Students Win Extra Cash for College by Tweeting What They Can’t Live Without on Campus
Winners of the Sallie Mae Pack2School Sweepstakes Selected from Must-Have Items to Bring to Campus
NEWARK, Del.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Laptops, play lists and printers top the list of essentials to bring to college campuses, according to students who entered the Sallie Mae Pack2School Twitter Sweepstakes.
College students and their families will spend an average $837 on items such as clothing, electronics and dorm furnishings to get ready for the school year, according to a study by the National Retail Federation. To help with these expenses, Sallie Mae’s Pack2School Twitter Sweepstakes offered a chance to win one of three $500 MasterCard gift cards to help offset these costs.
Jasmine Jones, a middle school mathematics education major at the University of Missouri - Kansas City, from St. Louis, Mo., was one of the contest winners. Jones tweeted, “The one thing I can't live without is a printer w/ printer paper! It's a must!”
Taylor Jane Neuenschwander, University of Colorado Denver, a biology major from Rapid City S.D., won for tweeting that she can’t live without her travel coffee cup, while Katherine Feeney, an Otterbein University nursing major from Sharon, Pa., said bringing Christmas lights to the dorm creates a “homey feeling” at school.
From August 1-8, students entered by following @SallieMae on Twitter and tweeting the one item they cannot live without at college. Winners were selected from a random drawing.
Join the conversation on how to save, plan and pay for college at Facebook.com/SallieMae or on Twitter by following @SallieMae.
Sallie Mae (Nasdaq: SLM ) is the nation’s No. 1 financial services company specializing in education. Celebrating 40 years of making a difference, Sallie Mae continues to turn education dreams into reality for American families, today serving 25 million customers. With products and services that include 529 college savings plans, Upromise rewards, scholarship search and planning tools, education loans, insurance, and online banking, Sallie Mae offers solutions that help families save, plan, and pay for college. Sallie Mae also provides financial services to hundreds of college campuses as well as to federal and state governments. Learn more at SallieMae.com. Commonly known as Sallie Mae, SLM Corporation and its subsidiaries are not sponsored by or agencies of the United States of America.
Debby Hohler, 617-454-6741
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