June 14, 2013 at 07:15 AM EDT
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 6th 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.

SOURCE Payments eXchange

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