October 12, 2010 08:00 ET

Meez Coinz Cards Available in Safeway and Kroger Stores Nationwide

Popular Pre-Paid Virtual Currency Cards Expand Reach to Consumer Audience, Make Great Holiday Gifts

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - October 12, 2010) -  Meez, an immersive social community with the highest engagement online, announced today that Meez Coinz Cards are now available in Safeway grocery stores nationwide, and will be available in Kroger stores on October 27.

Residents of Meez Nation can create and customize an avatar, design a personal room, play games, share music and videos, shop for new styles or hang out with friends. Meez Coinz, the virtual currency used on Meez, allow users to dress their avatars and decorate their personal "Roomz" with premium virtual items and accessories, including popular branded items, or send gifts and gain access to exclusive neighborhoods.

According to Inside Networks' latest report, the market for virtual goods is $1.6 billion and is expected to grow to $2.1 billion in 2011. Inside Meez Nation, players are able to choose from a wide range of virtual goods such as clothes, accessories, toys and pets, and are an integral part of the Meez experience.

"We understand the importance of virtual goods in the market and want to make purchasing and giving Meez Coinz easy for our users," says John Cahill, CEO, Meez. "Adding Safeway and Kroger stores to our list of retailers offering Meez Coinz allows us to connect with users not only online, but offline, as well. Teens strongly embrace gift cards because they can choose the gift they want, when they want."

Meez Coinz Cards make great gifts for friends and loved ones. For a limited time, receive a special limited edition bonus item and one month Meez VIP with the purchase of a Meez Coinz card at any Safeway, Kroger, Target or Best Buy. For more information on Meez or to create your own avatar, visit, or its application on MySpace.

Meez integrates cross-platform social entertainment into an immersive virtual community. Driving this experience are social game mechanics, video, and rich multimedia sharing. With over fifteen million registered players and the highest user engagement online, Meez connects users with one another and the brands and artists they care about. Meez investors include Anthem Venture Partners, Battery Ventures and Draper & Associates and is based in San Francisco, CA.

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