internet service, GCI is turning Black Friday into red Friday. With 38 stores statewide GCI is a holiday shopping destination. Special giveaway items and door buster prizes will accompany the specials throughout the weekend. 

Hoverboards, also known as self-balancing scooters, have been touted as “one of the most sought after gifts” for the 2015 holiday season. Each GCI store will have a hoverboard that customers can come to the store to enter to win. In larger locations customers can win a hoverboard on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The i1 Hover is a scooter that is rechargeable and has Bluetooth speakers that can link to the users smartphone. In addition, the scooter has LED strips, flood lights, has puncture proof wheels and can reach speeds of up to 12 miles per hour. 

In Anchorage, customers can also enter to win exclusive Xbox One prize packages. All Anchorage residents now have access to GCI’s 1 GIG red service. This provides the fastest Internet speeds of up to 1-gigabit-per-second in Alaska. These Xbox One prize packages include a brand new Xbox One (1TB FIFA), three games, and three months of 1 GIG red Internet service from GCI. These packages are valued at over $1,000 each. 

GCI Gift Boxes return for the third year. The first shoppers at every GCI store on red Friday will choose a gift box. Each gift box contains a gift certificate for prizes ranging from a Video On Demand movie certificate, Alaska Airlines miles, $100 GCI gift certificate, or even a Samsung Tab 4 tablet. 

GCI also invites shoppers to bring non-perishable food items to donate to the Food Bank of Alaska.  A big, red barrel will be at all 16 locations in Anchorage, Eagle River, and Wasilla from November 23-27. GCI was also a proud sponsor of the FBA Thanksgiving Blessing event, which provided meals to over 11,000 Alaska families in the Anchorage and Mat-Su areas. 

“red Friday weekend is going to be a lot of fun at GCI. Come to our stores, get some of the best tech gifts and enter to win some truly amazing prizes,” said Senior Vice President and General Manager of Consumer Services Paul Landes. “Have some fun while you are enjoying this big shopping weekend. Our GCI2U delivery service can even bring your packages to you for free if you are in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, Kenai or Soldotna.”

For more information about GCI services and store locations, please visit www.gci.com.

About GCI

GCI is the largest Alaska-based and –operated, integrated telecommunications provider, offering wireless, voice, data, and video services statewide. Since 1979, GCI has invested over $3 billion to bring the latest telecommunication technologies to Alaska, reflecting GCI’s ongoing commitment to the innovation Alaska needs to support industry, education, health care, job growth and livability for today and the future. Learn more about GCI at www.gci.com.


Stephanie Plieness
Thompson & Co. PR