UPromise: Save For College
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Upromise: Save For College

Posted on Monday, September 19th, 2011 at 10:12 am
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Are you the parent of a future college student? Are you currently in college? Are you a college graduate paying off student loans? Do you know anyone in college? If you answered yes to any of these questions then keep reading to find out how you can help that college student (or yourself) earn money for college through everyday spending, absolutely free!

What is Upromise?

Upromise offers a way for people to turn everyday spending into money for college. According to Upromise, they have helped many members earn hundreds and even thousands of dollars towards college just through everyday spending! Members can use those dollars towards college tuition, loans, and other expenses. You can save and invest your Upromise savings, request a check for college expenses, or use it to pay down student loans.

How does Upromise Work?

Before you can start earning money for college, you must join Upromise. Joining is easy and free. Once you’ve joined, almost everything you spend money on will add up to more money for college in your Upromise account. You can see how your everyday spending might add up with this example. As a member of Upromise, partners will give a percentage of what you spend at their business to your Upromise account. Here are some ways you can earn money through Upromise:

  • Shop online through Upromise.com and get 1%-25% back at more than 600 online retailers!
  • Eat at any one of more than 8,000 participating restaurants and get up to 8% back!
  • Shop at the grocery or drug store after activating grocery eCoupons each month to earn on grocery and drugstore items.
  • Save more than 2 times as much money for college when you recruit your friends and family to help! Learn more here.

Who is Upromise For?

Upromise can help everyone earn money for college – parents with young children, extended family and friends who want to contribute, students and college graduates with eligible loans to pay.

If you still have questions about how Upromise can help you earn money for college, then be sure to visit their FAQ page to learn more!

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Good Tip: Saving money is important – especially if you have a lot of expenses like bills to pay, loans to pay off, and all the other things that drain your bank account. Figuring out a way to save money can feel tedious to some, and like a punishment to others. U.S. News suggests that you try one of these money saving challenges. The “No Eating Out for a Month” Challenge This one is self-explanatory. The goal is to avoid eating out for an entire month. This might be super easy for people who enjoy making meals at home. People who really enjoy dining out, or ordering food to be sent to their home, may struggle with this one. It’s worth a try because spending money on take-out is more expensive than buying groceries. The Pantry Challenge This one is a variation of the “No Eating Out for a Month” challenge. The goal is to use up all of your groceries before you buy more. It forces you to try and remember why you bought a food or beverage that you don’t know what to do with, and gives you the opportunity to find a way to use it. The one exemption to this challenge is the foods that have expired. Don’t eat them! Throw them in the trash. The “No Spend” Challenge Make a goal to avoid spending money during an entire weekend. The only exemption in this challenge is that you are allowed to pay bills. This challenge is interesting because it requires creativity. You must be creative and find workarounds for problems that you would typically solve by spending money. You may have a different outlook on spending after finishing this challenge.