As you all know, I love to score awesome deals in any way I can. If I can get cash back while shopping, even better! Well, how about getting cash back for college, just by shopping for things you already buy? With Upromise by Sallie Mae, you can join for free and shop online deals, all while receiving a minimum of 5% cash back! All you need to do is create your free Upromise account and originate your shopping from the Upromise site. Some stores give you more cash back than others. In addition to sweet deals, I like ease and convenience. After you’ve done some shopping and have earned cash back in your Upromise account, you can have the funds direct deposited into a college savings account. Perhaps you’ve already done the school thing – so set it up for your kids!
It was fairly easy to sign up for UPromise and getting the UPromise tool bar was even easier. The toolbar makes it possible to view how much you have earned, without always having to log into the website. Then of course, you can also start your shopping from the toolbar.
When you are logged into your Upromise account you complete a search for what you want to shop for. You can search the item type or the store! Then it will tell you what percentage of cash back you will earn on your purchases, and you can get shopping!
My husband has been wanting another pair of pants that he can wear to work, and I just haven’t found the right pair for the right price. I logged into my Upromise account and searched for Kohl’s. I did what I always do and went straight to the clearance items. I found him a pair of straight-leg canvas pants for work, on sale for just $10.80, with a $43 in savings. I used a 15% off promocode that was advertised on the homemade, so out the door with shipping I only paid $15 for the pants.
If you are anything like me then you probably do a lot of yoru shopping online already. So why not earn money for an important cause – the future – while you’re at it?