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Find Orange, Get Green

December 18, 2003
RIVERWOODS, Ill. -- December 18, 2003 -- This holiday season, finding orange could earn five lucky people a whole lot of green – up to $100,000! On Saturday, December 20, Discover® Card will “lose” 50 orange Fasttrack to Cashback wallets throughout Manhattan. The first five people who find the wallets -- and call the toll-free number provided inside -- will have the chance to grab up to $100,000 in the Fasttrack to Cashback money machine on the main stage in Times Square, as part of the world's largest New Year's Eve celebration. The money machine is a glass booth filled with $100,000 in fake cash. Once a contestant is in the booth, a fan will blow the money around while contestants try to catch as much cash as possible. All five finalists will walk away with a minimum of $1,000. In addition, Discover Card will match each contestant's winnings with a donation to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International (JDRF).

Fasttrack to Cashback is a wonderful way for us to help JDRF kick off the New Year,” said Ashoke Dutt, executive vice president, Discover Financial Services, Inc. “It's also a terrific opportunity for our five lucky contestants to begin 2004 with one of Discover Card's favorite rewards – getting back CASH.”

To participate in the Fasttrack to Cashback event, simply be among the first five people to find a wallet and call the toll-free number listed on the instructions inside. The people who find the remaining 45 wallets and call the toll-free number will receive a $50 Discover Gift Card. All contestants must be legal residents of the U.S., and 18 years or older. For complete rules, click here, or call 877-679-6601.

Discover Card's Fasttrack to Cashback will take center stage at 10:00 p.m., on December 31. Celebrity host Ben Stein, from the Emmy Award-winning Win Ben Stein's Money, will lead the celebration. Each of the contestants will have 30 seconds to grab for the cash in the Fasttrack to Cashback money machine. Mr. Stein will spend 60 seconds in the money machine and all of his winnings will be donated to JDRF, the world's largest charitable funder of research leading to a cure for juvenile (type 1) diabetes and its complications. This is Discover Card's sixth year as Worldwide Presenting Sponsor of New Year's Eve in Times Square.

About Discover Financial Services
Discover Financial Services, a business unit of Morgan Stanley, operates the Discover Card brands and the Discover Novus Network for more than 50 million Cardmembers. The Discover Novus Network is the largest proprietary credit card network in the United States with more than 4 million merchant and cash access locations.