Attention FinCon13 Attendees: Announcing the 2nd Annual #AllyBloggerQuest Scavenger Hunt

Ally Bank is excited to be attending the 2013 Financial Blogger Conference, taking place in St. Louis from October 17 – 20. FinCon13 is a four-day event that will bring together the voices of the financial blogging community to share ideas and insights. If you’re attending, you can compete for a $250 gift card by participating in #AllyBloggerQuest, the Ally Bank and FinCon13 scavenger hunt.

All you need to play is a Twitter handle and a camera phone. The rules are simple: find at least three bloggers from the list below at the conference. (You’ll be able to identify them by their #AllyBloggerQuest stickers.) Get your picture taken with each of the bloggers you locate and upload your photos to Twitter, along with the hashtag #AllyBloggerQuest and the blogger’s name or Twitter handle.

The competition is only open to conference attendees and will last from 9 a.m., CST, on Friday October 18 to 5 p.m., CST, on Saturday, October 19. Players who get their picture taken with at least three bloggers during #AllyBloggerQuest will be entered into a random drawing to win a $250 gift card from Ally.

Not attending FinCon13? Check out the list below to learn more about some of our favorite personal finance bloggers participating in this year’s #AllyBloggerQuest. We asked our participants to describe themselves.  Read on to learn more about who they are and what they write about!

Wise Bread – Ashley Jacobs (@wisebread)

Ashley Jacobs is the social media editor as well as a writer for Wise Bread. Her sponsored Tweetchat (#WBChat) averages 2 million impressions per hour and has helped numerous sponsors reach the coveted United States Trends list on Twitter.

Good Financial Cents– Jeff Rose (@Jjeffrose)

Jeff Rose, CFP® blogs at and is the author of Soldier of Finance.  He’s an Iraqi combat veteran that obsesses over Crossfit and In-N-Out Burger.

BargaineeringClaes Bell (@claesbell)

Editor of and unrepentant cheapskate. Award-winning journalist, social media junkie and finance nerd with a strong opinion on pretty much everything.

Bargaineering  – Brandon Duncombe (@BrandonDuncombe)

“Bargaineering’s sarcastic social media Swiss army knife. Most known for acquiring thousands of free McDonald’s Monopoly pieces by handwriting hundreds of request letters. Won nothing.”

Consumerism Commentary—Luke Landes (@flexo)

Luke Landes is the founder of Consumerism Commentary, the longest-running personal finance blog. Luke has been cited as a must-read blogger by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. Consumerism Commentary was listed as one of the most useful blogs by MSN Money and has received mentions in publications including The Wall Street Journal and Money Magazine. Luke has also written for publications including US News & World Report and PCWorld, and his stories have been syndicated on Yahoo Finance.

PT Money—Philip Taylor (@ptmoney)

Philip Taylor is the founder and editor at PT Money, a personal finance news and advice resource. Philip also created FinCon, the annual conference at the center of money and media.—Janet (Stauble) Reusch (@BankrateJanet)

Janet is the Social Media Community Manager for She also likes to pose, so ask her for photo posturing tips during the #AllyBloggerQuest. – Offain Gunasekara (@BankrateOffain)

Bankrate’s backlink ninja striving to rank pages with authoritative link building and community building.

Money Crashers—Andrew Schrage (@moneycrashers)

After a short stint working in the corporate world at an investment fund, Andrew Schrage began publishing the personal finance and lifestyle website Money Crashers. Its goal is to educate folks from all walks of life on ways to better manage money, and the site covers topics such as personal budgeting, investing for retirement, and saving money for college.

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Happy hunting!


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