|[July 28, 2014]
With Back to School Season Approaching, Now's The Time to Earn Cash Back for College with Upromise by Sallie Mae
NEWARK, Del. --(Business Wire)--
Whether beginning kindergarten or senior year, millions of students are
headed back to school this fall and have some shopping to do in order to
be prepared. In fact, according to the National Retail Federation, the
average family spends nearly $700 on school supplies during
back-to-school season. Upromise
by Sallie Mae is here to help families save while they shop;
Upromise members can earn up to 5 percent or more cash back for college
while they shop at more than 850 popular online retailers like Staples,
Dell (News - Alert), Macy's and Gap.
"We have four children, one of whom is in college now, so we are always
looking for opportunities to try to save for college as much as
possible," says Upromise member Craig Z. of Boston, Mass. "With our
online purchases, especially around back-to-school time, we use the
Upromise website as a launch pad to shop at numerous online stores and
ultimately to earn savings for our kids."
Membership to Upromise by Sallie Mae is free and provides cash back
through online purchases at many major retailers, dining out, buying
gas, shopping with the Upromise credit card or even buying or selling a
home. When consumers choose to shop through Upromise.com,
they can accelerate their college savings. In addition, with the Upromise
World MasterCard, families can double their earnings on online
purchases with up to earn 10 percent cash back.
"As a mother with three of my own heading back to school, I've seen
firsthand how those bills can quickly add up," said Erin Condon, vice
president, Upromise by Sallie Mae. "That said, it's rewarding for
Upromise members to know that purchases today can make a difference down
the road when it comes time to pay for college."
To date, Upromise by Sallie Mae members have earned more than $850
million to be used toward college savings. Cash rewards can be invested
in an eligible 529 plan, used to help pay down an eligible student loan,
transferred into an FDIC-insured Sallie Mae High-Yield Savings Account
or withdrawn by check.
Join the conversation on how to save, plan and pay for college at Facebook.com/SallieMae
To learn more about planning for college, visit SallieMae.com/planforcollege.
Sallie Mae (NASDAQ:SLM) is the leading financial services company
specializing in education. Whether college is a long way off or just
around the corner, Sallie Mae can help turn education dreams into
reality for American families. With products and services that include
Upromise rewards, scholarship search and planning tools, private
education loans, insurance, and online banking, Sallie Mae offers
solutions that help families save, plan, and pay for college. Learn more
Commonly known as Sallie Mae, SLM Corporation and its subsidiaries,
including Upromise, Inc., are not sponsored by or agencies of the United
States of America.
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