Earlier this year I decided to find out more about Upromise. I had to see for myself what all the buzz was about. Upromise is a site that pays you to shop at online stores and also using your grocery and drugstore cards in the store (Kroger, FoodLion, Foodland, Walgreens and CVS are mine).
The difference with Upromise is instead of the cash rebates being paid to you, they go into a “holding” account for you to link directly to your 529 plan (or just be held in the account if you don’t have a 529 plan like us). My husband and I decided to give it a try. Today, I checked our account and we have a balance of ~ $50. All for doing things that I normally do everyday!
We have our grocery and drugstore cards registered in our account. You can also register your debit/credit cards to get cash back on certain purchases (1% from Bed, Bath, & Beyond & 2% from Exxon Mobil gas,etc.). I also have my mom’s cards registered too so I get her shopping benefits. I love how Upromise gives you flexibility! You can encourage family and friends to sign up for accounts and they can link their earnings to your child’s account.
Upromise now has additional coupons! The basic rundown is that you load coupons on your Shopping Card to get additional discounts. However, these discounts do not come off your grocery total, they are deposited into your Upromise account. Once your coupons are activated, you can shop right away!
We haven’t signed up for this yet but it sounds like a great deal! Citi Upromise credit card that gives you 1% cash back into the plan too (PLUS whatever you earn from using the Upromise approved links). So, you could use your Citi Upromise credit card for everyday purchases and then pay it off at the end of each month.
So, if you’re interested in signing up for your Upromise account, just click on the link here and start the process today! When you sign up, enter promo code 5tylenol during registration, and you will automatically receive $5 into your account!