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Build Your Savings While Shopping With Upromise

CollegeAdvantage, Ohio’s 529 Savings Program, is partnered with Upromise* to help you save more for college without any extra effort. Upromise is a free loyalty program that offers its members cash back for their purchases from a wide variety of businesses. When you connect your debit and/or credit card to your Upromise account, you can start earning rewards with your everyday shopping. You can then link your Upromise account to your CollegeAdvantage Direct 529 Plan account to roll over these rebates.

Participating businesses include online retail stores and restaurants at which Upromise members can earn cash back. Thus far in 2016, over $353,000 has been invested in CollgeAdvantage Direct 529 Plan accounts from the rewards account owners earned through this program. The number shows how something so simple can add up to significant savings. Every dollar you spend with Upromise can get you closer to your college savings goal.

Would you like to see how others used Upromise? Read this Saving Story from a CollegeAdvantage family who used it to add to their 529 savings.

Interested in joining? Visit to sign up for free. Already an Upromise member? Log in to your account and link it to your CollegeAdvantage Direct Plan and watch your account grow with automatic transfers of your rewards.


* Upromise is an optional service offered by Upromise, Inc., as an added value to CollegeAdvantage Direct 529 Plan Account Owners. Upromise is separate from the CollegeAdvantage Direct 529 Plan and is not affiliated with the Ohio Tuition Trust Authority of the State of Ohio. Participation in Upromise is optional and voluntary. Specific terms and conditions apply. Participating companies, contribution levels, terms, and conditions are subject to change without notice. Upromise and the Upromise logo are registered service marks of Upromise, Inc.

Posted on December 9, 2016

Ohio Tuition Trust Authority

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