March 18, 2015

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College may be far off in your mind, but it is never too early to start saving!  Upromise by Sallie Mae can help you get a head start on the savings process—without drastically changing spending habits.   The month of March is being celebrated as “Bonus College Savings Month” by Upromise, so that means you can earn even MORE cash back for college in March. Normally you can earn up to  5% cash back from their  850+ partners , but during “Bonus College Savings Month”  hundreds of those partners offer 7% cash back!
 

Upromise World MasterCard holders can earn up to 10% cash back on eligible online purchases made with their Upromise World MasterCard .   In keeping with “Bonus College Savings Month” each week in March, a different Upromise retail partner will reward Upromise members shopping online  with 20% cash back instead on eligible online purchases made with their Upromise WorldMasterCard holders. Partners for this program will include: Macy’s, Lands’ End, Groupon and Under Armour, and to see the full list of participating partners, check out Upromise.com.  This is a great month to start saving!

Now that spring has sprung, the cleaning out the closets and buying new clothes for the new seasons has started! If you are already going to be spending money, then why not save at the same time?
Upromise is a free to join membership service that allows families to earn cash back for college. It is as simple as earning up to 5% cash back while shopping for the things you buy all the time. You can shop at a number of Upromise partners which include more than 850+ online stores and 10,000+ restaurant locations, grocery and drugstores. Popular online retail partners include Amazon.com, Bed, Bath & Beyond, Macy’s, and more. Shopping for gifts and earning money for college at the same time sounds like a win-win situation to me! 

Still unsure? Well as of today, Upromise members have earned over $900,000,000 and counting, helping families contribute to college tuition, expenses and loans. Upromise offers different ways for members to allocate their cash back earnings to help plan, save and pay for college. Upromise members can:

  • Transfer earnings to eligible 529 plans or a Sallie Mae High-Yield Savings Account
  • Apply earnings to eligible student loan repayment 
  • Request a check for cash for books and other expenses 
  • Split up earnings across multiple beneficiaries (perfect for those of us with multiple children entering college close to each other!)
Everyone can earn money for college!  Parents with young children; family and friends who want to contribute; students and graduates with eligible student loans to pay.  Don't put off saving for your future or your child's future, check out Upromise today and get saving!