Get Cash Back and a Free $5.00 Gift Card from Upromise!!



Do you want a FREE $5.00 Gift Card?  Sign up for Upromise and you can have it!

Upromise is a site that I’ve recommended for years!  They offers coupon codes for your online purchases and you can earn between 1 – 25%  cash back.  You can also load ecoupons to your shoppers cards and put that saved money into your Upromise account.  Right now, when you sign up for a Upromise account you will receive a free $5.00 Gift Card, if you make a qualifying purchase within 14 days of opening your account.  They have a few different gift cards to choose from, including:, CVS, or Barnes & Noble!  You can keep your card and use it yourself or wait until you have a few and find a website where you can sell gift cards.  Either way.


Instead of getting cash back in the form of a check {like Ebates} your savings are deposited into your Upromise college savings account.  From there you can choose to move that money into a high-yield savings account, a tax deferred 529 plan, to pay down a student loan, or you can request a check to be used how you want. The best part is that you can open one up for yourself, a child, or a grandchild!  This is a great way for grandparents to help put their little ones through college without spending any additional money.

To get even more savings you can sign up as a preferred diner.  Once you register your credit or debit card at (completely safe) you can find participating Upromise dining restaurants and find special dining offers.  When you go to pay your bill with the credit or debit that you registered with you will automatically save a percent of your order (up to 8%!).  This money will be deposited into your account without you having to even think about it!

Upromise also offers eCoupons on everyday items that you are buying already.  After  you’ve registered your grocery and drugstore cards you can come back monthly to your Upromise account and download coupons to automatically apply to your order at checkout.  The money won’t come off your total bill but will be directly deposited into your Upromise account.  We have our parents and grandparents cards on file on our account and we go at the beginning of the month and download all possible coupons.  It only takes a few seconds and the purchases that our parents and grandparents make send money to our Upromise account without them having to lift a finger.

If you haven’t signed up for Upromise yet what are you waiting for?


Upromise: Start Saving for College Today!

College fund savings

Sign up with Upromise and start saving for college today!


With the cost of everything on the rise, many parents are at a loss these days as to how they can realistically save for their children’s college.  Since you are visiting this website, you are probably already aware of the savings extreme couponing can bring. Now that you have that area under control, maybe it is time for you to take a look at saving for college.


Upromise is a tried and true program that helps you save for college as you buy the purchases you normally buy, like  gas, going out to eat and online purchases.  You earn a percentage of each qualified purchase and that total goes into your Upromise account.   I’ve used Upromise since 2009 and I’ve saved hundreds!  Here are simple instructions to help you start maximizing your savings with Upromise today!


1. This program is for everyone:

  • Don’t have kids yet? No problem. If you are planning on kids in the future you can start saving now. It doesn’t cost a thing and the little savings you make today will add up for tomorrow.
  • Don’t have a kid or plan on having kids?  No problem.  You can use Upromise too!
  • Don’t have kids but still have your own student loan with Sallie Mae hanging around? This program is for you. Upromise savings can be applied to your current Sallie Mae student loan balance!
  • Don’t have kids but want to help your family members? Have grandchildren, godchildren, nieces, or nephews? Upromise allows you to use the savings you acquire toward someone else’s college costs.  The recipient would be appreciative and you can have access to money-saving coupon codes.

2. How it works:

  • Sign up for Upromise online.
  • Once you have an account set up, link your current savings cards (CVS, Kroger, Winn-Dixie, etc.) to your account by entering the number on the back of the card.  Readers tip (Thank you Amy!): If you shop at Publix, simply go the customer service counter to request your Upromise savings card. Link this number to your Upromise account as you would your other store cards and have your checkout person swipe it when you shop at Publix. Simple!
  • Go to Upromise’s home page and click the coupons & deals tab.  From there you can add coupons directly to your store savings cards. These coupons do not take the value off of the items you buy but for each item you buy, the value of the coupon goes directly into your Upromise account! Coupons change every month so come back regularly to add new coupons.
  • Shop online with Upromise!  When you’re shopping online, go and click through Upromise, you’ll earn money that is deposited into your Upromise account.  If you are familiar with or Ebates, Upromise works the same way. There is even a downloadable TurboSaver toolbar app that adds savings for online purchases without having to click through Upromise. The cash back percentage is different for each store but can go as high as 25%!
  • Take advantage of the preferred diner program. It is free and is easy to sign up for. This program lets you save up to 8% of your total dining bill which includes taxes and tip! These savings are added to your Upromise account.
  • They also have a MasterCard that…blah blah blah, you know I hate credit cards so we’ll just skip over this part!

3. How to get your money:

  • You can invest your savings into a high-yield savings account with Sallie Mae.  This lets the free money you are already earning become even more free money! Plus Upromise will match 10% of your annual savings in your high-yield savings account! Woohoo!  More free money for college!
  • You can choose to invest in a tax-deferred 529 plan (only available in certain states).
  • You can put the money towards paying down your current student loan.
  • You can invest your money into a high-yield savings account.
  • You can also request a check and do whatever you want with it!  This is a new edition to the program and I think it will be a popular option for cash-strapped families.

Don’t forget that family members or friends can sign up and link to your account so that their savings are going to fund your child’s college.  It’s simple to add their store savings cards and they’ll be earning for you without lifting a finger.  Even though you know grandma would do anything to help send her little darling to college!


The Upromise website has a wealth of free college savings information that you can read up.  Check it out, sign up for Upromise today, and see how easy it is to save!