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Bankrate Launches Cool Contest for Hot-Spot Getaway


Bankrate.com is launching a nationwide sweepstakes on its Facebook page to give away an all-expense paid trip to L.A. and a pass to BlogWorld.

North Palm Beach, FL, August 20, 2011 --(PR.com)-- Bankrate.com just announced that it is launching a nationwide sweepstakes on its Facebook page through Sept. 15, 2011, to give away an all-expense paid trip to L.A., including airfare, a two-day conference pass to BlogWorld & New Media Expo 2011 (Nov. 4-5, 2011), a four-day, three-night stay at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel and $500 of spending money.

"We've run plenty of contests before on our social media channels, but this one is our most exciting to date," says Janet Stauble, Social Media Community Manager for Bankrate. "This past year, we've really focused on reaching out to bloggers and readers and making them an integral part of our online community, so we look forward to rewarding one of them with this trip."

Bankrate has experienced tremendous growth in its social networks in terms of a following, reach and engagement, and contests like this one are a great way to reward loyal followers.

The company expects that the sweepstakes will also introduce the brand to consumers who are new to Bankrate and the personal finance beat.

To enter, visit Bankrate's Facebook page. Entrants can increase their own chances of winning by inviting their friends on Facebook to join the contest.

For the official rules, visit Bankrate's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Bankrate.

About Bankrate, Inc. (NYSE: RATE)

The Bankrate network of companies includes Bankrate.com, Interest.com, Mortgage-calc.com, Nationwide Card Services, InsureMe, CreditCardGuide.com, Bankaholic, CreditCards.com and NetQuote. Each of these businesses helps consumers to make informed decisions about their personal finance matters. The company's flagship brand, Bankrate.com is a destination site of personal finance channels, including banking, investing, taxes, debt management and college finance. Bankrate.com is the leading aggregator of rates and other information on more than 300 financial products, including mortgages, credit cards, new and used auto loans, money market accounts and CDs, checking and ATM fees, home equity loans and online banking fees. Bankrate.com reviews more than 4,800 financial institutions in 575 markets in 50 states. Bankrate.com provides financial applications and information to a network of more than 75 partners, including Yahoo!, America Online, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. Bankrate.com's information is also distributed through more than 500 newspapers.

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Bankrate, Inc.
Janet Stauble
561 630-2400
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www.bankrate.com

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