August 22, 2011

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@Upromise Top Five Tips for Back To School Savings! Plus a giveaway! #BacktoSchool

Back-to-school is HERE, and Upromise by Sallie Mae has some helpful tips to help parents shop smart, save on supplies AND get cash back for college on all their purchases for children of any age! According to a survey by the National Retail Federation, the average family plans to spend more than $600 for their elementary or high schooler and $800 to send their college student to campus this fall. Smart shoppers can get cash back for college on nearly every item on their list at - each week one major online retailer (including Kohl's, Pottery Barn Teen and Kmart) will boost its contribution for college to 10 percent!

There are more than 900 online retailers at Upromise, and parents can save 1 to 25 percent on purchases - money that can be deposited into a 529, used to pay down student loans or sent to parents as a check! Really - there are so many stores - school supplies at Staples, groceries, even dining and travel.


1. Tired of buying and carrying around massive textbooks? Try out some of the newest e-readers! Students who buy an iPad at the Apple Store or an e-reader like the Nook Wifi® eReader from will receive 1 percent cash back towards their college savings. And for those who want to have a book in their hands, get 3 percent money back from and when buying new or used textbooks and e-textbooks.

2. Don't let your child be the kid always asking to borrow someone's pencil! Go back fully prepared for all that school can throw at you by shopping online at or and get 2 percent cash back for college!

3. Stay organized. Go back to school with the best bag for your child from and earn 10 percent college savings! features lunchboxes, traditional and wheeling backpacks as well as laptop bags from name brands like The Northface, JanSport and Timbuk2.

4. Make your child the most stylish in the classroom. Shop online and and find the latest fashions from stores like Lands¹ End and Nordstom, where you will earn 3 percent cash back, as well as Old Navy and Gap, both of which offer 5 percent back!

5. Keep your child up-to-date with the newest technology while saving a bundle. Upromise lets you save on Dell laptops and tablets from Best Buy by offering 2 percent cash back.

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Well the great people at UPromise want to get you started on saving and is awarding one lucky OneMommaSavingMoney reader (US only)   a $25 gift-card!

The winner will be chosen by

Mandatory Entry:
Become a fan of  One Momma Saving Money  on Facebook

Extra Entries:
1.  Follow @OneMommaSavingM  and UPromise on Twitter   Please include Twitter name in comments
2 . Re-post this giveaway on your blog (2 extra entries, post 2x please). Please post link to the post in comments
3.  Like UPromise on Facebook!
4.  Follow my blog. (RSS feed or Google friend connect, bonus entry is you do both!) Please state how you follow. I will check. If you use RSS feed, make sure you confirm subscription. Please post a 2nd comment for Bonus entry
5.   1 daily entry- Follow @OneMommaSavingM  on Twitter and tweet the following leaving a direct link in your comment:  Win a $25 gift card from  @OneMommaSavingM & @Upromise 09/09 #BackToSchool

Giveaway ends September 9, 2011at 5pm EST

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