The nice folks over at SmartyPig.com just sent me a $50 gift certificate that I am going to pass along to the readers.
SmartyPig is basically an online savings account that allows your friends and family to contribute to your savings goals. They also provide you with additional incentive boosts from top retailers who sell the items you are saving for. And surprisingly, they are currently boasting a 4.30% (APY) – which is a heck of a lot more than ING Direct is paying or most other online banks.
A few more notes about SmartyPig:
- Opening an account on SmartyPig is absolutely FREE. In fact, you can open your account, create a goal, reach your goal, and redeem your goal, and SmartyPig won’t charge you a thing.
- SmartyPig savings accounts are FDIC insured, so consumers can be confident their financial information and savings are secure. SmartyPig also utilizes the services of VeriSign, HACKER SAFE and TRUSTe.
- SmartyPig is the only online savings initiative that allows family and friends to help consumers reach their savings goals.
- SmartyPig gives consumers even more for their money by offering additional incentive boosts (up to 5%) from retailer partners like Pottery Barn, Best Buy, Royal Caribbean and Home Depot when they reach a savings goal.
- SmartyPig’s approach to savings teaches the benefits of good financial habits, reverses the “buy now, pay later” mentality and makes saving money a fun and easy experience.
The winner will receive a $50 head start to their savings goal!!
What do I have to do to win the SmartyPig gift certificate?
If you would like to be entered for a chance to win the $50 gift certificate just type “SmartyPig” in the comments below before 7:00 p.m. CST on March 30th.
(If you are having trouble finding the comments section, just click on the title of this post and scroll all the way to the bottom.)
A few more notes about the SmartyPig giveaway…
- From those comments entered I will randomly select a winner using random.org.
- Go ahead and enter each week, but only enter once (per household) for each one. (Duplicate entries or IP addresses will be disqualified)
- Make sure you enter your email address when adding your comment so I can contact you if you win. (I promise I will not give your email to anyone else)
- The winner will be announced on March 31st in the comments section of this post!!
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