Congratulations to our #StashThatCash Contest Winners

Collage of contest winners of all different ethnicities and walks of life with the hashtag 'Stash That Cash' front and center

We asked our SaverLife members how they like to #StashThatCash and build their emergency savings fund. Whether it was by couponing, growing a garden, or filling up a coin jar, we loved reading all your savvy ways to save!

Here are the winners and their explanations for how they like to #StashThatCash.

Third Place: Maria D. from Georgia 🥉

Selfie of a woman with curly hair smiling and wearing a deep purple scoop neck long sleeve shirt

So, I… 1. Wrote everything I spent money on for a month. 2. Evaluated and eliminated unnecessary expenses…ex. Cable (did not watch anyway), music app, excess groceries that used to go bad, etc. 3. Created a very detailed budget that included Savings as a necessary expense. 4. Put the money away and forgot about it. Once I started following my budget it really made it really easy to put the money away and not find myself needing it. So, for me, a budget is KEY to savings.

Second Place: Meg T. from Texas 🥈

A woman and her son pose with in front of a waterfall and make funny faces with their mouths open

Setting financial goals and using a budget tracking app then adjusting it yearly is crucial. An IRA is where future cash goes. Money goals are great but what about having fun? I use coupons and cash back apps to save money on everything from food, clothing, needed appliances and gifts. I’ve had a piggy bank for years where all loose change goes because let’s face it! We have to make some wiggle room to dive into fun and this is how I #stashthatcash!

First Place: Ashley M. from Illinois 🥇

Black girl with natural hair poses for a  picture wearing a deep purple long sleeve that reads 'Amherst College' on the front as well as on her sleeve

I #StashThatCash by keeping it digital! Loose cash and coins get spent quickly. So I deposit my cash quickly and only charge (to my credit card) what I know I can repay when bills are due. I use the Digit app to automatically save little amounts daily for a rainy day fund. I’ve saved over 2K and it’s definitely come in handy! I also use CashApp to accept babysitting payments. I always cash out “standard” so I get ALL of my money and never have to pay a fee. #StashThatCash all day every day!