I dont know if this is for all of the US, but a friend
turned me onto www.upromise.com
These companys put money into a 529 college fund for
For example- At ExxonMobile- for every gallon of gas,
you buy, they put in 1 cent toward his/her fund.
I use this and my Safeway Card for my nephew's fund.
Hey FREE money for college, is FREE money. And it is
FREE to join!
The address again is- www.upromise.com
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05-13-2004, 02:24 AM #1
Free Money For Your Kid's College Education- No joke.
05-13-2004, 02:49 AM #2
Yeah, I've heard of them before so I think it is across the entire US.IACOJ Agitator
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05-13-2004, 10:31 AM #3
Bou, it's all over the whole country.
The company that I work for has ties with Upromise. They give us a little peice of plastic with a barcode that goes on your keychain. Customers can sign up too. All you have to do is give Upromise some of your very basic information on their website and your account is started.
At the store where I work, there are Upromise signs by the price tags on certain items. The companies that make/distribute these items have teamed up with Upromise. When you purchase a product that supports Upromise, you have the cashier scan your card and it credits up to 5% of your purchase toward the account. The amount contributed is determined by the distibutor.
Another way you can save is with certain cerdit cards. Again, these cards contribute up to 5% (some more) of every purchase towards the account. That would work out very nicely if you purchase everything with a credit card then pay it off at the end of the month. Save 5% at the store on certain items, then save 5% or more on the entire purchase when you use the credit card.
The best part of the whole thing is it's FREE. FREE. Very FREE. And did I mention that it's FREE?TO/EMT CVFD (1219)
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05-15-2004, 09:26 PM #4
Thanks for the feedback guys. Good to hear something
positive. This program looks good...Bou
05-15-2004, 10:40 PM #5
Is anyone here involved with the plan? If so, how do you like it? It looks like an interesting way to save.
05-15-2004, 11:33 PM #6
My cousin is a FF and he started this for his infant
son. The new account is already at $20. He added my
supermarket card and my discounts go to my nephew's
Funny thing is Firehouse.com has posted some info.
on the screen to the right.
<---Check it out.
Last edited by CALFFBOU; 05-19-2004 at 02:21 PM.
05-19-2004, 02:03 PM #7
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It sounds like a great program, just make sure you know what 529 plan you're getting into. Some have really, really tanked over the past few years, like ten cents on the dollar of your original investment.
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