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#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 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.

Top Chef Star Is Now “Executive Chef” at Tennessee’s Bald Headed Bistro

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New Chef at Bald Headed Bistro - Wesley True
Photo caption: Celebrity “Top Chef” star Wesley True is now the Executive Chef at Tennessee’s legendary Bald Headed Bistro restaurant in Cleveland, TN.

The South’s most popular restaurant has a new Executive Chef and Partner. Wesley True joins the Bald Headed Bistro in Cleveland, Tennessee, with a delicious resume and plans to make the Bald Headed Bistro’s future even tastier.

A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, True has trained under celebrity chefs Bobby Flay at Mesa Grill and the world-famous David Bouley at Bouley’s, both in New York City. Most recently, he was Executive Chef at the Optimist, a top restaurant in Atlanta, Georgia.

After opening his own restaurant in 2007, True was twice named a James Beard Semi-Finalist for Best Chef in the South, both in 2011 and again in 2012. According to True, his goal is to use the Bald Headed Bistro and its facilities to win the James Beard Award and be recognized as the top chef in the South.

If True’s name sounds familiar, it’s because he’s shone on television and in various publications. As a contestant on the Emmy Award-winning reality show, Bravo’s Top Chef, True showed his chops, winning fans across America with his cooking skills and personality. True’s work has also been featured in a variety of publications, ranging from Garden & Gun and Southern Living to USA Today, Shape, and Cooking Light.

“We’re very excited to have Wesley True head up the team at the Bald Headed Bistro,” said Will Jones, Partner and Chief Manager. “This will be a great step up from where we were, and if Wesley wins Best Chef in the South, it will put Cleveland, Tennessee, on the culinary map.”

Since the restaurant’s opening day on September 7, 2004, the Bistro has been popular for its creative menu, something True will only grow. Home to Cleveland’s only wood-burning rotisserie and wood-burning oven that is used to finish many dishes, the Bistro is known for an elegant menu infusing the flavors and style of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, in a charming Southern setting.

“Like many fine restaurants, the Bistro has guests fly in from around the South to enjoy our unique offerings,” Jones said. “Thankfully, Cleveland’s new 6,200-foot Jetport can accommodate these guests, and we expect a lot more of them with the addition of Wesley.”

Celebrities who have dined at the Bistro include Eddie Haskell and Wally and Beaver Cleaver from the popular television program, “Leave It to Beaver.” Other notables include Peyton Manning, Pat Summitt and Phillip Fulmer, as well as television reporter Orlando Salinas, Bruce Pearl, Marla Maples (while she was dating Donald Trump), Ricky Skaggs, comedian Willie P. Richardson, golf legend Paul Azinger and David Oreck.

The Bald Headed Bistro is located at 201 Keith St. in the Village Green Town Center. The restaurant’s reservation number is (423) 472-6000.

 

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. To enter, and for rules and details, click here.

“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. To enter, and for rules and details, click here.

“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. To enter, and for rules and details, click here.

“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. To enter, and for rules and details, click here.

“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®.

Check Into Cash 25th Anniversary Giveaway

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Check Into Cash launched their 25th Anniversary Giveaway to kick off the celebration for the company’s 25th year of business. They will be giving away a total of $25,000, in $1,000 increments, to 25 winners beginning in June. The giveaway will run through December 1, 2018.

As a pioneer in the alternative and short-term financial services industry, Check Into Cash is the longest standing payday lender in the industry. Since the company’s inception, 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®.
The 25th Anniversary Giveaway is a way for Check Into Cash to celebrate their accomplishments and milestones with their customers while also giving back to those who made the company’s achievements possible.

“We are so proud to be able to say that we’ve been serving the community for this long,” said Check Into Cash President Steve Scoggins. “We can’t believe it’s been 25 years since Check Into Cash began, but we’re ready for 25 more.”

Winner selection for the giveaway will begin on June 18th, 2018, at which point one winner will be chosen per week through December 1st, 2018. “25 winners, $25,000, 25 years” said Scoggins. “We’ll be celebrating our 25th year for the rest of 2018 and we’d love to give 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?”

For more information about Check Into Cash’s 25th Anniversary Giveaway, visit the entry page.

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Check Into Cash is Celebrating its 25th Anniversary

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Check Into Cash will begin celebrating in honor of the company’s 25th Anniversary this June. Employees and customers alike are invited to be part of the spirit of the anniversary as well. To truly showcase the company’s accomplishments and growth over the last quarter-century, they’ve built an educational campaign full of milestones and momentous occasions that have taken place within the company since its inception. Check Into Cash will also be running a celebratory giveaway that splits $25,000 between 25 lucky winners as a way to thank their customers and the communities that have been a part of the company’s achievements.

“Company pride is certainly going to be strong this summer,” said Check Into Cash President Steve Scoggins. “The company feels like one big family now more than ever. And we’ve been serving our communities and families for 25 years – that’s definitely worth celebrating.”

The celebration will mostly take place in June, the company’s birthday month, but the educational campaign and temporary re-skin of the website will remain in place until the end of the year to fully showcase company pride.

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Holy Superheroes in Our Midst – The Batmobile Is Coming to Select Chattanooga and Cleveland, TN Check Into Cash Stores

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The 1966 Batmobile has made its way from beneath stately Wayne Manor and will be visiting select Check Into Cash stores in the Cleveland and Chattanooga areas during April and May.

When was the last time you got to hang out with a true legend?

All friends and family, customers and staff, and lovers of Super Heroes and their wheels are cordially invited. Super Villains need not bother – we’re no Joker!

This is the 1960’s TV series model designed by the famed automotive Kar Kustomizer George Barris. It’s turned heads and set the bar for superhero cool for over 50 years. No other automobile can claim bubble canopies, rocket tubes, the Bat Beam, a Detect-A-Scope, and of course, the Bat Phone. There have been other iterations over the years, but none can touch this concept’s iconic Bat-presence or visual POW!
With its atomic batteries fully charged and jet turbine exhaust ablaze, the Batmobile will be swooping into these five Check Into Cash stores in April and May:

Wednesday – Saturday, April 4-7
4620 Hwy. 58
Chattanooga, TN 37416
(423) 893-8866

Wednesday – Saturday, April 11-14
Village Green Town Center
201 Keith St.
Cleveland, TN 37311
(423) 479-2000

Wednesday – Saturday, April 18-21
6101 Ringgold Rd.
East Ridge, TN 37412
(423) 499-5900

Wednesday – Saturday, April 25-28
Across from Walgreens – Dalton Pike
2398 McGrady Dr. SE
Cleveland, TN 37323
(423) 479-2166

Wednesday – Saturday, May 2-5
St. Elmo
3800 Tennessee Ave.
Chattanooga, TN 37409
(423) 822-9803

Don’t miss your chance to spend time with a Bat-legend! Bring the kids and family, get a professionally taken souvenir Bat-photo, and maybe even catch a glimpse of Batman and Robin, provided they’re not off fighting crime somewhere.
But do be there – opportunities like these are scarcer than Caped Crusaders themselves.

The 1966 Batmobile

About The 1966 Batmobile

This Batmobile is on loan for this special tour. It’s owned by Check Into Cash’s Chairman and CEO, Allan Jones, and is part of the Creekridge Classic Car collection. Originally based on the 1955 Lincoln Futura concept car, the vehicle that would become the famed 1966 TV Batmobile was sold to legendary Hollywood auto Kustomizer George Barris for $1.00 in December 1965, and immediately became one of the stars of the series. In addition to Batman, the Penguin, Robin, the Riddler, King Tut, Alfred, Catwoman, and the Bookworm drove it during the show’s 120-episode run.

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