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When it comes to college savings, parents and students need all the help they can get. Even a small sum of money can make a difference and can help to ease the financial strain. Fortunately, there are many options to help plan for the cost of higher education and one of them is www.upromisetodream.com, an online service that helps you save for school.
For those of you who are not familiar, Upromise is a web service with college savings in mind and it has been around now for several years. The way this service works is simple: You shop for certain items in the grocery store, or online, or you eat at Upromise affiliated restaurants and you accumulate cash with each purchase. With grocery stores, you have to register your grocery store card with Upromise.com in order to track what you buy and award your money. With restaurants, you have to register your credit and/or debit cards. With online purchasing, you simply logon to your Upromise.com account and click a link that takes you into the site. There is no limit to the number of debit, credit, or grocery store cards you can register, and this means that parents and others can offer to add themselves to your Upromise.com account, helping to accumulate funds even faster.
Upromise is celebrating its 10th Anniversary and will be giving away a total of $20,000 to users who share a story that tells of how a parent has supported a child's dream. Users can participate in the sweepstakes by submitting a story, and can vote on their favorite stories by “liking” them. Upromise will give away $1,000 to 10 winners and a grand prize winner for $10,000 will be selected from the participants as well. A contest is in place to help offset the costs for college. I am very excited about spreading the buzz to other families.
I added my dream to the Dream Wall. And my dream is very simple “My dream for my children is that they can achieve their own dreams." In the end we all have the same dream for our children: For their health, happiness, and success.
I strongly encourage you to submit your dreams for a chance to win. I would love for you to share your story with a comment here on my blog post as well.