Enter For The Chance To Win $4,500 — Here’s How

If the mere thought of navigating anything money-related conjures up feelings of dread, stress, or even fear (student loans, anyone?), you're not alone. According to Bank of America, 73% of millennials do not feel optimistic about their financial future. It's a jarring statistic — and proof that tackling your finances is more crucial than ever. Whether that means paying off a hefty sum of credit card debt or finally creating a nest egg for yourself, it's wise to seek out tools that'll get you on the path to sweet, sweet financial freedom (or at least make money a slightly less terrifying concept).
To help you get started, we teamed up with Pinterest to give one lucky winner $4,500. To enter, simply create an Idea Pin or a take on the topic of money. You can find directions on how to create both below. Once your Idea Pin is published, pin it to R29's Money Talks board on Pinterest to ensure you're in the running. With Idea Pins, you can share your money-saving hacks, personal finance goals, credit card mistakes, and more with other users seeking to learn more about financial literacy. (Need more ideas? See: our Money Diaries column.) Enter below for your chance to win.

What Is An Idea Pin? What Is An Idea Pin?

An Idea Pin is a multimedia tool that allows you to add videos, text, and images — all in a single Pin. You can use an Idea Pin to tell a story in a unique and engaging way, share exciting ideas or projects, and connect with other like-minded Pinterest users. Fun features like tags, stickers, music, transitions, voice-over capabilities, and more give you the ability to create fresh, imaginative content that’ll reach your followers and boost engagement long after publishing. You can also respond to others’ Idea Pins by creating a take (or allow others to create takes based off of your Idea Pins).

How Do You Make An Idea Pin? How Do You Make An Idea Pin?

You can create an Idea Pin via mobile or web. First, log in to your Pinterest account. Underneath the Create tab, click Create Idea Pin and Create New (or resume one from your drafts). Drag and drop media into the window or click inside of it to upload content directly. You can add a maximum of 20 pages of images and videos, with videos lasting up to a minute long. From there, customize and edit your pages. (Download the Pinterest mobile app to utilize special design tools.) When you’re done, you can preview and publish by adding a cover thumbnail, a title, tags, and the board you want to save it to. And if you want to allow comments or takes to your Idea Pin, go to Advanced Settings and enable the feature.

How Do You Win $4,500?

How Do You Win $4,500?

To win, create your own money-related Idea Pin or take on Refinery29’s Money Talks group board.

You can do this one of two ways:

1. Log into your Pinterest account and click here to join R29's Money Talks group board. Select one of the branded "Money Talks" Idea Pins with a prompt that resonates with you. On mobile, at the bottom of the Idea Pin, you’ll see a (+) sign or a smaller image. Tap it or select the (+) sign and you’ll be prompted to begin recording your own Idea Pin as a take. Don’t worry if you’re not able to finish it then, as you can always save your draft and come back to perfect it later. Edit your video to your liking, add a title and a list, and then tap on “Pick a board” below. Select the “Money Talks” board. Continue to tag related topics, visit advanced settings to allow comments or takes, and then hit "Publish" once you’re ready to go.

2. Log into your Pinterest account and click here to join R29's Money Talks group board. Then, when you’re ready to create, select the (+) in the bottom toolbar (if on mobile) or the “Create” tab on the top navigation menu if on desktop. Select “Create an Idea Pin” and begin recording. Edit your video to your liking, add a title and a list, and then tap on “Pick a board” below. Select the "Money Talks" board. Continue to tag related topics, visit advanced settings to allow comments or takes, and then hit "Publish" when you're ready.

Bonus note: If you create an Idea Pin and forget to pin it to the Money Talks group board, you can easily change that at any time. Find instructions here.





1. ELIGIBILITY. This “Refinery29 x Pinterest Money Talks Sweepstakes” (the “Sweepstakes”) is open solely to legal residents of the forty-eight (48) contiguous states of the United States (excluding Rhode Island) and the District of Columbia, who are at least eighteen (18) years of age and over the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence at the time of entry. Entries originating from any other jurisdiction are not eligible for consideration. For the avoidance of doubt, you are not authorized to participate in the Sweepstakes if you are not located within the forty-eight (48) contiguous United States (excluding Rhode Island) or the District of Columbia. Entrants must have either a valid social security number or a valid U.S. personal tax identification number to participate. Employees, officers, and directors of Refinery 29 Inc. (“Sponsor”), Pinterest Inc. (“Pinterest”), or any their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, advertising or promotion agencies, manufacturers or distributors of promotion materials, or any of their immediate families (parents, children, siblings, spouse) or members of the same household (whether or not related) of such employees, officers, and directors are not eligible to enter. The Sweepstakes is subject to and governed by all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations of the United States and is void where prohibited. Participation constitutes an entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Sponsor’s decisions with respect to all matters relating to this Sweepstakes, which decisions shall be deemed final and binding.

2. SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY START / END DATES. This Sweepstakes begins at 9:00:00 a.m. Eastern Time on February 1, 2022 and ends at 11:59:59 a.m. Eastern Time on February 22, 2022 (“Sweepstakes Period”). Sponsor’s computer is the official time keeping device for this Sweepstakes.

HOW TO ENTER. During the Sweepstakes Period, enter the Sweepstakes through (1) adding an Idea Pin or “take” on Pinterest’s social media platform within Refinery29’s Money Talks group page [] which must be publicly viewable and available, related to the topic of money, and must use content original to you, You must have a Pinterest account email address to enter via this method. A Pinterest account is free. You may only submit one (1) entry per person.

Regardless of the method used to enter this Sweepstakes, the maximum number of entries allowed during the Sweepstakes Period is one (1) per entrant.

By participating in the Sweepstakes, you acknowledge and agree to be bound by these Official Rules, Sponsor’s privacy policy (available at, and any other relevant rules, policies or regulations. All entries must be received during the applicable Sweepstakes Period and must comply with these Official Rules. No other forms of entry are valid. Multiple entrants are not permitted to share the same email address. Any attempt by any entrant to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations or logins, or any other methods will void that entrant's entries and that entrant may be disqualified. Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification. In the event of a dispute as to any email address, the authorized account holder of the email address used to enter this Sweepstakes will be deemed to be the entrant. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. The potential winner may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder. If entering with a mobile phone or other web-enabled device and using your wireless carrier’s network, standard data charges from your wireless carrier may apply. Check with your wireless service provider for details on these and any other applicable charges. Entrants are solely responsible for any such wireless charges. Entries will not be acknowledged or returned. Only fully completed entries are eligible. Proof of submission will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by Sponsor.

3. REQUIREMENTS OF ENTRIES. By entering the Sweepstakes, each entrant warrants and represents that: (a) entrant’s entry does not contain any material or elements that are not owned by the entrant, or which are subject to the rights of third parties; (b) entrant’s entry is not a duplicate of any other submitted entries; (c) entrant’s entry will not violate any law, rule or regulation or infringe on any rights of any third parties; and (d), the entry complies with Sponsor’s Terms of Use (available at By submitting an entry, entrant agrees that Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may remove any entry and disqualify an entrant from the Sweepstakes if it believes, in its sole discretion, that the entrant’s entry fails to conform to the foregoing or these Official Rules. By entering the Sweepstakes, entrant agrees that Sponsor’s decisions are final and binding in all matters relating to this Sweepstakes, including, but not limited to, interpretation and application of these Official Rules. By entering the Sweepstakes, entrants fully and unconditionally agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, which will be final and binding in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes. By submitting an entry, entrant hereby grants, without obligation, entrant’s permission for the entry to be posted on Sponsor’s owned, operated and/or affiliated websites, applications, and/or social media platforms (as well as those of Pinterest). Entrant agrees that Released Parties (as defined below) are not responsible for any unauthorized use of entries by third parties. Released Parties do not guarantee the posting of any entry.

4. PRIZE SELECTION / ODDS. The winning entry for the prize will be chosen in a random drawing from all eligible entries during the Sweepstakes Period on or about February 22, 2022. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received for the drawing. Subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules, the entrant that entered the winning entry chosen, as determined by the Sponsor, will be deemed the potential prize winner.

5. WINNER NOTIFICATION. On or about February 22, 2021, the potential winner will be notified. The potential winner will be notified via email at the email address provided by such potential winner. A potential winner must respond to Sponsor’s notification within forty-eight (48) hours after the date of notification. A potential winner's failure to respond to the prize notification within the specified forty-eight (48) hour period will be considered such potential winner's forfeiture of the prize and an alternate winner may be selected from the pool of eligible entries. If an entrant is found to be ineligible, an alternate winner may also be selected from the pool of eligible entries. After initial contact has been made, subsequent communication may take place via email or telephone. A potential winner may be required to sign and return, where legal, an Affidavit/Declaration of Eligibility, Liability/Publicity Release and/or rights transfer document within forty-eight (48) hours of receipt. If such document is not returned within the specified time period, or a prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, or a potential winner is not in compliance with these Official Rules, that potential winner’s prize will be forfeited, and an alternate winner may be selected. Upon prize forfeiture, no compensation will be given. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of any potential winner, Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to select another winner and the unidentifiable potential winner will forfeit all rights to a prize. Sponsor is not responsible for suspended or discontinued Internet, wireless, or land-line phone service or a change in an entrant’s email, phone number or mailing address which may result in a potential winner not receiving initial prize notification or his/her prize information.

6. PRIZE. One (1) winner will receive the following prize: one (1) VISA gift card in an amount of Four Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($4,500.00 USD). The prize is subject to applicable terms and conditions. The total approximate retail value (“ARV”) of the prize is Four Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($4,500.00 USD). Prizes are non-transferable. No substitutions or cash redemptions, unless otherwise agreed by Sponsor in writing. In the case of unavailability of any prize, Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize with another prize of equal or greater value. All unspecified expenses are the responsibility of the respective winner. Limit one (1) prize per person or household. The prize is awarded “as-is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied. The winner is responsible for all applicable federal, state and local taxes, if any, as well as any other costs and expenses associated with acceptance and/or use of their prize that not specified herein as being provided. Where applicable, taxes may be withheld by Sponsor and Sponsor shall have no obligation to adjust the prize or otherwise compensate the winner for any taxes withheld. The winner agrees to furnish Sponsor with and/or execute any additional document requested by Sponsor in connection with the awarding of their prize.

7. GENERAL CONDITIONS. By participating, each entrant agrees to abide by these Official Rules and decisions of Sponsor, which shall be final and binding in all respects relating to this Sweepstakes. By participating, each entrant also agrees not to release any publicity or other materials on their own or through someone else regarding their participation in the Sweepstakes without the prior consent of the Sponsor, which it may withhold in its sole discretion.

8. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY & RELEASE. Sponsor, Pinterest, and each of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, shareholders, officers and directors (collectively the “Released Parties”) are not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, unintelligible, returned or undelivered entries, or for lost, interrupted or unavailable satellite, network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), website, or other connections availability, accessibility or traffic congestion, miscommunications, failed computer, network, telephone, satellite or cable hardware or software or lines, or technical failure, or jumbled, scrambled, delayed or misdirected transmissions, computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other errors of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic or network. Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of this Sweepstakes, or act in violation of these Official Rules, or act in any manner to threaten or abuse or harass any person, or violate Sponsor’s terms of service, as solely determined by Sponsor, will be disqualified. Released Parties are not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information whether caused by users, tampering, hacking, or by any of the programming or equipment associated with or used in this Sweepstakes, and assumes no responsibility for any errors, omission, deletion, interruption or delay in operation or transmission or communication line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized website access. Any use of robotic, macro, automatic, programmed or like entry methods will void all such entries, and may subject that entrant to disqualification. Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to entrants or any other person’s computer or property related to or resulting from participating in this Sweepstakes. Should any portion of this Sweepstakes be, in the Sponsor’s sole opinion, compromised by virus, worms, bugs, unauthorized human intervention or other causes which, in the sole opinion of the Sponsor, corrupt or impair administration, security, fairness or proper play of this Sweepstakes, or submission of entries, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the Sweepstakes, and determine the winner from valid, non-suspect entries received prior to action taken, or otherwise as may be deemed fair and equitable by the Sponsor. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR OTHER DAMAGES; AS A RESULT, THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

Entrants further agree that (a) the Released Parties will have no liability whatsoever for, and are released and shall be held harmless by entrants against, any liability, for any injuries, losses or damages of any kind, to persons or property, or rights of publicity or privacy, defamation, copyright infringement or portrayal in a false light resulting, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of the prize or participation in this Sweepstakes or in any Sweepstakes-related activity; and (b) each winner, by acceptance of any prize, except where legally prohibited, grants permission to Sponsor and/or Pinterest (and agrees to confirm such agreement in writing upon request) and those acting pursuant to their authority to use the winner’s provided name, biography, voice and/or likeness and prize information, and/or entry (and assign the entry, which may be altered, changed, modified, edited, used alone or with other works, as solely determined by Sponsor) for advertising, trade and promotional purposes without further compensation, at any times or time, in all media now known or hereafter discovered worldwide and on the Internet without notice or review or approval.

9. MISCELLANEOUS. Sponsor may seek equitable relief in any court of competent jurisdiction. If any provision of these rules is held to be illegal or unenforceable, such provision shall be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that these rules otherwise remain in full force and effect and enforceable. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE SPONSOR’S WEBSITES OR APPLICATIONS OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND OTHER REMEDIES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.

10. ARBITRATION/governing law. Except where prohibited by law, as a condition of participating in this promotion, entrant agrees that (a) any and all disputes and causes of action arising out of or connected with this promotion, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by final and binding arbitration under the rules of the American Arbitration Association and held in the State of New York, City of New York; (b) the federal arbitration act shall govern the interpretation, enforcement and all proceedings at such arbitration; and (c) judgment upon such arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. Under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorneys' fees, other than entrant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e., costs associated with participating in this promotion), and entrant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

These Official Rules and the interpretation of its terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York without regard to its conflicts of law rules. For any matters which are not subject to arbitration as set forth in these Official Rules and/or in connection with the entering of any judgment on an arbitration award in connection with these Official Rules and/or the Sweepstakes, the parties irrevocably submit and consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the state and federal courts located in or closest to the county of New York in the State of New York. The parties agree not to raise the defense of forum non conveniens.

11. USE OF DATA. Sponsor will be collecting personal data about entrants, in accordance with its privacy policy. Please review Sponsor’s privacy policy (available at By participating in the Sweepstakes, entrants hereby agree to Sponsor’s collection and usage of their personal information and acknowledge that they have read and accepted Sponsor’s privacy policy. If you are verified as the prize winner, your first name, last initial, city and state may be included in a publicly available winner’s list.

12. REQUEST FOR WINNER. For the name of the winner, available within six (6) months of the end of the Sweepstakes Period, send a self-addressed, stamped, envelope to: Refinery29, Attention: Refinery29 x Pinterest Financial Wellness Sweepstakes, 49 S 2nd Street, Brooklyn, NY 11249. Vermont residents may omit return postage.

13. SPONSOR. Refinery 29 Inc., 49 S 2nd Street, Brooklyn, NY 11249. This Sweepstakes is not administered by Pinterest. References to any third party entity or trademark do not constitute or imply, and should not be construed as, an endorsement of this Sweepstakes, Sponsor or Pinterest.


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