“My Wife is Going to Freak Out”: Spring, Texas Man Surprised with $10,000 Towards Student Loans

Spring, TX With working from home being part of the New Normal in 2020, millions of Americans have turned to delivery services for food, cleaning supplies, alcohol, and more. Little did Todd Underwood, a resident of Spring, Texas, expect a routine delivery to turn into a life-changing moment.   

With no advanced notice, Seth Beard, CMO of Givling, posed as a routine delivery person, but with a surprise $10,000 check sponsored by Firstleaf wines for Mr. Underwood.  “I never know if the recipient of our $10,000 random draw will be at home. When I knocked on the door and heard a dog barking inside, I figured there was a good chance someone would be there,” shared Beard. 

When Underwood answered the door, Beard handed him a package from Firstleaf wines and asked Underwood if he has ever heard of Givling.  When Underwood answered “Yes,” Beard presented a hidden oversized check for $10,000 for his student loans. “Wow, this is fantastic. My wife is going to freak out!” stated Underwood. 

Underwood began playing Givling, a trivia game that crowdfunds student loans and mortgage debt, after randomly discovering the app online.  After playing 10 Free Play games, Underwood was automatically entered into a $10,000 random drawing.  “I was in shock. I would have never, and I mean never, have thought I would be a recipient. My friends always asked me why I was watching ads and playing this trivia game [Givling]; I’m sure they will be playing now.” shared Underwood.  

There are an estimated 43 million adults, or one in six Americans, that carry on average, $30,000 of student loan debt.  With student loan debt now totaling more than $1.7 trillion in the United States, private sector companies like Givling have emerged to help ease the crisis.  

So far, Givling has given out nearly $7 million to 5,000 Americans like Underwood. 

Download the iPhone app in the iOS Store or on Google Play for Android. For more info, check out the Givling website, or read about the app at Forbes

What is Givling: Givling is the world’s only trivia crowdfunding game, specializing in tackling the ballooning $1.7 trillion student loan industry. To date, nearly $7 million in funding has been awarded towards student loans, mortgages, and trivia awards. Still asking, “What is Givling?” Check out our FAQ page for more information.

About Firstleaf: Firstleaf is a simple way to discover delicious, affordable wines that are paired with your specific taste preferences and delivered right to your door. With more than 8 billion data points collected, over 400 wines created, and more than 1 million customer ratings, Firstleaf’s unique, patent-pending algorithm matches wines to each member’s palate with unprecedented specificity. Each box improves with customer feedback, and after rating just three wines, Firstleaf’s algorithm can predict wines they’ll love with 98% accuracy. Firstleaf has you covered with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

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