SALEM, Ore., Jan 31, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Elaine Hultengren, an education specialist from Salem,
Ore., has won the Visa 2005 NFL Sweepstakes and will be headed to
Super Bowl XL in Detroit on Feb. 5, 2006. U.S. Bank will send her off
in style with a giant football cake and reception at the U.S. Bank
office at 1317 State Street in Salem at 12:30 p.m. PT on Wednesday,
Hultengren, 56, won the sweepstakes simply by using her U.S. Bank
Visa Check Card and signing for her purchases during the promotional
period (Oct. 1 through Oct. 31, 2005). She and her husband, Tim
Buckley, will receive free airfare, accommodations and tickets to the
game, as well as free admission to pre-event parties sponsored by the
"We're so happy for Elaine and Tim, and hope that this will be a
thrilling experience for both of them," said Ryan Allbritton, district
manager for U.S. Bank in Salem. "Our customers are important to us,
which is why we are delighted to be able to work with Visa to bring
experiences, like a trip to the Super Bowl, to them from time to time.
We also want to take this opportunity to thank all of our customers
for their business and wish them well in the new year."
U.S. Bank participated in Visa's 2005 NFL national promotion,
which awarded fans different prizes for each week during the NFL
season. More than 1,000 people won a variety of prizes including Super
Bowl XL trip packages, plasma TVs, gift certificates and more.
About Visa USA
Visa USA is the nation's leading payment brand and largest payment
system, enabling banks to provide their consumers and business
customers with a wide variety of payment alternatives tailored to meet
their evolving needs. Visa USA is committed to increasing the choice,
convenience, acceptance, and security of Visa payments for all
stakeholders in the payment system - Members, cardholders and
merchants. Through its 13,420 Member financial institutions, more than
488 million Visa-branded cards have been issued to cardholders in the
United States. Last year, U.S.-based financial institutions relied on
Visa's processing system, VisaNet, to facilitate $1.3 trillion in
transactions with unparalleled reliability. Worldwide, cardholders in
over 150 countries carry more than 1 billion Visa-branded cards,
accounting for more than $3 trillion in annual transaction volume.
Visa offers a trusted, reliable and convenient way to access and
mobilize financial resources - anytime, anywhere, anyway.
About U.S. Bank
U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB), with assets of $209 billion, is the 6th
largest financial holding company in the United States. The company
operates 2,419 banking offices and 5,003 ATMs, and provides a
comprehensive line of banking, brokerage, insurance, investment,
mortgage, trust and payment services products to consumers, businesses
and institutions. U.S. Bancorp is the parent company of U.S. Bank.
Visit U.S. Bancorp on the web at www.usbank.com.
SOURCE: U.S. Bank
U.S. Bank Media Relations
Teri Charest, 612-303-0732