Are you ready to take the Save Up 1000 challenge?Are you ready to take the Save Up 1000 challenge?

Never saved $1000?

Now is your time to shine so come on down. Save $1000 in a year with the Save Up Challenge.

Lock away a little each week, and in a year you’ll save a lot.

How it works

Dream of having a grand on hand? Save Up $1000 will help you get there by setting a simple weekly savings challenge.

Each week you’ll pick one of a few amounts to save. Some big. Some small. We’ll stash your cash safely away so it will stack up (though if you need it, that’s OK: just close your Challenge).

Up Savers feature on a phone

Head to your Savers and click to join Save Up $1000.

Pick your first amount to save. Go in strong or steady.

Tap to succeed. Level up as you go, and grab a rest week when you need it.

Challenge your mates and cheer each other on to savings celebration.

Join other Upsiders taking the challenge

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Join Upsiders taking the challenge

Join in the same week as your mates and cheer each other on. Or take this challenge solo. Outwit impulse spending. Outplay distraction. You’re made of steel and ready to complete this challenge.

The Big Questions

  • You can change up this challenge, switching between big saving weeks, little weeks, and the odd mini break when you need it. Mum would say it's a marathon not a sprint and she's pretty wise. Cut yourself some slack and start again.

  • Turn on social sharing (on by default) to let your contacts on Up see you’re in the challenge. Who’ll level up first? Let's find out. We'll also add you to a Class so you can track yourself against other anonymous Upsiders.

    Or turn it off to play this game on your own, cause your dreams don't have to be for anyone but you.

  • $1000 could be your first emergency fund; return tickets to Bali; the foster doggo you've always wanted (with accessories) or the start of a lifetime savings habit. Who knows? The sky's the limit so go forth you good thing and save.

    (If you get a puppy please send pics).