RushCard Announces First-Ever Direct Deposit Sweepstakes: Cash prizes come often to RushCard cardholders

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The Prepaid Visa RushCard wants to motivate consumers to make their money work for them every week, and today it announced its first-ever sweepstakes promotion to do just that.

With our first-ever sweepstakes promotion, we want to help people turn the tables on their money

    UniRush Financial Services has launched its "A Winner A Week" Sweepstakes promotion for cardholders of its Prepaid Visa RushCard and BabyPhat Prepaid Visa RushCard. Cardholders earn one entry for each direct deposit of $50 or more received on their card during the sweepstakes period, March 22 through June 13, 2008. Consumers can deposit their payroll, benefits and tax refunds directly onto the card to enter this sweepstakes. There will be one winner each week, who will receive $250 loaded onto his or her card.

"With our first-ever sweepstakes promotion, we want to help people turn the tables on their money," said Ram Palaniappan, RushCard's General Manager. "You work hard for your money, so this is a chance to let the money you earn work for you. Direct deposit of your checks onto the RushCard is a smart way to manage your finances, and this sweepstakes promotion rewards winning cardholders for taking control."

RushCard will sponsor more sweepstakes throughout the year, so it will pay to be a cardholder in 2008, Palaniappan added.

Prepaid Visa RushCard cardholders will have even more chances to win cash in the 2008 Visa Reloadable Prepaid Cards Tax Refund Sweepstakes promotion. In this Visa promotion, which runs from January 1 through April 15, 2008, consumers depositing their federal tax refunds or refund anticipation loans to Visa reloadable prepaid debit cards are entered for a chance to win $15,000. No purchase or obligation necessary to enter or win. For details see http://www.taxrefundsweeps.visa.com for Official Rules. Last year's grand prize winner in the Visa 2007 sweepstakes was RushCard member Cynthia Williams, who won over $14,000 - ten times the amount of her tax refund.

Fellow RushCard member, Lakeisha Turner, recently won the grand prize of $10,000 in the 2007 Visa Reloadable Prepaid Cards Direct Deposit Sweepstakes promotion where those with recurring direct deposits onto their prepaid Visa cards were automatically entered. More than 30 other RushCard cardholders were first prize winners in that same promotion.

The RushCard was launched by hip-hop mogul and entrepreneur Russell Simmons to help people without a traditional banking relationship gain the financial freedom, security and respect they deserve.

The Prepaid Visa RushCard offers free direct deposit for all cardholders. Using direct deposit instead of paper checks is a safer and easier way for consumers to receive payments.

About UniRush Financial Services

Headquartered in Cincinnati, UniRush LLC was created to offer the over 48 million Americans without access to a traditional banking relationship an array of basic financial services via the Prepaid Visa RushCard. Benefits of the program include direct deposit, the ability to withdraw funds at over 850,000 ATMs globally, the ability to use the card wherever Visa debit cards are accepted and 24/7 customer service. For more information about UniRush and RushCard visit http://www.rushcard.com.

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