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Esurance Holding Twitter Sweepstakes for Bite of Seattle

San Francisco, CA — July 18, 2013

Esurance, the direct-to-consumer insurance company, is holding a unique sweepstakes on Twitter as part of its Bite of Seattle sponsorship this weekend.

The Tweet What You Eat Sweepstakes* encourages festival-goers to celebrate Seattle cuisine and share photos of their favorite food at the Bite. To enter the sweeps, attendees are asked to tweet their favorite dishes from the Bite and include either @esurance or #tweetwhatyoueat.

Everyone who tweets is eligible to pick up a prize at the Esurance booth near the Fountain Lawn Stage.** There are also two random drawings each day for prizes ranging from a Chocolate Indulgence Food Tour for four to gift cards from Sur La Table, RN74, Dean & DeLuca, and more. The sweepstakes grand prize is a private food tour for 12 people in Seattle.

Attendees are encouraged to include the restaurant or food vendor's official name or Twitter handle in their tweet to help their favorite vendor win a $4,000 cash prize at the end of the weekend. The restaurant with the most tweets will win the cash, which will allow them to offset their costs.

Green Efforts

This year, Bite of Seattle guests will notice an increased effort to eliminate food waste through event-wide recycling and composting. To help reduce the event's carbon footprint and further educate the public on ways to do the same, producers of the Bite have teamed with Esurance to inform attendees on proper food waste disposal and recycling in a big way. Esurance is helping provide 10 sorting stations around the festival grounds.

"We're proud to support Bite of Seattle's commitment to a zero food waste event by facilitating easy access to recycling and composting," said Esurance Vice President of Marketing, Darren Howard.

The recycling stations exemplify Esurance's longtime dedication to the environment. The company has always been committed to green practices, from eco-friendly initiatives within sponsorships to providing a near-paperless customer experience and using only hybrid vehicles in their claims fleet. To learn more about Esurance's green initiatives, visit:

*No purchase necessary to enter or win. A purchase will not increase your chances of winning. To enter, eligible entrants must visit the Bite of Seattle festival held in Seattle, Washington and either: 1) post a mention of a food item at the Bite of Seattle (photos are highly encouraged, mentions of drinks do not qualify) on Twitter, including either @esurance or #tweetwhatyoueat (each a "Tweet"), or 2) enter at the Sponsor's booth at the Bite of Seattle festival and submit an alternative method of entry form. Subject to Official Rules. Starts each day at 11:00 am Pacific Time (PT) and ends at 6:00 p.m. PT on each of July 19–21, 2013. Must be 18 years or older and a legal resident of Washington to enter. Void where prohibited by law. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. Sponsored by: Esurance Insurance Services, Inc. 650 Davis Street, San Francisco, CA 94111.

**Subject to availability

About Festivals Inc.

Festivals Inc. has been a regional leader in the event industry for over 30 years. The company has produced events in the Pacific Northwest since its inception in 1982, experiencing incredible growth since that time. What started with the Bite of Seattle has branched out to over 30 events that the staff of Festivals Inc. has created, consulted and managed. With a permanent staff of seven and a network of experienced contractors that spans the region, Festivals Inc. has had a hand in many of the major events in the Seattle area and has played a valuable role in shaping Washington State's festival and event landscape.

About Esurance®

Esurance provides auto insurance direct to consumers online, over the phone, and through select agents, including sister company, Answer Financial. With an easy-to-use mobile app, quick comparison quotes, and online repair monitoring, Esurance is the smart choice for today's web-savvy consumer. As a member of the Allstate family with an A+ rating from A.M. Best*, Esurance is a reliable choice for car insurance, offering anytime, anywhere service just a click, call, or tap away. For more information, visit or call 1-800-ESURANCE (1-800-378-7262).


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