$5,000 Grand Prize Story Competition

Everyone has a story. But yours might be worth five grand!

We’re looking for stories that tell us why you saved all or a portion of your tax refund – stories that describe what saving this money means to you and your family. Your words could inspire others to change their habits and plan for a better future, just as you are doing.

Submit Your Story - Coming Soon!

To be eligible for the Grand Prize Story Competition, take the pledge to save at least $50 of your tax refund.
Story submission form will be available in late February.

Meet Our Judges

Jeff Kreisler

Jeff Kreisler is just a typical Princeton educated lawyer turned author, speaker, pundit, comedian, and advocate for behavioral science. He uses humor & research to understand, explain, and change the world.

Jerry Brown

Jerry Brown is a successful SaverLife Saver. He joined SaverLife to help motivate himself to save more. On his blog, Peerless Money Mentor, Jerry shares his first-hand experiences with personal finances.

Leigh Phillips

Leigh Phillips is the CEO of EARN, a national nonprofit that helps working families achieve prosperity through savings. Under Leigh's leadership, EARN launched SaverLife to help families invest in their futures.

Saundra Davis

Saundra Davis is a financial coach, educator, consultant and motivational speaker. She is nationally recognized for her work with community-based organizations that focus on asset building for the working poor.

Susan Shain

Susan Shain is a writer, world traveler, eater, and diehard Michigan wolverine. As a freelancer, she's written for The Penny Hoarder, as well as CNN, Lifehacker, Washington Post, NPR, and more.

Tiffany Aliche

Tiffany “The Budgetnista” Aliche is a best-selling author, speaker, and passionate teacher of fun, financial empowerment. Her company, The Budgetnista, specializes in the delivery of financial education.

Timothy Flacke

Timothy Flacke is Executive Director of Commonwealth, a mission-driven organization that builds solutions to make people financially secure. Commonwealth and EARN have partnered to launch Savers Win.

Here's How It Works...

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Take the Pledge

Fill out the form to pledge to save all or some of your tax refund. Then link your bank account to SaverLife so we can verify your savings.

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Save Your Refund

When your refund is deposited into the bank account you've linked to SaverLife, you'll automatically be entered in weekly drawings.

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Share Your Story

Everyone has a story. Yours might be worth $5,000 if you enter our Grand Prize Story Contest by submitting a picture and caption.

How do I enter?

Tax Time Weekly Prize Drawings: Pledge to save at least $50 of your tax refund with a direct deposit into your bank account. Next, sign up for or log in to SaverLife and link the bank account where you’re planning to have your tax refund direct deposited. As soon as your direct deposit shows up in your account, you’ll automatically be entered in weekly drawings for $100 prizes.
$5,000 Grand Prize Story Contest: After you’ve taken the pledge and received a tax refund direct deposit of at least $50 in the bank account you've connected to SaverLife, you’re also eligible to enter to win the grand prize. For the $5,000 Grand Prize Story Contest, please submit a picture and caption on the theme “why I saved my tax refund.” This submission form will be available in February 2018.

What prizes are you offering?

We are giving away fifty (50) $100 prizes as part of the Tax Time Weekly Prize Drawings and one (1) grand prize of $5,000 for the winner of the $5,000 Grand Prize Story Contest.

When can I enter the Savers Win campaign?

Tax Time Weekly Prize Drawings: You can start by pledging and linking your account now, but you can only win after you’ve saved all or part of your tax refund in your linked bank account. The deadline to direct deposit your tax refund in your linked bank account is May 6, 2018.
$5,000 Grand Prize Story Contest: Our $5,000 Grand Prize Story Contest winner will be selected at the end of May. Submissions open in February 2018 and close on May 6, 2018.

Free money and prizes - what’s the catch?

There’s no catch! EARN is a nonprofit organization that created SaverLife, an innovative online savings tool to help kickstart the habit of saving. We hope that tax-time is a great opportunity for you to build up your savings and start a new habit in the new year.

Frequently Asked Questions

† NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and DC with a valid taxpayer ID number who are 18 years or older at time of entry and due a 2017 individual tax refund. Begins 12:01 am ET 1/22/18 and ends 11:59 pm ET 5/6/18. For how to enter and Official Rules, including odds, alternate method of entry, and prize descriptions, visit saverlife.org/savers-win-rules. Void where prohibited. Promotion Administrator: Build Commonwealth, Inc. Promotion Sponsor: EARN Inc.