This post brought to you by Upromise by Sallie Mae. All opinions are 100% mine.
Sometime in the last decade I signed up for Upromise by Sallie Mae. It was through a grocery store where we attached our frequent shopping number to our Upromise account. Each week we could look for special Upromise value items on the shelves and if we elected to purchase one of the items, earn money towards our children's education. Upromise has come a long way….I don't even have to leave home to shop and earn now.
In fact, it's so convenient, I just installed the RewardU toolbar onto my desktop and started shopping.
I browsed a few sites: iTunes, Deal Chicken, JC Penney and in the end I found myself at Abe's Books drooling over my weakness–cookbooks!
I found a great price and I earned 5% back:
I just bought: Best Recipes from the Backs of Boxes, Bottles, Cans, and Jars http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/BookDetailsPL…Best Recipes from the Backs of Boxes, Bottles, Cans, and Jars
Shopping, deals and cash back for college–that's Upromise! It is free to join and the savings build quickly–members have received more than $750 million through Upromise. It is effortless. Most us are already shopping online, by simply starting your online shopping at Upromise.com you can shop hundreds of online retail partners such as Target, Apple, Best Buy, Macy’s or Old Navy and earn five percent back for college on eligible purchases. There is an option to use the Upromise credit card, and increase the savings to 10 percent or more cash back. There's plenty of options on where you can save the money earned through Upromise–in a 529 college savings plan, put towards student loans, deposited in a Sallie Mae savings account, or you can get a check.
I use the RewardU toolbar to remind of me of saving opportunities when I shop online.
With the holidays just around the corner, shopping online is sure to be something you do–why not earn some money for our children's education and make those gifts ones that continue to give years from now!