BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Feb. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- BBVA Compass today announced the grand prize winner of the Visa Super Bowl XLVII Sweepstakes, awarding Sixto V. of Lake Jackson, Texas with a trip for two to the game, airfare, hotel accommodations in New Orleans and a $500 gift card, courtesy of Visa.
"We are thrilled to offer Sixto the chance to attend the most anticipated football game in the nation," said Joel Alindogan, senior vice president and payments director at BBVA Compass. "Introduced during the peak of holiday spending and football frenzy, our fall sweepstakes offered a fantastic opportunity to award our most loyal customers with a trip to the super bowl as a capstone to the season."
Launched in October, the sweepstakes gave customers the chance to win a trip for two to the Super Bowl each time they used their BBVA Compass Visa credit, debit or prepaid card during the Visa Super Bowl XLVII Sweepstakes for BBVA Compass. The sweepstakes ended Dec. 15, 2012.
A $10 purchase at Jovy's Homemade Tamales in Clute, Texas resulted in an unexpected treat for Sixto – a trip of a lifetime to New Orleans for the game.
About BBVA Group
BBVA Compass is a subsidiary of BBVA Compass Bancshares Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of BBVA (NYSE: BBVA) (MAD: BBVA). BBVA is a customer-centric global financial services group founded in 1857. The Group has a solid position in Spain, is the largest financial institution in Mexico, and has leading franchises in South America and the Sunbelt region of the United States. Its diversified business is geared toward high-growth markets and relies on technology as a key sustainable competitive advantage. BBVA ranks among the leading eurozone banks in terms of return on equity and efficiency. Corporate responsibility is at the core of its business model. BBVA fosters financial education and inclusion, and supports scientific research and culture. It operates with the highest integrity, a long-term vision and applies best practices. More information about the BBVA Group can be found at www.bbva.com.
About BBVA Compass
BBVA Compass is a Sunbelt-based financial institution that operates 708 branches, including 367 in Texas, 93 in Alabama, 79 in Arizona, 65 in California, 45 in Florida, 38 in Colorado and 21 in New Mexico. BBVA Compass ranks among the top 20 largest U.S. commercial banks based on deposit market share and ranks among the largest banks in Alabama (2nd), Texas (4th) and Arizona (5th). BBVA Compass has been recognized as one of the leading Small Business Administration lenders and ranked third in American Banker's 2012 reputation study of the leading 30 banks in the U.S. Additional information about BBVA Compass can be found at www.bbvacompass.com.
BBVA Compass is a trade name of Compass Bank.
About Visa Inc.
Visa is a global payments technology company that connects consumers, businesses, financial institutions and governments in more than 200 countries and territories to fast, secure and reliable digital currency. Underpinning digital currency is one of the world's most advanced processing networks--VisaNet--that is capable of handling more than 20,000 transactions a second, with fraud protection for consumers and guaranteed payment for merchants. Visa is not a bank, and does not issue cards, extend credit or set rates and fees for consumers. Visa's innovations, however, enable its financial institution customers to offer consumers more choices: Pay now with debit, ahead of time with prepaid or later with credit products. For more information, visit www.corporate.visa.com.
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