Western Union Launches Back-to-School Campaign for Consumers to “Support a Scholar” and Win a “Tablet-A-Day&rd
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. , August 09 /Businesswire/ - Western Union (NYSE: WU), a leader in global payments, launched the back-to-school season by launching two new campaigns:
For the Support a Scholar Sweepstakes, consumers will be entered for a chance to win US$10,000 every time they send a qualifying money transfer within the United States from participating Agent locations or online at www.westernunion.com; or to the Philippines from participating Agent locations. Western Union will award one grand prize winner each week through October 7, 2012. Consumers should visit www.westernunion.com/scholarsweeps for more details about the Support a Scholar Sweepstakes.
For the Tablet-A-Day Sweepstakes, consumers should visit www.tabletadaysweeps.com to enter for a chance to win the Samsung Galaxy Tab™ 2 10.1 tablet. Western Union will randomly select one winner per day through September 30, for a total of 63 recipients to be announced on the contest website.
No purchase is necessary to enter either sweepstakes, and entry into each is subject to Official Rules.
“Western Union is a convenient, trusted way for consumers to send money to help their family members and loved ones achieve their educational dreams,” Dan Canning, Vice President, Western Union, said. “Western Union continues to Move Money for Better as we provide consumers – whether they are parents, grandparents, aunts or uncles – with a reliable money transfer service so they can send money to the scholars in their families to pay for their education, from private school all the way through college.”
With Western Union, consumers can send money across town or within the U.S. for as little as $5 from participating Agent locations or westernunion.com.
Western Union, through the Western Union Foundation, has supported more than 600 students from around the world with scholarships totaling nearly US$1.1 million to help families move up the economic development ladder through education.
How to Enter:
Support a Scholar Sweepstakes
Eligible participants should visit www.westernunion.com/scholarsweeps for Support a Scholar Sweepstakes official rules and program information. Western Union will announce weekly winners who will receive US$10,000 that they can use to support educational endeavors. Consumers will be entered each time they send a qualifying Western Union Money Transfer® transaction within the U.S. from a participating U.S. Agent Location or westernunion.com; or to the Philippines from a participating U.S. Agent Location through 11:59:59 p.m. Eastern Time on October 7, 2012. No purchase necessary to enter or win. Void where prohibited.
For the Tablet-A-Day Sweepstakes, eligible participants should visit www.tabletadaysweeps.com to enter for a chance to win, and view official rules and program information. Western Union will randomly select one winner per day from entries submitted during specified Entry Dates through September 30, 2012 at 11:59:59 p.m. Eastern Time. No purchase necessary to enter or win. Void where prohibited.
For more information on Western Union services, visit www.westernunion.com.
About Western Union
The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU) is a leader in global payment services. Together with its Vigo, Orlandi Valuta, Pago Facil and Western Union Business Solutions branded payment services, Western Union provides consumers and businesses with fast, reliable and convenient ways to send and receive money around the world, to send payments and to purchase money orders. As of June 30, 2012, the Western Union, Vigo and Orlandi Valuta branded services were offered through a combined network of approximately 510,000 agent locations in 200 countries and territories. In 2011, The Western Union Company completed 226 million consumer-to-consumer transactions worldwide, moving $81 billion of principal between consumers, and 425 million business payments. For more information, visit www.westernunion.com.