Country Mart and Upromise...
Making college more affordable for American families.
Dear Country Mart Shopper:
The cost of college continues to rise exponentially, far outpacing inflation. Understandably, many families feel stymied when confronted with saving for college. Other families consider dipping into their retirement savings or deferring their own retirements to help fund educational expenses.
Coincidentally, student loans have mushroomed, leaving more graduates strapped with debt as they enter the workforce. Other students find it necessary to balance school workloads with part time jobs presenting a major challenge as they try to avoid the risk of dropping out.
Don't Worry… We have the solution.
Launched in April 2001, Upromise was created to help families save for college. By joining forces with Country Mart and some of America's leading companies, Upromise allows families to get back a percentage of their everyday spending into their Upromise accounts.
Upromise has built a simple way to help families learn more about their savings options, open investment accounts, and jumpstart their savings. The mission of Upromise is to make college more affordable for American families.
The Upromise Service is free to join and allows members to save 3 – 5% of their qualified spending with Country Mart and many of America's leading companies - including Citi®, ExxonMobil, McDonald's® and hundreds of others - as college savings in their Upromise account. Members can also get money for college by dining at more than 8,000 restaurants and shopping online at more than 500 online shopping sites. Since the launch of Upromise in April 2001, more than six million families have enrolled in the Upromise program, allowing them to chip away at the challenge of saving for college. Check out an example of what you could save.
It's easy… Start turning your everyday spending into money for college. It only takes minutes to join, and the college contributions keep coming, day after day, year after year. Just register your Country Mart card at www.upromise.com and when you check out, you’ll automatically get college savings from participating grocery products.
Upromise offers parents and students a comprehensive financial solution to access college - including a broad range of college savings vehicles, information and student loans. For more information or to sign up visit www.upromise.com.
Country Mart Headquarters
Michael Bronner, Upromise Founder
Because of tremendous interest in this program, your initial contribution will not show up in your account until the end of June. Subsequent contributions should post as pending in your account within approximately 30 days of your purchase.
If you have any questions about this, please visit the Upromise help page.