SaveUp News

Words of Encouragement from our Big Winners

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One question we sometimes hear from our members is, “do people actually win the big prizes on SaveUp?” For those who’ve only won credits or smaller amounts of money so far, we hope you don’t give up! This blog post is dedicated to spreading the word of our big winners to help encourage our members. We recently reached out to a few of our big winners and asked them to share their insight!

SaveUp Aims to Provide Exceptional Support

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One of our main priorities at SaveUp is making sure our members’ needs are heard and met. We aim to provide exceptional support to those who request help with utilizing our app or website. Our Customer Support Team aims to stay personable, respectful, and professional. We’re happy with the feedback we’ve gotten from our members regarding our Support Team’s diligence. Below, we’ve included some feedback from our members who’ve been helped by a SaveUp Support Rep. These quotes have been taken from either a member’s direct correspondence with the Support Rep, or from their winner quote.

SaveUp’s Pinterest board featured by Event Manager Blog!

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Event Manager Blog recently published a new post on their blog, which includes a list of 100 must-follow Pinterest boards to inspire all event professionals! Whether you’re planning for a corporate event, need catering ideas to feed guests, or looking for invitation inspiration, this post provides it all.

SaveUp’s ‘Wedding On A Budget‘ board caught the eye of the Event MB Team! Our board was featured under ‘Budget Event Ideas Boards,’ listed at #37 of the 4-page list. The board includes advice for creating a wedding budget, the cutest–yet inexpensive–decor ideas, and how to save money towards wedding dresses, venues, wedding gifts, and more!

American Banker’s Association Features SaveUp in their New Article about Gamification

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In their recent article, the American Banker’s Association (ABA) introduces a new way financial institutions are making online banking more fun for their customers. The term is referred to as “gamification,” in which banks are using games and perks to add excitement to financial monitoring.

The article describes how big banks, such as USAA, Wells Fargo, and others, have jumped on the gamification bandwagon. When asked if smaller financial institutions have offered this exciting opportunity to their customers, ABA mentions SaveUp. The Executive Chairman of SaveUp explained to ABA in a recent interview that partnered financial institutions offer SaveUp as the rewards platform to their customers. Once signed up, customers earn rewards points when contributing to their savings and retirement accounts, as well as when paying down debt on loans and credit cards. After being rewarded for making smart financial decisions, customers can use the rewards points towards winning cash and prizes on the SaveUp site, which is made possible through SaveUp’s license as a sweepstakes in all 50 states.

Financial Stress – You’re Kidding?

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File this one under, um – obvious…

Richard Stoltz, writing for Employee Benefit News, stated in his article entitled “Financial Stress levels deemed too high” that financial stress of Americans is higher in households with less than $50,000 of income.

Further, financial stress is also higher among the “younger generation” (perhaps he should have said Millennials) – and, of course, parents.

He cites findings from a recently released study by the American Psychological Association.

And there is more…

Gamification

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It’s not even a word recognized by the spell checker on your computer yet. However, it has entered our lexicon of daily usage.

Gaming isn’t new, of course, but now it’s pervasive in business. And it should be.

Why shouldn’t paying your bills be fun and interactive? Heck, we have to pay our bills monthly anyway. Let’s see, there are student loans, mortgages, car loans, credit card bills – the list goes on, right?

SaveUp’s Good News

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Over the last three years, everyone here at SaveUp has built an innovative rewards program that has won the hearts of users and received numerous awards – most recently Finovate as Best of Show 2014.

SaveUp has driven meaningful results since it started. As of today, more than 16 million entries to prizes have been submitted on SaveUp, saving $16 million dollars in potential scratcher and lottery tickets that our members would have purchased. And we’ve rewarded members with a remarkable $250,000 in prizes for their fiscally sound behavior to help save money and pay down debt.

Today, we are excited to share some good news about SaveUp and our team. SaveUp has been acquired by Paul J. Burt, Founder of WL Benefits Groups, Inc., and our team has joined LinkedIn.

Finovate 2014 “Best of Show” – Thank You!

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This week SaveUp was honored with the “Best of Show” award at Finovate 2014, where an audience of 1,000 financial services innovation leaders voted on the result. This year’s competition was pretty fierce with many bright minds from around the world descending on Silicon Valley to show their innovations to an industry that isn’t typically known for fast paced innovations.