SOURCE: Coinstar

January 31, 2008 08:00 ET

Cash In at Coinstar for a Chance to Win $2,000 Jewelry Shopping Spree at

Coinstar, and Warner Bros. Pictures Dig Up "Fool's Gold" Hidden Treasure Sweepstakes

BELLEVUE, WA--(Marketwire - January 31, 2008) -

Highlights / Key Facts:

There may be more treasure than loose change hiding in your coin jar!

Coinstar has joined forces with Warner Bros. Pictures and to bring treasure hunters everywhere the Hidden Treasure Sweepstakes in support of the February 8 nationwide theatrical release of "Fool's Gold," a romantic comedy adventure starring Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson. While the film follows a modern-day treasure hunter who has sunk everything he has in search of treasure, Coinstar users need only go as far as their deepest couch cushions to find enough spare change to cash-in!

All they need to do is point their compass towards their local Coinstar Center® for a chance at the booty. By cashing in $15 or more in loose change, Coinstar users will be given the chance to turn that small fortune into a larger fortune -- a $2,000 shopping spree at, the leading online jeweler.

The contest entry period is between January 28 and February 29, 2008. When you convert $15+ of change into cash, a gift card or eCertificate at participating Coinstar Centers, you'll receive a sweepstakes mail-in entry form printed at the bottom of your receipt. Official rules and prize information are provided at

Coinstar Facts

-- Coinstar estimates that there's more than $10 billion in loose change hiding in U.S. households -- that's about $90 per family.

-- Consumers can receive free coin counting when they opt for a gift card or eCertificate from retailers such as JCPenney®,®, Starbucks®, Circuit City®, iTunes®, and others at select Coinstar Centers.

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--  Coinstar Website & Official Sweepstakes Rules:
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Coinstar, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSTR) is a multi-national company offering a range of 4th Wall™ solutions for the retailers' front of store, consisting of self-service coin counting, electronic payment solutions, entertainment services and self-service DVD rental. The company's products and services can be found at more than 56,000 retail locations including supermarkets, drug stores, mass merchants, convenience stores, and financial institutions. For more information, visit


Opening in theatres nationwide on February 8, "Fool's Gold" follows Ben "Finn" Finnegan (Matthew McConaughey), an affable, modern-day treasure hunter obsessed with finding the legendary 18th century Queen's Dowry and has sunk everything he has, including his marriage to Tess (Kate Hudson). Just as Tess has begun to rebuild her life, working aboard a mega-yacht owned by billionaire Nigel Honeycutt (Donald Sutherland), Finn discovers a vital clue to the treasure's whereabouts. Much to Tess' consternation, Finn maneuvers himself aboard Nigel's yacht and, using his roguish charm, convinces the tycoon to join him in the pursuit of the Spanish treasure. But they are not the only ones after it. Finn's one-time mentor, Moe Fitch (Ray Winstone), and a ruthless local gangster (Kevin Hart) are intent on beating Finn to the prize. Let the treasure hunt begin... The romantic comedy adventure "Fool's Gold" was directed by Andy Tennant ("Hitch"). The film reunites Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson, who previously teamed on the romantic comedy smash "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days." Joining the cast are Donald Sutherland, Ewen Bremner, Alexis Dziena, Kevin Hart and Ray Winstone. Warner Bros. Pictures presents a De Line Pictures/Bernie Goldmann Production, an Andy Tennant Film, "Fool's Gold." Tennant directed the film from a screenplay he wrote with John Claflin & Daniel Zelman, story by Claflin & Zelman. Donald De Line, Bernie Goldmann and Jon Klane produced the film, with Wink Mordaunt and James R. Dyer executive producing and Stephen Jones serving as co-producer.

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