Online Coupon Site to Award $30,000 to Schools in Need


ARCHIVED Aug. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With a new school year right around the corner, loads of new expenses are looming. Many of the financial struggles schools will face this year are basic. In fact, according to a recent survey conducted by Harris Interactive, more than one-third of parents surveyed said that what their children's schools need most are classroom supplies and books, among many other things including building renovations and tutoring programs.

To support schools in need, is hosting a Back-to-School video contest that will help them to create better learning environments for their students.

"In addition to helping shoppers save money, one of our core values is to give back to the community," said Jackie Warrick, Chief Savings Officer at "In 2010 alone, donated more than $750,000 to local charitable organizations. Now, we're empowering our users to make a difference in their communities with our Back-to-School Contest."

To learn more about how to enter a school, simply visit to fill out an entry form and submit a 60-second video demonstrating how they'll create a better place for students to learn and grow. The videos will be judged on relevance to the theme of the contest, originality and quality of production, creativity of how the proposed grant may benefit the school and popularity (views, "Likes" and comments on YouTube).

Videos may be submitted from August 9 - August 28. Judges will carefully review each video and announce 15 finalists on September 5. All 15 videos will be featured at from September 6-18. Three winners will be announced September 30. The prizes are as follows:

A+ - $15,000
A - $10,000
A- - $5,000

"This is the time to really spread the word and get your entire community involved," said Warrick. "Encourage your networks, friends and family to view, 'Like' and comment on your video. Remember, this feedback will count toward the 'Popularity' portion of the criteria!"

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Survey Methodology:
This survey was conducted online within the United States by Harris Interactive on behalf of from July 11 ? 13, 2011, among 2,233 U.S. adults ages 18 and older. This online survey is not based on a probability sample and therefore, no estimate of theoretical sampling error can be calculated. For complete survey methodology, including weighted variables, please contact: Lauren Boukas, 312.386.7842.

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