Only half of American parents are saving for their children’s college and even more interesting is that that nearly half of those who are not currently saving have a reason other than the lack of money to do so. Some of the reasons include not knowing how to start or even just procrastination. Do you fall into that boat?
To help encourage families across the country to take action and start saving towards their children’s future learning, Upromise by Sallie Mae just launched its second annual “Make the Pledge, Keep the Promise” $100,000 giveaway. What I love about this giveaway is that whether you’re saving for a child’s future, paying for your own college expenses or paying back a student loan, you can enter to win when you share why you’re committed to turning the dream of education into reality.
To enter to win your share of the $100,000, visit the Upromise website to sign up for free membership and take the pledge. Plus, for additional chances to win you can dine at Upromise partner restaurants or even download the free college savings tool called “RewardU.” After October 10th, fifty finalists will be randomly selected and the public will vote to select the 10 grand prize winners.
Upromise by Sallie Mae is totally FREE to join. Since 2001, members have earned more than $750 million in cash for college. How awesome is that!? Upromise cash rewards can be invested in a tax-deferred 529 college savings plan, deposited into a Sallie Mae High-Yield Savings Account, used to help pay down an eligible Sallie Mae student loan, or sent to members in the form of a check.
Now, I’ve got an exciting giveaway for you all! Upromise has provided me with three $25 gift cards to give away to the Bargain Blessings readers!
Here are your options for entering this giveaway:
1. Leave a comment letting me know who you plan to use Upromise to save for. Remember, it can be a child, yourself or can even be used to pay down student loans!
2. Become a Bargain Blessings Daily Deal E-mail subscriber. Leave a comment telling me you’ve done so.
*Subscription must be verified to count as a qualified entry
3. Become a Bargain Blessings Facebook fan and leave a comment telling me you’ve done so.
*Like must be verified to count as a qualified entry
Please make sure to leave a separate comment for each entry method you complete. E-mailing me is not a valid entry.
I will be selecting the winner at 5:00pm MT on Thursday, Sept. 19th, so don’t forget to check back to see if you’ve won!
*This giveaway is sponsored by Upromise. As always, all opinions expressed in this post are my own.
*By entering this giveaway you are agreeing to the Bargain Blessings Giveaway Rules and Disclosures.