Billinero savings app awards $1,000 monthly prize to U.S. Marine veteran

Billinero savings app awards $1,000 monthly prize to U.S. Marine veteran
By: Contributor Last Updated: February 11, 2020

Merrillville, Ind. -- Billinero, an app-based savings account that gamifies banking and awards monthly and quarterly cash prizes, has named Wilfredo Pla, 27, of Thayer, Ind. as its sixth monthly $1,000 winner.

Pla originally heard about the app from his wife, who suggested he start using it to build savings for their future. The Cuba native immigrated to Fort Wayne when he was six years old and went on to serve in the United States Marine Corps, specializing in avionics. He currently works as an avionics technician at the Gary/Chicago International Airport.

Pla said he’s watched his savings grow since using Billinero, because he wanted to earn as many chances to win the cash prize drawing as possible. He was shocked when he found out he was the monthly winner.

“We’re going to save the prize money in our Billinero account, and we’re going to keep building that account because we want to retire early,” Pla explained. “I would tell everyone to download the app and start using it. I love how easy it is, and the opportunity to win money just for doing something that you should already be doing makes it really fun.”

Chris Campbell, Executive Vice President of Billinero, said the app-based savings account is changing the way people think about managing their money.

“Wilfredo has the right idea—save the money and keep building for your future because you never know when you’re going to need a safety net,” Campbell said. “Billinero aims to create good savings habits, because you can’t win if you don’t save!”

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About Billinero™

Billinero™ is a mobile application that was launched in August 2019 by Centier Bank. The digital-only, prize-linked savings account has a game-like approach, offering customers the opportunity to win cash prizes of $1,000 monthly and at least $10,000 quarterly at no risk while also increasing their financial savings. The application is currently available to users who reside in Arkansas, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Oregon, South Carolina, or Virginia. For more information on Billinero™, go to