Mar. 23, 2012

Discover Offers Hockey Fans Once-In-A-Lifetime Experience: A Chance To Spend A Day With The Stanley Cup®

Launch of Social Media Contest Prompts Hockey Fans to Demonstrate Their Love of the Sport

RIVERWOODS, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 23, 2012-- Discover announced today it will launch its second annual Day With the Cup™ social media contest, offering one lucky winner an experience of a lifetime: a day with the Stanley Cup®.

From March 22 through April 12, 2012, Discover is encouraging hockey fans to submit an original photo that best demonstrates their passion for hockey, along with a 1000 character or less description that answers the question, “I deserve a day with the Stanley Cup because…” Entries can be submitted to Discover’s Facebook fan page by visiting and following the instructions.

After April 12, three final entries will be chosen and posted to Facebook where the public will have five days to vote for their favorite entry. The contestant with the most votes by 11:59 p.m. ET on April 21, 2012 will be deemed the official Day With the Cup™ Winner, and will be awarded the ultimate hockey package, which includes spending a day with the Stanley Cup, celebrating with family and friends, having the experience documented and featured during game one of the Stanley Cup® Final, as well as round trip airline fare, hotel and tickets to one of the games of the Stanley Cup Final.

“Expanding upon last year’s contest, we set out this year to further leverage our relationship with the NHL to make it even bigger and better, something unlike any other fan experience out there,” said Jennifer Murillo, vice president of brand communications at Discover. “We’re expecting to see some pretty phenomenal photos and essays that showcase how truly passionate hockey fans are.”

In 2011, Discover launched a “Your Kid Could Win a Day with the Cup™” social media video contest, won by 9-year-old Christian L. of River Edge, New Jersey. Christian’s ‘A season to fight for PINK AND WHITE’ video submission was created as a tribute to his mother, who at the time was battling breast cancer, and to thank his father for coaching his team to a championship win in a local hockey tournament. Christian chose to spend his time with the Stanley Cup in the presence of his family and fellow youth hockey team members.

Day With the Cup™ is open to all legal residents of the 50 United States who are at least 18 years old. Legal guardians of children under the age of 18 are eligible to enter on behalf of their children. All eligible entries will be judged by representatives of the Sponsor and an independent judge to determine three Finalists based on the following criteria: originality and creativity of essay, enthusiasm as demonstrated in essay, appropriateness of photo to theme and sincerity of essay.

Discover is the Official Card of the NHL®, NHL Winter Classic®, NHL Awards™ and the NHL Draft™.

To learn more information about the Day With the Cup™ contest, 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

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