January 12, 2011

Discover® Expands Its "Discover Everyday Giveaway" Sweepstakes In 2011

Year-long Sweepstakes Includes More Daily Prizes, a $25,000 Monthly Prize, a $1 Million Dollar Grand Prize and a Chance to Give Back to Education

RIVERWOODS, Ill., Jan 12, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Discover® today announced that its "DiscoverEveryday Giveaway" is back in 2011 after a successful inaugural year with more prizes, more chances to win, and the opportunity to give back to public schools. With every purchase made using a Discover card (see sweepstakes rules for a list of participating issuers) from now through the end of 2011, cardmembers are automatically entered for a chance to win one of 150 daily prizes; a monthly prize of $25,000, which Discover will match with a $25,000 donation to a public school of the winner's choosing; and a grand prize of $1 million.

Throughout the year, cardmembers automatically will earn extra sweepstakes entries simply by using their Discover card in featured categories. Now through April 30, for example, cardmembers will receive 10 automatic entries for every purchase they make at grocery and drug stores.

"This year's sweepstakes is bigger and better than ever, and by simply using their Discover cards, consumers will have a chance to win significant daily and monthly prizes, not to mention the $1 million grand prize," said Sarah Alter, vice president of portfolio marketing at Discover.

Every day this year, 150 winners will be chosen to receive a $25 Discover Gift Card. This equals over 54,000 daily prize winners, all of whom will be notified of their winnings by phone and mail. One monthly winner will be chosen randomly to receive $25,000, which Discover will match as a donation to a public school of the winner's choosing. In early 2012, one lucky winner will be chosen randomly for the $1 million grand prize in cash.

Alter continued: "We believe supporting education is critical, and by donating to a public school each month, Discover is doing its part to help people build a brighter financial future. We know consumers will appreciate not only the great prizes we're offering with this sweepstakes, but also the chance to make a difference with public schools across the country."

There is no purchase, transaction or card application necessary to enter or win. For sweepstakes rules, terms and conditions, and the list of participating issuers of Discover cards, please visit

About Discover

Discover Financial Services (NYSE: DFS) is a direct banking and payment services company with one of the most recognized brands in U.S. financial services. Since its inception in 1986, the company has become one of the largest card issuers in the United States. The company operates the Discover card, America's cash rewards pioneer, and offers personal and student loans, online savings accounts, certificates of deposit and money market accounts through its Discover Bank subsidiary. Its payment businesses consist of Discover Network, with millions of merchant and cash access locations; PULSE, one of the nation's leading ATM/debit networks; and Diners Club International, a global payments network with acceptance in more than 185 countries and territories. For more information, visit

SOURCE: Discover Financial Services

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