Next Jump Officially Launches OO.com With SA500 Kids $500,000 Fundraising Campaign For Technology In Public Schools Through DonorsChoose.org

Next Jump, the premium provider of rewards and loyalty programs, is proud to announce the official launch of OO.com, the company’s first consumer facing shopping site. Launched in Beta this summer, OO.com combines the best deals and offers on more than 30,000 of the top brands and retailers such as Lands End and Toys’R’Us with the ability to earn WOWPoints rewards on each purchase. As part of the excitement around OO.com’s official release from Beta, Next Jump will be kicking off a $500,000 fundraising initiative called SA500 Kids, to bring technology into classrooms at more than 100,000 public schools across the country. Beginning Friday, November 25 th, Black Friday, Next Jump will donate one WOWpoint per dollar spent on all Next Jump powered marketplaces, including OO.com, towards funding technology projects posted by teachers on DonorsChoose.org.

“There are thousands of classrooms and millions of students across the country without access to the tools necessary for growing up in today’s technological world, and we are teaming up with Next Jump to close that gap,” said Charles Best, Founder & CEO of DonorsChoose.org. “This partnership stands to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for this critical cause, and we are so excited to be working together.”

This season’s holiday shopper is looking beyond the low prices and strong promotions retailers are offering for the “price plus” opportunity, expecting more. For the last 17 years Next Jump has been delivering this “price plus” opportunity to Fortune 1000 companies through employee pricing and purchasing programs with unique special offers on everything from travel to dining to household items. And now those exclusive and elusive deals are being made available to every shopper this holiday season through Next Jump’s OO.com. In addition to great bargains like 30% off Land’s End, $25 off Olive Garden gift certificates, $25 off toys at Wal-Mart, $125 off the NOOK tablet, $50 off an Amazon gift card, $200 off PS3 Slim Bundle, shoppers can earn WOWPoints™ rewards towards future purchases. WOWPoints™ are earned on every transaction, never expire, and can be redeemed towards free purchases or turned to cash. OO.com rewards loyal shoppers with better prices, more points, and VIP access to the newest and hardest to get products making it truly the place to go for all your holiday gifting and giving this year.

“What’s unique about OO.com is that in addition to having all the discounts and deals in the market, consumers are earning WOWPoints™ on top of every transaction. We believe shopping any other way is pointless (pun intended),” said Charlie Kim, Founder & CEO of Next Jump.

Through funds raised on purchases made on OO.com, SA500 Kids will give children crucial access to the technology they need to build successful futures, which strengthens the future of our country as a whole. Funding will go to support projects like Mrs. Starr in Ohio who needs $96 for Kindle Fire tablets to help her students become better readers or Ms. Rivera in South Carolina who needs $1,063 for Math and Reading support technology. Through the economic turbulence of the past few years, technology companies have been a bright spot on the horizon driving growth and creating jobs.

“Even with high unemployment rates across the country, there is a shortage of engineers nationwide, making the recruitment of engineers the #1 challenge for every technology company,” said Charlie Kim, CEO and Founder of Next Jump. “On the heels of SA500 what was arguably the largest and most successful engineering recruiting event on the east coast, we want to bring technology to children in need with the hopes of inspiring future engineers to attend SA500 10-15 years from now. Our goal with SA500 Kids is to set children up to win.“

About Next Jump:

Founded in 1994, Next Jump is positioned to become the universal loyalty platform for the internet, leveraging proprietary technology engineered over the last decade. The Company already has the largest footprint in providing rewards and loyalty programs to more than 90,000 corporations, organizations, and affinity groups including 70% of the Fortune 1000 and the largest membership clubs in the country, including AARP, NEA and AAA. Next Jump's WOWPoints™ is one of the fastest growing virtual currencies due to its cash-like value and flexibility. Consumers are able to earn and burn WOWPoints™ through all Next Jump powered marketplaces, including OO.com, the Company’s first direct to consumer site. Next Jump was founded by Charlie Kim and is based in New York City with offices in Boston, San Francisco and London. For more information visit www.nextjump.com.

About DonorsChoose.org

Founded in 2000, DonorsChoose.org ( www.donorschoose.org) is a nonprofit website where public school teachers describe specific educational projects for their students, and donors can choose the projects they want to support. After completing a project, the donor hears back from the classroom they supported in the form of photographs and teacher thank-you letters. To date, 202,000 public and charter school teachers have used the site to secure funding for $93 million in books, art supplies, technology, and other resources that their students need to learn. Through DonorsChoose.org, individuals from all walks of life have helped 5.4 million students.

Copyright Business Wire 2010

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