QuitCash Challenge™ Encourages Minnesotans to Quit Tobacco and Win $5,000

QUITPLAN® Services' quit-and-win contest registration starts on Kick Butts Day

Mar 18, 2015, 17:00 ET from QUITPLAN Services

MINNEAPOLIS, March 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Tobacco users around the state looking for an incentive to quit are encouraged to enter QUITPLAN Services' QuitCash Challenge, a quit-and-win contest that gives Minnesota smokers an incentive to quit by offering a $5,000 prize. The cash will be awarded to one Minnesotan who quits tobacco use by May 1, 2015, and remains tobacco-free for the entire month of May. Minnesota tobacco users 18 years of age or older are eligible to sign up for the QuitCash Challenge at www.quitcash.com.   

Registration for the contest begins on March 18, which is the 20th annual national Kick Butts Day, encouraging everyone to take a stand against Big Tobacco. This is the seventh QuitCash Challenge from QUITPLAN Services. The first contest was held in 2008 and the most recent challenge had more than 3,600 registrants, including participants from every county in Minnesota.

"The QuitCash Challenge is a unique opportunity for Minnesotans to kick their tobacco habit, live healthier lives and have a chance to win money for doing it," said David Willoughby, Chief Executive Officer of ClearWay MinnesotaSM, the nonprofit organization that runs QUITPLAN Services. "While we're thrilled to offer this extra motivation to quit during the month of May, we also want tobacco users to know that they can always contact QUITPLAN Services for free support anytime they want help to quit."

How the QuitCash Challenge works:
Participants must successfully quit smoking by May 1, 2015, and remain tobacco-free for at least the month of May in order to be eligible for the $5,000 prize. A random drawing of all the eligible month-long contest registrants is used to select the $5,000 prize winner and the winner is required to verify their tobacco-free status through a biochemical test. The successful quitter and winner of the month-long challenge will be announced in June. Full contest rules and further information is available at www.quitcash.com.  

About QUITPLAN Services
Launched by ClearWay Minnesota in 2001, QUITPLAN Services offers all Minnesotans year-round, free access to quit-smoking phone coaching and provides a menu of free tools to help people quit tobacco. Minnesotans can find out about all the free help to quit available through QUITPLAN Services by visiting quitplan.com or calling 1-888-354-PLAN (7526).

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