This year’s Bucks for Books contest has come to a close, with all three of the lucky winners being credit union members. The winners were randomly selected from the hundreds of entrants and each received a cash prize to help cover the cost of their college textbooks. Members from Bangor FCU, Gardiner FCU and Winslow FCU walked away as happy contest winners – all eager to enter again next year.
I spoke with the grand prize winner, who couldn’t say enough great things about her credit union! She was so grateful and excited, and mentioned how she couldn’t imagine ever switching to a different financial institution. Also, the $446 she spent on textbooks this semester was reimbursed by her $500 prize!
Credit unions have taken notice of the ever increasing cost of college tuition and supplies, and are happy to help support contests that give back to the community. Don’t forget to continue to check in on Young & Free Maine for both future contests and education on financial literacy!
Congratulations to the winners!
1st - $500
2nd - $300
3rd - $200
Bonus Bucks Battle Winner - $500