The Great Credit Race: The battle to build credit muscle.

The participant with the highest credit score at the finish line will win $1,000.

A credit score has a large affect on your ability to obtain financing, rent an apartment, get a cell phone, and even get a job. And it’s really hard to get credit if you have no credit score. Doesn’t make sense, does it? 

Our research showed that over half of our young adult members do not have a credit score. We want to change that through Dupaco's Great Credit Race and the education that all participants and race fans will learn along the way.

On May 1, Dupaco's Great Credit Race began— a competition in which participants race to build their credit score from 0 to as high as possible in six months.

Each of the Racers received a Dupaco VISA credit card with a $1,000 limit and coaching on how the proper use of credit can help build and maintain a favorable credit score. The participant with the highest credit score at the finish line wins $1,000. And everyone playing wins by establishing great credit.

Who's in the lead? See the leaderboard

Meet the coaches

Amanda Durham Marina Henriksen Tonya McGlaughlin Ben Strautmann

 

Learn about credit and credit scores


Great Credit Race: How will it finish?

As racers near the finish line, the battle to build solid credit remains a three-way tie.

With the race nearly over, the coaches share what they've gleaned from the competition so far...

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Race leaders keep their eye on the prize

Dupaco’s Great Credit Race is heating up, with three racers now tied for the lead.

Dupaco members Anna O., Kiernan S. and Brett B. continue moving their credit scores in the right direction—all reporting scores of 703 this month...

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Great Credit racers charge their way to building credit

Dupaco’s Great Credit Race is just beginning, and the racers are strategizing how to quickly establish a solid credit score. All 14 participants received a Dupaco Visa credit card with a $1,000 limit and one-on-one credit coaching before the six-month credit-building competition kicked off May 1.

Now, it’s up to the racers to apply what they’ve learned and start building their credit score from 0 to as high as possible. When it comes to using their first credit card, the racers are already employing different strategies...

Read more about how the first few months are going for the racers

How to establish and grow your credit score

Your ability to obtain financing, rent an apartment and even get a job might all depend on your credit score. But it’s hard to get credit without a score...

Read more about how to establish and grow your credit score

Leading Great Credit Racers talk strategy

With Dupaco’s Great Credit Race at the halfway mark, it’s proving to be a close battle. The race leaders were stunned to learn about their top rankings. As they dare not to mess with success, find out what their strategies are...

Read more about how to establish and grow your credit score


When you know better, you do better.

 

 

 

Train your brain with educational resources on credit and credit scores


Developing, or improving, your credit score takes more than just opening a credit card and using it. The more you understand how credit works, the better your decisions will be when it comes to using it. We offer a wealth of resources below to help you understand your credit score: 

Discover It Read It Print It
Credit History Lessons Capacity is key to your credit score Nail your payments: Set up your budget
Bright Track credit score monitoring What's your number? A credit refresher  
Credit Coach loans 5 common mistakes that will hurt your score  
Budgeting The credit score conundrum  
  Know your score with our Bright Track report  


Comments (2)
Scores
Duane
 • 36 days 3 hrs 13 mins ago
It would be nice to see the starting score to show the change in score from start to end.
 

Re: Scores
Dupaco Moderator
 • 35 days 1 hr 31 mins 50 secs ago

Hi Duane, all of our racers started off with no credit score. You can click on their name on the leaderboard on this page to see how their score has changed between July and now.

 

Scores
Duane
 • 36 days 3 hrs 13 mins ago
It would be nice to see the starting score to show the change in score from start to end.
 

Re: Scores
Dupaco Moderator
 • 35 days 1 hr 31 mins 50 secs ago

Hi Duane, all of our racers started off with no credit score. You can click on their name on the leaderboard on this page to see how their score has changed between July and now.

 

Disapproval of Credit Race Scores on Dupace Marquee
Amanda
 • 54 days 3 hrs 7 mins 18 secs ago
I want to let you know how very offended and disappointed I am in Dupaco for posting the results of the Credit Race on their marquee. The fact that you are posting not only names and scores but also pictures for everyone to see, make me furious. I don't think its right for you to share anyone's score with others even with permission. If you want to encourage people to take care of their credit fine, the contest is great, but dont make it available for the public. Post the winner at the end, that's it. Or maybe make the contest status available only to the participants. I believe that seeing the high scores of others may encourage some to do better and aim higher. It may have the opposite affect on others, who are less fortunate and have fallen on hard times. Some people who are less fortunate may feel ashamed of their lower score which may be due to unfortunate circumstances. And seeing others out their advertising, bragging almost about their good credit might make them feel even worse about themselves. I do see it as BRAGGING, your credit score should be something you keep private, not shared with others. Some people may not agree with me, that's ok. I dont care. I just had to get this off my chest. Have a nice day.
 

Re: Disapproval of Credit Race Scores on Dupace Marquee
Dupaco Moderator
 • 53 days 21 hrs 35 mins 19 secs ago

Hi Amanda, Thank you for your recent comment on our website. We understand your concern on the publishing of our Great Credit Racer scores, names, and photos. We can assure you that they have all signed public releases that give us permission to publish the information that we have on our channels. Our intention was not to brag about their scores, but instead to increase awareness about our resources that can help all of our members, whether they have a good or poor credit score, understand and improve their score, and ultimately their financial situation as a whole. We thank you again for your input and will take your comment into consideration for the future.

 

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