#ASW19: Savings Theme: Save the extra
Did you know you’re more likely to save a windfall than a small amount consistently over time? Hack that psychology by saving your bonuses, raises, and tax refunds.
This tax season, get ahead of your financial goals by depositing at least $50 of your refund into a savings account. If you do, you’ll also be eligible to win one of over 100 prizes up to $10,000 by entering SaveYourRefund!
Friday's Events and Activities
ASW on Digital Media
Twitter Storm: America Saves Week and Military Saves Week 2019
Date: Friday, March 1
Time: 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Eastern
Host(s): @AmericaSaves and @Military Saves
Help us take over Twitter – again! Join us in blasting Twitter with #ASW19 and #MSW19 content for an hour to raise the visibility of the Week and engage more individuals in the topic of saving. Use content from the kit or craft your own, just make sure to include the hashtag!
Save the Extra! Instagram Live
Date: Friday, March 1
Time: 6:00 pm Pacific
Host: Popcorn Finance Podcast
Chris and guest Allison Baggerly from Inspired Budget focus on Friday's theme of Save the Extra. They discuss some techniques and ideas for saving the extra money that sometimes finds its way in to our budget.
On-going Activities + Contests
30 Days of Savings Challenge
Begins: Friday, February 1
Time: 9:00 AM Eastern
A 30 day savings challenge during which participants save $100 in 30 days by following a daily savings chart they receive upon registering for the event. Participants also receive weekly emailed savings messages and updates on America Saves events happening online.
Begins: Monday, February 20
Ends: April 30, 2019
Host: America Saves
Savers who create a savings plan and share their goal or savings story on social media have a chance to win up to $750!
America Saves Week with Fund My Future
Begins: Monday, February 25
Host: Fund My Future
Each day during the week (Monday through Friday), we’ll be giving away a $100 Visa gift card to someone who makes a deposit in their child’s savings account. It’s simple to enter: just make a deposit into a child’s savings account at any financial institution during the week and post a photo of the savers (adult and/or child) with a dollar bill and #fundmyfuturepgh to Facebook. One photo submission is eligible for the full week!
#StartSmallThinkBig Story Submission Contest
Date: Monday, February 25
Time: 8:00 am Pacific
Host: Golden 1 Credit Union
Members will be asked to share a story about how they saved for a significant milestone. Respondents will be randomly selected to have $50 deposited directly into their Golden 1 Credit Union savings account.
Friday's Toolkit(s) + Resources:
- America Saves Week // Save the Extra – video from the Defense Credit Union Council
- Save the Extra Media Kit – use this kit to encourage a variety of audiences to save their windfall income
- Written by Tammy G. Bruzon
- Category: Blog
- Published: 01 March 2019