Prize Draw Accounts 1 savings accounts found
 
Account Name Interest Rate Open from Withdrawals Additional information

Make Me A Saver

1.00%

Gross p.a./AER variable

£1

Unlimited instant withdrawals, subject to daily withdrawal limits, without loss of interest, plus closure.
  • Account must remain open and balance must increase by a min. of £50 - £150 during the calendar month to qualify for a prize draw.
  • Minimum age 16+ and you must live in England, Scotland and Wales to be eligible.
  • The prize for each winner will be £1,500. Ten winners will be selected for each monthly prize draw
  • YBS employees are not permitted to enter. Accounts cannot be opened in trust. Please see the full terms and conditions for the Make Me A Saver account and the Make Me A e-Saver account of this product.
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Make Me A Saver

1.00%

Gross p.a./AER variable

  • Annual interest.
  • Save up to £150 per month until 31 January 2023.
  • Open from £1.
  • Unlimited instant withdrawals, subject to daily withdrawal limits, without loss of interest, plus closure.
  • Account must remain open and balance must increase by a min. of £50 - £150 during the calendar month to qualify for a prize draw.
  • Minimum age 16+ and you must live in England, Scotland and Wales to be eligible.
  • The prize for each winner will be £1,500. Ten winners will be selected for each monthly prize draw.
  • YBS employees are not permitted to enter. Accounts cannot be opened in trust. Please see full terms and conditions further down the page.
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Make Me A Saver* is a prize draw savings account designed to help you grow your nest egg or be ready for a rainy day. It's a monthly savings account that’s as flexible as your life is changeable.

If you’d love to save regularly but it’s not always practical, we can help! The Make Me A Saver account gives you the power to save up to £150 each month, but when money’s tight, you can miss a month – and take your money out if you need to.

Every time you save at least £50 in a calendar month, you’ll be entered into a prize draw with a chance to win £1,500 – the average total of our most important monthly household bills. There’s more information on how to qualify and also the full terms and conditions for the prize draw below.

Withdrawals are easy too if there’s something you need to pay for. And you can pay back in, though you can only pay in up to a total of £150 in any calendar month.

*This includes the Make Me A Saver Account and the Make Me A e-Saver account.

You can be ready

Financial shocks can come from anywhere, at any time. From a global pandemic to a broken boiler, sometimes you need a money safety net.

Last year, we researched people from different places and backgrounds to understand typical financial worries and needs. The Nation’s Nest Egg report highlighted that the average UK household monthly outgoings was almost £1,500. You have a chance to win £1,500 (effectively a month off your household bills) each month you save more than £50 in your Make Me A Saver account. And at the same time, you’re building up your safety net and peace of mind.

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Ten chances to win

You can qualify for one of ten £1,500* prizes every month.

We’ve set the prizes at £1,500 because this is the average cost of some of the most important monthly bills for a family. If you're lucky enough to win a prize and have a month where you don't have to worry about your bills, you could boost your savings, treat yourself, or both!

*We reached the figure of £1,500 using data collated from: ONS Family Spending Report (2021), ONS Private Rental Market Statistics (2021), FCA Financial Lives Report (2020) and YBS Research (2021).

Prize draw dates

You could be entered in up to 11 monthly prize draws. The first of these will take place in March 2022 with the final one held in January 2023. Each draw is scheduled to take place on the 3rd of the month. If this falls on a weekend or Bank Holiday, it will be drawn on the first working day afterwards.

Winners will be chosen at random from all eligible accounts entered into the draw. We’ll be using an automated computer process to do this. Please see below for full terms and conditions.
 

How to qualify

To enter a monthly prize draw, just make one or more deposits into your Make Me A Saver account and increase your balance by at least £50 (but no more than £150) in a calendar month. For example, if you grow your savings balance by £50 in March, you’d be entered in the April prize draw.

Please note that you can only pay in £150 per month, regardless of how much you withdraw. This means the maximum you can withdraw in a month and still qualify for the prize draw is £100, if you pay in a total of £150 in the same month.

For more information see the Entry Period boxes. The tables further down the page have detailed examples too.
 

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Significant Prize Draw Terms & Conditions

  • Open a Make Me a Saver account to enter the prize draw - your account must remain open and the balance must increase by at least £50 but no more than £150 during the calendar month before the relevant prize draw.
  • Prize draws take place on the 3rd of each calendar month from March 2022 to January 2023. You will not be entered into a prize draw in the same calendar month in which you open an account.
  • You must be 16+ and live in England, Scotland or Wales. You may not open an account if you live in Northern Ireland.
  • Only one Make Me A Saver account per person - you cannot open the account in trust for another person.
  • Employees of Yorkshire Building Society are not eligible to open the account.
  • Withdrawing money in a calendar month may require you to repay some or all of it in the same calendar month to be eligible to win.
  • 10 winners will be selected for each monthly prize draw, each winner will win £1,500.
  • Please see the full terms and conditions for the Make Me A Saver account and the Make Me A e-Saver of this product.

Examples of balance changes and how this affects qualifying


Example 1


Balance at 1 March Deposits in March (max monthly deposit £150) Withdrawals in March Balance at 31 March Balance Growth in March Entry into April Draw
£100 £120 £50 £170 £70 Yes

Example 2


Balance at 1 April Deposits in April (max monthly deposit £150) Withdrawals in April Balance at 31 April Balance Growth in April Entry into May Draw
£170 £40 £0 £210 £40 No

Example 3


Balance at 1 May Deposits in May (max monthly deposit £150) Withdrawals in May Balance at 31 May Balance Growth in May Entry into June Draw
£210 £150 £50 £310 £100 Yes

Example 4


Balance at 1 June Deposits in June (max monthly deposit £150) Withdrawals in June Balance at 31 June Balance Growth in June Entry into July Draw
£450 £150 £125 £475 £25 No

Your chances of winning

There will always be ten prizes to be won each month, this won’t change and isn’t affected by how many eligible accounts are entered into the draw.

For example, if you qualify for the draw and yours is one of 3,000 eligible accounts in one monthly draw, your chances of winning are 1/300. If there are 5,000 eligible accounts in a monthly draw, your chances of winning are 1/500. You’ll be entered for every prize draw you qualify for, even if you’ve won in a previous month.

How you’ll know if you've won

We’ll write to you shortly after the draw to let you know you’re a winner. Your winnings will be paid into your Make Me A Saver account around this time. We might get in touch to see what winning the prize has meant for you.

We won’t contact customers who haven’t won a monthly prize, only the ten winners. If you haven’t heard from us in the same month the draw has taken place, sadly you haven’t won.

Monthly winners

August 2022 winners

Name Location
Mrs Bird Greater Manchester
Mrs Edwards Torfaen County
Mrs Hastie North Yorkshire
Mr Kolupula Merseyside
Mr Humphries West Midlands
Mr Lawrence Hampshire
Mrs Chauhan Greater London
Mr Mayers West Yorkshire
Mrs Aitken Ayrshire and Arran
Mrs Oaten Devon

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