’s “Are You Debit Smart?” Video Contest

by News Guy on May 17, 2010

Cash is no longer king when it comes to making retail purchases. Debit cards now account for the greatest share of payments in retail stores (37%, compared to 29% for cash), so it’s evident consumers across the country favor this method of payment. is inviting consumers to enter the “Are You Debit Smart?” video contest, where they can win up to $5,000 for revealing anything and everything they love about using a debit card, such as why they use debit, what they buy with it, when they use it and more.

A panel of experts from a variety of fields will judge the entries and choose the grand prize winner, as well as the second and third-place winners, which will be announced in August. The three winners will receive Discover prepaid cards totaling $8,500, along with a one-on-one session with a financial counselor. There will also be weekly prizes given to contestants who follow on Twitter.’s  “Are You Debit Smart?” video contest launches May 24, 2010 at 12:00:00 a.m. CDT and closes July 4, 2010 at 11:59:59 a.m. CDT.

Further Details Below…

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Want to win $5,000 plus one-on-one time with financial counselor?  Enter’s “Are You Debit Smart?” video contest for the chance to win big! Tell us why you think you’re debit smart. Topics might include:

  • Why do you choose to use debit?
  • How do you use your debit card?
  • What do you purchase with it?
  • What are the benefits you’ve noticed when using your debit card?
  • Why do you believe using a debit card is smart?
  • How did your debit card get you out of a jam?

Grand Prizes: The winners will be announced on August 2, 2010, and the grand prize winner’s profile will accompany their winning submission on the Web site.  The grand prize winner walks away with $5,000 on a prepaid Discover card and one hour with Judy Lawrence, financial counselor and coach and author “The Budget Kit”; second place receives $2,500 on a prepaid Discover card and 30 minutes with Lawrence; and  third place wins $1,000 and 30 minutes with Lawrence.

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