Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Upromise is a Promising Resource for College Savings

Ideally, saving for their children's college education should be a top priority for all parents. In reality, most parents whose children have autism or other disabilities have extraordinary expenses for diagnostic evaluations, physician visits, therapies, supplements, special diets and adaptive equipment that can easily overwhelm a family budget and make saving for college seem all but impossible. That's where upromise.com comes in!

Upromise is a free service that allows parents to earn money for their child's college education by doing things they already do: making purchases at your favorite grocery and drugstores; shopping in stores and online; eating out at restaurants; booking travel, hotel reservations and car rentals; and buying and selling homes. Whenever you make a purchase from a participating store or service, you get up to 25% of the amount of your purchase credited to your Upromise account. Grandparents, other family members and friends can join and contribute their Upromise savings to your child. You can even sweep your Upromise savings into a participating 529 plan and let your child's college savings grow tax-free.

To begin earning money to help send a child you love to college, just follow these three simple steps:
1. Sign up for a free account a Upromise.
2. Register your grocery and drugstore loyalty cards, as well as the credit or debit cards you use to make purchases, to your Upromise account.
3. Continue to shop as you normally do.

You will be amazed how quickly your child's college savings can grow through Upromise.

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