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Upromise – Earn Cash Back for College with Sallie Mae RewardU Toolbar!
When I was pregnant with my first child back in 2002, I wanted to set up a college account. By searching around online, I stumbled across this great website called Upromise.
WHAT IS UPROMISE?
Upromise is a rewards program where shoppers can earn cash back for college. It is free to join and members have received more than $750 million through Upromise. By simply starting your online shopping at Upromise.com at hundreds of online retail partners such as Target, Apple, Best Buy, Macy’s or Old Navy, families can earn five percent back for college on eligible purchases. If you use the Upromise credit card, you can get 10 percent or more cash back. Money earned through Upromise can be put in a 529 college savings plan, put towards student loans, deposited in a Sallie Mae savings account, or you can get a check.
UPROMISE MAKES IT EASY WITH THE REWARDU TOOLBAR
Now you can save even more with Upromise by downloading the RewardU toolbar. I downloaded this last year and I continue to save at the places I shop at every single day. Whenever I open a new tab for the Internet on my compter, I get a screen like this:
Then I will put in the place where I want to shop:
Every time I go to a participating Upromise site, I get a message like this:
HOW MUCH I HAVE SAVED?
To date, I have saved over $2000 for my kids (there are three now) college funds. I have done all of this by making everyday purchases. I don't have to go out of my way because these are all places that I would be shopping at anyway.
I do, however, look first at Upromise when shopping online because if I need to buy something and I find a merchant that is part of the program, I will shop with them first.
This week I saved by shopping at Target. For my $149 purchase at Target, $7.45 is going into my Upromise account. It really couldn't be simpler to shop and save.
And the toolbar? Well that toolbar makes certain that you never miss a Upromise opportunity.
What are you waiting for? Start shopping!