In case you missed it, a couple weeks ago we welcomed the newest member of the GET Team – Hootie, The College Super Saver. Since starting with GET, Hootie’s already been busy rescuing families from future student loan debt by helping them start their college savings. Recently Hootie caught wind of a rumor that students have used GET to pay for tuition and qualified expenses at colleges, universities and technical schools in all 50 states and 14 foreign countries. So, this month Hootie is packing his bags, spreading his wings and taking flight to colleges and universities around the globe to find out if this rumor has any merit.
Each week in August, Hootie will be at a different school touring their campus, learning about their academic programs and hunting for evidence as to whether GET has truly been used at schools around the world. We’ll need your assistance in keeping tabs on him, so we’re running a contest on our Facebook page where you can to help us locate him. Every Tuesday we’ll provide clues and ask you to tell us what school he’s at. The first Facebook fan to post the correct answer on our Facebook timeline will win a prize*:
- Week #1: $50 Barnes and Noble Gift Card
- Week #2: $50 Amazon Gift Card
- Week #3: $50 Barnes and Noble Gift Card
- Week #4: $50 Amazon Gift Card
These prizes were selected in the spirit of the nationwide effort to prevent kids from experiencing the dreaded summer learning loss. We hope that the winners of these gift cards will find them useful in keeping their kids reading for the rest of the summer. For some extra fun (and a great research and learning opportunity), we encourage you to work together with your kids to identify the school Hootie is visiting each week. Hootie has his work cut out for him as he sets out on his quest to unearth the facts. So hold on and get ready to help us tail him as he takes off in hot pursuit of the truth.
*Disclaimer: GET’s August “Where in the World is Hootie?” promotion will take place from Tuesday, August 5, 2014 through Tuesday, August 26, 2014. Once a week during the promotion on Tuesday, GET will post clues about the location of their mascot on the program’s Facebook page. Each week, one $50 gift card (to Barnes and Noble in weeks one and three, and to Amazon in weeks two and four) will be awarded to the first GET Facebook fan that guesses the correct answer. To be eligible to win the weekly prize, fans must post their guess on GET’s Facebook timeline. The first fan to guess the correct answer will be determined as the prize winner. Selected winners will be notified by GET via Facebook private message and will have seven days to claim their prize by replying to the private message. If they do not reply the GET program within seven days, the prize will be awarded to the next fan who guessed the correct answer. Gift card prizes will be delivered to prize winners no later than September 30, 2014. When prizes are sent, there will be an enclosed form confirming receipt of the gift card. Prize winners will be required to complete this form and return to the program no later than October 31, 2014. Individuals can only win one prize during the course of the entire promotion. Washington Student Achievement Council employees and their families are not eligible. Facebook, Amazon and Barnes and Noble are not affiliated with, and do not otherwise support or endorse this promotion or the GET program.
Written by Lucas Minor