Up to $15K in prizes to pay your bills plus a financial consultation!

Enter for a chance to win $1,000

Plus a personal consultation with popular financial expert Marsha Barnes, Founder of The Finance Bar!*

Get a Green Dot® Platinum Secured Credit Card and use it responsibly over time to help build or rebuild your credit to increase your credit score. Learn how a secured credit card works.

And when you open an account and make your security deposit between 3/22 – 5/17, you will be entered for a chance to win one of fourteen $1,000 prizes to help pay your bills. One lucky grand prize winner will get $1,000 plus a free personal consultation with Marsha Barnes, Founder of The Finance Bar to get on the road to better finances.

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NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Sweepstakes ends 5/17/19. Must be a resident of the 50 U.S. states (excl VT) or DC & 18 or older to enter. Subject to Official Rules. Void where prohibited. Security deposit has to post to the account by midnight on the 17th. Green Dot Corp. is the official sponsor.

*This is a sweepstakes in partnership with Marsha Barnes of The Finance Bar. Green Dot supported her with compensation for her financial expertise and blog contributions. The views and opinions expressed by Marsha are her own and do not necessarily represent the views of Green Dot Corporation.

Green Dot Platinum Visa® Secured Credit Card is issued by Green Dot Bank, Member FDIC, pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc.Green Dot Bank also operates as GoBank and Bonneville Bank.

Marsha Barnes is the creator and founder of The Finance Bar. Marsha is a sought after Certified Financial Social Worker, Financial Educator, and finance commentator. Marsha has been recognized as a Female Tech leader by Digital Finance Institute for her ability to create innovative and accessible financial resources.

The Finance Bar was born based off of her desire to provide financial resources and guidance in a creative and non-judgmental way. It may be rare that the conversation around personal finance comes up for you at home, with friends, at work and even in our school systems (consistently). As a result of this, Marsha decided to fill in the gaps.

The Finance Bar empowers ambitious career women and couples to achieve financial responsibility through a pioneering personal finance Suite that includes an engaged digital community of 115k+, a mobile money boutique, a private online membership club, and one-on-one coaching. Marsha believes that any willing person can turn their financial situation around.

Official Rules

2019 Platinum Visa® Secured Credit Card Sweepstakes

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

SWEEPSTAKES DATES: The "2019 Platinum Visa® Secured Credit Card" Sweepstakes (the "Sweepstakes") begins at 12:00 AM (Eastern Time ["ET"]) on March 22, 2019 and ends at 11:59 PM ET on May 17, 2019 (the "Sweepstakes Period").

ELIGIBILITY: To enter the Sweepstakes, you must be a lawful permanent resident in one (1) of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia (excluding Vermont, Puerto Rico and the U.S. territories and possessions) and at least the age of majority in your state of residence (nineteen (19) in Alabama, Nebraska, twenty-one (21) in Mississippi, and eighteen (18) in all other states) with a valid Social Security number at the time of entry (the “Entrant”). Employees of Green Dot Corporation (the “Sponsor”) and each of its affiliated companies, parents, subsidiaries, and advertising and promotion agencies, including, but not limited to National Sweepstakes Company, LLC (the “Sweepstakes Administrator”), herein (collectively, "Sweepstakes Entities"), and Visa U.S.A. Inc. (collectively, the "Releasees") and their immediate families (i.e. parents, children, siblings, spouse) and members of their households (whether related or not) are ineligible to participate in this Sweepstakes. Sweepstakes is void in Vermont, Puerto Rico, U.S. territories and possessions, outside of the fifty (50) United States, District of Columbia and where restricted or prohibited by law. By entering, Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding.

HOW TO ENTER: There are two (2) ways to receive entries into the Sweepstakes.

    1. Security Deposit Entry: Make a qualifying security deposit to your Green Dot® Platinum Visa® Secured Credit Card (the “Card”) of at least $200 up to your approved credit limit and receive one (1) entry for such qualifying security deposit. PLEASE NOTE: A qualifying security deposit is dependent upon the date on which the qualifying security deposit has been posted to the Card account. In order to qualify as an entry, the eligible security deposit must be posted to the Card account by 11:59 PM ET on May 17, 2019. A security deposit posted to the Card account after 11:59 PM ET on May 17, 2019 will not be considered an entry.

      Below are the links to view the terms and conditions for the Card:

      Green Dot: https://www.greendot.com/platinum/legal
    2. Mail-in Entry: To enter without having or using a Card or making a Security Deposit, on a plain 3” x 5” card, legibly print or type your name, age, complete address, city, state, zip code, home phone number (including area code), and email address (if any). Then, mail your 3” x 5” card in a postage-affixed sealed envelope to: "2019 Green Dot Platinum Visa® Secured Credit Card” Sweepstakes, P.O. Box 10367, Rochester, NY 14610. Mail-in entries must be postmarked by May 18, 2019 received by May 25, 2019. No mechanically or programmatically reproduced entries are permitted. One (1) entry per envelope. Neither the Sponsor nor the Sweepstakes Administrator will verify receipt of entries for Entrants. All entries submitted become the sole property of Sponsor and will not be returned. Sponsor is not responsible for late, misdirected, illegible, or damaged mailed entries.

      Limit of one (1) entry per Entrant for the entire Sweepstakes, regardless of method of entry. Entrants may only use one (1) Card and one (1) email address to participate in this Sweepstakes. Entries received from any Entrant, email address or Card in excess of the above stated limitation will be void.

      In the event of uncertainty as to the identity of an Entrant, that Entrant will be disqualified. Any attempt by any Entrant to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple/different identities, Cards, email addresses, accounts, and/or any other methods will void that Entrant’s entries and that Entrant may be disqualified from the Sweepstakes. No mechanically or programmatically reproduced entries are permitted. Sponsor will not verify receipt of entries for Entrants. All entries submitted become the sole property of Sponsor and will not be returned. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, illegible or damaged entries, deposits or failed internet connections.

      RANDOM DRAWING/ODDS OF WINNING: On or about May 28, 2019, one (1) grand prize winner (the "Grand Prize Winner") and fourteen (14) first prize winners (each a "First Prize Winner") will be randomly selected from all eligible entries received throughout the Sweepstakes Period. Odds of winning a prize depend upon the total number of entries received during the Sweepstakes Period.

      Random drawing is conducted under the supervision of the Sweepstakes Administrator, an independent judging organization, whose decisions are based on their sole discretion and interpretation of these Official Rules, and are final and binding in all respects.

      PRIZES: Grand Prize: The Grand Prize Winner will be awarded $1000 in the form of a check and a 60 minute personal consultation with Marsha Barnes, Founder of the Finance Bar (the “Grand Prize”). The consultation will occur via telephone or Skype during a date and time to be determined by the Sponsor. If the Grand Prize Winner is unable to attend on the date, time and location provided by the Sponsor, the Grand Prize will be forfeited and no compensation will be awarded. The approximate retail value (“ARV”) of the Grand Prize is $1,125.

      First Prize: Each First Prize Winner will be awarded $1,000 (each a “First Prize”) in the form of a check. There are a total of fourteen (14) First Prizes to be awarded. Total approximate retail value (“ARV”) of all First Prizes is $14,000.

      The total maximum ARV of all prizes to be awarded is $15,125. For purposes of these Official Rules, the Grand Prize Winner and First Prize Winner will be collectively referred to as “Prize Winner(s)”, and the Grand Prize and First Prize will be collectively referred to as “Prize(s)”.

      PRIZE RESTRICTIONS: No prize substitution, except at Sponsor’s sole discretion or as otherwise provided herein. Prize is not transferable prior to award. All taxes on any Prize are the sole responsibility of the Prize Winner and are not transferable. Prize Winner is solely responsible for all other expenses not specified herein, including but not limited to applicable taxes, Card fees, and check cashing fees.

      Sponsor reserves the right to exclude from the Sweepstakes any potential Prize Winner who is suspected of theft, fraud, or any criminal activity related to Sponsor or its affiliates. Entries associated with fraudulent Cards or other unauthorized use of Cards and entries associated with any similar fraudulent or inappropriate activities relating to any such Cards will be void and all such Entrants may be disqualified.

      NOTIFICATION/PRIZE CLAIMS:

      Grand Prizes: Potential Prize Winners will be contacted by mail within five (5) business days of the drawing date by the Sponsor or Sponsor representative (“Notification”). If a Prize Winner cannot be contacted within ten (10) business days of the first attempt to contact him/her or the Prize Winner does not respond to the Notification within the date and time indicated within the Notification, then that Prize Winner will be disqualified and an alternate Prize Winner will be selected through a random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period.

      Except where prohibited, the potential Prize Winners must sign and return, within five (5) business days of receipt, an Affidavit of Eligibility/Liability/Publicity Release and an IRS W-9 Form (the “Paperwork”) in order to claim the Prize. Except where prohibited by law, Prize Winner’s entry and acceptance of the Prize constitutes permission for the Sweepstakes Entities to use said Prize Winner’s name, photograph, likeness, statements, biographical information and voice on a worldwide basis, and in all forms of media, in perpetuity, without further compensation. If the potential Prize Winner fails to return the Paperwork within five (5) business days of receipt of the Paperwork, or if an Entrant is found to be ineligible, or if he/she does not comply with the Official Rules, then the potential Prize Winner will be disqualified and an alternate Prize Winner will be selected through a random drawing by the Sweepstakes Administrator from the remaining non-winning entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. If the Notification or Prize is returned as undeliverable, this will result in disqualification and an alternate Prize Winner will be selected as outlined above. The Sponsor, or a third party acting on its behalf, must report the value of the Prize to the Internal Revenue Service in the year the Prize is received by the Prize Winner and will be reported to the Prize Winner and the Internal Revenue Service in the form of a Form 1099. In the event it is deemed during the verification process that the potential Prize Winner does not have a unique, personal, and valid social security number for Sponsor (or any party acting on its behalf) to report the tax liability associated with acceptance of his/her Prize, the potential Prize Winner will be disqualified and another potential Prize Winner will be selected from among the remaining eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. Valid social security numbers will be determined by IRS requirements.

      SWEEPSTAKES RULES OF PARTICIPATION: This Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws. By participating, Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and waive any right to claim ambiguity in the Sweepstakes or these Official Rules. Sweepstakes Entities are not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, undeliverable, illegible, or incomplete entries, whether due to system errors or failures, faulty transmissions or other telecommunications malfunctions, entries not received resulting from any hardware or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, failed, incomplete or garbled computer or telephone transmissions, typographical or system errors and failures, faulty transmissions, technical malfunctions, or otherwise. Sponsor may prohibit an Entrant from participating in the Sweepstakes or winning a Prize if, in its sole discretion, it determines that said Entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes by cheating, hacking, deception, or other unfair playing practices (including the use of automated quick entry programs) or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other Entrants, Sponsor, or Sweepstakes Entities. If for any reason this Sweepstakes is not able to be conducted as planned, including, but not limited to, by reason of infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud or any other causes beyond the reasonable control of Sponsor or the Sweepstakes Administrator which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the promotion, then Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes and randomly draw from those entries received up to the cancellation/suspension date. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY A PERSON TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK REMEDIES AND DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEY’S FEES) FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.

      NO LIABILITY: By entering, Entrants and Prize Winners agree to comply with all Official Rules, as stated and agree to release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless the Sponsor, its affiliates, and their respective agents, representatives, officers, directors, shareholders, and employees, including the aforementioned Releasees in the “ELIGIBILITY” section of these Official Rules, (now collectively defined as the “Releasees”) from any claims, actions, injury, loss or damage of any kind, including, without limitation, personal injury or death, resulting, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from participating in this Sweepstakes or form the acceptance, possession, or use or misuse of a Prize. This limitation of liability is a comprehensive limitation of liability that applies to all damages of any kind, including, without limitation, compensatory, direct, indirect, or consequential damages; loss of data, income or profit; loss of or damage to property; and claims of third parties. Entrants agree that Releasees have not made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, statutory, express or implied, including, without limitation, the implied warranties of merchantability, title, and fitness for a particular purpose, in fact or in law, relative to this Sweepstakes.

      CHOICE OF LAW: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of participant and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the substantive laws of the State of New York, USA.

      WINNER’S LIST/RULE REQUEST: To receive a Prize Winner list or an additional copy of these Official Rules, send a self-addressed, stamped business-size (#10) envelope to be received by June 28, 2019 to: “2019 Green Dot Platinum Visa® Secured Credit Card” Sweepstakes, P.O. Box 10505, Rochester, NY 14610. Please specify “Winner List” or “Rules Request.”

      PRIVACY/REMOVAL REQUEST: All identity and Card transaction information used to enter you in the Sweepstakes shall be kept confidential and secure, and will be subject to the privacy policy or policies governing your Card account. National Sweepstakes Company, LLC will not use or share your information for any reason other than to administer the Sweepstakes. To have yourself removed as an entrant in the Sweepstakes, please send your name and address on a 3” x 5” card in a postage-affixed sealed envelope to “2019 Green Dot Platinum Visa Secured Credit Card Sweepstakes” Removal Request, 80 Rockwood Place, Suite 104, Rochester, NY 14610.

      SWEEPSTAKES ADMINISTRATOR: This Sweepstakes is being administered by National Sweepstakes Company, LLC, 80 Rockwood Place, Suite 104, Rochester, NY 14610, an independent judging organization, whose decisions will be final regarding the conduct of this Sweepstakes.

      SPONSOR: Green Dot Corporation, P.O. Box 5100, Pasadena, CA 91117.

      This Sweepstakes shall not be published without the written permission of the Sponsor.

      The Green Dot Platinum Visa® Secured Credit Card is issued by Green Dot® Bank, member FDIC, pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. Visa is a registered trademark of Visa International Service Association. Green Dot is a registered trademark of Green Dot Corporation. © 2019 Green Dot Corporation. All rights reserved. All other registered marks are property of their respective owners. Visa is not affiliated in any way with this Sweepstakes and do not endorse or sponsor this optional Sweepstakes. Card may have fees that reduce winnings.