GoPayment Offers Rides and Grub at SXSW Interactive 2011

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GoPayment Makes Getting Around and Getting Late Night Snacks Cheap and Easy with Special Pedicab and Food Truck Offers

--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ: INTU):

WHAT:

  Pedicab rides and food truck promotions at SXSW Interactive with Intuit GoPayment:

-- GoPayment is an easy and affordable way for people to accept credit cards on any mobile device wherever they do business.

-- GoPayment is sponsoring a fleet of 20 Metrocycle pedicabs so anyone can get a ride and pay with plastic.

-- Passengers can follow @GoPayment on Twitter to obtain a secret password, share it with their driver, and ride for free.

-- Additionally, GoPayment is sponsoring popular Korean and Mexican fusion food truck, Chi’Lantro to offer 25-cent tacos (limit four tacos per person) using GoPayment from 6pm-12am CT around downtown Austin.

-- Anyone can find out the current location of the mobile GoPayment Grub Hub by following @GoPayment on Twitter.

 

WHY:

Thousands of the world’s digerati descend on Austin, TX for five days of networking and learning about the latest in interactive tech at SXSW Interactive.
 
With foot traffic at capacity during the festival, Intuit decided to work with local pedicab service Metrocycle to enable easy access to fast and fun transportation for attendees. Each ‘GoCab’ will be using Intuit GoPayment so passengers don’t need to worry about carrying cash and ‘GoCab’ drivers can get paid fast.
 

To provide tasty dining options to people bouncing between festival events, Intuit is also working with popular mobile food truck, Chi’Lantro. The GoPayment-equipped truck will motor around town to the hottest parties to offer a discounted menu and the option to pay by credit card. Visit the Intuit Small Business blog for more details.

 

WHO:

Intuit is well-known for its popular financial solutions such as QuickBooks®, Quicken® and TurboTax®. A little known secret though is that Intuit also offers payment tools and services to help people get paid quickly no matter how and where they do business. In fact, Intuit is one of the largest payments processors in the U.S., processing more than $17 billion in transactions annually for approximately 300,000 small and personal businesses.

 

As part of Intuit’s payment offerings, GoPayment is a mobile payment service that’s designed to help people easily and affordably get paid via their mobile devices wherever they do business. GoPayment offers a free credit card reader, no monthly fee and works on more than 40 mobile devices, including the most popular iOS, Android and Blackberry devices. For more information, go to: http://gopayment.com/.

 

WHEN:

Free pedicab rides: March 11-15 – 12pm to 3am
GoPayment Grub Hub: March 11-14 – 6pm to MIDNIGHT (various downtown locations)
 

WHERE:

South By Southwest

Austin, Texas

For more information, please visit the Intuit Small Business Blog.



CONTACT:

Intuit Inc.
Sharna Brockett, 650-944-3856
sharna_brockett@intuit.com
or
Access Communications
Jen Garcia, 415-844-6244
jgarcia@accesspr.com

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