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Billinero Savings App Awards $10,000 to Healthcare Worker During Coronavirus

April 7, 2020

Billinero WinnerMERRILLVILLE, Ind. -- Billinero, an app-based savings account that gamifies banking and awards monthly and quarterly cash prizes to select users, has named Paula Rankin of Valparaiso as its quarterly $10,000 winner.

Rankin is in charge of patient lab testing at a Veteran’s Health Clinic, and said receiving the news that her name was selected as the quarterly $10,000 prize winner is a blessing during such a stressful and uncertain time.

“With everything going on right now, we aren’t sure if we’ll be affected financially,” she explained. “My husband is in ministry, and we are bracing ourselves for an impact to our income as a result of coronavirus. I work in healthcare, and right now, I go to work every day to help our veterans who need care, and I’m also trying to keep my family safe, too.”

Rankin said she initially began using Billinero to build a separate savings account, and what enticed her to download the app was the opportunity to win cash prizes. She initially planned on giving potential winnings to her daughter, to help her pay off student debt.

“I’m going to hold onto it, to see what immediate needs come up, since we’re living with many unknown circumstances right now,” she said. “I really enjoyed using Billinero to make small deposits into a savings account and then sort of forget it was there. It really encouraged me to keep saving.”

Chris Campbell, Executive Vice President of Billinero, said he thinks it’s serendipitous that an essential, frontline worker was the recipient of the quarterly prize.

“Billinero users can increase their odds of winning by maximizing their deposits, but the winner selection is randomized,” Campbell explained. “It’s a wonderful coincidence that we are able to award $10,000 to someone on the frontlines of coronavirus. Our healthcare workers are our true heroes.”

Additionally, Billinero recently awarded its monthly $1,000 prize to Mona Durfee of Portage, Ind.

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