Payments eXchange Announces Results of the 2013 PX Prepaid & Payments Awards MISSISSAUGA, June 14, 2013 /CNW/ - Dave Hunt, Chairman of Payments eXchange released today the Winners and First Runner Ups for the 2nd Annual PX Prepaid & Payments Awards, which took place June 6(th) at the Pantages Hotel in downtown Toronto. In making the announcement, Dave Hunt said, "I would like to personally congratulate the Winners, Runner Ups and Nominees for this year's PX Awards. We are very pleased to note another ground breaking year for innovation, products and services, which continues to shape the gift, prepaid and payments industry, here in Canada". 2013 Prepaid & Payments Awards Results: BEST CONSUMER FUNDED PREPAID PROGRAM Winner: Cineplex Entertainment & Buyatab Cineplex e-Gift Card and Marketing Program Runner Up: Cadillac Fairview & StoreFinancial shop! card and la carte shopping! BEST CORPORATE OR GOVERNMENT FUNDED PREPAID PROGRAM Winner: City of Toronto and SelectCore City of Toronto Instant Issue City Services Benefits Program Runner Up: Great West Life & Evolution 1 Great West Life Health Solutions Plus Visa Card Program BEST MARKETING CAMPAIGN Winner: Shoppers Drug Mart & InComm Canada Shoppers Drug Mart Gift Card Week Runner Up: Starbucks & First Data Starbucks $10 livingsocial Gift Card Offer BEST PREPAID CARD DESIGN Winner: Tim Hortons & MasterCard Tim Hortons Roll Up The Rim Prepaid MasterCard Card Runner Up: Cineplex Entertainment & Cara Operations Cara Snap-Off Scene Points Gift Card BEST VIRTUAL CAMPAIGN Winner: Carta Worldwide Carta NFC Virtual Prepaid Platform Runner Up: uKash Global E-Money Network BEST PREPAID INNOVATION Winner: Esso & Exchange Solutions Esso Price Protection Plan Runner Up: H&B Block & DirectCash H&R Block Advantage Prepaid MasterCard Card Program BEST PAYMENTS INNOVATION Winner: InteliSpend Prepaid Solutions DirectSpend Runner Up: Carta Worldwide Carta Virtual Prepaid NFC Platform LEADING GIFT l PREPAID ORGANIZATION Winner: Shoppers Drug Mart Runner Up: Peoples Trust LEADING PAYMENTS ORGANIZATION Winner: SelectCore Runner Up: Moneris Solutions INDUSTRY PERSON OF THE YEAR (PAYMENTS & PREPAID) Winner: Jeffrey Smith, President & CEO, DirectCash Payments Inc. Further details on the Winners, Runners Ups and Judges can be found at www.PaymentseXchange.ca/Awards. About the PX Prepaid & Payments Awards Canada The Payments eXchange Prepaid & Payments Awards (Canada) is an annual black tie gala held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Each year, following the PX Retreat, the PX Community comes together to celebrate innovation, best practice and achievement in all aspects of the gift, prepaid and payments industry. About Payments eXchange Incubated in 2008, originally as an annual conference, in Toronto, Prepaid Exchange Canada was born in March 2011, as the Domestic (Local) Exchange for Global Prepaid Exchange (now GX) of the UK. Effectively, we are the feet on the ground to bring our industry together with greater regularity, precise focus on the Canadian landscape and to drive adoption of our respective prepaid and payments related products and services. Our responsibility is to engage and grow our Community, where we have a respected platform to stimulate and educate consumers, regulators and stakeholders on best practices, trends, challenges and opportunities. Our well established dynamic and influential Community of thought-leaders, industry and product shapers are comprised of companies doing business here and others who intend to do business here, in Canada. Dave Hunt, Chairman,Payments eXchange Direct: 905 602-0478 x227; Mobile: 416 722-6789 Awards@PaymentseXchange.ca Awards Information:PaymentseXchange.ca/Awards SOURCE: Payments eXchange To view this news release in HTML formatting, please use the following URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/June2013/14/c8194.html CO: Payments eXchange ST: Ontario NI: HOU ENT -0- Jun/14/2013 11:15 GMT
Payments eXchange Announces Results of the 2013 PX Prepaid & Payments Awards
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