Mint has you covered during coronavirus. Stay up-to-date with the latest financial guidelines and resources here.

MintLife Blog > Updates > Enter the #MyMintBalance Sweepstakes for a Chance to Win $5,000

Enter the #MyMintBalance Sweepstakes for a Chance to Win $5,000

Updates MyMintBalance
Official rules here.

The sweepstakes ended as of Sunday, July 21st but the opportunity to join the conversation and share #MyMintBalance lives on!

You may have noticed a significant surge in conversation on your social media about the current state of personal financial advice, particularly around budgeting. We saw it, too — and we feel you. Too often people are told that if they want to save money — to even be able to pay for their monthly bills — they just need to cut out the “nonessentials,” like buying lunch, personal grooming, and, of course, that daily coffee run.

There’s a lot we can learn from these discussions. One thing that has stuck out to us is that an individual’s needs are their own to decide. No one should be shamed into believing that a vacation, a night out, or even a coffee is obstructing them from reaching their financial goals.

However, there are moments when those happiness needs just aren’t within our budget. In fact, it can sometimes feel that maintaining our financial health works directly against our mental health. But what if balancing a budget doesn’t have to mean limiting the amount of joy present in our lives? Instead, what if it gives us an opportunity to break away from the “go, go, go” pace of life without breaking the bank?

It’s in the spirit of helping each other find happiness when self-care seems out of reach that we’re launching something new: the #MyMintBalance campaign.

Achieving balance takes a variety of forms in our lives — work-life balance, a balanced diet, balancing relationships with personal time, and so on. A healthy balance looks a little different depending on who you’re talking to, and there’s a good chance our own idea of a balanced life might be entirely different a year from now. In the constant effort to maintain balance, obstacles are inevitable, and often those obstacles are financially related. The goal of the #MyMintBalance campaign is to show that even when we are forced to spend less we don’t have to live less.


In order to participate in the sweepstakes, share a photo or video of yourself that shows how you escape the stresses of daily life and rejuvenate…without having to dip too far into your wallet. That could be cooking a delicious (and healthy) meal that costs you a fraction of the price that it would to go to a restaurant for the same thing, hosting a board game night with your friends, or whatever else you can think of. Let’s inspire each other!

You can share your photo or video on either Instagram or Twitter. In order for your submission to be considered, you will need to tag Mint (@Mintapp on Instagram, @Mint on Twitter) and include the hashtags #MyMintBalance and #Sweepstakes. You can enter one submission on Twitter and one on Instagram every day, for a maximum of two entries per day.

The contest begins today, July 8th, and will run through the next two weeks before coming to an end on Sunday, July 21st. Soon after the sweepstake’s conclusion, one lucky participant will be chosen at random and awarded the $5,000 prize!

You can read the full set of official rules here.

Comments (25) Leave your comment

    1. I keep in mind what my recurrent expenses are and try (succeed) to never spend more than 30% of my credit card balance. I never pay my credit cards past their due date and make sure I keep money on my saving account enough to cover those unexpected expenses. Mint has helped me so much to keep an eye out on those expenses I never knew added up to so much.

  1. I do not use social media. You should consider we “highly experienced” Mint users who migrated here from some other Intuit application, as I did from Quicken.

    1. I use automated withdrawals to TD Ameritade and Stash to make SURE I save what I NEED to save. THEN I figure out what I can afford to do and not do.

  2. We figured out hom much our bills are a month, then how much in a year, then how much a week, and laatly per pay. Bill money goes into one bank account for no other reasonn and then the rest goes into another bank account for spending.

  3. How I manage my money I budget, spend less on takeout, and use the mint app which helps me keep track of my money. Also, mint helps my keep a better track of all my spendings by setting up what you want to spend your money on a set amount every month and it’s adjustable.

  4. I use a separate worksheet to maintain my balances and upcoming bills. I only use Mint mobile, which had its limitations. Most pending transactions take longer ti show up on the Mint mobile app, than they do on my accounts.

  5. I don’t have much money. I’m a recent divorcée and domestic abuse survivor. But I’m grateful for what I have. Each week I use Mint to see what I’ve been spending my money on and where I could cut back in order to get ahead in order to pave a future for myself. Mint tells me how when I’ve spent too much, and also when I could be good to myself. I’m so happy I found this app.

  6. is a great dashboard to track your overall financial health because you can see everything in one place and because of the “alerts”. Of course, the goal is always to spend less than what you earn!

Leave a Reply