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Local Entrepreneurs Join Valpak® as First-Time Franchisees - Husband-and-Wife Team Brings The Blue Envelope® to Businesses and Residents in Eastern Suffolk County -

LARGO, Fla., Aug. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Valpak, a leader in local print and digital coupons, announced today that it has signed a franchise agreement with husband-and-wife team, Robert and Melanie Mouzakes, to bring Valpak services to businesses and residents in Eastern Suffolk County, Long Island, N.Y. The couple's first Blue Envelope® was recently mailed to residents in the Yaphank, Brookhaven Hamlet, Shirley, Mastic, Mastic Beach, Moriches, Manorville, Riverhead and Calverton areas.

"Having worked in sales and marketing most of my life, I understand how important Valpak's services can be to small businesses," said Robert Mouzakes, Valpak of Eastern Suffolk County franchisee. "As longtime residents of East Patchogue, we are excited to have this opportunity to immediately impact businesses and residents in the community."

Robert Mouzakes has an extensive history in the sales industry and spent the past 18 years working with Yellow Book. Following his career with Yellow Book, Mouzakes transitioned to a sales representative for Valpak of Long Island.  As he worked hand in hand with the local franchisee, Mouzakes learned all the aspects of Valpak's suite of products. He strongly believed in the business model, and soon after, made the decision to start his own Valpak franchise.

"We are thrilled to welcome Robert and Melanie as our newest franchise partners and are excited for them to expand Valpak's business into Eastern Suffolk County, Long Island," said Todd Leiser, director of franchise sales at Valpak. "As active members of the community and experienced Valpak sales consultants, we are confident that the Mouzakes' will be able to positively impact the businesses and consumers alike."

Robert and Melanie are very active in Eastern Suffolk County and donate much of their time to the local food pantry and the Stony Brook Hospital Cancer Center. The couple spends each Halloween and Christmas visiting the children at the hospital's cancer center, an activity they began after losing their six-year-old son, Taylor, to a brain tumor seven years ago.  Melanie also volunteers at a non-profit children's charity, and both her and her husband are committed to giving back to the community in which they live and work.

A leader in cooperative direct mail, Valpak mails over 20 billion coupons to more than 40 million demographically-targeted households per month in more than 100 markets in 45 states and four Canadian provinces. Today, in addition to its flagship blue envelope, the brand offers its business customers an impressive portfolio of digital advertising products including Smartphone apps, which are also integrated into the new Passbook and Windows Phone Wallet, QR codes, online coupons and SMS/text messaging to reach consumers at home, and on-the-go.

Ideal candidates for Valpak franchise ownership should possess a desire to join a trusted industry-leading brand, work within a proven franchise system, develop relationships with local businesses and have a comfort level with selling new, digital technologies. Franchisees should also possess a minimum liquidity of $75,000, and a minimum net worth of $150,000.  Valpak has several other franchise opportunities in New York state.

Since its launch in 1968, Valpak has been broadly recognized and trusted, which has contributed significantly to its current success. Valpak's state-of-the-art, 470,000-square-foot manufacturing center in St. Petersburg, Fla., makes it possible for the company to mail to more than 500 million homes in North America. Valpak is also backed by experienced leadership with Cox Enterprises, one of the largest media companies in North America, which acquired the brand in 1991. Recently, Cox Target Media also acquired Savings.com, a leading online source for savings and personalized deals. Working together, Valpak and Savings.com will offer consumers a more extensive selection of offers and rewarding shopping experience as content is shared across platforms.

For more information on advertising with Valpak of Eastern Suffolk County, please contact Robert Mouzakes at mrvalpak@aol.com or 631-431-2665.

For more information on Valpak franchise opportunities, please contact Todd Leiser at todd_leiser@valpak.com or (800) 678-2743 or visit www.valpakfranchising.com.

About Valpak®
Valpak, one of the leading direct marketing companies in North America, is owned and operated by Cox Target Media, along with Savings.com. With nearly 170 franchises across the United States and Canada, the signature Blue Envelope® delivers savings and value to nearly 40 million households each month. Annually, Valpak will distribute some 20 billion offers inserted in more than 500 million envelopes. Valpak also offers digital solutions with Valpak.com, an online site for free coupons, e-commerce and coupon codes, which has nearly 70 million offer views each month, as well as mobile coupon app for smartphone platforms. For more information about advertising with Valpak, please contact 1-800-676-6878.

About Cox Media Group
Cox Media Group is an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing and digital media company that includes the national advertising rep firms of CoxReps. Additionally, CMG owns Cox Target Media, which operates Valpak, one of North America's leading direct marketing companies, and Savings.com, a leading online source for savings. The company's operations currently include 14 broadcast television stations and one local cable channel, 57 radio stations, eight daily newspapers and more than a dozen non-daily publications, and more than 100 digital services. CMG currently operates in more than 20 media markets and reaches approximately 52 million Americans weekly, including more than 30 million TV viewers, more than 4 million print and online newspaper readers, and 14 million radio listeners. For more information about Cox Media Group, please check us out online at www.coxmediagroup.com.

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