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Intuit Calls for Communities to Show a Little Love for Local Business

Do you have a favorite local business? Showing it a little love could be worth $1,000 for its owner.

As part of its Love a Local Business Sweepstakes, Intuit Inc. (Nasdaq:INTU) is asking Americans to enter their favorite local business into a drawing for a $1,000 Intuit Growth Grant. Winners receive a $500 Visa gift card and $500 in Intuit business services, such as Intuit Web sites and WebListings, to help them grow their business. The sweepstakes runs from July 20 to Aug. 30. Intuit will select 30 winners – five each week during the six-week sweepstakes.

Fans can nominate their favorite business at www.LoveALocalBusiness.com by sharing the reasons for their affection in a brief comment of 250 characters or less.

All nominees will appear in a customized Google Map showing favorite businesses across the country. The “Love a Local Business” map is shareable, so fans can help their favorite business get even more nominations by posting it to their own blog or Web site.

“Strong local businesses help build strong communities,” said Justin Kitch, chief growth officer of Intuit’s Small Business Group. “We hope that these communities will rally together to not only help their favorite businesses win a growth grant, but to share with each other what makes these businesses special and unique.”

Full sweepstakes rules are available at www.LoveALocalBusiness.com.

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About Intuit Inc.

Intuit Inc. is a leading provider of business and financial management solutions for small and mid-sized businesses; financial institutions, including banks and credit unions; consumers and accounting professionals. Its flagship products and services, including QuickBooks®, Quicken® and TurboTax® software, simplify small business management and payroll processing, personal finance, and tax preparation and filing. ProSeries® and Lacerte® are Intuit's leading tax preparation software suites for professional accountants. The company's financial institutions division, anchored by Digital Insight, provides on-demand banking services to help banks and credit unions serve businesses and consumers with innovative solutions.

Founded in 1983, Intuit had annual revenue of $3.1 billion in its fiscal year 2008. The company has approximately 8,000 employees with major offices in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, India and other locations. More information can be found at www.intuit.com.

Intuit and the Intuit logo, among others, are registered trademarks and/or registered service marks of Intuit Inc. in the United States and other countries.

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