Sunday, November 15, 2009

Saving for College - painlessly!!!

College is pricey right? Honestly I had a hard enough time paying for my own degree and that was before the economy tanked! I really wish this program had existed when I was a child. Have you heard about Upromise?

It is pretty great!!!


Upromise.com - Save Money for College


The way it works is that you sign up by clicking the graphic above. Once you sign up...there are several ways to save money for college on your every day activities without spending anything extra!!!!

1 - Are you familliar with ebates? Or do you remember my review of Blastoff? Well - similar to those programs you can earn cash back by shopping through Upromise - but it's not cash in your pocket it's cash into a college savings account!! You can earn 1% - 25% back from over 600 online retailers.

2- There are over 8000 participating resturaunts you can eat at that give 8% back to your college fund when you pay with a registered credit or debit card!!!

3- Register your credit cards and debit cards, register your grocery store and drug store keytags (There is even one for publix - ask at customer service!!) You get back 1-3% shopping and buying groceries!! There are even e-coupons you can download to your cards that give you back a little bit more but the money goes straight to college. :)

4 - Be sure to invite all of your family & friends so they can help you save for college!!!

Once you are actually into the account you can see lots of the really cool features. You set up one account and can then add a second child or third or fourth or 18th in the case of the Duggars. :)

If you have the only grandchild in a family then potentially you could harness the spending power of both sets of grandparents and any aunts and uncles and really rack up the college cash.

This is really an awesome tool. I hope you will consider signing up today.

Check out the awesome grocery e-coupons that are available to help you save some cash :)

$2.00 - Bounty Paper Towels
50¢ - Bounty Napkins
$1.00 - Charmin Mega Roll
$1.00 - Charmin Fresh
$1.00 - Charmin Plus Lotion
$3.00 - BIC Soleil 4 pack razors
$1.00 - Lucky Leaf Pie Fillings (WYB 2!)
$1.50 - BIC Comfort 3 Advanced 4 pack shaver
$1.50 - 1 package of Huggies Supreme Diapers
$1.00 - 3 jars Beechnut Homestyle baby food
$5.00 - 2 jars of similac
$1.00 - 8 jars of stage 2 baby food
$1.00 - Gold Bond baby powder
$1.00 - Any Beechnut Let's Grow item
75¢ - any Elmers Paint by number or marker by Number
$1.00 - Any CHiquita bites singles
$1.00 - 2 Ronzoni Healthy Harvest
75¢ 1 no yolks egg white pasta
50¢ 1 wacky Mac Pasta
75¢ 1 Sister Schuberts rolls
50¢ wacky mac mac & cheese
$1.00 1 box of Krusteaz waffles, pancakes or french toast
$1.50 any chiquita Bites Multi-pack
50¢ 1 box krusteaz waffles, pancakes or french toast
$1.00 2 Every day Fun size nestle chocolate items
$1.50 2 snyders of hanover Tortilla chips
$1.00 2 12 oz bags of wonka laffy taffy or nerds
$1.00 12 oz bag of grandes chips
45¢ 1 little debbie 100 calorie cakes
$1.00 - any variety of Padrinos chips
75¢ 1 pack little debbie double chocolate chip Muffins
+ Many, many more!!!

1 package of Jumbo Huggies Supreme diapers typically costs $8.99 at Kroger every day prices. Your Transaction could look like this:

$8.99 Huggies Supremes
-$1.50 Shortcuts e-Coupon
-$1.50 mailer or insert coupon
$5.99 out of pocket paid for diapers + tax
-$1.50 goes to your child's Upromise account
$4.49
So technically you only just paid $4.49 for the diapers and then chose to send $1.50 to pay for college!!!
I encourage you to sign up today and invite your friends and family to help you save for your little ones education - it's never too late to start - Free Money is FREE Money!! :)

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