Official Garfield VISA Prepaid Debit Cards now available through a partnership with CARD.com.
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, Calif., June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Paws Incorporated
today announced a strategic partnership with the prepaid
card that allows the cost of goods or services that are purchased to be deducted directly from the purchaser’s checking account. They can also be used at automated teller machines for withdrawing cash from the user’s checking account.
provider CARD.com to bring the Garfield prepaid debit card to U.S.
market. Users can sign up for the Garfield prepaid card online at
Dedicated to creating a fair, fashionable and fun online alternative
to traditional banks, CARD.com prepaid debit cards can be used
everywhere Visa or MasterCard is accepted. The growing trend in prepaid
cards is increasingly embraced by leading financial institutions like
Chase and American Express, and even retailers like WalMart, 7-Eleven
and Walgreens. These are not gift cards, but rather bank-issued, fraud
See Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).
insured debit cards with a user-friendly online banking
experience.CARD.com Prepaid Cards include 55,000 fee-free ATMs, free
direct deposit, free check deposit via the company’s mobile app.
Garfield Creator Jim Davis described the new offering as “a
better and more fun alternative to branch banks, since CARD.com offers
our fans free ATMs and great iPhone and mobile apps. I work with
CARD.com because they offer fair and FUN banking. And we all know that
Garfield prefers anything that’s simple and easy.”
“This partnership gives fans of everyone’s favorite fat
cat an entirely new way to engage with and represent Garfield every time
they use their card. Our aim is to bring an easy-to-use and affordable
banking experience that reflects the passions of consumers,” said
and cofounder of CARD.com, Ben Katz.
The Garfield prepaid card can be used everywhere Visa is accepted,
it’s 100% FDIC insured and offers a fully-featured online banking
experience, just like traditional branch banking–but without overdraft
or late fees.
GARFIELD was born on the comics pages on June 19, 1978. The
mastermind of cartoonist Jim Davis, GARFIELD is a humorous strip
centered on the lives of a quick-witted orange cat who loves lasagna,
coffee, and his remote control; Jon Arbuckle, his owner; and Odie, a
sweet but dumb dog. GARFIELD was introduced to the world in just 41
newspapers and is now the most widely syndicated
combination of cartoon with a story line, laid out in a series of pictorial panels across a page and concerning a continuous character or set of characters, whose thoughts and dialogues are indicated by means of “balloons” containing written speech.
appearing in 2100 newspapers. The strip, distributed by Universal Press,
is read by over 220 million people each day and is translated into 42
The success of the comic strip spawned a licensing program and
several popular animated TV shows:
Garfield and Friends
, appeared on
CBS-TV from 1988 to 1995, and in 2009, The Garfield Show debuted on
Cartoon Network USA and now airs in 135 countries. Additionally, two
feature films starring Garfield , with Bill Murray doing voice-over,
made their way into theaters in 2004 and 2006, and Davis recently penned
three original direct-to-video features.
Garfield entertains his fans on a popular web site, garfield.com,
and engages kids in interesting and
1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of pedagogy.
2. Characterized by pedantic formality:
sound activities to
promote literacy at professorgarfield.org. English, Science and Life
Skills are among the topics Garfield and his pals address at
learninglab.org, a public service of the Virginia Department of
Garfield has long been considered a “classic” or
“evergreen” property because he has not only endured, but
continues to be fresh and funny after 35 years in the limelight.
Follow Garfield , along with 9 million other fans, on Facebook
(facebook.com/Garfield) and Twitter (twitter.com/Garfield).
About Paws, Inc.
Cartoonist Jim Davis’ company, Paws, Inc., located near Albany,
Indiana, was founded in 1981 to handle the creative end of the Garfield
licensing business. Today, Paws is the sole owner of all copyrights and
trademarks for the Garfield property, and controls not only the creative
angle of the fat cat’s flourishing empire, but also the licensing,
marketing, and brand management of Garfield and the Garfield
CARD.com is on a mission to make prepaid cards simple and fun.
We’re revamping personal finance with the aim of creating financial
products that speak to the passions of consumers while providing a
banking alternative that fits seamlessly into today’s mobile
lifestyles. CARD Corporation’s Board of Advisors include
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Investors’ Nigel Morris (co-founder of Capital One), Sandy Grushow
(past Chairman of Fox Television), and Raja Doddala (New Business
Ventures at 7-Eleven).