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Winners of Our 25th Anniversary $25,000 Giveaway

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Congratulations to the winners of our 25th Anniversary $25,000 Giveaway! Enjoy your $1,000 prizes!

25th Anniversary Giveaway Winner’s List:
[Winner 1] Dustin W. of Wrightsville, PA
[Winner 2] Sheila R. of Bondurant, IA
[Winner 3] Kristi K. of Mt. Vernon, OH
[Winner 4] Carmina C. of Lancaster, CA
[Winner 5] Robert R. JR of South Bend, IN
[Winner 6] Nicholas C. of Elizabethton, TN
[Winner 7] Kevin S. of Oklahoma City, OK
[Winner 8] Kathleen D. of Blaine, WA
[Winner 9] Francisco D. of Santa Ana, CA
[Winner 10] William H. of Tracy, CA
[Winner 11] Elaine R. of Good Hope, IL
[Winner 12] Alton L. of Altus, OK
[Winner 13] Karen S. of Nokomis, FL
[Winner 14] Erik O. of Tuscola, IL
[Winner 15] Siobhan R. of Myrtle Beach, SC
[Winner 16] Crystal L. of Elwood, IN
[Winner 17] Dennis N. of Soledad, C
[Winner 18] Jolissa P. of Ovid, MI
[Winner 19] Madeline A. of Rancho Cucamonga, CA
[Winner 20] Jessica M. of Maryville, TN
[Winner 21] …
[Winner 22] …
[Winner 23] …
[Winner 24] …
[Winner 25] …

This year marks our 25th anniversary! As part of the celebration, we’re giving 25 lucky winners $1,000 each as a thank you for letting us be your One Stop Money Shop® for 25 years. Do you want a chance to win one of our $1,000 cash prizes? Enter our 25th Anniversary Giveaway daily between now and December 1st, 2018 at 11:59 PM for your chance to win one of our weekly drawings.

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For more information about Check Into Cash’s 25th Anniversary, and to learn more about the company’s history, visit www.checkintocash.com/celebrating-25-years/ #CIC25Years.

Who Is Buried In Famous Tall Betsy’s Tomb?

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“To Fort Hill Cemetery she will go, to her mausoleum, with YOU in tow!” 

Tall Betsy, the 7-foot 6 1/2-inch official goblin of Bradley County, Tennessee, is known worldwide for her legendary Halloween appearances at 150 Centenary Avenue in Cleveland, Tennessee. However, she wasn’t always the “Official Spook of Cleveland.” 

In the early 1900’s, Tall Betsy was a real person who happened to be very tall and walked the Cleveland streets at night. Speculation about the resident’s identity varied. Some suspected she was a police officer who dressed in black to scare people off the streets. Others believed she was a tall woman garbed in black who roamed the streets only at night to avoid being gawked at because of her odd appearance.

Whatever her true identity, she was the perfect fodder for legend. Cleveland parents in the 1920’s and 1930’s told their children that if they failed to come home before dark, they would likely encounter Tall Betsy, sometimes called Black Betsy or simply The Lady in Black. 

Hearing this story from his mother and grandmother as a child, businessman Allan Jones became enamored with the tale. He dreamed of dressing up as the legendary lady, and made his first attempt in 1970 as a high school sophomore. In preparation, he dyed one of his mother’s white sheets black with Ritz dye. He mixed the dye in a horse bucket out by their barn and started a fire under the bucket. He also cut down two saplings to use as stilts. Unfortunately, the stilts bowed while drying, causing Jones to appear less gruesome girlie and more bowlegged cowboy.

Though his initial attempt failed, Jones clung to his goal of donning Betsy’s clothes and keeping her legend alive. Ten years later, his dream came to fruition.

Cleveland’s Central City Action Association, which later became MainStreet-Cleveland, wanted to establish an official downtown spook,” Jones said. “I fought to make Tall Betsy the official spook, and I promised to make her costume and dress up as her if she won the title.”

Thanks to Jones’ insistence, Tall Betsy won out as the official spook of Cleveland. With Tall Betsy poised for local — and later, national —celebrity, Jones suddenly had to flesh out her backstory and he made it up off the cuff during an interview with the Cleveland Daily Banner.

Like the rest of the legend, the location of Betsy’s permanent quarters came from this interview. The reporter asked where Tall Betsy resided, and Jones gave the first answer that popped into his head. He said the Lady in Black lives in a mausoleum at the highest point of Fort Hill Cemetery, where Jones became a legend in his own right.

“Around 1969 my friends and I, who were all around 16 at the time, heard about a mausoleum in Fort Hill that had been vandalized,” said Jones. “The result of the vandalism was that curious kids could look in and see the exposed casket.” 

Jones and his friends visited the cemetery that summer and noticed that the back window bars of the mausoleum had been removed, and the inside had been vandalized.  

“About 25 percent of the marble was lying in the floor, allowing me to look in at an old casket on the shelf,” Jones revealed. “There was nearly 18 inches between the side and the casket, and a friend dared me to crawl in and lay next to the casket. Then he double-dog dared me. So I crawled in quickly. We all ran back to the car, but my bravery became legendary.”

When Jones glanced back, he saw it was the tomb of Flora Shields (also listed on census records as Emma F. Shields). The name became etched in his mind forever.

Eleven years after reading Flora Shields’ name, Jones donned the Tall Betsy outfit for her first Halloween outing at Johnston Park from 3 to 5 p.m. Afterward, she laid in the back of a pick-up truck driven by Jones’ childhood friend, Lou Patton. Tall Betsy then made an encore appearance at Jones’ Centenary home. There, Jones’ mother and then-girlfriend Janie Pangle were throwing a Halloween party for Jones’ daughter, Courtney, of whom Jones was a single parent.

The children were enraptured with Tall Betsy, as were a handful of trick-or-treaters who came to Jones’ house that night. Exhausted, Jones relaxed that evening, counting it a one-time success. He’d succeeded in dressing up as his beloved childhood spook and made sure everyone in Cleveland knew of her legend. 

Jones figured his Tall Betsy costume would hang in his closet untouched for years to come, but other people had different plans. 

“Lou Patton’s sister, Janie, called me before Halloween of 1981 and asked if I would dress up as Tally Betsy again,” Jones said. “If it weren’t for that call, I may have never donned Betsy’s outfit a second time.”

According to Jones, 1981, his second outing as Tall Betsy, is when the legend really took hold of Cleveland’s imagination. From popular demand, Jones went on to make appearances as Tall Betsy year after year in front of his then-house at 150 Centenary Avenue NW, the gruesome girlie gaining more notoriety each time. Eventually, Tall Betsy became so popular that people flocked to Cleveland on Halloween just to sneak a peak. In 1998, the Jones family official count was that 11,201 trick-or-treaters came to their Centenary door, each receiving a single piece of bubblegum.

As Tall Betsy’s popularity soared, Jones reflected on the legend he created. He spent a lot of time through the years wondering about Flora Shields, the lady who was buried where Jones claimed Tall Betsy lived.  

“After the legend of Tall Betsy grew to the point where people were traveling from across the South to see her on Halloween, I started trying to figure out who Flora Shields was and why no one knew anything about her,” Jones said.

Eventually, Jones hired Michael Slaughter — one of the nation’s most respected genealogical researchers — to uncover who built the mausoleum and when. Jones also tasked Slaughter with finding out who’s interred there, and when and where they lived. He wanted to know who Flora Shields was, and why none of her family members complained that her grave had been transformed into Tall Betsy’s home.

Slaughter’s research revealed that Ms. Shields was born in August 1866 and died in 1951. She never married, never worked and never crunched any child’s bones. And though interred here, she spent only a handful of years in Cleveland.

Nearly 70 years after her death, Ms. Shields has no surviving family members. Hence why no one complains about Tall Betsy taking up residence in her tomb.

“Flora was 85 years old when she died in Miami,” said Slaughter. “She was essentially an old maid who never worked nor married, whose source of income was her wealthy grandfather, William Shields, who reported a significant net worth of $20,000 in 1860.”

For comparison, the richest person listed in Cleveland’s 1850 census was Thomas Callaway, whose net worth was $27,000. So Flora’s grandfather, the first of the Shields family to move to Bradley County, was one of the wealthiest people in Polk County at the time.

Slaughter noted that although Flora’s name will be forever linked to the famous Tall Betsy of Centenary Avenue, she only lived in Cleveland between 1866 and 1870. It was during this time that Ms. Shields’ father, John Caswell Shields, owned a grocery store across the courthouse on Ocoee Street. Mr. Shields went on to practice medicine for decades prior to his early 20th-century return to Bradley County, Tennessee.

Born in Murray County, Georgia, Ms. Shields was in Smith County, Texas, with her family for the 1870 census. A decade later, she, her four siblings and her mother, Emily Howell Shields, were in Murray County, Georgia, while her father, John Caswell Shields, was in Eugene, Oregon. The family later reunited in Umatilla County, Oregon, returned to Bradley County in the early 1900’s, and moved to Miami, Florida, following John Caswell’s death. Flora lived in Miami with her mother, niece Esther and Esther’s husband, Mr. Dupont (first name is unreadable in the census). Following her mother’s death in 1924 in Dade County, Florida, Flora began living with her niece Lena B. Donovan, and by 1940 lived by herself in Homestead, Florida.

In conclusion, Slaughter reported that Ms. Shields passed away on September 27, 1951 in Dade County, Florida. He further stated that the Shields mausoleum was likely built between 1900 and 1908, with Flora and her parents, John Caswell Shields—who died in Bradley County on November 12, 1908—and Emily Howell—who died in 1924, its only occupants.

 

For more information, videos, and pictures about Tall Betsy, visit TallBetsy.com.

 

The tomb of Flora Shields, where the legend of Tall Betsy originated, at Fort Hill Cemetery.

The tomb of Flora Shields, where the legend of Tall Betsy originated, at Fort Hill Cemetery.

 

Tall Betsy appears at her Fort Hill Cemetery mausoleum. 

Tall Betsy appears at her Fort Hill Cemetery mausoleum. 

 

Michael Slaughter, one of America’s top genealogists and a historical researcher, is shown here examining documents about Flora Shields and the legend of Tall Betsy.

Halloween Block Party Enters Its Fourth Decade

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Cleveland, TN’s Halloween Block Party Enters Its Fourth

Scary Fun Decade This Halloween Night

 

Join Platinum sponsor Check Into Cash on the 31st for the 31st

scary-fun evening of carnival rides, superheroes, candy,

and a great time for thousands

 

CLEVELAND, TN It’s the 31st on the 31st in 2018 as Cleveland’s annual Halloween Block Party enters its fourth decade. This year’s event is packed with costume contests, rides, live entertainment, food and games, superheroes, and an incredible amount of candy. With every year, the festival continues to prove you’re never too old or too young to have a scary great time.

While most associate the Witching Hour with midnight, the doors swing wide at 5 p.m. that evening, when the event re-animates and all the spooky tricks and treats begin to take their respective corporeal forms. Music and contests begin at 6 p.m., with this year’s chilling festivities including:

  • Costume contests, for infants to adults
  • 3 stages featuring live music, culminating with “The Entice Band”
  • “Treat Street,” sponsored by Mars Chocolate. The highlight of the evening for kids of all ages as thousands treat their way to a grocery bag of candy
  • DARE Midway filled with inflatable bounce houses and rides
  • Food-a-Rama, with all types of carnival foods including barbecue ribs, grilled chicken, hamburgers, hotdogs, funnel cakes, and more

Check Into Cash is a Platinum sponsor of this event. “Of all the events and happenings we support in our community, the Block Party just might be the most fun,” Steve Scoggins, President of Check Into Cash said. “It’s certainly one of the most anticipated and popular. Kids, families, adults – everybody loves it. We love sponsoring it and the interaction we have with our neighbors is a real treat. It’s a fun family way to enjoy fall and kick off the holidays.  We hope everyone can make it – they’re certainly invited.”

Even the Dark Knight himself and his trusty 4-wheeled steed, the Batmobile, will be in attendance. Representing the powers of good, we can only hope he is able to hold off any gruesome creatures or ethereal malevolences that may attempt to possess the area.

The 31st annual spooktacular tradition will be held this All Hallow’s Eve, the 31st day of October, 2018, from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m., in downtown Cleveland, TN.  Costumes are encouraged, but entirely optional. Admission is free and all are welcome.

For more information about the Halloween Block Party, please visit http://bit.ly/2NMU8qG.

These aren’t the Jawas (or droids) you’re looking for.

Cleveland’s Block Party combines the best of traditional trick-or-treating with a carnival atmosphere.

Block Parties and fall colors go together like tricks and treats.

Checking Into Community Heroes

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Be Someones Hero Community Event (L to R) Kerry Horner, Customer Service & Debt Administration Manager; Cindy Park, Debt Administration; Brad Baum, Marketing Project Manager; Allan Jones, CEO; Jim Miller, Alps Customer Service; Stephanie Young, e-Commerce Collections Manager; Gina Neely, Assistant Collections Manager; and Nicholas Zanette, Project Manager, Corporate Development at the “Be Someone’s Hero” kick-off luncheon.

 

Check Into Cash continues its tradition of community support and personal involvement.

CLEVELAND, TN: In a staff of over 450, one would expect to find a socially-conscious soul or two, but the tradition of service and support at Check Into Cash in Cleveland, TN goes far deeper and beyond that of just helping its customers. Since its founding over 25 years ago, the pioneer in the alternative and short-term financial services industry has remained true to its humble roots and vigorously supports its surrounding communities and neighborhoods.

The firm’s home office has extended its own commitment to the betterment of its hometown area by participating in the United Way of the Greater Ocoee Region’s Day of Action over the summer, and is sponsoring the company-wide “Be Someone’s Hero” fundraising campaign this fall.

The Day of Action saw a platoon of volunteers demonstrating corporate leadership through hard work, civic pride, and good old-fashioned sweat equity. The “Be Someone’s Hero” campaign engages all of the local workforce and encourages employee participation in supporting over local 8,000 families through generous financial donation.

“My dad, Bill Jones, told me to give more than my fair share each year to the United Way and I always have! I strongly believe the United Way makes the biggest difference in changing lives and strengthening Cleveland and Bradley County,” said Allan Jones, founder and CEO of Check Into Cash.

Day of Action

On July 20, a team of 28 Check Into Cash employees spent their day giving back as members in the United Way’s Day of Action. They split into three groups, heading respectively, to the Boys and Girls Club, Michigan Avenue School, and Hopewell Elementary, all in Cleveland, TN. There they spent their time preparing these facilities for the students, teachers, and upcoming fall. Under the steamy July sun, they painted, cleaned musty basements and battled spider webs, pressure-washed sidewalks, landscaped, and addressed issues where their hosts needed them.

“I’m really proud of our people, and their overwhelming response. The folks at United Way sent up a signal, and the team here really did respond like heroes,” said Check Into Cash President Steve Scoggins, adding, “Community service is part of our ethos.”

Campaign of Caring

But this single day’s achievements are merely prelude to the fall’s “Be Someone’s Hero” campaign. The company-wide fundraiser’s goal is $80,000 to help United Way support those 8,000 families.

“Be Someone’s Hero” launched with a series of three informational sessions created to engage and inspire the participants to, literally, be someone’s hero through generous financial support and community participation. With over 47 programs ranging from early education to after-school care, job training, domestic violence support and home delivered meals for senior adults, there is scarcely a program or issue in the area the nonprofit hasn’t touched.

“By fighting together, Check Into Cash, United Way, and thousands of other donors and volunteers make sure the Ocoee Region is a better place for everyone to call home,” said Candice Natola, United Way’s Director of Community Engagement.

The endeavor will continue through the end of 2018, with its impact and benefits being felt in homes and across the region for years to come.

Super Results Assembled

Every day individuals do things that – in that moment or scope – may not seem heroic, but when combined create so much more. When this impact is multiplied by a factor of over 450, it’s not difficult to realize the impact of the Check Into Cash workforce. That’s the energy and passion leaders have encouraged since the company was founded in 1993 and continues to be harnessed today.

As the fall and campaign progress, Check Into Cash’s support for the families of the region will only continue to mount, as the bond between these two leaders grows more influential and central to the local community. “Eight thousand families is a staggering number, but we’re a numbers company. Our team will come through,” averred Scoggins.

#CheckIntoPink this October!

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Our fifth annual #CheckIntoPink social campaign launched on October 1 to help spread knowledge and awareness of breast cancer. The campaign runs throughout the month, and is designed to guide our audience to CheckIntoCash.com/gopink, an informational page featuring tips and other educational resources.

“We’re proud to launch our fifth Breast Cancer Awareness Month campaign,” said Check Into Cash President Steve Scoggins. “We’re going pink, yes, but we’re doing more. By sharing information on preventative measures, we can help ourselves and our communities stay aware of preventative measures and risk factors. We’re learning more and making progress every day.”

A few sobering facts to keep in mind:

  • A woman has about a one in eight chance in her lifetime of being diagnosed with breast cancer, according to the National Cancer Institute
  • Most women (about eight out of 10) who get breast cancer do not have a family history of the disease
  • The leading risk factor for breast cancer is simply being a woman. Though breast cancer does occur in men, the disease is 100 times more common in women
  • On average, every 2 minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer and 1 woman will die of breast cancer every 13 minutes

 

The focal point of our #CheckIntoPink campaign is the Go Pink informational webpage filled with helpful links and resources about getting involved and learning more about breast cancer prevention. This campaign leverages the strengths and immediacies of social media, texting (SMS), and email to promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month and recommend to others to show their support by supporting the search for the cure.

“We encourage businesses and individuals to help us support Breast Cancer Awareness Month,” said Scoggins. “The more we educate ourselves and others, the closer we get to a cure.”

Want more information about breast cancer risk, prevention, and treatment? Please click on CheckIntoCash.com/gopink and NationalBreastCancer.org. This is one battle that will be fought until won.

Santa Ana, CA man Wins $1,000

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Francisco Diaz, of  Santa Ana, CA, is the ninth winner of ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS in Check Into Cash’s 25th Anniversary Giveaway! 

Check Into Cash launched its 25th Anniversary Giveaway in June 2018, and is giving away a total of $25,000 in weekly $1,000 increments to 25 winners throughout the year.

The giveaway remains open to legal residents of Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming; 18 years or older, through December 1, 2018. To enter, and for rules and details, click here.

 

$1000 winner Francisco Diaz

 

“We’re celebrating our 25th year for the rest of 2018 and giving our customers a chance to be a part of the celebration. What’s a better way to say thank you than with 25 $1,000 cash prizes?” said Check Into Cash President Steve Scoggins. “We are so proud to be able to say that we’ve been serving the community for this long, we can’t believe it’s been 25 years since Check Into Cash began, but we’re ready for 25 more.”

As a pioneer in the alternative and short-term financial services industry, Check Into Cash is the longest standing payday lender in the industry and currently operates almost 900 stores in 27 states across the country. Since the company’s inception in 1993, Check Into Cash has branched out to include a variety of financial services under their umbrella, earning the title in their slogan — Your One Stop Money Shop®.

Blaine, WA Woman Wins $1,000

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Kathleen Duffy from Blaine, WA, is the eighth winner of ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS in Check Into Cash’s 25th Anniversary Giveaway! 

Check Into Cash launched its 25th Anniversary Giveaway in June 2018, and is giving away a total of $25,000 in weekly $1,000 increments to 25 winners throughout the year.

The giveaway remains open to legal residents of Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming; 18 years or older, through December 1, 2018. Click here to enter, and for rules and details.

“We’re celebrating our 25th year for the rest of 2018 and giving our customers a chance to be a part of the celebration. What’s a better way to say thank you than with 25 $1,000 cash prizes?” said Check Into Cash President Steve Scoggins. “We are so proud to be able to say that we’ve been serving the community for this long, we can’t believe it’s been 25 years since Check Into Cash began, but we’re ready for 25 more.”

As a pioneer in the alternative and short-term financial services industry, Check Into Cash is the longest standing payday lender in the industry and currently operates almost 900 stores in 27 states across the country. Since the company’s inception in 1993, Check Into Cash has branched out to include a variety of financial services under their umbrella, earning the title in their slogan — Your One Stop Money Shop®.

Oklahoma City Man Wins $1,000

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Kevin Shaw from Oklahoma City, OK, is the seventh winner of ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS in Check Into Cash’s 25th Anniversary Giveaway! 

Check Into Cash launched its 25th Anniversary Giveaway in June 2018, and is giving away a total of $25,000 in weekly $1,000 increments to 25 winners throughout the year.

check into cash $1000 winner Kevin Shaw from OKC

Check Into Cash $1000 winner Kevin Shaw from Oklahoma City, OK

The giveaway remains open to legal residents of Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming; 18 years or older, through December 1, 2018. Click here to enter, and for rules and details.

“We’re celebrating our 25th year for the rest of 2018 and giving our customers a chance to be a part of the celebration. What’s a better way to say thank you than with 25 $1,000 cash prizes?” said Check Into Cash President Steve Scoggins. “We are so proud to be able to say that we’ve been serving the community for this long, we can’t believe it’s been 25 years since Check Into Cash began, but we’re ready for 25 more.”

As a pioneer in the alternative and short-term financial services industry, Check Into Cash is the longest standing payday lender in the industry and currently operates almost 900 stores in 27 states across the country. Since the company’s inception in 1993, Check Into Cash has branched out to include a variety of financial services under their umbrella, earning the title in their slogan — Your One Stop Money Shop®.

Elizabethton, TN Man Wins $1,000

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Nicholas Culler of  Elizabethton, Tennessee, is the sixth winner of ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS in Check Into Cash’s 25th Anniversary Giveaway! 

Check Into Cash launched its 25th Anniversary Giveaway in June 2018, and is giving away a total of $25,000 in weekly $1,000 increments to 25 winners throughout the year.

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Check Into Cash $1000 winner Nicholas Culler of  Elizabethton, Tennessee

The giveaway remains open to legal residents of Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming; 18 years or older, through December 1, 2018. Click here to enter, and for rules and details.

“We’re celebrating our 25th year for the rest of 2018 and giving our customers a chance to be a part of the celebration. What’s a better way to say thank you than with 25 $1,000 cash prizes?” said Check Into Cash President Steve Scoggins. “We are so proud to be able to say that we’ve been serving the community for this long, we can’t believe it’s been 25 years since Check Into Cash began, but we’re ready for 25 more.”

As a pioneer in the alternative and short-term financial services industry, Check Into Cash is the longest standing payday lender in the industry and currently operates almost 900 stores in 27 states across the country. Since the company’s inception in 1993, Check Into Cash has branched out to include a variety of financial services under their umbrella, earning the title in their slogan — Your One Stop Money Shop®.

Local South Bend Resident Wins $1,000

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Robert Richardson, Jr., of  South Bend, Indiana, is the fifth winner of ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS in Check Into Cash’s 25th Anniversary Giveaway!

Check Into Cash launched its 25th Anniversary Giveaway in June 2018, and is giving away a total of $25,000 in weekly $1,000 increments to 25 winners throughout the year.

The giveaway remains open to legal residents of Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming; 18 years or older, through December 1, 2018. Click here to enter, and for rules and details.

“We’re celebrating our 25th year for the rest of 2018 and giving our customers a chance to be a part of the celebration. What’s a better way to say thank you than with 25 $1,000 cash prizes?” said Check Into Cash President Steve Scoggins. “We are so proud to be able to say that we’ve been serving the community for this long, we can’t believe it’s been 25 years since Check Into Cash began, but we’re ready for 25 more.”

As a pioneer in the alternative and short-term financial services industry, Check Into Cash is the longest standing payday lender in the industry and currently operates almost 900 stores in 27 states across the country. Since the company’s inception in 1993, Check Into Cash has branched out to include a variety of financial services under their umbrella, earning the title in their slogan — Your One Stop Money Shop®.

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