The Cha-Ching Band is back with some big news: the 2021 Money Smart Kids Contest #MoneySmartKids is officially OPEN and you could win $10,000! Open to educators, parents, and community members, vote daily on behalf of your school for the chance at $10,000 to put toward financial education and $1,000 to donate to the charity of your choice.


Official Rules: US, 18+. March 10 – June 10, 2021 at 5:00 pm ET. One entry per person per day + bonus for sharing.

On the entry form search for the eligible school you would like to win the Grand Prize, by entering the school’s zip code or city and state in the space provided, and choosing the school from among those listed. If your school’s name is not listed, you may manually insert an eligible school’s name and address in the space provided. . On subsequent visits to the Website, you will have the option to simply select the “Vote Again” button, then enter only your email address to access the Contest entry page and submit an additional entry for the school you named in your initial entry.

The school you named in your initial entry will receive one bonus entry when an eligible person you referred uses your personal referral link to make their initial entry into the Contest.

Winner Determination: Each eligible school’s number of weighted entries will be determined by dividing the total number of eligible entries the school receives by the total number of students who attend the school, all as determined by Sponsor AND Administrator in their sole and absolute discretion. The eligible school which receives the highest number of Weighted Entries will receive the Grand Prize.

Grand Prize (1): Includes the following:

One (1) $10,000 grant from Jackson Charitable Foundation awarded in the form of a check made payable to the winning school, intended to be used by the school for one or more program(s) or initiative(s) that support financial literacy or the financial future of the school’s students. Sponsor reserves the right to require the potential winning school to provide a description and budget for its proposed program(s)/initiative(s), which will require Sponsor’s approval prior to issuance of the grant check.

One (1) $1,000 donation from Jackson Charitable Foundation awarded in the form of a check made payable to the non-profit organization of the winning school’s choice (subject to approval by Sponsor in its sole discretion). The winning school will not be entitled to any tax deduction or benefit based on the value of this donation.

One (1) In-School Event Prize: the winning school will receive an in-school event, potentially including an appearance by one or more characters of Cha-Ching, featuring fun financial literacy activities. Any celebrity or character appearance is subject to availability. All details regarding the In-School Event will be determined by Sponsor, in Sponsor’s sole discretion. The In-School Event is anticipated to take place during August or September 2021, however, note that Sponsor will determine the actual date, location, time, length of the event. The grade level and number of students invited to attend the In-School Event will be determined by Sponsor, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, based on the population of the School and the School’s ability to accommodate an event. The In-School Event is an educational opportunity to which no retail value is ascribed.