Mummy’s Way to Save for College

I’d heard about this company a while back called Upromise and I honestly thought it was too good to be true until my friend, told me it was true so I want to recommend it to you as it is a FANTASTIC way to save for your child’s college. Let me explain:

First off it’s FREE to join, and it allows you to earn money for college through shopping online through Upromise, by purchasing specific products or from certain stores or even just when you use your credit card! Members direct their spending to Upromise partners—including more than 600 online stores, 8,000+ restaurants, thousands of grocery and drugstore items—and earn money for college.

Secondly, If you don’t have kids, you can use it on yourself, your spouse, your children, or grandchildren. Everyone can earn money for college—parents with young children; family and friends that want to contribute; students and graduates with eligible student loans to pay.
Many members have earned hundreds even thousands of dollars for college with their everyday spending, and have been able to use those earnings to contribute toward college tuition, expenses, or loans–quicker and easier. There are sponsors who donate the month and some families report to save $1000 each year! Yeah, crazy huh? Think that that means that by the time your kids are ready for school you could have $18K ready for them. Ok, that won’t pay for all of their college but IT’S FREE MONEY!! And of course we all love free money, right??!!!

All you have to do is go to their site here and sign up. I added our credit card so that when we dine out I make a percentage of what we spend. I also signed up my CVS card so that when I spend there I earn. Basically, you buy what you normally buy and you make a percentage of what you spend! Again, for FREE!!!

One place I know you can use it for sure is restaurant.com so you can get gift certificates cheap and tuck away some for college. Now you know why I thought it was too good to be true!

The other cool thing is they offer electronic coupons each month that load onto your loyalty cards and then you save even more money. This month’s highlights include:

  • $1/1 Huggies (which you can use along with the coupons.com coupon)
  • $0.50 Dominos 5 lb. bag of sugar
  • $1/3 package Nestle Toll House morsels(for all that baking!)
  • $1/1 Lysol Wipes
  • $1/1 Lysol Spray
  • $1/1 Spray n Wash

You can go here for more info and please let me know if you use this program too!

Comments

  1. I’ve been a member for a little over five years and in that time, I, my mom, and a friend have accumulated….$18.83 for my future children! That’s a used book right there! Well, in about 20 years if I keep going at this rate, I’ll have about $75…so maybe a few used books 🙂

    I thought things would move a bit faster. The only consolation is that I just started CVSing this year (which is where most of the $ comes from, since I would never buy some of these high-cost items normally), so maybe things will pick up. Also, living in a small town means I cannot use the restaurant incentives/extra earnings because only one (high-priced) restaurant here participates.

  2. That stinks! From what I’ve heard from friends who participate, you can make decent money. Maybe it’s because your small town doesn’t particpate. I hope so as I’m hoping to make some money from it!! I’ll let you know how it goes!

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