For Immediate Release
October 20, 2009
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Ayona Anderson
The Axis Agency


Direct deposit of funds leads to an opportunity of a lifetime

(BLACK PR WIRE) Cincinnati, OH (October 20, 2009) – Today Prepaid Visa� RushCard announced that card member Ebony Pleas has won $10,000 as part of the Visa Prepaid Debit Card Direct Deposit Promotion. The promotion gave prepaid cardholders who received a direct deposit on their card between May 1 and July 31, 2009 an automatic chance to win the big prize.

“Having received my tax refund a little after the deadline, I didn’t realize it was really perfect timing for the direct deposit promotion and that I could win $10,000!” said Pleas, a St. Louis mother of three. “I feel so thankful. My family and I were practically homeless before winning the sweepstakes. Now, my children and I can have our own home and be able to start over.”

This contest is another way that RushCard encourages its members to become more financially savvy by taking advantage of free direct deposit and using the right tools to more easily manage their money on a daily basis.

“These sweepstakes are a great incentive for our members to use direct deposit and manage their money well,” said Ram Palaniappan, general manager of the RushCard. “Direct deposit is a safe way to receive your money, and it encourages better money management. We’re thrilled that we were able to help Ebony!”

Members who direct deposit their checks onto the RushCard get their money as soon as it’s available, eliminating check-cashing fees and avoiding long check-cashing lines. Members are ensured that their money is safe and protected. RushCard features like spend tracker pages, opt-in credit reporting and RushText alerts also help members manage their hard earned money.

Anyone interested in applying for a RushCard can apply online at, or call our toll-free member services line at 1 (866) RUSHCARD.

About UniRush LLC
Headquartered in Cincinnati, UniRush LLC was created to offer the over 48 million Americans without access to a traditional banking relationship an array of basic financial services via the Prepaid Visa RushCard. Benefits of the program include direct deposit, the ability to withdraw funds at over 850,000 ATMs globally, the ability to use the card wherever Visa debit cards are accepted and free 24/7 customer service. For more information about UniRush and RushCard visit