Western Union Rewards Consumers This Mother’s Day

Western Union Rewards Consumers This Mother’s Day

Promotions offer chance to win $50,000 cash prizes and thousands of awards with each qualifying money transfer


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Englewood, CO–(HISPANIC PR WIRE – BUSINESS WIRE)–April 26, 2007–The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU) announced today that in celebration of Mother’s Day it has launched two promotions, respectively titled “Win a Mother’s Day Dream” and “Western Union Rewards Your Efforts,” at participating Western Union(R) Agent locations.

Through May 31, Western Union consumers sending a qualifying Western Union Money Transfer(R) transaction from a participating Agent location will have the opportunity to enter “Win a Mother’s Day Dream,” a promotion that will reward four winners with $50,000 each ($200,000 total), as well as thousands of other prizes. No purchase is necessary to enter or win.

“Mother’s Day is an important holiday to many, especially to those who are separated from their loved ones,” said Juan Pablo Valdes, Marketing Director for Latin America. “We hope to make this time of year easier for our loyal consumers, who trust Western Union’s reliability, speed and convenience for their money transfers throughout the world.”

“Western Union Rewards Your Efforts” includes the distribution of more than 250,000 scratch cards at designated fulfillment stations in participating cities across the country, including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Houston, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Phoenix, San Diego, Denver and San Antonio. Consumers who send money between April 20 and May 13 to Mexico or selected countries in Latin America can bring their original To Send Money receipt to designated 5 de Mayo festivals and other “Hotspots” in those cities to redeem prizes.

The odds of winning a prize are 1 in 5, and winners will be able to claim rewards instantly at fulfillment stations. No purchase is necessary to enter or win. Prizes will include televisions, cell phones, PlayStation(R) entertainment systems, cash money orders and other premium items.

“Western Union recognizes the hard work of our consumers, and on this Mother’s Day, we want to thank as many of them as possible,”

added Valdes.

For official rules and details on how to enter without a transaction, visit a participating Western Union Agent location.

About Western Union

The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU) is a leader in global money transfer services. Together with its affiliates, Orlandi Valuta and Vigo, Western Union provides consumers with fast, reliable and convenient ways to send and receive money around the world, as well as send payments and purchase money orders. It operates through a network of more than 305,000 Agent locations in over 200 countries and territories. Famous for its pioneering telegraph services, the original Western Union dates back to 1851. For more information, visit http://www.westernunion.com.

In addition to the transfer fees, Western Union also makes money when it changes your dollars into foreign currency.

Western Union Rewards Consumers This Mother’s Day