STATE COLLEGE, Pa., Nov. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AccuWeather, Inc., the global leader in weather information and digital media, announced today that it is sponsoring a sweepstakes that asks users to share their true stories, in pictures and captions, showing how they make each minute count in their own lives. Outdoor enthusiasts, pet owners, parents, and holiday shoppers – indeed anyone who needs to get the most out of every moment – are invited to upload images and captions to AccuWeather's Facebook page sweepstakes tab or through Twitter or Instagram. Participants must include a photo and hashtag #MinuteCast to enter the sweepstakes through Twitter or Instagram.
"AccuWeather knows that, for our busy audience, days are short and they want to make the most of every minute. This is why they turn to our unmatched range of innovative weather forecasts," said John Dokes, Chief Marketing Officer, AccuWeather, Inc. "There has been a phenomenal response from our audience to AccuWeather MinuteCast, with users making it an essential part of daily activities from jogging and dog walking to up-to-the-minute weather watching for weddings, concerts, and sporting events. We want to give people a way to share how they are using MinuteCast to make every minute count. AccuWeather's MinuteCast Moments Sweepstakes allows our users to easily share these moments with others and includes a chance to win prizes as well."
AccuWeather MinuteCast® is the unique, patent-based, minute-by-minute precipitation forecast for users' exact street addresses or GPS location. It gives users by-the-minute precipitation forecasts for the next two hours - including precipitation type and intensity, start times, and end times for their exact locations - with the Superior Accuracy™ that is AccuWeather's hallmark. AccuWeather MinuteCast is uniquely supported by both national and international patented technology. AccuWeather MinuteCast is currently available on AccuWeather.com web and mobile web sites and through AccuWeather mobile apps on most popular devices.
To share your MinuteCast Moments picture and caption and enter for a chance to win $1,000 or other great prizes, visit AccuWeather's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/AccuWeather. Participants who choose to enter the contest via Twitter or Instagram should include the hashtag #MinuteCast with their entries.
The AccuWeather MinuteCast Moments Sweepstakes began at 12:00 am Eastern Time ("ET") on November 17, 2014 and ends at 11:59 pm ET on January 11, 2015. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States, Washington D.C., and Canada (excluding Quebec) who are 18 years of age or older. Limit one entry per person per week. No purchase necessary. Winners will be selected at random after the sweepstakes ends. For complete sweepstakes rules, visit www.Facebook.com/AccuWeather.
About AccuWeather, Inc. and AccuWeather.com
Every day over a billion people worldwide rely on AccuWeather to help them plan their lives, protect their businesses, and get more from their day. AccuWeather provides hourly and Minute by Minute™ forecasts with Superior Accuracy™ for any longitude/latitude on Earth, with customized content and engaging video presentations available on smart phones, tablets, free wired and mobile Internet sites, connected TVs, and Internet appliances, as well as via radio, television, and newspapers. Founded in 1962 by Dr. Joel N. Myers – a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society who was recognized as one of the top entrepreneurs in American history by Entrepreneur Magazine's Encyclopedia of Entrepreneurs – AccuWeather also delivers a wide range of highly-customized enterprise solutions to media, business, government, and institutions, as well as news, weather content, and video for more than 180,000 third-party websites. AccuWeather's CEO, Barry Lee Myers, is an award winning leader in global weather information issues and one of the world's most recognized advocates for cooperative relationships between government weather agencies and the weather industry. He is a leader in the digital weather information space.
Visit www.AccuWeather.com for additional information.
For more information contact:
Justin Roberti / 814.235.8756 / [email protected]
AccuWeather, Inc. / 385 Science Park Road / State College, PA 16803
Sara Ball / 415.318.4367 / [email protected]
Golin / 600 Battery Street / San Francisco, CA 94111
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