My children are pretty young, ages 4 – 8. Even though college is quite a ways in our future, my husband and I already realize how very expensive it will be. We have started saving for each of our children in hopes that we can offset most of that expense for them. Our monthly savings will certainly help, but we are always looking for additional ways to save, which is why we are fans of Upromise.
More than ten years ago, Upromise was started under the believe that everyone should be able to afford a college education. Millions of members have joined, which is helping to make this a reality for so many. The way it works is that it harnesses the purchasing power of parents, extended family, family, and students to make it easier to pay for college. Upromise members direct their spending to Upromise partners—including more than 800 online stores, 10,000+ restaurants, grocery and drugstore items—and earn money for college. Think about your spending at Target, JCPenney, and CVS. You spend like usual and you are building up college savings — by doing nothing more than shopping as usual. It is just so simple to do!!
What is great is that anyone can earn money for college. Parents, aunts, family, friends — anyone. To date, members have earned $670,000,000 and counting for college with their everyday spending, and it is helping more families use those earnings to contribute toward college tuition, expenses or loans–quicker and easier.
Upromise has launched a sweepstakes entitled ‘Make the Pledge, Keep the Promise’ and one winner will be awarded a $150,000 Full Ride to College. If you pledge to Save for College You Could Win! In addition for a chance to win, UPromise will be giving away $500 gift cards to winners each week for 8 weeks! So awesome!!
To enter the ‘Make the Pledge, Keep the Promise Sweepstakes’, Upromise.com or on the Upromise Facebook page. Just make a pledge to save for college with an option to upload a photo of your future graduate. Gain unlimited entries by shopping online at Upromise.com.
Three lucky readers will each receive a $50 Target giftcard, courtesy of UPromise!!
Entry is simple — just leave a comment answering the question. You can gain bonus entries if I’ve listed them below — just leave a separate comment for method of entry. Note: All comments must be left HERE on the blog. Comments left via Facebook, Google+ or Twitter will not be included.
1. What are you doing to save for college? Do you currently us UPromise?
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This contest will be open until October 14, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. CST. The winner will be chosen at random and contacted via email. Said winner will have 48 hours in which to provide me with their mailing address so that the prize can be forwarded to them. GOODLUCK!!!
Penny Pinchin’ Mom received a gift card in exchange for hosting this giveaway. All opinions contained within this post are her own and were not influenced by any other parties. Be entering this giveaway/sweepstakes, you are attesting that you have read and can comply with the Giveaway Terms & Conditions.