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Magic Moments Results

VISA reported there were 16,826 winners in the ‘Magic Moments’ holiday promotion. All together, the winners were awarded free purchases totaling more than $1.2 million. Between Nov. 1 and Dec. 31, VISA randomly selected, each day, a one-second magic moment when VISA card purchases were free. The moment with the most transactions occurred on Dec. 8 with 1,332 transactions. The largest free purchase was made at an auto repair shop in Virginia for about $6,000. The smallest free VISA purchase was made at the U.S. Post Office for 32 cents. Other free VISA purchases included jewelry, college tuition and cruise tickets. VISA says member support was extensive with nearly 100 million statement stuffers distributed. For more information visit

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