Have you joined UPromise yet? If not, now's the time to do so. Why? Because you can earn money for college or future education just by registering your grocery cards and buying the things you would normally buy.
I always thought UPromise was just one of those gimmick programs which highly encouraged you to buy things you didn't need anyway in order to save a few dollars towards your children's future education. However, I've been investigating it further and I'm learning that there are ways which you can earn money through it, without spending any extra money to do so.
First off, you just need to sign up here and then register your shopper's cards and debit cards. When you shop and use these cards, you can earn a small percentage back on many items you would already be purchasing.
But that's not all! They've also rolled out an ecoupons program. These are unlike the ecoupons offered through Cellfire or Shortcuts which automatically come off of your grocery total. Instead, when you redeem these ecoupons (by buying one of the items these coupons are for), you'll get the cashback credited to your UPromise account.
I'd recommend loading on all of the ecoupons available every month. You probably won't buy a number of the items, but you never know when there's going to be a great bargain.
I've noticed that it seems many times the ecoupons available are for items which also have good coupons/deals currently running. For instance, right now you can load on an ecoupon for $0.75 in UPromise money if you purchase a Chiquita Bites Single. Well, as you know from my recent post, you can buy it for free with this coupon, so that would be a completely free way to earn $0.75 in your UPromise account (Thanks, Cha-Ching on a Shoestring!).
And that's just one small example of the many deals which you can snag by combined manufacturer's coupons and UPromise ecoupons with deals and sales. If you're already going to be buying the items because it's a great deal or you need it, you might as well earn a little money for college savings while you're at it, right?
Yes, it's only $0.75 here and $1 there, but over time, it can really add up. Plus, if you have friends or relatives who are not interested in earning
their own UPromise money, you can ask them if they'd be willing to add
their cards to your account and then you can also earn a little bit for
their purchases, too!