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Coupon Network Showcases Innovative Cost-Savings on Halloween Costumes With New Facebook Photo Contest
ST. PETERSBURG, FL. (OCTOBER 19, 2011) - Coupon Network, an online printable coupons resource powered by Catalina Marketing Corporation, this week announced the introduction of their "Boo on a Budget" Halloween costume photo contest. Held on their Facebook page, the contest urges the frugal, crafty and creative to share their homemade Halloween costumes for a chance to win a $500 gift card and $500 to their favorite charity.
Entrants are asks to upload one or two photos and a short description detailing how the costume was made and how much was spent. The public votes to determine the finalists, and the Coupon Network Advisory Board will select the grand prize winner as well as two runners up.
The contest is open for submissions and voting from October 17th through November 8th, 2011. Once finalists are established, the judges will select a winner to be announced on November 14th. All entrants will be judged on (i) Creativity – was the costume original? (ii) Artistry – How well was the costume constructed? and, (iii) Budget – Did the entry remain on a budget?
"Coupon Network's fans are, smart, frugal and fun. What better way to let them showcase these characteristics than on Halloween" says Tara Pagni, Executive Director at Coupon Network. "We're not only excited for the winners, but for all of us who are looking for new and creative options for this Halloween!"
CouponNetwork.com, powered by Catalina, is an online marketing platform designed to connect a fast-growing crowd of bargain-minded shoppers with their favorite grocery retailers and brands. The site features printable online coupons and YourBucks® reward offers. YourBucks® Rewards are dollars-off coupons the consumers earn when they purchase participating products. Like cash, YourBucks® rewards can be used to purchase anything in the store – no minimums or restrictions. For more information, or to see printable coupons online, please visit http://www.CouponNetwork.com.
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