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UPromise: Is it worth it?

September 19th, 2008 at 08:39 am

Has anyone had any luck using UPromise? I have about $1.38 in the account and I opened it 2 years ago. hardly seems worth it. I also tried to link it to my bean's 529 plan but my state's plan was not listed as an option, so I am wondering if there is any way, should the balance go up, to get the money out.

6 Responses to “UPromise: Is it worth it?”

  1. my english castle Says:

    Do they still use Mobil? We did pretty well with Upromise when the Mobil station nearest us was cheap. Now it's very expensive and we never use them. We've got a couple hundred in there, just on grocery store and CVS points, but it's agonizingly slow, especially if you don't use their other services. Our dining points go to the airline account instead. I've pulled the money out to put it in my state plan, but keep the account active for the few dollars that dribble in. You can indeed get the cash out.
    It explains how somewhere on the site.

  2. fruitbowlk Says:

    I love upromise. I have almost 92.07 in my account and I have been with them for around two years. I shop on line. I do surveys, use exxon gas, I use ecoupons which is new and great and I dine out. So yes to me it worth it. I'm haven't attached it to any of their 529 plans because I have decided to open up and esa and use upromise saving plan to fund it.

  3. frugaltexan75 Says:

    I use UPROMISE - at least I used to. Made about $4 or so. There is a way you can take your money out without linking it to a 529 plan, etc. I don't remember exactly how you do that, but I think it's buried in the Terms and Conditions document.

  4. thriftorama Says:

    Well, it sounds like it is worth doing then. I guess it just takes time to get money in there. And it's not like I'm going out of my way to fund the account, so I guess I'll stick with it.

  5. compulsive debtor Says:

    I think every little bit helps, so I signed up for it when The Midge was a baby. I think I may have reached $100 by now (8 years later), which I then promptly deposited into our 529 plan....

  6. ecoast7 Says:

    The majority of people posting on this subject seem to accrue between 0 to $50.00 per year in their u promise accounts. This meager ammount seems hardly worth any extra effort one may sacrifice in targeting certain retailers. For example, buying more expensive gas for an entire year just so your u promise account grows $20.00 is counterproductive considering the money wasted in more expensive fuel along with added transportation costs and inconvenience. I have expensive law school loans I was considering applying u promise to. Now, I don't thinks so. Feel free to convince me otherwise...

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