UPromise – Make More For College Savings With Your Holiday Shopping

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The holiday craziness is here.  Everyone is doing what they can to find the best deal on those items they need or want.  But what if you could actually do something more with your shopping?  How about being able to help save for your child’s (or grandchild/godchild’s) education all while shopping?

Upromise  allows you to do that.  While most people think it’s just a credit card, there is more to it than that.  Check out the ways that your everyday spending helps you save for college:

  • 5% cash back for college from over 850+ online retailers at shop.upromise.com (and members still get to take advantage of all the great retailer holiday promotions – it’s double dipping on savings)
  • 2% – 8% cash back for college from over 10,000 restaurants (that includes purchases for gift certificates at the restaurant)
  • Cash back on travel with ExxonMobil, and sites like Expedia, Priceline, Orbitz, and Hotels.com  (and still use your travel memberships or rewards programs)
  • Cash back for college on everything you purchase with the Upromise MasterCard®
  • You can also invite family, like grandparents, aunts and uncles, to join Upromise and the cash back for college they earn from their purchases can be automatically contributed to your Upromise account and your child’s college savings

While you may already know about those things, did you know that there are even more ways to rack up the savings?  And no, it isn’t because you will spend more money, there are bonuses being offered this holiday season!!!

  • 10% Tuesdays – every Tuesday through 12/16, there are dozens of online retailer favorites who are doubling their cash back to 10%
  • 5% Cash back on gift card purchases with participating partners, including giftcertificates.com
  • Free Shipping Day with dozens of popular partners on 12/18
  • And of course extra savings opportunities on the big shopping days, Black Friday and Cyber Monday

That means if you plan on giving gift cards, you can actually get PAID to shop!  And check out the opportunities to increase your college savings – just by shopping on Tuesday!

The best part of all is that you don’t have to do anything  more than shop through Upromise in order to save for college.  You create your account, start shopping and the savings are automatically funded for you.  As busy parents (godparents, aunts, uncles, grandparents….) we don’t have time to stop to move money around. Upromise makes it simple to save for college.  It does it while you do what you plan on doing anyhow — shopping!!!

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Upromise.  All opinions are my own and were not influenced by any parties.

Black Friday Coupon Codes Database – Click to Shop and Save!

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If you are home and wanting to save today,  you will want to check out our list of Black Friday Coupon Codes!  Just look through the list below to find more than 100 on-line retailers – complete with the current discount and any coupon codes and free shipping offers.  To make it even more convenient, just click the store title to go right there to start shopping!

Store (Click To Shop)
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Coupon Code
6pm.com15% Off Entire OrderN6PMEU112720141585!
4Inkjets.com15% Off All Products (Excludes Hardware & OEM Items)YesBFCM14
Abe's MarketAdditional 10% Off All PurchasesNBLACKFRIDAY
Ace Hardware50% Off One Regular Priced Item Under $30NFRISAVE50
adidas20% Off Already Reduced + 30% Off Track Jackets, Accessories & OuterwearNBLACKFRIDAY
Advance Auto Partsake $10 off orders over $25, $20 off $50, $30 off $75, $40 off $100, or $50 off orders over $125NWD48
Aerie40% off sitewideYGOBBLEUP
Aeropoastle60% off sitwide$50+None
AllPosters.com40% off sitewideNVFF722
American Eagle40% off sitewideYGOBBLEUP
AutoZoneSave 20% PLUS Get A Bonus $20 Gift Card on $100 ship to home ordersNBLKFRIDAY
BabyLegs.com70% offY
Banana Republic50% Off 1 Full Priced Item or 40% off PurchaseNBRFIFTY or BRFORTY
Bergners25% off of select itemsYAFTERHTHX14 & FREESHIP
Best BuyVarious Doorbusters ALL day lon$35+
Blendtec$50 off of refurbmodelsY
BonTon25% off of select itemsYAFTERTHX14 & FREESHIP
Boscov's25% off of select itemsYAFTERTHX14 & FREESHIP
BrookstoneBOGO 50% off select gifts$99+SHIP99
Brothers50% off sitewide$99+766
Build-A-Bear Workshop$40+
Cardstore50% off of holiday cardsNDDCCN4261
Carsons25% off of select itemsYAFTERTHX14 & FREESHIP
Carter's20% Off $40+ or 15% All Orders (Excludes: Doorbusters, Clearance, & Gift Cards)$50+NOVCART or NOVSAVE
Catherines50% Off EverythingYHOLIDAYCA
Christopher BanksY
Claire's30% off sitewideN
Clarks25% OffNBLACK
Cost Plus World MarketSelect BOGO 50% off dealsN
Country Outfitter$75 Off $300+NBF75CO300
Crabtree & Evelyn$25+
Crazy 840% off sitewideY
CrocsBOGO 50% offBRIGHT
Day RunnerVarious Online DiscountsN
DaySpring30% off sitewideN
DellComputer and Device DiscountsVaries
DisneyStore20% savings$75+THANKS
Dress BarnVarious DiscountsY
e.l.f. CosmeticsBOGO 50% off + Free Gifts$35+BLACKFRIDAY
Entertainment.com40% offY
ExpressBOGO 50% offY
Expressionery20% sitewide$50+GOBBLE20
Family Christian StoresVarious Door BustersN
Famous FootwearBOGO 50% + 15% off (20% for members)NTHGV15 or THGV20
FandangoFree Movie Ticket with $75+ PurchaseN
FinishLineVarious Door Busters$30+
Flirty Aprons50% offYBLACKFLIRTY50
Florsheim20% off sitewideNLNKCM14
FoodSaverUp to 53% offVaries
FragranceNet.com20% offYClick for Coupon Offer
GameStopVarious Door Busters and DealsVaries
Gander Mountain$20/$100; $50/$250 or $100/$250YCYBER
Gap50% off everything online and in stores$50+BLKFRIDAY
25% off of clearanceNHOLIDAY14
Go HastingsNew Daily DealsN
GUESS50% off sitewideYGIVEME
Guitar Center15% off of $99+NBLACKFRIDAY
Gymboree50% Off EverythingN
HaggarUpTo 70% Off Site WideNBLACKFRI14
Hale GrovesBOGO Free Oranges, Grapefruit or ComboN
Hancock FabricsSpecial One Day SalesN
Harry & David50% off of select giftsN
Hat World / Lids35% off of $50+$25+35OFF
Herbergers25% off of select itemsYAFTERTHX14 & FREESHIP
Hertz25% off of rentalNA
iHome30% off of entire purchaseYHoHoHo
JaneVarious DealsVaries
JCPenneyTake an extra 20% off purchases up to $100 online only or 25% off purchases $100 or more with JCPenney Card$49+1ST2SAV
Joe's New Balance OutletVaries$75+
Jos A. BankUp to 80% off; $30 Scarves / 3/$99 ShirtsY
Justice50% off sitewide$99+766
KMartVarious Door Busters and online dealsN
Kohl's15% off sitwide$50+THANKS15
Land's End30% Off Order + 40% Off All Outerwear$50+See Site for new code and PIN
Lane Bryant50% Site WideNHOLIDAYLB
Leapfrog$40 off of bundles; 50% off of apps + 20% bonus$40+SHOPBF
Lee JeansUp to 50% off + $15/$75Y
Little TikesDaily ValueVaries
LOFT50% Off EverythingNTREAT
Lord & Taylor20% Off Almost Everything + 25% Fine Jewelry$125+THANKS
LowesVarious DealsN - Free InStore
Macy'sExtra 15% Off$99_THANKS
Shop MattelVarious Discounts and Deals$25+
Maurice'sB1G1 50% offYHAPPY1114
Mead20 Off Entire OrderBBLK20
Free gift with $50 purchaseYFREESHIPZERO
Microsoft StoreVarious on Xbox One, Surface and MoreVaries
Mikasa25% off$75+BLACKFRIDAY
Minted15% off of $100+; 20% off of $150+N15BF or 20BF
MoosejawFre Gift Card With Any Purchase Over $99MJCARD14
Musician's Friend10% off of $99+; 15% off of $199+YBLACK14
Naturalizer30% off of Boots or 50% off handbagsY
New York & Co$30/$100 or $15/$50Y1414 or 1419
NHL ShopVarious Deals
Office DepotVarious Deals$50+
Old NavyAdditional 15% savings$50+GRAVY
Oneida30% off of flatware; 20% off of any orderNFW30 or HW20
Organize.com20% off sitewideNBLK20
Oriental TradingUp to 60% offN
OshKoshBGosh15% off of anything or 20% off of $40+$50+15OFFNOV or NOVOKBG
Otterbox25% offY
Payless Shoes20% off boots or 20% off of anything$35+ZZBOOT20 or ZZThanks
Perfumania.comBOGO $9.99 (select items)Y
Perfume.com15% offYBLACK
PETCO20% off when sign up; 50% off sitewide$49+
PetSmartUp to 50% off$49+
philosophy15% off$40+retail15
Piperlime25% off sitewide$50+THANKFUL25
Sam's ClubVarious DiscountsN
SamsungVarious TV and Tablet DealsN
SearsVarious DealsN
ShoeMetro50% off of boots, luxe labels or handbags -- or 20% off of anythingNCYBER50
Shoes.com30% off of sale shoesYYAMS
Shop Taste of Home35% offYLSBF14
Shutterfly25% off sitewideCYBER25
Sierra Trading Post35% off of $125.00+YABLACKFRI14
Skechers20% off of select itemN
SkinstoreUp to 25% offNSPECIAL
Skip Hop Diaper Bags20% off up to $40.99; 25% off of $41 - $74.99 or 30% off of $75+$40+
Snapfish 40% off cards 55% off sitewideYes on cardsCHARMED
StaplesVaroius DealsVaries
Stila CosmeticsSets $15 eachY (with set purchase)BLACKFRIDAY
Stride Rite40% offYTHANKS14
TargetVarious Deals all dayY
Shop Tervis25% offNGRAVY
The Children's Place50% off sitewideY
The Limited50% off entire purchaseYTHANKS
Pfaltzgraff30% off sitewide$75+BLACK30
Scholastic StoreAdditional 20% offNHOLIDAY
Sportsman's GuideVarious Deals all dayY
ThinkGeek20% off $40+ 25% off $100 30% off $150$75+ELFINSALE
Timberland30% off select waterproofYGOBBLE2014
Tiny Prints Latest Coupons & Deals30% off any order +An Extra 10%N1128DEAL
Tom's Shoes25% off selectYCHEER
Tommy Hilfiger40% offNBF40
Toys R UsVarious Deals$49+
Under Armour25% off of select itemsY
VeggieTales Online Store40% off StorewideY
Vera Bradley50% off sale and 50% off select syles & colors$75+
WalmartVarious Deals all day long$50+

Best Buy — Door Busters Still Coming Your Way!

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The Best Buy Black Friday deals are all ready for you!!!!  You can find all sorts of Door Busters at Best Buy.com!   The thing is that they are doing it differently this year and only offering certain doorbusters all day long.  That means you have to check back many times today in order to know if the deal you want is live or not.

There will be deals on these items during the day today – so grab one if you see it!!  Keep in mind that some of these are already sold out — so if you click and can’t add it to your cart, that is why!

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Insignia 40+ – $179.99
Panasonic 50″ – $199.99
and more!!!

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Video Game Consoles

Playstation 4 600 GB Bundle – $399.99
Xbox One Assassin’s Creed Bundle – $329.99
Nintendo 3DS XL Mario Party Bundle – $174.99
Various Games – $44.99
and more!!!!

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Canon Rebel T3i DSLR Camera Bundle – $499.99
Nikon D7000 DSLR Camera – $799.99
GoPro Hero3+ Camera with memory card – $249.99
Nikon Coolpix Bundle – $149.99
and more!!!

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iPad Air 2 16 gB – $399.99
iPad Air 2 64 GB – $499.99
iPad Mini 3 – $324.99
Microsoft Surface Tablet 32GB – $299.99
and more!!

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Beats by Dr. Dre Solo HD On-Ear Headphones – $79.99
Beats by Dr. Dre Earbud – $59.99
Beats by Dr. Dre Portable Speaker – $249.99
and more!!!

iPad Mini 2, Airs and Other Items STILL In Stock for Shipping!!!

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We’ve got another store which has started offering it’s Black Friday deals online!  What is great is that you can score these deals today — without having to go wait in a line (and risk it being sold out).  Here are a few of the best deals:

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Google Chromecast for $25

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Amazon Fire TV Stick for $24

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HP Laptop for $329.99

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 7″ for $99.99

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Microsoft Surface Tablet 32 GB for $299

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iPad Air (older version) from $319
iPad Mini (older version) from $199

The Kindle Deals Are Still Availble!!!

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I shared this deal late last night and wanted to make sure those of you who may have missed it saw it!!  Today is THE DAY to score a Kindle deal!  There are actually 4 hot deals:

These deals are available for a limited time. **  Prices and availability subject to change. Make sure you confirm the price prior to purchase. If the price noted above differs from what you see on line, it simply means that this deal has expired since the time it was posted.

Playmobil School Bus or Ambulance: $15 (was $24.99)

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Amazon is matching the Toys R Us price on the Playmobil School Bus and Ambulance.  They are down to $15 each (was $24.99)

Knit Winter Scarves Just $7.95 Shipped!!!

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The Black Friday deals for Cents of Style have started! You can find all sorts of gorgeous winter scarves priced at just $7.95  each – with free shipping!  Just use the code BLACK at checkout to get this offer.

There are more than 100 different colors/styles from which you can choose — which makes a great deal for all sorts of people.  Grab one for a teacher, coach, friend, instructor — just about anyone!

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Guess Who? Board Game: $4.99 (was $12.99) {Others Available}

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Amazon has the Guess Who? board game on sale for just $4.99.  This ships free with Prime.

There are several other games available for under $5, but the are add-on items.  This means that you must have a minimum order of $25 for Amazon Prime members, $35 for non Prime members.  The add-on items do count towards the total.

** Prices and availability subject to change. Make sure you confirm the price prior to purchase. If the price noted above differs from what you see on line, it simply means that this deal has expired since the time it was posted.

ROKU Streaming Stick for $39.99

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Wow!  Pop on over to Amazon right now and score a ROKU Streaming Stick for only $39.99 – down from $49.99!!

  • Compact stick design. Plugs discreetly right into the HDMI port. Great for wall-mounted TVs.
  • 1,500+ entertainment channels and counting. By far the most movies, sports, news, music and kids’ shows of any streaming player.
  • Control with remote or mobile. You can choose to control your entertainment via your iOS or Android device. Or use the included remote that everybody can share. It’s your choice.
  • Send to TV from mobile. Use mobile apps, such as Netflix and YouTube, to cast videos from your phone straight to your TV.
  • Stunning HD video quality. Immerse yourself in the action with rich, vibrant video streaming up to 1080p* HD.

Click HERE to order yours!!

** Prices and availability subject to change. Make sure you confirm the price prior to purchase. If the price noted above differs from what you see on line, it simply means that this deal has expired since the time it was posted.

Disney Infinity Starter Kits for $39!!

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If you missed out on many of the deals for Disney Infinity 2.0 Starter kits for $39.99, there is another option available!  Visit The Disney Store and you will find these in stock and ready for shipping!  They’e got both the Marvel Super Hero and the Toy Story options available at this low price!

Click HERE to shop!

Thanks Mark!