If you've been thinking about or trying to quit smoking without success, here's another opportunity that could net you some serious jing.

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On kick butts day – QUITPLAN Services will be holding events at several community colleges in the Twin Cities area to raise awareness and encourage Minnesotans to sign up for the QUITCASH Challenge and kick their tobacco habit for good. In the last year, QUITPLAN Services has more than tripled the number of Minnesotans they have served, from about 5,600 to more than 17,000.

Participants can win big with this challenge – a grand prize of $5,000 cash will be awarded to one Minnesotan who quits tobacco use by April 1, 2015, and remains tobacco-free for the entire month of April. Minnesotans who are current tobacco users and 18 years of age or older can enter the contest through March 31, 2015, online at quitcash.com.

Find out about all the free help to quit smoking available through QUITPLAN Services by visiting quitplan.com or calling 1-888-354-PLAN (7526).