Acorns Path to $1,000,000 Sweepstakes

Acorns Path to One Million

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The Acorns investment app is one of my all-time favorite financial apps. I use it for the bulk of my personal investments, and I love how easy the app makes it for me to set and hit my own personal money milestones. That’s why I’ve reviewed it on this site (you can read my full review here) and why I regularly recommend it to family, friends, and total strangers.

Just today, Acorns gave me another reason to recommend the app to my audience. Or, well, a million reasons to be precise.

On January 25, 2021, Acorns kicked off the year by announcing the Path to $1,000,000, a special promotion and sweepstakes where Acorns promises to give away $1 million to one lucky Acorns user, on top of a number of other smaller prizes to others.

Here’s a quick overview of the promotion so that you can understand what it is and how you can increase your chances of winning the grand prize.

What is the Acorns Path to $1,000,000?

In short, the Path to $1,000,000 is a sweepstakes taking place between January 25, 2021 and December 15, 2021. At the end of the contest, one lucky Acorns user will win a cool million dollar prize. In addition to this grand prize, each month will bring its own potential rewards, up to $10,000 each.

To quote the Acorns website, the contest was “designed to help you grow your knowledge, celebrate money milestones, and stick with it.”

When is a winner chosen?

The grand prize winner will be chosen on December 15, 2021 and will receive the $1 million prize. (Important note: The $1,000,000 figure is before taxes.) As mentioned above, smaller prizes will be given away throughout the event.

How to Sign Up for Path to $1,000,000

The good news is that you don’t need to sign up! All you need to do to be entered into the sweepstakes is open an Acorns account and keep it active until the contest closes on December 15, 2021. If you already have an Acorns account, then you’re already entered.

How to Increase Your Chances to Win

While anyone with an Acorns account is automatically entered into the sweepstakes, you can also increase your chances of winning a prize. By completing certain actions or hitting certain money milestones within your account, you’ll earn additional entries into the contest,, effectively giving you a boost compared to the competition.

For example, if you use just the basic Acorns Invest account, you can earn up to 52 additional entries by:

  • Completing a recurring investment
  • Using round ups
  • Reaching a balance milestone ($50, $100, $150, $300, $1,000)

Signing up for Acorns Later and/or Acorns Early will also immediately earn you 10 entries (each), and open up additional actions you can take to increase your chances:

  • Setting up a recurring investment
  • Reaching a balance milestone ($50, $100, $150, $300, $1,000)

Signing up for Acorns Spend will also earn you 10 additional entries and open some more actions:

  • Complete a smart deposit
  • Use real-time round-ups

And finally, if you redeems any Found Money bonuses you’ll also earn some additional entries.

You can read the contest’s rules, including a full list of the different actions you can take to earn additional entries, by clicking here.

The Bottom Line

Honestly, I’ve never heard of an easier way to potentially make $1 million than this. All you need to do to be automatically entered into the contest is open your account. The simple acts of using the app’s different functionality will increase your chances of winning. Absolute worst case? You don’t win the contest, but you still find yourself further ahead in reaching your money goals. That’s what I call a win-win!

About Tim Stobierski

Tim Stobierski is the founding editor of Student Debt Warriors. A freelance writer and editor with a passion for teaching people about all things personal finance, his goal is to help parents and students tackle their student loan problems so that they can live happier, healthier lives. Tim's writing has appeared in a number of publications, including The Huffington Post, The Hartford Courant, Grow Magazine, and others. His first book of poetry, "Chronicles of a Bee Whisperer," was published in 2012 by River Otter Press.

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