NEW YORK, Dec. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon is sponsoring a sweepstakes offering 13 prizes in the form of gift cards ranging up to $2,500 to encourage consumers interested in finding business addresses, phone numbers and money-saving coupons to check out Visual 411, Verizon's free business directory service accessible from PCs, lap-tops, tablets, smart phones and FiOS TV.
Beginning now and running through Jan. 21, 2013, consumers can enter the sweepstakes by visiting the official registration site online to answer a daily question about the new Visual 411 business search app. Answers, right or wrong, will result in a qualified entry, and customers can visit the site each day to provide another answer and receive a new entry. Consumers are limited to one entry per day, though there is no limit to using the service. A random drawing will be held on or about Jan. 23. Eligible entrants will have the opportunity to win a $2,500 gift card as the grand prize. Four $250 gift cards and eight $25 gift cards will also be awarded.
About Visual 411Verizon Visual 411 is a new, multichannel, integrated approach to providing free directory services. The service can be accessed via a laptop, tablet or desktop computer; through a smart phone app on either the Apple or Android platform; or by a widget on a consumer's FiOS TV service. With one click, consumers can look up a business addresses and phone numbers; find coupons featuring special offers; and get maps and directions, weather forecasts, traffic reports and more. Visual 411 also empowers consumers to share this information via email, SMS, Twitter, Facebook and Google Plus. Businesses also benefit from the additional exposure. "With Verizon Visual 411, our overall goal is to provide consumers with a set of comprehensive directory features that will help them save time and money," said Marty Caproni, Verizon's director of product marketing and technology. "It's functionality across multiple communication platforms also makes it ideal for the borderless lifestyle consumers live with Verizon services, where every device and every location becomes your home base."