CHESTER —A Chester woman has been confirmed as one of the lucky winners of H&R Block’s “1,000 win $1,000 Daily,” which is a sweepstakes to promote tax season. Renee Kauff, of Chester, found out on Jan. 21 — eight days after she filed her taxes with the company —via email that she was a winner.
“I was like ‘Is this really real?” she said. “So I called (the company) and I verified the email that they had sent me, and they told me that I was a winner. I’m just really excited; I never win anything.”
Kauff said she planned to use the money to replace her tired soles — specifically, her work shoes for her shift manager position at McDonalds in Pomeroy.
“I’ve sewed them five times,” said.
According to H&R Block, winners have been picked from around Fort Wainright, Alaska to Florida, although Kauff is the first in Meigs County to win.
“We are so excited to celebrate Refund Season by announcing our first $1,000 winners,” H&R Block Manager Allison Martin said. “Every day we see what a tax refund can mean to our clients and the joy it brings them. Now we get to celebrate again with the lucky winners getting another $1,000 on top of their refund. This contest is about putting ‘fun’ in Refund Season.”
Anyone who files their taxes by Feb. 15 can automatically be entered to win. For more information, including other ways to enter, visit www.hrblock.com/grand.
“This campaign is about real people winning real money,” Martin said. “And for the next month there will be hundreds of celebrations in hundreds of cities daily celebrating Refund Season with our $1,000 winners.”
Reach Lindsay Kriz at 740-992-2155 EXT. 2555.