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|
|Carta NFC Virtual Prepaid Platform|
|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|
|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|
|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