D2D: Wash Away the Tax Season Blues by Doing Something Fun This Year!

Savings BondsThe Doorways to Dreams Fund and the Bonds Make It Easy campaign are running SaveYourRefund, a national sweepstakes promotion to make saving at tax time fun and exciting.   We will be selecting forty-one lucky tax filers who save at least $50 of their tax refund to win a total of $35,000, including a very lucky $25,000 GRAND PRIZE winner.

The sweepstakes will begin on February 1, 2013 and end on April 15th, 2013, with the Grand Prize drawing on April 19th, 2013.  This promotion is open to all tax filers at least 18 years old and get at least $50 in refunds.  Entrants to the promotion must save a portion of their refund in IRS’s Form 8888 to be eligible to win.

The Sweepstakes will award four weekly prizes of $250 each for a total of $1000 each week. By offering large prize incentives and the chance to tell winners’ stories through videos and social media, the SaveYourRefund Sweepstakes will transform the often-anxious moment of tax filing and the serious, earnest act of saving into a time of celebration.  Consider the hugely motivating and fantastic opportunity: the potential to increase a $50 investment five-fold and to have a shot at winning a potentially life-changing grand prize.

Spread the word to your staff, volunteers and tax clients with the help of materials at materials.saveyourrefund.com by:

  • using our social media toolkit
  • adding the “Intro to SaveYourRefund” content to your printed and electronic newsletters, and
  • sharing English and Spanish flyers to your web site and with your constituents

Sign up at www.saveyourrefund.com to get updates, follow us on Twitter @saveyourrefund, and “Like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/saveyourrefund

With the SaveYourRefund Sweepstakes, tax filers truly can save small, and win BIG!

By Preeti Mehta, Doorways to Dreams Fund

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About National Community Tax Coalition

National Community Tax Coalition (NCTC) is the nation's largest, most comprehensive membership organization for community-based organizations offering free tax and financial services to low-income working families.

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