Press Coverage

How Saving Some of Your Tax Refund Could Win You a Cash Prize

New York Times article covers SaveYourRefund and the opportunity to save at tax time.

Savings games to help you stash more cash

Bankrate discusses how games and gamifcation - including some offerings from Commonwealth - can help boost savings rates.

Should we pay people to save?

The News Tribune explores how encouraging people to save works better with prizes, rather than (or in addition to) interest.

The Fun Way to Get Americans to Save More

US News article features savings products that use the power of prizes to make saving more exciting, such as Save to Win and Prize Savings.

Community Bank’s Prize Linked Savings

A guest post by Commonwealth in ABA Bank Marketing looks at how a community bank launched its own Prize-Linked Savings product.

Minnesota’s WINcentive Program Continues To Show Growth

CU Today provides an update on the growth of Minnesota's Prize-Linked Savings program, WINcentive.

Walmart tries to make better savers out of the unbanked

NPR's Marketplace looks at what Walmart's Prize Savings might do for the financially vulnerable

Why Workplace Financial Wellness Programs Are Hot

Commonwealth's Amanda Hahnel spoke at an event about how gamification and video games can help employers contribute towards worker financial wellness, as reported in Forbes.

Keep Your Eye On Wal-Mart’s Bold, Brilliant Behavioral Program

Forbes notes the potential that Walmart's Prize Savings holds for the future of banking.

How to Trick People Into Saving Money

A feature article in The Atlantic looks at how Commonwealth, Walmart, and Green Dot use Prize-Linked Savings to trick people into saving money with the Walmart MoneyCard's Prize Savings feature.

What to do with your tax refund: Here’s the best way to use that check from the IRS

An article from Mic lists options for how to use your tax refund, including entering SaveYourRefund.

9 Smart Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund

NerdWallet lists 9 smart ways to spend your refund, including one way to save it: SaveYourRefund.

Ways to Save (and Not Spend) Your Tax Refund

New York Times talks to Commonwealth about how tax filers can save their refund.

Walmart program: Stash cash in savings account, win prizes

With the help of Commonwealth, Walmart and Green Dot have launched the first national Prize-Linked Savings program, via USA Today.

Wal-Mart’s Unconventional Approach To Get People To Save: Prizes

NPR's Plant Money podcast covered Walmart's new product, Prize Savings, that brings Prize-Linked Savings to people across the country through the company's prepaid debit card.

New savings raffles entice more Minnesotans to save

A Minneapolis Star Tribune article covers the progress and success of WINcentive Savings, Minnesota's Prize-Linked Savings product that launched in January 2016.

Know your rules of thumb for credit card use

A Washington Post article covers the recent research released by the Urban Institute, which we partnered on, showing the positive effects of rules of thumb on credit card debt.

A Little Nagging Can Help Reduce Credit Card Debt

An article in the New York Times reports on research by Commonwealth and the Urban Institute that found that rules of thumb can work to change financial behaviors.

Tech makes saving to retire less of a chore or a bore

USA Today reports on D2D's work and on how with the help of gamification saving for retirement can be fun.

Prizes may spice up the boring old savings account

With Prize-Linked Savings legislation recently passed in Missouri, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports on a spark of interest among credit unions in the state.