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UPromise.com is a free college savings accelerator based in Needham, MA that allows parents to save funds for college via rebates from everyday purchases. It's simple: you'll save when you shop for the things you need.
With Upromise, thousands of companies will help you save for your child's college education. You can save when you shop online, at your favorite stores, or at the grocery or drug store. You can save when you travel, dine out, and more.
Ways to save using Upromise
With your current credit cards
The easiest way to get free college savings at thousands of participating retailers and restaurants is through the credit cards you already carry in your wallet. Register your credit cards once with us and every time you use one of them at a participating company you'll get a percentage of your spending back into your Upromise Account - automatically. We protect your credit card information with strict security precautions and use the information only for posting rebates to your account.
With your grocery and loyalty cards
Register your grocery card or CVS ExtraCare™ Card and you'll get money for college when you buy brands like Coca-Cola®, Kellogg's®, Keebler®, Tide®, Huggies®, and many more.
By shopping online thru Upromise
Visit the UPromise online shopping section and shop thru the links to get credit for your online purchases. Or, download remindU™, and they'll make sure you get college savings whenever you shop with a participating online retailer whether or not you go thru Upromise.
Thru Upromise Special Programs
While the above are the primary ways to save for college with Upromise, companies like America Online, Citi®, McDonald's® and more offer special programs.
529 College Savings Plans
You can even open a 529 College Savings Account through Upromise and your upromise rebates can be automatically transferred to your new 529 account. Learn more about 529 College Savings Plans.
Upromise customer serviceThe concept may be good but the customer service isn't. I called twice to get a simple question answered and the person that answered the phone spoke poor English because she was located in India. I was disconnected, of course, and when I called back the second person was harder to understand than the first. I asked to speak to someone with fluent English skills but there was no one available. And of course, there is no other phone number to call to get help. Shame on American companies that outsource to India
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