July 31, 2012
I always get a bunch of questions about Upromise and how it works. It is a really great program and since we will get a bunch of new coupons to load tomorrow I thought I would give you guys an explanation of how it works.
Hopefully this will help you see what a valuable program it really is and how it can be a nice way to accumulate some moolah!
So what is Upromise? It is a totally FREE program where you turn your everyday spending into money that you can use to pay down a loan, save for college or just spend on anything you would like!
They have several ways to earn money.
Anyone can sign up for a Upromise account! You do not need to have kids to enroll! While Upromise earnings can be used to pay off a loan or save for a child’s college fund, you can opt to request a check and then use it on whatever your heart desires!!
So far we know that it is a free program and you can use money on whatever you want. Now let’s talk about how easy it is to earn money through Upromise.
Since we are all about Publix, let’s talk about how to earn money just by shopping at Publix.
The first thing you will need to do is join Upromise. Then, next time you are shopping just go to the customer service desk at your local Publix and request a set of Upromise cards. I grabbed a new set of cards so you can see what you are looking for. As you can see in the picture, you get several key tags and one big card. Just set up an account/log in to Upromise and register your Publix Upromise card (plus any additional grocery and drugstore loyalty cards) and the hard part is done.
I post the list of eCoupons on the first of each month. That is when I always load mine. Just click on the eCoupon page on the Upromise site and load the eCoupons. I always load all of the coupons since I never know what deal I might find. Then, all you have to do is shop as you normally would. When you purchase items that correspond to the eCoupons you will get that coupon amount deposited into your Upromise account! How easy is that?! No paper coupons to manage and nothing to track–it’s done for you!
My second favorite way to earn is through Upromise Dining Rewards. This is another easy one as all you do is log in to your Upromise account and register your credit and/or debit cards. You can then check the list of participating restaurants and when you pay the check with the registered card you get a percentage of your spending deposited into your Upromise account. The percentage amount will vary by restaurant. But again…you really do nothing beyond the initial set up.
For all of you who shop online, you can get cash back at a ton of participating retailers. If you can’t remember to check Upromise before you shop you can install the TurboSaver toolbar which will automatically find deals for you when you search online.
You can also sign up for a Upromise credit card to get savings on all your purchases made with the credit card. I really can’t comment on this feature since I don’t do credit but it is an option that I thought I would tell you about.
If you want to earn even more money you can get family members to join and help you save. My parents have all of their cards registered on my account so the boys earn even more money!! The more folks who accept your invitation the more money you can earn!!
Once you have your account the only thing you really have to do is load your eCoupons each month and then you just shop/dine out as your normally would.
I would love to hear how you guys make the most of Upromise? I have earned a nice little chunk of change for the boys with almost no effort! That is my favorite way to make money –tee hee!! As you can see from my picture, I am due to transfer some money.