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TransUnion Launches Pay Off Your Plastic Sweepstakes, Will Award Grand Prize Winner Up to $10,000 to Pay Off Credit Card Debt

TransUnion Study Reveals More Than a Quarter of Americans Commit to Paying Down Debt in 2014

CHICAGO, IL -- (Marketwired) -- 01/16/14 -- As Americans are busy tackling their New Year's resolutions, TransUnion launches its newest program -- TransUnion's Pay Off Your Plastic Sweepstakes -- to help consumers tackle one of the number one financial resolutions -- paying down debt.

According to a recent Google Consumer Survey commissioned by TransUnion more than a quarter (27.7 percent) of Americans surveyed said their financial New Year's resolution for 2014 was to pay down existing debt.

"TransUnion is excited to launch this new program and to help one lucky winner pay off their credit card debt," said Julie Springer, vice president of TransUnion. "With TransUnion Credit Monitoring, consumers can track not only their current debt situation, but also stay on top of their credit information and better protect themselves from identity theft -- and put themselves on the path to reaching their financial goals in 2014."

To enter the TransUnion Pay Off Your Plastic Sweepstakes, sign up for TransUnion Credit Monitoring for just $17.95 a month by visiting www.TransUnion.com/power-to-achieve between January 14 and February 28, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. ET. One lucky fan will be selected at random and TransUnion will pay down credit card balances of the Grand Prize Winner's choosing, up to $10,000.

By signing up for TransUnion Credit Monitoring, you will be automatically entered into the TransUnion's Pay Off Your Plastic Sweepstakes. No purchase necessary: If you would still like to enter the sweepstakes without signing up for TransUnion Credit Monitoring, find out how in the Pay Off Your Plastic Sweepstakes official rules.

TransUnion's Pay Off Your Plastic Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry. Employees of TransUnion, ePrize, Inc., and their respective parents, subsidiaries, agencies, and affiliated companies and their immediate families are not eligible.

By monitoring your credit with TransUnion, you can:

  • Stay on top of your credit score and see what lenders see about you.
  • Track your credit health progress at your convenience.
  • Receive email alerts for all three credit reporting companies that can help warn you of possible identity theft.
  • Find out what rates you can expect to be offered by lenders.
  • Decrease the risk of improper access to your TransUnion credit information with a Credit Lock.
  • Watch your progress over time with trending reports.
  • In the case of identity theft, you can receive up to $1,000,000 in identity theft insurance to help get you back on your feet.

To get started down the path to your 2014 financial goals and to sign up for TransUnion's Pay Off Your Plastic Sweepstakes, visit www.TransUnion.com/power-to-achieve.

Methodology:
Written by TransUnion Interactive and conducted using Google Consumer Surveys, December 2013. Survey of 501 Americans. Survey results have a 95 percent confidence level.

About TransUnion
TransUnion Interactive, Inc. is a consumer subsidiary of TransUnion. As a global leader in credit and information management, TransUnion creates advantages for millions of people around the world by gathering, analyzing and delivering information. For businesses, TransUnion helps improve efficiency, manage risk, reduce costs and increase revenue by delivering comprehensive data and advanced analytics and decisioning. For consumers, TransUnion provides the tools, resources and education to help manage their credit health and achieve their financial goals. Through these and other efforts, TransUnion is working to build stronger economies worldwide. Founded in 1968 and headquartered in Chicago, TransUnion employs associates in more than 33 countries on five continents. www.transunion.com. Follow us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TransUnion.

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