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In Celebration of Labor Day, Banana Republic Invites Shoppers in for a Chance to Win Their Annual Salary

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

In Celebration of Labor Day, Banana Republic Invites Shoppers in for a Chance to Win Their Annual Salary08:00 EDT Tuesday, August 30, 2011Banana Republic asks: 'What would you do with a year's salary - without having to work?'NEW YORK, Aug. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- This Labor Day weekend, Banana Republic will be giving shoppers a chance to win their annual salary simply by walking into any Banana Republic store in the U.S. or Canada.*For the second year running, Banana Republic will be holding the "Win Your Salary" sweepstakes where one grand prize winner will be awarded a one-time payment match of their annual salary (up to $100,000), with a minimum award of $50,000. Beginning Friday, September 2 and ending Monday, September 5, shoppers can walk into any one of Banana Republic's U.S. or Canada stores* to receive a game piece that will award them 30 percent, 50 percent, $30 or $50 off their purchases during Labor Day Weekend. One game piece will award one lucky shopper the grand prize of one year's salary. No prior purchase necessary to receive a game piece. "Banana Republic is dedicated to creating beautiful, modern work wear for our customers," says Jack Calhoun, President, Banana Republic. "We want to reward our customers and commemorate Labor Day by offering one lucky winner their yearly salary to spend however they please."Banana Republic's Facebook fan poll asked, "What would you do if you won your salary and had a year off?" Respondents indicated that they would: "take a dream vacation" (54% of respondents), "save for a rainy day," (13% of respondents) or "SHOP!" (11% of respondents). Sara Egert, last year's "Win Your Salary" winner, used the opportunity to continue her Feng Shui training, enrolling at a special school in California. She also took time to travel with friends and support her favorite nonprofit organizations. "To truly have a financially worry-free year was a life changing experience, and one I will never forget," Egert said. To locate a Banana Republic store near you, visit BananaRepublic.com. Join the conversation on Twitter with #BRSalary or become our fan on Facebook facebook.com/bananarepublic.Contest DetailsNO PURCHASE NECESSARY: A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES (D.C.), CANADA, AND PUERTO RICO 18 YEARS AND OLDER. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. GAP INC. EMPLOYEES NOT ELIGIBLE. Game ends 9/5/11 during store hours or while supplies last. For Official Rules, prize descriptions and odds disclosure, see a Banana Republic employee. Sponsor: Banana Republic, LLC, 2 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA 94105, U.S.A.*Banana Republic Factory Stores are not eligible for the sweepstakes at this time.About Banana RepublicBanana Republic is a global accessible luxury brand that delivers modern, soulful and effortless style. Banana Republic's lifestyle collections are characterized by elevated design and luxurious fabrications at approachable prices. Banana Republic collections include apparel, handbags, jewelry, fragrance and eyewear. Banana Republic, a division of San Francisco-based, Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS), can be found at over 600 retail locations in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Japan, Italy, BananaRepublic.com, BananaRepublic.ca, BananaRepublic.eu, or (888) BR-STYLE. In addition, Banana Republic is expanding its international presence with franchise agreements in Asia, Europe and the Middle East. For more information, please visit gapinc.com.  Like us on Facebook at Facebook.com/BananaRepublicFollow BR on Twitter, @BananaRepublicSOURCE Banana RepublicFor further information: Tara McCollum, Banana Republic, +1-212-886-7421, tara_mccollum@gap.com; Lindsay Porter, LaForce + Stevens, +1-212-242-9353, lporter@LSagency.com