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Cashcard announces major prizewinner in first national ATM promotion

  • 18 July, 2006 10:44

<p>Cashcard – Where the Smart Money is!</p>
<p>Cashcard announces major prizewinner in first national ATM promotion</p>
<p>Sydney 18 July 2006 – First Data International, a global leader in electronic commerce and payment services, today announced the winner of a smart forfour car in its first nationwide Cashcard ATM promotion. The winner, Mrs. Helen Hegney of Perth, entered the promotion after transacting at a Cashcard ATM located at the Supa Valu supermarket in High Wycombe, Western Australia.</p>
<p>From December 2005, every time a consumer used a Cashcard ATM they were offered a chance to win the major prize of a new smart forfour car valued at $26,808. Hundreds of iPod® nanos were given away as daily prizes throughout the promotion, plus cardholders received a special $10 movie offer from Greater Union each time they transacted at a participating Cashcard ATM.</p>
<p>“The nationwide campaign has attracted attention from both consumers and businesses alike. We have awarded hundreds of prizes and offers during the five month promotion,” said Mr. Greg Nash, Managing Director of First Data International in Australia, New Zealand and South Asia. “Our aim was to increase the awareness of Cashcard ATMs in Australia, and we are delighted to reward our loyal Cashcard ATM customers.”</p>
<p>For major prizewinner, Mrs Helen Hegney, the new car is a dream come true. “I never thought that it would really be me – I had hoped it would, but these things never happen to me. I’ll keep using my local Cashcard ATM – who knows what might happen,” said Mrs Hegney.</p>
<p>Mr Norm Bowring, proprietor of the Supa Valu store in High Wycombe said, “For some time our customers have been enjoying the convenience of the Cashcard ATM located in our store. It was great to be part of this promotion. Helen is a deserving winner, and I know she will enjoy her new car.”</p>
<p>Businesses with a Cashcard ATM installed were also winners during the five-month campaign. Every time a consumer won a daily prize of an iPod nano, the Cashcard ATM site also received prizes of movie tickets and retail gift vouchers.</p>
<p>Hundreds of thousands of consumers around the country use Cashcard ATMs every day, making Cashcard a leader in ATM services. Cashcard ATMs can be found in almost 6,000 locations nationwide.</p>
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<p>About First Data International
First Data International, part of First Data Corp. (NYSE: FDC), is a leading provider of electronic commerce and payment solutions for financial institutions and merchants around the world. First Data International serves a diverse range of markets, leveraging global scale through a local presence and maintaining focus on individual client needs. The company has more than 5,800 employees and operates across Europe, Middle East and Africa, Latin America, Canada, Australia and Asia Pacific.</p>
<p>Serving 4.6 million merchant locations, 1,600 card issuers and millions of consumers, First Data powers the global economy by making it easy, fast and secure for people and businesses around the world to buy goods and services using virtually any form of payment. The company's portfolio of services and solutions includes credit, debit, private-label, gift and other prepaid card issuing and merchant transaction processing services; money transfer services; money orders; fraud protection and authentication solutions; check guarantee and verification services through TeleCheck; as well as Internet commerce and mobile solutions. Western Union, together with its affiliates Orlandi Valuta and Vigo, are leaders in global money transfer, providing people with fast, reliable and convenient ways to send money around the world, pay bills and purchase money orders through a network of over 270,000 agent locations in more than 200 countries and territories. For more information, visit www.firstdata.com.</p>
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