This race season, Walgreens is giving fans another reason to cheer — the Race Around America sweepstakes for a chance to win one of four trips for two to the Ford Ecoboost 400 at the Homestead-Miami Speedway — the final race of the chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup — in November where one grand prize winner will win a Roush Stage 3 Mustang. Oh yes! A chance to win a NASCAR trip and a car!
I’ll give you more details about how you can win in a second, but first let me show you how much fun a NASCAR race is.
Two years ago, if you had asked me if I would ever attend a NASCAR race, I would have told you not likely. I had never seen a race, knew nothing about the sport and generally had no interest. Then my husband went to work for NASCAR, and everything changed — I am hooked.
This year was my second Daytona 500, and while we got rained out and completely drenched it was a great day. And I admit that I came home and watched part of the race on TV — I had to see Dale Junior take the win! But TV is nothing like being there in person, and whether you are a mega fan or have never seen a race there is so much to enjoy!
Also in attendance at the Daytona 500 was the Roush Stage 3 Mustang that is being given away through the Race Around America promo. The Mustang is being driven by Roush Fenway Racing drivers Greg Biffle, Ryan Reed, Trevor Bayne and Chris Buescher from each NASCAR race city to the next, making pit stops to meet with fans along the way. And I had to check out the car in person. (FYI – the designed wrap will be removed for the winner revealing a beautiful red mustang underneath.)
But remember that rain I mentioned? You can see in the picture that the car is wet, what you can’t see is that it is sprinkling on me in the picture! (The things we bloggers do for a picture!)
Moments later we took shelter under a tent. And it is a good thing I snapped that picture when I did because soon this was the scene. Ahhh Florida.
Even though we got soaked and decided to call it a day after the third tornado warning… Race fans still filled the stands 6 hours later when the race resumed.
Race Around America
The Race Around America sweepstakes is presented by Balance Financial Prepaid MasterCard from Walgreens. By registering Balance Financial cards for the promotion, fans will be entered in the sweepstakes. Cardholders can also earn additional automatic entries –- up to five times per day — by making a purchase or reloading their Balance Financial Cards. Consumers can enter through October 15, 2014. For complete rules and regulations, visit www.Walgreens/RaceAroundAmerica.com.
*NO PURCHASE OR RELOAD NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES (D.C) 18 YEARS AND OLDER. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Sweepstakes ends 10/15/14.
Balance Financial Prepaid MasterCard from Walgreens
The Balance Financial Prepaid MasterCard from Walgreens is a new prepaid card being offered by Walgreens that offers a secure and convenient way to deposit paychecks, pay bills, move funds and shop in stores or online. It is a safe alternative to cash that’s big on convenience and small on fees. The Card has primarily been designed for the millions of customers without a traditional bank account or those who want alternatives to debit cards and checking accounts.
- No fees for purchases
- No ATM fees at most Walgreens or Duane Reade stores
- No “cash back” fees at participating retailers
- MasterCard Zero Liability, if your card is lost or stolen
- Use anywhere Debit MasterCard is accepted
- Easy to reload in-store and via a direct deposit
- Easy to check balance, view history or transfer funds
There are not many prepaid cards that offer rewards, so the rewards feature caught my eye. Cardholders earn Balance Rewards points faster when using the Balance Financial Prepaid MasterCard on purchases when they link their Card to their Balance Rewards account. And points earned can be redeemed for dollars off purchases made at Walgreens or Duane Reade.
- 10 points for every $1 spent at Walgreens or Duane Reade stores
- 100 points every time the Card is reloaded in store
- 1,000 points when the first direct deposit is made
- 250 points for each month a direct deposit is received
Signing up is easy!
Visit your local Walgreens or Duane Reade to purchase and load a Balance Financial Prepaid MasterCard. Then activate your card online or in-store. Once you register your card, you will be entered into the sweepstakes! Note – there is a one-time $2.95 purchase fee for the card.
Then your card is ready to use at Walgreens, Duane Reade or anywhere Debit MasterCard is accepted. You can even check your history and manage your account though a convenient mobile app.
So are you ready to enter the Race Around America Sweepstakes for your chance to win a trip and maybe even a Roush Mustang? I have my card, and I am entered — so fingers crossed!
It’s not a Mustang, but one lucky winner will receive a $25 Walgreens gift card.
To enter, use the Rafflecopter below. Giveaway ends March 16.