Cathy Reiser, a home health aide from Plainfield, recently won $100 through SaveYourRefund, an incentive-based promotion that encourages income tax filers to save a portion of their refund.
Reiser completed her taxes with help from CAP Services, which provides free tax preparation assistance for income-eligible individuals and families in Portage, Waupaca and Waushara counties and is a SaveYourRefund partner. When Reiser’s tax preparers said she could win money by saving a portion of her refund, she decided to give it a shot. Through the SaveYourRefund program, tax filers over the age of 18 who save a portion of their tax refund can enter a promotion for a chance to win 100 weekly $100 prizes and the grand prize of $25,000. By encouraging saving, the program aims to help families avoid personal financial crisis caused by unforeseen expenses. Reiser told SaveYourRefund she plans to use her $100 SaveYourRefund prize to start a new car fund. “I’m just going to keep