Fill your shopping cart—and your 529 account

Do you need a gallon of milk? Going out for dinner? Back to school shopping? Why not add a few bucks to your my529 account while you are out shopping?

By signing up for Upromise, a free program that offers cash back rewards when shopping for everyday items, you could restock your home and add to your my529 account. For over 20 years, Upromise has helped families earn over $1.1 billion in free cash back rewards to help boost their college savings.

When you shop at participating stores, Upromise credits you a percentage of the cost of your purchase. When you reach $50 in rewards, the money is automatically contributed to your my529 account.

After setting up a Upromise account, you can log in and view products that count toward rewards. You can receive as much as 10% in cash back rewards when shopping for qualified products at your favorite stores. You can earn additional rewards for purchasing gift cards and dining at participating restaurants.  Upromise members can even earn cash back rewards at the supermarket by submitting grocery receipts.

Upromise has made it easier to get rewards when you activate the Upromise Extension for Chrome. It’s a safe and easy way to get notified of sales, coupons and rewards while shopping online. 

You can join Upromise for free at When you join, you’ll receive a bonus of $5.29 for opening a new Upromise account, plus a $25 bonus when you link your my529 account to your new Upromise account. That’s more than halfway to your first $50 contribution to your my529 account.

Being a Upromise member linked to my529 also enters you into a monthly drawing for one of five $529 scholarships from Upromise. You must link the accounts to allow Upromise to redeem the rewards into your my529 account.

Visit to learn more.

The Upromise website is provided and maintained by a third party—Upromise. my529 is not responsible for and has no control over the content of the third-party website.

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