Portland, Ore. (PRWEB) February 12, 2013
TFG Card Solutions, the local paycard company, announced a new promotion with Visa® that helps cardholders get their tax refunds more quickly. Through an aggressive social media, email, direct mail and website marketing campaign, TFG will demonstrate to consumers why loading federal and state income tax refunds onto their TFG Visa® Payroll Card is the easiest way to maximize the dollars they keep.
According to a 2011 Visa® CRM Study, only a third of all cardholders are aware that tax refunds can be disbursed to reloadable prepaid cards. What’s more, just 12% of these in-the-know cardholders actually load tax refunds onto their prepaid cards.
“We know that most cardholders don’t load their refunds onto their cards because they don’t know they can,” said Lindsay Wilson, Marketing Manager at TFG Card Solutions. “Our campaign aims not only to spread the word, but also to help taxpayers keep more of their refunds by avoiding check cashing fees, and access the money more quickly thanks to the broad Visa® network.”
Current TFG cardholders can log into their account online or call customer service to retrieve the routing and account number associated with their Visa® Prepaid debit card. With this information, tax preparers can simply mark “Checking” as the refund type on the tax form and fill in the numbers. Cardholders can ensure their refunds are loaded onto the paycard by reviewing their balance online or at participating stores to see when it’s been deposited.
“With Visa® at its side, TFG provides many no-cost benefits for employers to provide to their employees without a bank account,” added Wilson. “As a leader in payroll debit cards, we understand the importance of cost-savings when it comes to direct deposit and tax refunds; that’s why we’re working hard to educate consumers about their options.”
Visa’s® Prepaid Tax Sweepstakes is offering two ways for a chance to win extra money this tax season. First, cardholders are automatically entered to win the grand prize of $12,000 when they load their federal tax refund onto their TFG Visa® Payroll Card. Ten additional prizes will also be awarded each week for a chance to win a $150 Visa® Gift Card when cardholders use their TFG Visa® Payroll Card now until April 15. Visit Visa® Prepaid’s Facebook Page to see how tax refunds can earn cardholders some serious dough.
About TFG Card Solutions, Inc.
TFG offers free payroll debit card solutions that help businesses of all sizes increase direct deposit participation, maximizing their current direct deposit system and empowering unbanked employees. Payroll debit cards save both the business and its employees money every single pay period. For more information, visit http://www.tfgcard.com.