Rent, bills, books, groceries: TD Canada Trust Facebook contest will make life more comfortable for twelve lucky students




    
    -   TD Canada Trust Money Lounge Cash for Comfort contest on Facebook
        lets members vote for the five students with the best video pitch for
        five prizes of $2,000.
    -   A panel of judges will choose seven weekly winners from the video
        submissions for seven $500 prizes.
    -   TD Money Lounge fan page on Facebook is updated with tools and tips
        to help students go back to school.
    

    TORONTO, Aug. 25 /CNW/ - Whether it's to purchase books, help pay rent or
feed that late night pizza craving, TD Canada Trust will make life easier for
twelve lucky students with the TD Canada Trust Money Lounge Cash for Comfort
contest. Kicking off today and running until October 13, 2008, Canada's most
comfortable bank wants Canadian students to tell them how $2,000 would make
their lives more comfortable.
    "The TD Money Lounge is about helping students deal with the stresses of
money and budgeting and, since we launched it in 2007, it's become a very
popular source of information on these topics for thousands of students," said
Su McVey, Vice President, Customer Segments and Strategy. "The TD Canada Trust
Money Lounge Cash for Comfort contest is a way to have a bit of fun while
helping out some lucky students. And the best part is that friends and family
can vote for the winners."
    Students must create a one minute or less video explaining why they
should win $2,000 and how it would help make their lives more comfortable.
Once it is accepted, a link to the video will be emailed to the entrant. The
link can be sent to friends and family to help encourage votes for their
submission and fans of the page can place their votes directly through the TD
Money Lounge page on Facebook.
    The TD Money Lounge, which currently has over 12,000 fans, gives students
the opportunity to ask for and give advice to their peers. Discussions range
from money topics like accessing cash in a foreign country and dealing with
student debt, to other areas of interest, like Canada's Virgin Rock Festivals,
finding student scholarships, and making green friendly choices. To help
students ease back into school this fall, the TD Money Lounge is offering
useful, interactive tools:

    
    -   Cover Your Costs application - an interactive tool to help students
        budget for the upcoming year. By answering a few questions on
        spending habits and lifestyle a budget is generated and compared to
        those of four students currently attending university or college.
    -   Split it application - an interactive tool to help roommates keep
        track of bills and how much they owe.
    -   Live Huge, Spend Little section features tips on saving money from
        buying used books to making a grocery list before going shopping.
    

    In addition to the five grand prizes awarded on October 20, a panel of
judges will choose a winner from the submitted videos each Wednesday, starting
September 3 until and including October 15, for one of seven $500 prizes.
Entrants must be legal residents of Canada currently enrolled in an
undergraduate or graduate program at an approved Canadian university or
college on a full-time or part-time basis. Entrants and voters must be fans of
the TD Money Lounge on Facebook. There is no fee to join Facebook, become a
fan of the TD Money Lounge or enter the contest. For more information and to
enter, visit www.facebook.com/tdmoneylounge.

    About TD Bank Financial Group

    The Toronto-Dominion Bank and its subsidiaries are collectively known as
TD Bank Financial Group. TD Bank Financial Group is the seventh largest bank
in North America by branches and serves approximately 17 million customers in
four key businesses operating in a number of locations in key financial
centres around the globe: Canadian Personal and Commercial Banking, including
TD Canada Trust; Wealth Management, including TD Waterhouse and an investment
in TD Ameritrade; U.S. Personal and Commercial Banking through TD Banknorth
and Commerce; and Wholesale Banking, including TD Securities. TD Bank
Financial Group also ranks among the world's leading on-line financial
services firms, with more than 5.5 million on-line customers. TD Bank
Financial Group had CDN$503.6 billion in assets as of April 30, 2008. The
Toronto-Dominion Bank trades on the Toronto and New York Stock Exchanges under
the symbol "TD", as well as on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.





For further information:

For further information: Kelly Hechler, TD Bank Financial Group, (416)
982-2469


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