$5,000 Cost-Conscious Student Scholarship

Awarding Students with Financial Intellect

Promocodes.com is a group of passionate individuals who share a common goal: help people save money and make smart financial decisions. That's why we're awarding a $5,000 scholarship to one college student who demonstrates a keen financial sense and thrifty mentality.

Send us your creative submission and you may be rewarded with $5,000 to put toward your college education!

Enter by the new extended deadline
Monday, October 15th, 2018

To apply, film and upload a short video of yourself answering one question: What have you done to save for your future?

Tips for your Submission

Be concise!

Try to keep the video to 3 minutes. The hard part is fitting everything you want to say in a short amount of time.

Be creative!

Unique ideas stand out. Showcase your smart savings mentality with an original story and clever presentation.

Have fun!

We're excited to review your entry and hear your individual story! We hope you enjoy telling it!

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be a United States citizen or permanent resident
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Currently attending or enrolled at an accredited two or four-year college or university in the United States
  • Only one entry per applicant
  • All entries must be submitted by October 15th, 2018 at 11:59pm PST

Submission Instructions

Shoot your video

Nothing fancy, a standard smartphone will do the trick. Make sure you can be heard, the scene is well lit, subjects are in frame, and the video is no more than 3 minutes long

Upload to YouTube

When you've finished making any final edits, upload your video to YouTube, make sure it's set it as Unlisted, and copy the Share URL

Let us know!

Once you're ready, click the "Submit My Video Entry" to send us an email with your contact information as well as a link to your video

Submit My Video Entry

Submission must be sent no later than Monday, October 15, 2018, 11:59pm PST

Please be sure to include your full name and phone number.

What Comes Next?

Our panelists will review video submissions as they are received. The winner will be notified via email with further details after the contest window closes, no later than November 15th, 2018. If we are unable to reach the winner within two weeks, a different winner will be chosen.

The winner will need to provide:

  • Official sealed transcripts as proof of current accredited college or university enrollment
  • Proof of ID
  • A completed W-9 form
  • The original video file for Promocodes.com to showcase on its own YouTube channel, web content, social media, or any other marketing materials. For more information, please review our Scholarship Terms and Conditions.


Email us at scholarships@promocodes.com

Tweet us at @promocodescom

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Contest Rules & Conditions

Promocodes.com shall conduct, in accordance with these Terms & Conditions, a free sweepstakes or contest for the public. To be eligible to enter the Promocodes.com Five Thousand Dollar ($5,000) Cost-Conscious Student Scholarship ("The Scholarship"), entrant must be at least eighteen (18) years of age, not a minor in his/her state of residence and a legal resident of the fifty (50) United States or Washington, D.C. (i.e., excluding Guam, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Territories and Possessions), currently enrolled in/attending an accredited two (2) or four (4) year US college or university. Entrant may be asked, at any stage, to provide Promocodes.com or a third party with proof of age and/or identity in addition to official sealed transcripts from your college/university to verify current enrollment.

The Scholarship shall take place on the date specified on the Scholarship page on Promocodes.com.

Each entrant shall be allowed only one (1) entry into The Scholarship via the entrant's personal YouTube channel as stated in The Scholarship rules. All YouTube entries must be marked as "unlisted" in order to be valid. All entries, including a link to the entrant's YouTube video submission, must be sent via email to scholarships@promocodes.com to validate your entry. In the event that Promocodes.com deems an entrant to have made multiple applications to enter, the entrants first submission will only be counted as the final entry. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Promocodes.com shall have the right to cancel the Promotion in whole or in part and to change the start and end dates of the Promotion to the extent necessary to adjust to events of force majeure, without financial or legal liability of any nature whatsoever.

The Prize for The Scholarship will be a check in the amount of Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000) (the "Prize"). The approximate retail value ("ARV") of the Prize is Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000). Promocodes.com shall notify the winner via the e-mail address and/or phone number the entrant provided at the time of submission, within sixty (60) days of The Scholarship promotional end date. The Prize will be mailed out to The Scholarship winner, within sixty (60) days after acceptance of the Prize, provided that the winner has supplied Promocodes.com with a valid mailing address, proof of identity, completed W-9 tax form, and official sealed transcripts from his/her college or university. In the event that, for any reason whatsoever, Prize winner fails to respond within fourteen (14), to the e-mail notification of his/her winning, such winning entrant shall be deemed to have forfeited his / her claim to the Prize and Promocodes.com shall not have any obligation whatsoever to compensate the winning entrant in any way. The winner must provide Promocodes.com with the original video file of his/her video entry, which will be posted on YouTube channels owned and operated by SurfMyAds.com Inc., as well as it's US coupon property, Promocodes.com. Winner expressly understands and agrees that: (a) he/she will be responsible for any and all federal, state and/or local taxes resulting from the acceptance of the Prize; (b) he/she may be issued an IRS 1099 Form to report the ARV on the Prize; (c) my failure to comply with these conditions may result in forfeiture of the Prize(s) with no alternate Prize to be furnished, at the election of Promocodes.com (d) prizes are not transferable, refundable or redeemable and certain other restrictions may apply; (e) he/she cannot assign or transfer the Prize to another person; (f) he/she shall not have the right to substitute the prize for another prize; and (g) Promocodes.com shall have the absolute right to substitute, for any reason, any and all prizes granted.

By entering the Promocodes.com Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000) Cost-Conscious Student Scholarship, entrant consents to using their video, name, voice, images, and/or likeness without compensation, online, on social media, within e-mail marketing, and on YouTube channels owned and operated by SurfMyAds.com Inc., as well as it's US coupon property, Promocodes.com. Do not submit a video if you do not wish to be subject to the foregoing.

Promocodes.com's decision is final with respect to all matters relating to awarding of the Promotional Prize and shall not be subject to review or appeal by any entrant or by any third party.

Entrants participation in The Scholarship is considered your consent that Promocodes.com may contact you either by email or phone number provided at the time of submission.

The Prize is neither transferable nor exchangeable and cannot be exchanged for money or money's worth.

By entering The Scholarship each entrant unreservedly agrees to these terms and conditions which govern The Scholarship and the awarding of the Prize. Entrant affirms and represents that he/she has complied with all terms and conditions. Entrant also affirms that he/she has committed no fraud or deception in entering the Scholarship promotion or in claiming any prize that may be awarded to entrant based on their entry. Entrant agrees to return immediately upon demand to Promocodes.com any prize or the value of said prize that has been or may be awarded to entrant if any statement made by entrant is false.

By entering The Scholarship each entrant agrees to indemnify, defend and hold harmless, release, and discharge Promocodes.com, its parent company, or any subsidiaries, related and affiliated companies of each, and the officers, directors, agents, employees and assigns of each, harmless from and against any and all claims, damages, liability, costs, and expenses, including any reasonable outside attorney's fees, arising out of or in connection with the breach of any warranties, representations and/or agreements Promocodes.com has made hereunder; and/or any other failure of Promocodes.com to comply with the obligations on its part to be performed in connection with The Scholarship promotion or the acceptance of the Prize.

Promocodes.com reserves the right to alter these Terms and Conditions at any time and in its sole discretion.

Promocodes.com reserves the right, at any time, to cancel, modify or suspend The Scholarship if, in its sole judgment, The Scholarship is not capable of being conducted as specified.

Promocodes.com reserves the right to disclose winner's name, identity, image, and video entry for social media, email, website, or promotional use in relation to The Scholarship. By submitting a video entry, entrant agrees to give Promocodes.com permission to use his/her image and share his/her video submission on its website and social media (including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, etc.) if it so chooses.

I have read the Terms and Conditions. I acknowledge that I do not suffer from any mental or physical condition or disability which would impair my ability to understand the terms or to accept and use the Prize.

These terms and conditions and any matters relating hereto shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the laws of California and shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Santa Monica, CA.