If you like money and fun–or know someone who does—then you’re in the right place. Every day, we give away at least 20 bucks by revealing where we’ve hidden money and by holding fun, free contests. When we post new twenties here, we usually share them on our Facebook and Twitter Pages and our free Apple and Droid apps. We also give away exclusive twenties to our email club members, so join today!
Who are we?
Richard Cook and Steven Grant
Rich and Steve co-founded Plenty of Twenties as an experiment. What would happen if they stashed $20 in a different spot every day and announced where it was? Who would care? How far would people go to grab it? Could money be raised or made by giving it away? The answer is yes, and now Plenty of Twenties is a full fledged business which continues to do good and give to charity.
Their friendship began at Canterbury Nursery School, where they studied Counting and Make-Believe. Nine years later they were voted co-class clowns at Wakefield High, where Rich was a member of the Honor Society and Steve was kicked off the student counsel for saying that cheer leading wasn’t a sport. Their curious nature has led Rich (psychiatrist) and Steve (lawyer) to their professions, a love of philosophy and now…. Plenty O’ Twenties.
No, they’re not wealthy or crazy. They’re curious, and they want to brighten some days and help the Boston economy in their own little way.
Rich’s interest in Plenty of Twenties is a natural offshoot of his constant quest for knowledge, spontaneity and love of moderately weird things. He enjoys no limit hold’em poker (cash games), Woody Allen movies, running, coffee, breakfast, photography and conversation. In the past year, Rich has picked up cubing (rubik’s cube) and lindy hop swing dancing, where his favorite move is Tandem Charleston. He is considering taking up bird watching if time permits.
A rugged indoorsman, Steve can be found in cinemas, restaurants, bars, homes and other places with roofs and walls. He dislikes pain, weather reports, falling down and waking up. He enjoys fountain soda, indoor poker, overeating, Woody Allen, sports, free samples and air conditioning.
What is Plenty O’ Twenties?
Two lifelong friends, Steven Grant and Richard Cook, give away $20 bills by revealing the locations of where they hide them, and by holding fun, free contests for them.
Where do you hide them? Under mailboxes, on statues, in supermarkets, in trees, buried in dirt, taped to fire hydrants, in library books, in museums, in movie theatres, you name it. Anywhere is fair game.
Where and when do you give it away? We reveal their locations at random times on our Twenties page and our mobile app for Apple. We also feature Twitter Tuesday and Facebook Friday, where we give our followers exclusive tips on where the twenties are. Now we do Mystery Monday, where you must deduce where the money is through our clues, codes, riddles or photos. And about once per week we reveal locations of twenties exclusively to our EMAIL CLUB subscribers. It’s free to subscribe, and we don’t share or sell your addresses to anyone. It’s not spam. If you receive an email from us, it’s because we’re trying to give you money.
Is it your own money? Most of it has been, but now businesses are starting to pay us to give away their money because we serve as a vehicle for sales, publicity Facebook Likes, you name it.
This is a cool idea but um, how do you expect to make any money? See previous answer.
How often do you give away money?
At least once per day.
How many $20 bills do you hide at a time?
What times of day will you announce it?
Are you promising me that I will receive any money from you?
No. You have to win it or grab it before anyone else, silly!
What if the cash isn’t there when I arrive?
Somebody beat you to it.
Is there a catch here?
Is there an obligation?
What do I do once I have the money?
Whatever you like. Spend it on a local business if you want. Let’s jump start this economy! And let us know YOU were the one who grabbed it. Email firstname.lastname@example.org and send us a fun pic of you and the dough.
Is this like a scavenger hunt?
Those are too much work. Usually we just tell you exactly where the money is. But a lot of our fans are telling us that they enjoy our clues, brainteasers and email contests, so we’ll be doing more of those.
How do I know when the money has been found?
Once the finder tells us, we’ll tell you. Sometimes they don’t tell us, but another person will tell us it’s gone.