More Jets licence plates are being made available in an attempt to keep up with a demand that saw the original run of 20,000 sell out in a week.

"Due to the overwhelming response from Manitobans, an additional 5,000 Winnipeg Jets licence plates will be available at Autopac agents, beginning Friday, Dec. 23," stated a news release from Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI).

"Due to staggered delivery dates throughout the province, customers are encouraged to call their Autopac agent to confirm additional plates have been received."

The specialty plates, in Jets colours and featuring the team logo and slogan — Fuelled by Passion — cost $70. Of that, $30 goes to the Winnipeg Jets True North Foundation, which funds various charities.

The rest will be shared between MPI and the province.

What Jets’ fans should know

  • Q: Can I purchase a Jet plate for a friend?

A: Yes. But both the person gifting the plate and the person receiving the plate must have qualifying active insurance policies.  As with the transfer of specialty plates, the person giving the plates has to provide written authorization to the recipient.

  • Q: Can I give my Jet plate to another person?

A: Yes. Specialty plates can be transferred to another customer that is not a family member as long as the new plate owner presents a letter from the previous owner giving permission for the plates to be transferred.

  • Q: I own a set of Blue Bomber plates. Can I have a Bomber plate on the front of my vehicle and Jet plate at the rear?

No. The plates cannot be mixed. Either your vehicle has Bomber plates or Jet plates. You can change plates as the sporting seasons change. Customers must also notify their Autopac agent prior to doing so.

SOURCE: Manitoba Public Insurance