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  • "Like" to Win?

    Big news! Cash America has officially launched Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pages for another member of our family, Cashland. Please join us in welcoming them to the world of social media!

    Cashland, acquired by Cash America in 2003, operates nearly 200 locations throughout Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan and Indiana. Cashland is one of the leading providers of cash advance/short-term loans, check cashing and a host of other financial services throughout the region. 


    To celebrate the launch of Cashland’s social media platforms, we want to extend our most sincere thank you to our fans. Visit www.ILikeCashland.com or the Cashland Facebook page and click through to the “I Like Cashland” tab and like the Cashland Facebook page. Then, submit your name, home address, phone number and email address. Once the Cashland Facebook page reaches 1000 likes, we will pick 10 winners at random to each receive a $500 Visa® Gift Card. No purchase is necessary to enter or win. 

    Click Here for the Official Rules.

    Don’t forget to tell your friends to like and follow us for updates and information on all things Cashland.

    Thanks and good luck! 


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  • Many Thanks!

    By Dennis Weese, Chief Operating Officer

    From mahalo to merci, a million thank yous! In honor of National Thank Your Customers Week, we recognize our customers as the building blocks of our communities and we value your business. 

    In a nutshell, you rock and we’re so grateful. Thanks for staying connected to our blog throughout the last year and for your shout outs to our hardworking crews at your local shops. 

    It’s our coworkers’ efforts that help us stand apart. And it is you, our savvy customer, who constantly inspires us to seek opportunities to serve and to honor our core company values.

    We know you have many options, so thank you for entrusting us with your financial goals. Thank you for noticing we do things differently at Cash America and for encouraging us to push the limits of what we can achieve together.

    Most of all thanks for making everything better! It is a pleasure to serve you. When it comes to driving us, you rule.



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  • Happy New Year!

    As we get ready to ring in a new year, we start to reflect on 2012, as well as look forward to 2013 with a fresh hope. Most are contemplating resolutions for the upcoming year, while others are simply wondering where the previous year went. 

    We at Cash America just want to thank our loyal customers for making 2012 another great year! We’re looking forward to serving all of you with the best possible customer service in year ahead and wish you all nothing but the best in 2013. 

    No matter your resolution, may the beginning of 2013 be celebrated among the best of friends and family. 

    Enjoy, and be safe, this New Year’s Eve and we look forward to seeing you all next year.

    Happy New Year from Cash America!



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  • Happy Holidays from Cash America!

    The holidays are like a giant worldwide pause button on life. These are the days when many of us return home—wherever home is. 

    These are the days to feel a part of something magical and to be surrounded by the warmth of your family and friends, by love and by laughter. 

    Next week, the New Year will have un-paused us and we will be back to the hustle and bustle of returns, resolutions and taking down tinsel. But, for now, may the precious moments melt over you slowly. 

    Remember to take pictures, drink lots of hot cocoa and stay in your pajamas as long as possible because tomorrow comes fast!

    We wish you and your community abundant love, joy and happiness. Here at Cash America, we consider our customers family and take pride that our communities are woven together with the values that we hold dear all year long. 

    Happy Holidays from all of us in the Cash America family!



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  • School is in Session!

    By Haley Graves, Training Director 

    Cash America prides itself on outstanding customer service. We are committed to continually educating our coworkers to ensure a consistent customer experience in all our stores.

    Each year, more than 300 shop coworkers attend Cash America University (CAU).  The program is taught by our award-winning Learning and Development team. This year the Team received the Learning Elite Award from Chief Learning Officer magazine and the Learning! 100 Award from eLearning! Media Group.



    Every day coworkers see a range of products in our shops. They might evaluate a high-end piece of jewelry with one customer and a lawnmower with the next. Cash America also provides several financial services to our customers, including pawn loans, cash advances, auto equity loans, prepaid debit cards and more. At CAU we provide coworkers with the tools to handle as many scenarios as possible. 

    What they learn:
    -Jewelry Testing
    -Leadership
    -Accountability
    -Customer Service
    -Communication

    CAU helps us provide consistency to our customers across the country. Cash America invests time, energy and money into developing our coworkers. We want them to provide top-notch customer service every time someone walks through our doors. 

    Stop by one of our shops today and see our coworkers in action! 


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  • Tampa's Treasures

    By Mike Little, Market Manager

    Sunny Tampa, Florida is a historically rich treasure found on Florida’s west central coastline and a happy home to 10 of our Cash America locations.

    What’s that? Never been to Tampa? Well, here are some sights you shouldn’t miss!

    Busch Gardens Africa is a 19th century African-inspired theme park that offers guests the ultimate family adventure. With a selection of world-class roller coasters, animal exhibits, live shows, shopping and plenty of dining, it’s fun for all ages.
    The Lowry Park Zoo is recognized as the #1 zoo in US Parents magazine. It features more than 1,700 animals on nearly 60 acres of natural habitats, play areas, rides, shows and more!

    Are animals and roller coasters not a priority on your travel list? Catch a game with one of the many professional sports teams Tampa has to offer! Whether it’s the Buccaneers (football), Lightning (hockey), Rays (baseball), Rowdies (soccer) or Storm (arena football), there is a sport and a team for everyone to enjoy!

    So, stop what you’re doing and start planning your Tampa vacation today! And, be sure to add a visit to one of our Cash America shops to your itinerary as we offer friendly, helpful customer service and great deals on quality merchandise. 


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  • Showing Our Appreciation

    By Brent Stuart, SVP of Operations

    It’s time for our annual Customer Appreciation Sales Event – and you’re invited! 

    Bring your family and friends to Cash America’s biggest sale of the year. From 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, December 7, you’ll be able to enjoy great savings on quality gifts for everyone on your holiday shopping list. With all the money you’ll be saving, pick up a gift for yourself as well. You’ll also have a chance to win prizes throughout the evening. There is no purchase necessary to enter or win a prize and customers need not be present to win. 

    The event will take place at all our Cash America, SuperPawn and Cashland locations. Many stores will be serving refreshments to round out the evening as a complete holiday party!  Our coworkers look forward to the sale each year as it gives us an opportunity to personally thank our customers for their business. 

    Find a store near you and RSVP to the event on Cash America and SuperPawn’s Facebook pages. 

    We hope to see you there!



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  • A Happy SuperPawn Customer!

    By Ken, Market Manager

    As you continue your holiday shopping this year, don’t forget to stop in to your local Cash America, SuperPawn or Cashland store for great deals on quality merchandise. 

    Lleslie Johnson, a SuperPawn customer in Las Vegas, detailed her recent Black Friday shopping experience with us for Examiner.com. 

    Take a look at a small portion of what Lleslie had to say:

    “I had already gone through the papers pricing the Black Friday items of interest. Anyone who has shopped Black Fridays knows it can be a mad house. As I walked to the movie department I saw a large Emerson TV for $299. It was a much better deal than the TV I was going to stand in line for Thursday night.

    Wii games caught my eye. I had been pricing them in the paper. Superpawn sells the Wii for $49 with the controller and a game. A young man named Jarrell saw me looking at the TV. He approached me asking if I needed help. Jarrell is extremely helpful and accommodating.

    I was able to purchase my Panasonic TV with remote, a Wii, 4 controllers, a HD cable and a game for under what the television alone would have cost. The service was great. David and Elizabeth the store managers of the Losee and Centennial Parkway location are to be commended.”

    You can read the rest of Lleslie’s story here. And, join us at your local store this Friday for our annual Customer Appreciation Sales Event



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  • We Made the List!

    By Clint Jaynes, Senior VP of Human Resources

    Across the nation, the secret is out…Cash America is a great place to work!

    Our coworkers have known this secret for years and we’ve been recognized on “Best Places to Work” lists across the country.  

    Dallas/Fort Worth
    For three years running, Cash America has nabbed a spot on Dallas Morning News’ Top 100 Places to Work —this year, moving from number nine to number eight!

    Chicago
    Cash America earned a spot on Chicago Tribune’s Top 100 Workplaces and was ranked 13th on the list of small size businesses. 

     “I don't think it was a surprise to those of us who work at Cash America, we know it’s a pretty cool gig,” said Steve Rhodes, Cash America Region Vice President. “Receiving confirmation from external sources — particularly as big and renowned as the Chicago Tribune and Workplace Dynamics — is the icing on the cake.”

    Las Vegas

    SuperPawn was honored to be ranked 2nd in the medium-sized category of Best Places to Work 2012 by Las Vegas Inc. 


    “What truly makes SuperPawn a “Best Place to Work” is our coworkers in the field,” said Beverly Chester, SuperPawn Human Resources Director. “It is a privilege to have such an outstanding group of coworkers and we will continually strive to provide them with a great place to work.” 

    Our coworkers are the heart of the company and make us successful. Stop by one of our stores today and see for yourself. 


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  • Browse our eBay Store on Cyber Monday

    By Jason, Market Manager

    Love the discounts offered during the holidays but don’t want to brave the crowds or the unpredictable weather?

    Enter Cyber Monday. It is quickly becoming the go-to avenue for all things discounted without all the fuss.



    Check out our eBay store for already marked down prices and be on the lookout for our Cyber Monday deals. Prices are good for one day only and these deals are too good to miss! And as an added bonus, eBay items will include free shipping.

    Great deals with no lines or frantic shoppers – that’s the overall appeal of Cyber Monday. A day to sit in your pajamas, drink a cup of coffee and shop from the comfort of your home. Browse our eBay store and see what we have to offer!


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  • Tis the Season to Shop at Cash America!

    By Victor, Market Manager

    It’s Black Friday – the official beginning of the 2012 holiday shopping season.  Some folks camp out in parking lots or charge the doors with the masses to get a few good deals, but if you’re like me, you like to avoid the crowds!

    Our Black Friday shopping requires no camping gear or an alarm clock to wake up at a cringe-worthy hour of the morning. Cash America has good deals every day of the year, and with more than 1,000 locations, we can help you get your shopping done early. We have flat-screen TVs, gaming systems, power tools, computers and more at a fraction of what you’ll pay at other  retail stores. 

    Visit our Facebook page for an exclusive Black Friday only coupon of $50 off a jewelry purchase of $200 or more. Also, sign up for Cash America’s emails or text messages* (by texting CASH to 51515) and receive a coupon for one free video game or two free standard DVDs on Black Friday. 

    So, grab your holiday shopping list and come to Cash America today for a great selection of items and outstanding customer service!

    *Standard text messaging rates apply to messages sent and received. 


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  • Gobble, Gobble!

    It’s that time of year again: for giving thanks and spending the holidays with friends and family. 

    At Cash America, we are beyond thankful for all of our wonderful customers and coworkers.

    As the holidays are approaching and the year begins to draw to a close, we all start to reflect on what has mattered most to us in 2012. We thank you for continuing to visit our stores and for allowing us to share in a small part of your everyday lives. We thoroughly enjoy working hard and being able to serve our customers however we can. We constantly strive to act with a servant’s heart year-round, not just during the holiday season. 

    So, when you sit down to your Thanksgiving dinner this year, what you will give thanks for? 

    From everyone at Cash America, we wish you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving!


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  • We've Launched a New Media Room!

    By Yolanda Walker, Vice President of Public Relations and Corporate Communications

    Stop the presses - there’s a lot happening at Cash America! We have a new media room on Cash America’s website that includes all the latest news for the media and anyone who wants more information about our company. 

    Want to learn more about pawn? 
    As a leader in the industry, we’ve included updates about the latest trends and developments that impact our business. You can even learn about the history of pawn. Here’s a fun fact: Did you know it’s reported that Queen Isabella was ready to pawn her crown jewels to underwrite Christopher Columbus’ voyages to America? 

    Hoping to manage your finances better?
    Included in the media room is information about the Financial Education Programs offered by Cash America and our affiliates, SuperPawn and Cashland, that teach you more about budgeting and saving, banking, borrowing money and credit management. 

    Are you a social media guru? 
    Along with reading our blog, connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Google+. You can even sign up for RSS feeds and receive daily emails from Cash America about our latest deals!

    Want to see for yourself? Visit the new media room website to see what’s trending at Cash America!


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  • Our Holiday Pawn Songs Contest is Back!

    Get ready for the start of the holiday season, the most wonderful time of the year, by entering our 2012 Holiday Pawn Songs contest!

    We know it’s easy this time of year to get a favorite holiday song stuck in your head. So why not try and turn that melody into some cash?


    It’s simple to enter. Between now and December 7, add your own lyrics to a famous holiday song to create a ditty about Cash America, SuperPawn or one of our affiliates. Then, upload an audio or video file of your one-minute or shorter performance via the Cash America or SuperPawn Facebook pages. Finally, have your friends log on to our Cash America or SuperPawn Facebook pages and vote for your submission. Winners will be chosen based on the popular vote and a panel of judge’s scores. The first place winner will receive $2,000, second place $1,000 and third place $500 cash for Cash America and SuperPawn. 

    Need some inspiration? Check out the sample video. 



    Now, the rules:


    -No purchase necessary.

    -Rewrite the lyrics to a famous holiday song to be about Cash America, Cashland, SuperPawn, Pawn X-Change or Payday Advance. 

    -The lyrics must be original but you can borrow the tune. 

    -Upload the video or audio recording of you performing your song. 

    -Keep it clean, please. 

    -You can enter only once. 

    -Entrants must be 18 or older and a U.S. resident. 

    -Take a look at the official rules for more information.


    Be original, have fun and get into the holiday spirit! We can’t wait to hear and see your creative entries. Good luck! 



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  • Why Work at Cash America?

    By Sandy Fulton, Vice President of Training

    “We have fun” is something you hear often at Cash America. This is one of the core values that drives and motivates our company and talented coworkers every day. The enthusiasm among team members in our stores is contagious. 

    Why is our team so happy? We hire the best coworkers, invest in regular training and recognize excellence. 

    Training
    Our Learning and Development team hosts a quarterly management training program called Cash America University (CAU) which we hold at our corporate office. During the training, coworkers become experts on topics such as customer service, communication and leadership. 

    West Region Learning and Development Team

    Recognition
    Cash America’s company-wide coworker recognition program allows managers to distribute “Rock Star” points which coworkers can redeem for a variety of items including jewelry, furniture, appliances and extra vacation days just to name a few. We have many long tenured employees and recognize milestones when they reach 5, 10, 15 and 20 plus years with the company. 

    Fun
    From volunteering in community events to attending company holiday parties, we enjoy spending time together! 

     

    Why should you choose a career at Cash America? To be part of a family that strives for excellence, brings honor to the team, acts with a servant’s heart and has fun! See what positions we have available on our job board. We look forward to hearing from you soon!


     



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  • Ghouls and Goblins Galore!

    You have to admit Halloween is pretty awesome! It's an excuse to indulge in real-life fantasies like dressing up as Batman or truly believing that the calories in candy don't count for the day. It’s also the perfect excuse to hold a movie marathon, complete with friends and all the scary movies your heart can handle!

    So, what should you add to your horror playlist? Here are a few classics that are always good picks:  

    “Halloween™” – Now, how would this holiday be complete without a dose of Michael Myers? Most know the story of the masked man who walks slowly and carries a large knife but still seems to catch up to anyone running from him. Myers, having been institutionalized since childhood, escapes and wreaks havoc while his doctor chases after him.  

    “The Shining” – It’s terrifying, but still a brilliant classic. That’s all the information you need. Also, you’ll never look at Jack Nicholson the same way again. 

    “Friday the 13th™” – Like, “Halloween’s” Michael Myers, Jason is a quintessential figure in the world of horror movies. Jason stalks camp counselors and does a great deal of damage in the process. The simple sight of him would be enough to send us all running. 

    Scary movies not your thing? That’s ok; there’s always plenty of pumpkins to be carved, pumpkin seeds to be roasted and boatloads of candy to hand out to neighborhood trick-or-treaters.

    If you are running from zombies this Halloween though, seek shelter in one of our stores and pick up your favorite horror movies on DVD or Blu-Ray. 

    Whatever your escape from reality, we hope you thoroughly enjoy your Halloween! 


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  • We're Expanding!

    By Stewart Smith, Operations Director

    Cash America is continuing to expand throughout the United States! We are excited to announce that we have recently acquired 34 new pawnshops throughout Tennessee, North Carolina, Kentucky and Arizona. 

    Twenty five of the shops are already operating as Cash America shops in Tennessee, North Carolina and Kentucky and nine locations will be added in Arizona by the end of 2012. By the time we ring in the New Year, we will have a total of 116 Cash America shops in these four states to better serve our customers!

    “We have continued our emphasis of expanding our pawn lending presence through new stores and acquisitions throughout the United States,” said President and CEO, Dan Feehan. “These two transactions expand our market share in a variety of attractive markets and position the company for future growth.”

    We will offer the same services and products in our new locations along with the outstanding customer service you always experience when shopping at Cash America. With more than 1,000 locations in the U.S. and Mexico, we hope to grow the Cash America family of brands even more in the future.


    Keep your eyes open for grand opening celebrations and great deals on our wide variety of merchandise and services!



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  • Up, Up and Abroad! Cash America's Global Presence

    By Bart Boling, Region Vice President

    Cash America is the largest pawnshop chain in the United States, but did you know we also have a large international presence? We provide financial services to customers in Mexico in brick and mortar stores and via the Internet in the United Kingdom, Australia and Canada. Suitcase

    Here’s a closer look at some of our international affiliates.

    • QuickQuid – QuickQuid is the premier online provider of cash advances in the United Kingdom. Our fast, convenient services have helped thousands of people bridge the gap between paydays from the comfort and privacy of their own homes.
    • Pounds to Pockets – Pounds to Pockets is another loan product available in the U.K. providing customers with online 12-month personal loans. If you’re in need of a higher loan amount with more time to repay, the installment loan may work for you. An installment loan is repaid over time with a number of scheduled payments.
    • DollarsDirect – DollarsDirect is the online cash advance provider in both Canada and Australia.  Similar to QuickQuid,  we’re dedicated to providing you with a solution to meet your immediate financial needs from the convenience and privacy of your home.
    • Cash America casa de empeño  – With 47 full-service pawnshops located throughout Mexico, we offer the same services and outstanding customer service as our Cash America locations in the U.S. Passports

    Whether it’s a short-term, installment or collateral loan, our mission is to provide financial solutions that help ordinary people meet their needs and pursue their dreams, and we’re happy to be able to do that domestically and internationally!

     



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  • Memphis: Blues, Barbecue and Cash America!

    By John, Market Manager

    Situated on the Mississippi River, Memphis is Tennessee’s largest city. It’s home to more than 650,000 residents and 16 Cash America stores.

    Planning a trip to the “River City?” Here are a few suggestions to make the most of your trip.

    Memphis has played a significant role in influencing American blues music, particularly Beale Street, a national historic landmark near the river. Beale Street is packed with wonderful restaurants, lounges and large music venues such as the B.B. King Blues Club and Restaurant. No trip to Beale Street is complete without a visit to the Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum and the FedEx Forum, home of the NBA Grizzlies.

     

    Hungry? A trip to Memphis requires a visit to a local barbecue joint, such as Corky’s, one of the top barbecue restaurants in the city. In Memphis, barbecue means pork. Favorites include pulled-pork sandwiches topped with coleslaw, a squirt of thin vinegary sauce and baby back ribs.

    Another favorite tourist attraction is the Peabody Hotel, featured in the movie “The Firm” and famous for its daily “Duck Walk.” The Peabody Ducks actually live on the rooftop and every day at 11 a.m. ride the elevators down to the ground floor where they walk through the hotel lobby to the fountain for a quick swim. 

    While you’re sampling the city’s rich culture, don’t forget to visit one of our Cash America stores in the area. Stop in and see what we have to offer as our Cash America coworkers are friendly, courteous and the epitome of Memphis charm!



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  • Jumpstarting My Life Through Cash America

    By Sayge Spracklin, Customer

    My name is Sayge Spracklin and I’m a Cash American. I moved to Texas looking for a new start in life where I could make more of myself. To make this happen, I needed the tools to be successful - a car, job, insurance and money. Buying a car was very important to me. One of my jobs requires me to drive a lot which plays a factor in my finances and budgeting.

    When I relocated, I needed $120 to purchase car insurance. The first place I visited was Cash America, where employees went out of their way to help me. They followed up with me and made sure I knew when my payment was due – they even called two days before the due date to give me a heads-up about the payment.

    I chose Cash America because I feel the company’s purpose is to help people who don’t necessarily have the credit or means to get a loan otherwise. They walked me through the steps of how a loan works, what the payments were going to be and explained the payment plan. I just needed something quick to help me get started and I didn’t want to go to my family or friends for help. Working with Cash America was a very pleasant experience.

    I’m a 20 year old guy working hard and trying to make a better future for myself. Moving to Texas was a brand new beginning for me and it all started with my loan from Cash America. Thank you very much for helping me jumpstart the next chapter of my life.



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