Young & Free Maine set to help with 'Back to School' book costs

Maine Credit Union League Update

After spending most of his first six weeks as the new Young & Free Maine Spokester on the road making appearances at the Old Port Festival, Whoopie Pie Festival, Moxie Festival, Maine Potato Blossom Festival, Lobster Festival and, most recently, the Great Falls Balloon Festival, Jake Holmes is doing what many Mainers are doing - focusing on back to school.  As students start returning to their respective colleges and universities for the fall semester, Young & Free Maine is again offering them the chance to win Bucks for Books.

This giveaway contest allows Maine students 18 years of age or older to enter for a chance to win prizes of $500, $300, or $200 by completing a brief form on www.YoungFreeMaine.com. New for 2016 is the opportunity to also enter the Instagram portion of the contest for an additional chance to win $500. To enter the bonus round, entrants must follow Young & Free Maine on Instagram and post a photo of themselves and their school with the hashtag #Bucks4BooksME.

"Being a recent college graduate, I know what it's like having to spend a lot of money on textbooks," stated Jake Holmes, 2016 Young & Free Maine Spokester. "All the money you save up during the summer seems to vanish after you leave the checkout line at the university bookstore. That's where Buck for Books comes in!"

Bucks for Books launched successfully last year, with entrants coming from 44 different credit unions.  The contest is open for entries through September 15. Winners will be announced on September 19. For full contest rules, please

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