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415/392-8282 Announces Snapfish Summer Sweepstakes

One Lucky Family of Four Will Win a Trip to Orlando, Florida Additional Prizes Include Plane Tickets to Anywhere within the Continental United States and Cameras

SAN FRANCISCO - June 15, 2000 - Corporation, the only photo service that offers free processing, printing, digitizing, and online storing and sharing for 35 mm film, today announced the Snapfish Summer Sweepstakes. Individuals can register for the sweepstakes online at In addition, Snapfish will launch a sweepstakes promotional campaign in 15 major metropolitan areas nationwide on Sunday, June 18, 2000.

"Now that the Snapfish service is launched, we're kicking off a comprehensive marketing campaign to get the word out to families, who can use our service to capture and share fun summer memories," said Melissa Barritt Felder, Snapfish vice president of consumer marketing. "In addition to free processing, free prints and free online sharing, now we're offering a chance to win some fantastic prizes."

The Snapfish Summer Sweepstakes prizes include the following:

Grand Prize
Snapfish will award one trip to Orlando, Florida for four people, including airfare, five days and four nights of hotel accommodations, theme park passes, rental car and spending money.
Monthly Prizes
Snapfish will choose one winner per month for three months to win two plane tickets to any destination within the continental United States.
Weekly Prizes
Every week through September, a lucky winner will win their choice of a digital or film camera, (Canon Powershot Digital Camera Deluxe Kit, or a Canon EOS Rebel 2000 Date Deluxe Camera Kit and film) each valued more than $700.

No purchase necessary. To enter the Sweepstakes, simply visit and register online by September 29, 2000. Winners will be selected at random. Visit for complete details and official rules.

Snapfish is the only photo service that offers developing, printing, digitizing, and online storing and sharing of users' photographs - all for free. Customers simply mail their film in a pre-addressed, postage-paid mailer and Snapfish develops the pictures, prints them on Kodak paper and digitizes them for free. Customers are only charged $1.69 per roll of film for shipping and handling of the prints (limit 24 rolls per year per customer). An additional $3.99 will be charged if members do not view their images online within 30 days. The images are then made available in a password-protected online "shoebox," where customers can create albums, share them online with friends, and order reprints and enlargements. Snapfish also offers digital camera users a secure and effortless solution for uploading, sharing and printing their images.

About is positioned to dramatically redefine the consumer photography market by providing the first complete photo service that offers film developing, printing, storing and sharing online, all for free. will provide both film-based and digital camera users with the ability to seamlessly and securely share, store and order reprints.

Privately held and backed by CMGI @Ventures, the venture capital affiliate of CMGI, Inc., Mayfield Fund, Trans Cosmos, Audax Ventures, BellSouth, Compaq and private investors, was founded by a management team of seasoned second-generation Internet leaders from Excite@Home and Cisco Systems. has a strategic relationship with District Photo, the nation's largest mail order photo finishing lab, with more than 50 years of experience in the market. uses Kodak paper and materials for all of its processing.

With consumer photography representing a $14.90 billion market in the United States alone, is poised to provide consumers with breakthrough benefits in online photography and reinvent an enormous consumer category in the process. The company is based in San Francisco, California. Additional information is available at the company's Web site at

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