The $500 giftcard presentation included (left to right) ARA's Melonie Curry and Paul Dugas, Parkmobile's Tina Dyer, winner Aaron Lipman, ARA's Maria Irshad, Jerry Keeth and Rami Arafat.
People like to complain about paying to park. But recently, city of Houston Parking Management and its vendor, Parkmobile, made it worthwhile for Aaron Lipman and Amy Higgins. They both used Visa Checkout (Visa's version of Paypal) in the pay-by-phone app. During November and December they and other parkers who used Visa Checkout received one hour of free parking and were entered into a sweepstakes with a chance to win one of two $500 Visa gift cards. Lipman and Higgins each scored a card when they were randomly selected after the promtion ended.
Parkmobile and Parking Management employees were on hand to present Lipman with his card. Higgins, unable to attend, received her card in the mail.