Quicken Loans Gives Away $500 for Best Tweet about using Cash Prize to Support U.S. Troops

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The nation’s largest online retail mortgage lender uses Twitter to ask, ‘How would you use $500 to support our troops?’

In honor of Memorial Day, Quicken Loans Inc., a 50-state lender of refinance and purchase mortgages, is hosting a giveaway via Twitter, with a $500 check as the grand prize. The four-day event begins on Friday, May 27, 2011 and ends Tuesday, May 31 2011 at 10 a.m. EDT.

To enter, follow Quicken Loans on Twitter and tweet, using 140 characters or less, how you would spend the $500 cash prize to support American troops.

Participants are encouraged to be creative and may tweet a link to a website, blog, video or other medium. All tweets must include the hashtag #QLCash to qualify.

A panel of judges chosen by Quicken Loans will determine the giveaway winner. The scoring criteria weighs creativity at 70 percent and the ability to tell a compelling story as to why you should win the prize, at 30 percent. The tweet that receives the highest total score will be deemed the winner. In the event of a tie, Quicken Loans will randomly select a winner among the group of entries identified in the tie.

Participants do not have to be a Quicken Loans client. Each entrant must be at least 18 years old at the time of entry and may only participate once. Multiple entries will be disqualified. For more information, please visit: http://www.quickenloans.com/mortgage-news/500-twitter-giveaway-support-troops.

About Quicken Loans Inc:

Quicken Loans Inc. is the nation’s largest online retail mortgage lender and among the five largest overall retail home lenders in the United States. The company closed a record $29 billion in retail home loan volume across all 50 states in 2010, and recently closed its 1 millionth loan. Quicken Loans employs approximately 3,700 team members and generates loan production from five web centers located in Michigan, Ohio and Arizona. The company also operates a centralized loan processing facility in Michigan as well as its San Diego-based One Reverse Mortgage unit. Quicken Loans ranked #1 in customer satisfaction among all home mortgage lenders in the United States by J.D. Power and Associates for 2010. “QuickenLoans.com” has been named “Best of the Web” by Forbes and Money magazines. The company also has been named to FORTUNE magazine’s list of the country’s “100 Best Companies To Work For” eight consecutive years, ranking as high as #2, and named in the Top-15 of Computerworld magazine’s “100 Best Places to Work In Technology” for six years in a row. Quicken Loans ranked #1 in the Detroit Free Press’ ”Top Workplaces of 2010” List. The company recently moved its headquarters and 1,700 of its 3,700 full-time team members to downtown Detroit. For more information about Quicken Loans, please visit http://www.quickenloans.com.

About Rock Holdings Inc:

Rock Holdings Inc. is the parent company for several financial services-related businesses and employs over 4,000 team members. These client-focused and technologically driven companies include Quicken Loans, the nation’s largest online home lender and One Reverse Mortgage unit, the fastest growing reverse mortgage lender in America; Title Source, a nationwide leader of title insurance and settlement services; Quicken Loans Mortgage Services (QLMS), a mortgage origination platform servicing community banks and credit unions across the country; In-House Realty, the preferred real estate partner of Quicken Loans that matches clients with trusted real estate agents in all 50 states; and, Quizzle.com, the online innovator and website where consumers manage their home, money and credit. Rock Holdings, Inc. also recently moved its headquarters to downtown Detroit.

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