Site Rewards Consumers for Informative, Inspirational and
HOUSTON, May 24, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --DebitFacts.org, the only online educational resource focused exclusively
on debit, kicks off the "Are You Debit Smart?" video contest today,
inviting consumers across the U.S. to share success stories related to
using a debit card as their preferred form of payment. By simply
submitting a short video, consumers could win up to $5,000 on a prepaid
Discover Card, as well as a money-management session with a financial
Designed to promote the many benefits of using debit, the contest
encourages consumers to highlight why they use their debit card, what
they buy with debit, when they use it and much more.
"The 'Are You Debit Smart?' video contest launches at a time when debit
cards account for the greatest share of purchases made in retail
stores," said Steve Sievert, senior vice president, communications and
marketing, with PULSE, a leading debit/ATM network and sponsor of
DebitFacts.org. "The contest gives consumers the chance to share their
personal stories about how debit cards have changed and enhanced their
financial management skills, and even transformed their purchasing
Beginning today and continuing through July 4, 2010, DebitFacts.org will
accept video submissions. Entries will be judged by a panel of experts
from the financial and creative fields. A grand prize of $5,000,
second-place prize of $2,500 and third-place prize of $1,000 will be
awarded via prepaid Discover Cards. In addition to the prepaid card,
each of the top three prize winners will receive personal consultation
time with Judy Lawrence, financial counselor and coach, author of "The
Budget Kit" and founder of www.moneytracker.com.
One $500 prize will be awarded weekly during the contest period to the
person who has the cleverest Tweet about the video(s) entered into the
contest. Entrants are permitted to Tweet about their own videos as well.
Weeks will be defined as starting at 12:00 a.m. CDT on Mondays and
ending at 11:59:59 p.m. CDT on Sundays, with the exception of the last
week, which ends at 11:59:59 p.m. CDT on Sunday, July 4. Entrants are
encouraged to follow DebitFacts.org on Twitter
for contest updates.
"Are You Debit Smart?" video contest entries will be accepted from May
24 through July 4 at http://www.debitfacts.org/are-you-debit-smart/,
and the three winners will be announced August 2, 2010 on
DebitFacts.org. The website will highlight financial insights generated
from the contest throughout the summer.
for complete "Are You Debit Smart?" video contest details.
is an online resource for managing your money through the debit card
payment method. The site offers consumers practical information about
debit's role as a convenient payment method and a valuable financial
planning tool. DebitFacts.org counters myths surrounding debit cards by
offering fact-based information consumers need to know when using debit,
as well as advice on making debit part of their personal money
management strategy. The site is sponsored by the PULSE(R)
PULSE, a Discover Financial Services (NYSE: DFS) company, is a leading
ATM/debit network, serving more than 4,400 banks, credit unions and
savings institutions across the United States. The network links
cardholders with ATMs and POS terminals at retail locations nationwide.
Through its global ATM network, PULSE provides worldwide cash access for
Diners Club and Discover cardholders through hundreds of thousands of
ATM locations. The company is also a source of electronic payments
research and is committed to providing its participants with education
on emerging products, services and trends in the payments industry. For
more information, visit www.pulsenetwork.com.
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Steve Sievert, 832-214-0111
Tara Hanney, 713-513-9561