March 13, 2007 14:51 ET

uTANGO Hires Nationally Renowned Wedding and Loyalty Expert Martie Duncan to Lead New e-Magazine

uTANGO Hires "My Best Friend's Wedding" Consultant to Help Singles, Engaged Couples and Newlyweds Plan the Perfect Wedding

SEATTLE, WA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 13, 2007 -- uTANGO today announced the hiring of nationally recognized wedding expert and loyalty industry veteran Martie Duncan as vice president and Editor-in-Chief of uTANGO's new LifeMatters™ e-magazine.

Duncan has worked alongside some of the top names in the wedding industry including Vera Wang, Michael C. Fina, Jim Hjelm, Tiffany & Co., Marshall Field's and Bloomingdales. In more than 20 years of professional wedding experience, she has helped thousands of couples and even a few celebrities walk down the aisle in style -- and now every couple will have free access to Duncan's expertise through the uTANGO Web site (

Prior to joining uTANGO, Duncan was the founder and Editor-in-Chief of WeddingPoints, a loyalty rewards site for brides. As Editor-in-Chief, Duncan developed content for savvy brides-to-be -- publishing a monthly e-magazine featuring articles, tips and real wedding stories. Duncan also hosted the syndicated "wedding radio" talk show program airing from Chicago's WCKG. As consultant to the bridal industry, her media experience includes appearances on the "Oprah Winfrey Show," consulting for the Tri-Star film, "My Best Friend's Wedding" starring Julia Roberts, and hosting "NBC's Today Throws a Local Wedding" in Birmingham, Alabama.

uTANGO is a new consumer loyalty and life-stage rewards program offering young couples a chance to earn up to $10,000, $100,000 and $1 Million at 10, 20 and 30 years of program participation for shopping with more than 250 uTANGO merchant partners and staying married. Membership is free and open to singles, engaged couples and newlyweds. Never before has a loyalty program offered its members rewards of this size.

uTANGO members earn TANGO Bucks (a.k.a. points) for purchases made with merchants including Expedia, Sandals Resorts, Macy's, Zales, Sephora, Nordstrom and more. Engaged members can specifically leverage their wedding spending to accrue TANGO Bucks on such expenditures as a honeymoon, wedding rings, wedding favors, bridesmaid/groomsmen gifts, bridal lingerie, wedding shoes, invitations and more. Using uTANGO's patent-pending Guest Shopping feature, members can even earn TANGO Bucks on wedding registry purchases made by their family and friends from stores like Target, Linens N' Things and Sears.

In addition to the extraordinary Life-Stage Rewards, members also receive $50-$200 in annual cash rewards as well as access to an online community and e-magazine called LifeMatters™. Duncan will edit the e-magazine, which offers free relationship advice from renowned relationship expert Dr. Pepper Schwartz, wedding planning tips from Duncan herself, as well as information on how to be successful in all aspects of life such as dating, personal finance, home buying, health, and more.

About uTANGO™

Founded in October 2005, uTANGO is the first of its kind: A "defined reward" and "defined spending" Life-Stage Rewards Program. uTANGO has developed a revolutionary patent-pending rewards program that allow singles, engaged couples and newlyweds to leverage their everyday purchases to earn $250,000, $500,000 or $1 million cash rewards in return for staying married and being long-term loyal customers of more than 250 leading merchants including Expedia,,,,,, and the Wynn Las Vegas Resort. uTANGO is headquartered in Mercer Island, WA and is owned and operated by Afiniti Ventures, Inc. a leader in loyalty marketing program design, implementation and management. To learn more and to register with uTANGO today, visit Do uTANGO?(SM)

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