I was at the grocery store this evening and had my uPromise card out and the cashier accidentally scanned my card for the customer ahead of me in line. I jokingly said, “That’s OK, I don’t mind taking credit for her purchase.” this started an interesting conversation with the other shopper about how it works.
I signed up for uPromise in June 2005 (at least, that’s what my online account says). I simply register my store cards for places I normally shop (two area grocery stores, a drug store, etc) and shop normally. I can also get credit for online purchases from participating websites like TigerDirect where I shop regularly. All in all, I’ve earned almost $300 for my children’s college funding. This may not seem like a lot, but when you consider that I’m not shopping any differently than I normally would, this really is free money! We’re already taken money from the account (my oldest son just graduated college in June). My younger son will be going to college in fall of 2009 and my daughter will be about 6 years behind that.
No matter what ages your children or grandchildren are, you can earn money for them. Friends and family can join you in earning to increase your earnings. So, don’t miss out on free money, sign up and register your store cards for savings.