Thursday, May 31, 2007

Free money


My sister Sarah told me to do this years ago, but I finally got around to it today.

I signed up with Upromise. It's pretty easy. They just had me link my credit cards and grocery store cards to my Upromise account, and then when I spend money at participating places, including a lot of online websites, they'll give me a percentage of the sale back into the account for my kids to spend on college. The money can sit there in a non-interest bearing account, or I can link it to the kids' 529 plans, and it will be invested. I really should have done it a long time ago.

For those of you who have been accumulating free money doing this for a while, I have some questions. Specifically, have you been able to earn significant cash or is it more like $3.74 over the course of 7 years? Regardless, I think it's way legit, so I am encouraging everyone out there who comes upon my little blog to sign up with Upromise so that all the purchases you make anyway can give someone (yourself or a child) a little bit of a kickback to go toward college expenses.

And if there's anyone out there who would be willing to link their purchases to my kids' accounts, I'd be most honored to accept.

5 comments:

Alice said...

I signed up for Upromise almost 6 years ago. To date I have accumulated $90.79. It's not much, but it didn't cost me anything. Actually, I forgot about it for about 5 years, until recently, so I probably would have done better if I had been updating my info, and keeping up with it.

Alice said...

And I have mostly used mypoints.com for online purchases... it's a more immediate reward, and I'm kind of selfish. :)

sarah said...

I have not checked my account for a long time, but about 3 years ago, my balance was about $11. If you are going to shop online, you have to log on to upromise and go through their links to get the rewards. I never think to do that. I am going to check my fat account right now.

Abby said...

I'm gonna do it.

n said...

how come i keep getting error messages when i send you email? thanks for the cd!