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Pay it Forward Pigs: Peoples Bank Campaigns Raise Awareness and Emphasize Giving Back

August 13, 2018

Piggy banks filled with cash are hidden throughout Washington - find one and win!
WhatcomTalk

On Wednesday, August 15, Peoples Bank will release 173 piggybanks containing over $5,000 in cash. The campaign, “Pay It Forward Pigs,” is designed to raise awareness about the importance of saving while encouraging people to “pay forward” acts of kindness. Scattered near Peoples Bank branches in Chelan/Douglas, Island, King, Skagit, Snohomish and Whatcom counties, each pig contains $30; $15 for the finder and $15 to make someone else’s day better. Clues for where the pigs are hidden will be shared on the Peoples Bank Instagram account (@peoplesbankwa) and many pigs will be placed in plain sight.

“Helping our customers reach their financial goals while giving back to the community has been a central part of Peoples Bank’s ethos since our first branch opened in Whatcom County nearly 100 years ago,” said Michelle Barrett, Chief Retail Banking & Marketing Officer. “‘Pay It Forward Pigs’ is our way of highlighting the importance of both saving money and helping each other. We want to support the communities that have supported us because we value them, and because it is the right thing to do.”

Anyone who shares a photo and short explanation of how they paid forward an act of kindness, whether they find a pig or not, is eligible to be entered to win the grand prize of $500, which includes $250 for the winner and $250 for the charity of their choice. Photos must be shared on Instragram tagging @peoplesbankwa or can be submitted using the form athttp://www.peoplesbank-wa.com/pigs. The grand prize winner will be announced on September 7, 2018. Read more...
 

Piggy banks Stuffed With Cash Coming To Puget Sound

Edmonds Patch

On Wednesday, August 15, Peoples Bank will release 173 piggybanks containing over $5,000 in cash. The campaign, "Pay It Forward Pigs," is designed to raise awareness about the importance of saving while encouraging people to "pay forward" acts of kindness. Scattered near Peoples Bank branches in Chelan/Douglas, Island, King, Skagit, Snohomish and Whatcom counties, each pig contains $30; $15 for the finder and $15 to make someone else's day better. Clues for where the pigs are hidden will be shared on the Peoples Bank Instagram account (@peoplesbankwa), and many pigs will be placed in plain sight.

"Helping our customers reach their financial goals while giving back to the community has been a central part of Peoples Bank's ethos since our first branch opened in Washington state nearly 100 years ago," said Michelle Barrett, Chief Retail Banking & Marketing Officer. "'Pay It Forward Pigs' is our way of highlighting the importance of both saving money and helping each other. We want to support the communities that have supported us because we value them, and because it is the right thing to do." Read more...
 

Peoples Bank “Pay It Forward Pigs” Campaign Raises Awareness about Importance of Saving and Helping Others

Mount Vernon Chamber of Commerce

Bellingham, WA – August 8, 2018 – On Wednesday, August 15, Peoples Bank will release 173 piggybanks containing over $5,000 in cash. The campaign, “Pay It Forward Pigs,” is designed to raise awareness about the importance of saving while encouraging people to “pay forward” acts of kindness. Scattered near Peoples Bank branches in Chelan/Douglas, Island, King, Skagit, Snohomish and Whatcom counties, each pig contains $30; $15 for the finder and $15 to make someone else’s day better. Clues for where the pigs are hidden will be shared on the Peoples Bank Instagram account (@peoplesbankwa), and many pigs will be placed in plain sight.

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Peoples Bank pigs push ‘pay it forward’ trend

By: Nevonne McDaniels | The Wenatchee World

WENATCHEE - The pigs will be turned loose Wednesday.

They’re not headed for market, exactly, but they will be worth some cash.

Peoples Bank is fusing the ideas of piggy bank savings with the “Pay it Forward” movement in a campaign aimed at increasing awareness about the importance of saving and helping others.

Bank officials on Wednesday will release 173 piggy banks — small white pigs with green noses — containing $30 in cash into the communities where Peoples Bank branches are located, including Wenatchee.

The idea is whoever follows the clues shared on the bank’s Instagram account and finds the pigs will keep $15 and give the other $15 away. Those who share a photo and short explanation of how they “paid it forward” will be entered to win a grand prize of $500, which includes $250 for them and $250 for the charity of their choice.

The grand prize winner will be announced Sept. 7. Read more...
 

The Pigs Are Back!

Whatcom Business Alliance

Bellingham, WA – August 8, 2018 – On Wednesday, August 15, Peoples Bank will release 173 piggybanks containing over $5,000 in cash. The campaign, “Pay It Forward Pigs,” is designed to raise awareness about the importance of saving while encouraging people to “pay forward” acts of kindness. Scattered near Peoples Bank branches in Chelan/Douglas, Island, King, Skagit, Snohomish and Whatcom counties, each pig contains $30; $15 for the finder and $15 to make someone else’s day better. Clues for where the pigs are hidden will be shared on the Peoples Bank Instagram account (@peoplesbankwa), and many pigs will be placed in plain sight. Read more...
 

Snohomish Tribune
Pay It Forward Pigs in the Snohomish Tribune

Peoples Bank to launch 'Pay It Forward Pigs' contest starting Aug. 15

My Edmonds News

As a follow-up to last summer’s Pigs in the Park contest, Peoples Bank will scatter 173 piggybanks containing a total of over $5,000 in cash as part of a new campaign, “Pay it Forward Pigs,” focused on saving and giving back.

Starting Wednesday, Aug. 15, Peoples Bank says that 35 pigs will be placed nearby the bank’s five branches in Snohomish County, including the Edmonds office at 111 Main St., Suite 102.

Each pig contains $30; $15 for the finder and $15 to make someone else’s day better.

According to a bank announcement, clues for where the pigs are hidden will be shared on the Peoples Bank Instagram account (@peoplesbankwa), and many pigs will be placed in plain sight. Read more...
 

Peoples Bank scatters cash-filled piggy banks around Whatcom County

790 KGMI | News Talk Radio

BELLINGHAM, Wash. — Peoples Bank is hiding piggy banks containing a total of more than $5,000 around Whatcom County as part of their “Pay it Forward Pigs” campaign.

A spokesperson says 173 piggies are out there, each holding $30, with the intention that the finder uses half of that to make someone’s day better, or “Pay it Forward.”

With “Pay it Forward Pigs,” Peoples Bank is trying to highlight the importance of saving money while also encouraging random acts of kindness.

Whether you find a pig or not, the bank encourages anyone to send in a photo and short explanation of how they paid it forward, giving them the chance to win $500 – $250 for them and $250 for the charity of their choice. Read more...
 

Business: Peoples Bank launches 'Pay It Forward Pigs' contest

My Ferndale News

Peoples Bank officials say they have scattered over 170 piggybanks containing a total of over $5,100 in cash today near bank branches in Chelan, Douglas, Island, King, Skagit, Snohomish and Whatcom Counties as part of a new “Pay it Forward Pigs” contest with a focus on saving and giving back.

Today, August 15th, 63 pigs have been placed near the bank’s 9 branches in Whatcom County, including the Ferndale branch at 1895 Main Street.

Each piggy bank contains $30; $15 for the finder and $15 to make someone else’s day better according an announcement about the campaign.

According to the announcement, clues for where the pigs are hidden will be shared on the Peoples Bank Instagram account (@peoplesbankwa), and many pigs will be placed in plain sight. Read more...
 

Piggy Bank Campaign Encourages Saving, Giving

By Leah Allen | goskagit.com

Five-year-old Charlotte Denton was making her way along the shelves at the Burlington Public Library when she stumbled upon a white piggy bank with a bright green snout.

The words “You Win!” were printed on one side, along with an explanation from Peoples Bank. Charlotte had won $30 — $15 for her to keep and $15 to make someone’s day better — as part of the bank’s “Pay It Forward Pigs” campaign.

The campaign, which kicked off Aug. 15, was created to raise awareness about the importance of saving and helping others.

To spread the word, Peoples Bank hid 173 pigs around its branches in Chelan/Douglas, Island, King, Skagit, Snohomish and Whatcom counties. In Skagit, the pigs can be found near the Anacortes, Burlington and two Mount Vernon branches.

Charlotte’s mom, Monika Denton, said one of her daughter’s first ideas for the “pay it forward” $15 was to buy a toy for a child whose parents couldn’t afford one. Read more...