December 02, 2011

Tinley Park Resident And Tinley Park High School Receive $25,000 From Discover®

Discover Gives Back to Education Through Its 2011 Everyday Giveaway Sweepstakes

Tinley Park, IL, Dec. 2, 2011– DiscoverÒ today announced that it is donating $25,000 to Tinley Park High School in Tinley Park, Illinois, as part of this year’s Everyday Giveaway Sweepstakes promotion. Tinley Park was chosen by Tinley Park resident, Sandra French, an Everyday Giveaway Sweepstakes August monthly winner who is an alum of the high school and also had three children attend the school.

Throughout the year, every purchase made on a Discover card is automatically entered for a chance to win one of 150 daily prizes and a monthly prize of $25,000, which Discover will match with a $25,000 donation to a public school of the winner’s choosing. A grand prize of $1 million will be awarded at the end of the year.

French won the monthly prize when she made a $14.43 purchase with her Discover card in August at a Chipotle in the area.

“When I first received the call from Discover, at first I didn’t believe it was real,” said French. “But when they told me that I can choose a public school to also receive $25,000, I thought this must be the real deal and felt Tinley Park High School could really use the money. Thank you Discover.”

Dr. Theresa Nolan, principal of Tinley Park High School, was also shocked by the news. “When I took the call and was told one of our TPHS families had won this significant prize I was extremely excited. Then I was told we were receiving a matching prize and just couldn’t believe it.”

Although it hasn’t been formally decided just how the funds will be used at the school, a portion of the award will be donated to our Titan Band. “The French Family spent many years involved with our band and we feel it is a nice way to honor their participation. Thank you to the French Family and to Discover Card! We are grateful for this opportunity,” said Dr. Nolan.

“We believe supporting education is critical,” said Sarah Alter, vice president of portfolio marketing at Discover. “We know consumers will appreciate not only the great prizes we’re offering with this sweepstakes, but also the chance to make a difference at public schools across the country.”

There is no purchase, transaction or card application necessary to enter or win the Everyday Giveaway Sweepstakes. For official 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


Matthew Towson