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Friday, July 19, 2002
Blackstone (, one of the nation’s leading electronic providers of prepaid telecommunications products and services, announced today that it will be giving away a 2002 Volkswagen Beetle, valued at approximately $20,000, to a member of the Blackstone sales team. The sales promotion began earlier this month and will continue through September 30, 2002. To be eligible to participate in the contest, each salesperson must increase his or her sales by a predetermined percentage. According to Mike Acton, Blackstone’s general manager, “Last week, the sales team selected the color red for the Beetle. Blackstone will be purchasing the vehicle later this month and storing it in our warehouse until the random drawing in September.” Blackstone has rapidly become one of the country’s largest providers of prepaid telecommunications products and services with over 300,000 retail locations nationwide. Established and headquartered in Miami, Florida since 1995, Blackstone is privately owned, and managed by a team of executives experienced in payment processing, networking, information services, and telecommunications. Today, Blackstone is successfully merging two industries, prepaid telecommunications and electronic transactions, with the Blackstone POS which integrates the processing of all major credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, American Express & Discover Card) and ATM/bank/EBT cards with the sale of prepaid cellular and calling cards into one, easy-to-use POS terminal, to the benefit of merchants and consumers across the United States. For more information on Blackstone’s products and services, call 1-800-639-9590 or visit Blackstone POS are trademarks of Blackstone Communications Co.; US and foreign patents pending.