Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Pay By Touch Awards $100,000 Worth of Groceries to 10 Lucky Chicagoans

SAN FRANCISCO and CHICAGO, March 21, 2007 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --

Ten Chicagoans are being celebrated as part of Pay By Touch's "Touch of Holiday Cheer" sweepstakes. The leader in biometric payments and personalized marketing has awarded 10 lucky winners an entire year's worth of free groceries (a $10,000 value for each).

Winners included both new enrollees and existing members of the Pay By Touch(R) biometric payment service who shopped at local Jewel-Osco grocery stores throughout the holiday season.

The ten Chicagoans include:
-- Sandra Goranson, Barrington Hills, Ill.
-- Kara Kramer, Buffalo Grove, Ill.
-- Canto Lee, Chicago, Ill.
-- Michael Murray, Chicago, Ill.
-- Claudia Konrad, Chicago, Ill.
-- Suzanne Swanson, Grayslake, Ill.
-- Malcolm Bourne, Lake Forest, Ill.
-- Tina Kapton, Oswego, Ill.
-- Susan Utterback, Sugar Grove, Ill.
-- Lucia Girolamo, Sugar Grove, Ill.

At the start of the holiday season, the company also made a matching $10,000 donation to the Greater Chicago Food Depository, and Pay By Touch "holiday elves" spread goodwill to shoppers at 12 Jewel-Osco locations in November and December.

"We are extremely pleased to reward 10 lucky members for doing their holiday shopping with Pay By Touch and Jewel-Osco," said John Rogers, Founder, Chairman and CEO, Pay By Touch. "We are committed to bringing the convenience, privacy and security of biometrics to mainstream America, and are thrilled to be delighting Chicagoland shoppers one touch at a time."

Pay By Touch, a biometric payment service that lets shoppers pay for purchases with the touch of a finger, is available at more than 200 stores in the greater Chicagoland area. Already more than 3.6 million members are using Pay By Touch in 3,000 locations across 44 states, the UK and Singapore.

About Pay By Touch

Pay By Touch ( is the global leader in biometric authentication, personalized marketing and payment solutions. Already, more than 3.6 million consumers are using Pay By Touch services to identify themselves, make purchases, cash checks and get personalized savings with the touch of a finger.

Pay By Touch services are free for consumers to use and available in more than 3,000 retail locations across 44 states, the UK and Singapore. Pay By Touch also provides robust data management and payment processing solutions for ACH (electronic checking), card-present and card-not- present debit and credit transactions for retail clients.

Founded in 2002 and headquartered in San Francisco, Pay By Touch employs 800 professionals and holds more than 60 patents worldwide on secure, convenient and cost-effective transaction solutions.

SOURCE Pay By Touch