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15 Week America Saves Challenge

Get involved in the 2016
15 Week America Saves Challenge

Turn your money goals and dreams into reality!

What the Challenge is all about

  1. Enroll in 15-Week America Saves Challenge
  2. Enroll in America Saves
  3. Receive motivational messages along with America Saves materials via email
  4. Self-report weekly savings via spreadsheet
  5. Save enough money to reach short-term tangible savings goal
  6. Complete post-Challenge survey
  7. Submit photo (include) yourself, cash saved, and completed “I Saved For…” sign)

How do I take the challenge?

  1. Register online at, You will be asked to provide four pieces of information: your name, e-mail address, state of residence, and the dollar amount that you plan to save.
  2. Set a personal savings goal and decide which 15-Week America Saves Challenge you will participate in: Basic or Hardcore. See tracking sheets below for details.
    1. The “Basic” Challenge includes five weeks of $10 savings, five weeks of $20 savings, and five weeks of $30 savings, resulting in a total accumulation of $300.
    2. The “Hard Core” Challenge starts with a $10 weekly deposit and ramps up the savings deposit by $5 per week for a final deposit of $80, resulting in a total accumulation of $675.
  3. Keep track of your weekly savings on the tracking form (spreadsheet) that you will be sent before the Challenge begins. You will also be sent a weekly e-mail with motivational messages. Note*The dollar amounts on the spreadsheet are a guideline; participants can save more or less, as desired.
  4. At the end of the Challenge, e-mail a copy of your completed spreadsheet and a photo of you holding your savings and a sign that describes what you saved for. Specific instructions will be provided.
  5. Persons completing the four steps described above will be entered into a drawing to win three gift cards worth $200, $150, and $100.
  6. Challenge winners will be announced and prizes awarded during the week of June 6, 2016.

For more information, contact Elaine Courtney.


Marketing Materials:

Promo Flyer: 2016 15_Week America Saves Challenge Flyer

Instruction Page: 2016 15_Week America Saves Challenge Instructions

Press Release: 2016 15_Week America Saves Challenge Press Release

Additional materials:

Basic Tracking sheet: Basic 15 Week America Saves Challenge

Hardcore Tracking sheet: Hardcore 15 Week America Saves Challenge

I’m Saving For – Flyer: Taking the Challenge and Saving For

I Saved For – Flyer: I saved for

SaveIt App Directions: SaveIt! App Dissemination Guide

Funding for preparation and gift card prizes for this Challenge was provided by an America Saves Week mini- grant to University of Florida IFAS Extension from the Consumer Federation of America. For more information about the America Saves program and America Saves Week, visit and

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