OK folks, here it goes. Our first ever Pennywise Family CASH contest. The winner gets a $100 gift certificate to either SmartyPig.com (online high-yield savings accounts) or Kiva.org (microfinance investments). Winner’s choice.
Use this blog post about someone who made credit-card bracelets and show me how you’re repurposing your old credit cards now that you’re on the path to debt freedom.
I put mine through the shredder and I’m holding on to the shreds in a little plastic baggie waiting for inspiration. I decided to turn the inspiration over to the readership: Show me how you’re recycling your credit cards with one photo.
Email your photo to me by the June 15th 2009 (revised from end of May 2009) and I’ll set up a vote between a few of my favorites, and let readers decide who wins.
All entries will be posted here so please be careful not to show your identifying info on your cards. You can edit it out with photoshop or obscure your info if you’d like.
Email your entries to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “I’m recycling my credit cards to get out of debt!”
CLARIFICATIONS AND Q&A RE THE CONTEST:
P.S. I revised the contest end date to June 15th to give you all more time to wean off the plastic and cut ‘em up for good. No entries had been recieved at the time of this change.
Q: for those who don’t use credit, but want the cash anyhow–can we participate?
A:Sure, use the fake credit cards that come in the mail. I’ll bet your neighbors/relatives would be happy to donate their junk mail to your cause.
Q: What do you mean ‘obscure identifying information”?
A: Hey, if you want your project personalized and want to keep your name on it, that’s great, but I WILL NOT accept or post any art project that shows too much of the personally identifying info. Obscure numbers or make sure they’re not in order or some are missing or mix multiple cards, or just edit the photo with photoshop, I don’t care. Also, you can submit a low resolution photo. I’m not about to help anyone steal your identity!
Q: Do I have to cancel my cards to participate?
A: No, but what’s holding you back?
Q: Can I follow the contest on Twitter?
A: Yep, search hashtag “#Cutup100