Epson Back-to-School Buying Guide and Gear Up! Giveaway Helps Students, Teachers and Parents Jump-Start the School Year

Back to School Campaign Offers Customers' Favorites, Staff Recommendations and a Chance to Win Visa Prepaid Cards

Aug 01, 2012, 15:20 ET from Epson America, Inc.

LONG BEACH, Calif., Aug. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Epson America, Inc. today unveiled a Back-to-School Buying Guide available at its online retail store,, that provides students, parents, teachers, and school administrators with a variety of top-rated products ideal for school projects and in-class instructional tools during the 2012-2013 school year. In addition, Epson continues to support education through learning and creativity with the "Epson Gear Up!" Giveaway offering a Grand Prize of $1,000 or 10 $200 Visa prepaid cards that can be used to purchase products such as those featured in this year's Back-to-School Buying Guide and more.

"We're excited to help families and teachers jump-start a successful new school year with this year's product guide and Epson Gear Up! Giveaway," said Scott Sturcke, senior manager, online marketing, Epson America, Inc. "The guide is designed to serve as a helpful resource for families and educators and this year's Back-to-School efforts also give back to loyal Epson customers with a chance to win prizes that are sure to motivate positive learning environments."

The Epson Back-to-School Buying Guide spotlights customers' favorite products including all-in-ones, wide-format printers, photo scanners, multi-media projectors, ink, and paper. In addition, Twitter users can visit the guide and Retweet a message2 from Epson for the chance to win either one $1,000 or one of 10 $200 Visa prepaid cards that can be used for gear showcased in the guide and more.3

The Epson Back-to-School Buying Guide and "Epson Gear Up!" Giveaway kicks off Aug. 1, 2012 and runs through Aug. 31, 2012. Complete product information and contest rules can be found at the

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1Visa prepaid cards issued by CenterState Bank of Florida, NA pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc.

2Official Epson Gear Up Retweet Message: "See @Epson_Store Buying Guide for top picks for #back-to-school. Retweet for chance to #win $1000 or $200. Rules:"

3See official contest rules for details:

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