Upromise: a Free Way to Supplement College Loans, Scholarships, and Grants

Do you have children or grandchildren? If so, you might want to consider enrolling in Upromise–an easy way to earn a little extra cash for those college tuition bills that will arrive in your mailbox sooner than you expect.

Upromise is a free program, requiring minimal effort on your part; and the cash rebates you earn over the years will reduce your reliance on college scholarships, grants, and loans.

Simply enroll at the Upromise web site, register a credit card and/or a grocery card or two, and whenever it makes sense, shop at participating Upromise merchants. In return, these merchants contribute a percentage of every purchase to your account.

Some of the participating merchants are:

  • Bed, Bath & Beyond
  • Budget Rent-A-Car
  • Callahan’s Seafood & Lounge
  • Circuit City
  • CVS
  • Exxon-Mobile
  • Garfield’s Restaurant (Hagerstown)
  • Giant
  • GNC
  • Griff’s Landing
  • McDonald’s Upromise savings available with gift certificates only. These are available year-round from the McDonald’s web site.
  • Pep Boys
  • Safeway
  • Sports Authority
  • Staples
  • Toys ‘R’ Us
  • Weis Market
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