MasterCard Worldwide and The Home Depot Announce "$100,000 Backyard Retreat" Sweepstakes.Sweepstakes Winner to Receive the Ultimate Backyard Renovation
PURCHASE, N.Y. -- MasterCard Worldwide([R]) and The Home Depot The Home Depot (NYSE: HD) is an American retailer of home improvement and construction products and services.
Headquartered in Vinings, just outside Atlanta in unincorporated Cobb County, Georgia, Home Depot employs more than 355,000 people and operates 2,164 big-box ([R]) today announced the launch of the "$100,000 Backyard Retreat Sweepstakes," in which one lucky consumer will win $100,000, which may be used toward the backyard of their dreams.
MasterCard cardholders in the U.S. are automatically entered for a chance to win a $100,000 Backyard Retreat each time they use their MasterCard cards at The Home Depot between April 23 and June 23, 2007. Consumers automatically receive double sweepstakes entries when using The Home Depot Rewards MasterCard([R]) or The Home Depot Business Rewards MasterCard([R]) cards.
"With summer fast approaching, many of us look forward to spending more time outdoors, enjoying quality time with family and friends," said Gareth Forsey, group executive, U.S. Commerce Development, MasterCard Worldwide. "By partnering with The Home Depot for this exciting sweepstakes, a lucky cardholder card·hold·er
One who holds a card, especially a credit card.
cardhold will be rewarded with the ultimate backyard to host family and friends for an unforgettable summer this year and beyond."
MasterCard and The Home Depot will provide the means to create a supreme backyard retreat that could include flowing water fountains, a beautiful gazebo gazebo
Lookout in the form of a turret, cupola (small, lanternlike dome), or garden house set on a height to give an extensive view. Few late-18th- and 19th-century rustic gazebos survive, but 17th-century turrets built up in an angle of the garden wall are not uncommon. and outdoor furniture, as well as a luxurious outdoor kitchen complete with a state-of-the-art grill. All of these items are available for purchase at The Home Depot and www.homedepot.com as part of its Outdoor Living event, showcasing the season's most innovative products for outdoor enjoyment.
"Extending living spaces to the outdoors is one of the hottest trends we see this year at The Home Depot, so we know this will be a timely reward for our loyal customers," said Bill Boltz, vice president of outdoor living merchandising for The Home Depot. "In teaming up with MasterCard to present this sweepstakes, we will be introducing new products and concepts that transform an ordinary backyard into a backyard retreat, ideal for relaxing or hosting a barbecue."
MasterCard and The Home Depot are supporting the promotion with a fully-integrated media platform which will encompass print, online and radio and will appear in publications including: Better Homes & Garden([R]), Real Simple([R]), and Ladies Home Journal([R]). The Home Depot is also supporting the promotion with point-of-sale materials in more than 2,000 retail stores nationwide.
*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. PIN-based & international transactions not eligible. Grand Prize awarded as one-time payment of $100,000. Starts 4/23/07. Ends 6/23/07. Restrictions apply. Visit www.homedepot.com/mastercard or call 1-800-MC-ASSIST for Official Rules & Alternate Entry details.
About MasterCard Worldwide
MasterCard Worldwide advances global commerce by providing a critical economic link among financial institutions, businesses, cardholders and merchants worldwide. As a franchisor, processor and advisor, MasterCard develops and markets payment solutions, processes over 16 billion transactions each year, and provides industry-leading analysis and consulting services Noun 1. consulting service - service provided by a professional advisor (e.g., a lawyer or doctor or CPA etc.)
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About The Home Depot
The Home Depot([R]) is the world's largest home improvement specialty retailer, with 2,173 retail stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia District of Columbia, federal district (2000 pop. 572,059, a 5.7% decrease in population since the 1990 census), 69 sq mi (179 sq km), on the east bank of the Potomac River, coextensive with the city of Washington, D.C. (the capital of the United States). , Puerto Rico Puerto Rico (pwār`tō rē`kō), island (2005 est. pop. 3,917,000), 3,508 sq mi (9,086 sq km), West Indies, c.1,000 mi (1,610 km) SE of Miami, Fla. , U.S. Virgin Islands, 10 Canadian provinces Noun 1. Canadian province - Canada is divided into 12 provinces for administrative purposes
province, state - the territory occupied by one of the constituent administrative districts of a nation; "his state is in the deep south" , Mexico and China. Through its HD Supply(SM) businesses, The Home Depot is also one of the largest diversified wholesale distributors in the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. , with nearly 1,000 locations in the United States and Canada offering products and services for building, improving and maintaining homes, businesses and municipal infrastructures. In fiscal 2006, The Home Depot had sales of $90.8 billion and earnings of $5.8 billion. The Company employs approximately 364,000 associates. The Home Depot's stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)
World's largest marketplace for securities. The exchange began as an informal meeting of 24 men in 1792 on what is now Wall Street in New York City. (NYSE NYSE
See: New York Stock Exchange : HD) and is included in the Dow Jones industrial average Dow Jones Industrial Average
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