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Win-It Wednesday: $100 College Scholarship from CollegeAdvantage

by Tara Kuczykowski on September 8, 2010 · 278 comments

Join me every week for Win-It Wednesday. I’ll be posting 24-hour giveaways at 8 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. ET to give you plenty of chances to win!


Did you know that September is National College Savings Month? What better time to start saving to give your kids a little extra help in obtaining a college education!

I had the opportunity to learn about the CollegeAdvantage 529 Savings Plan at the Ohio State Fair last month, and I was really inspired to start a savings plan for our kids. I've always been adamant that I'd like for our children to have some responsibility in paying for their education so that they don't take it for granted, but I'd definitely like to be able to assist them in their efforts, so this seems like a fantastic option for us.

Features of the CollegeAdvantage 529 Savings Plan include:

  • Earnings are tax-free.
  • Deduct contributions from Ohio taxable income ($2,000 annually).
  • Use your funds at any college in the country.
  • Pay for tuition, room and board, or books.
  • Contribute as little as $25 at a time.
  • Benefit from professional money management by leading financial firms.
  • Save with FDIC-insured bank products.
  • Pay no enrollment fee, no maintenance fee and low administrative fees.
  • Transfer funds to another child.
  • Withdraw funds at any time.
  • Change investment options.

Those are some pretty compelling reasons to open a 529 savings plan if you ask me.

One lucky Deal Seeking Mom reader will win a $100 College Scholarship from CollegeAdvantage! Note that you do not need to be an Ohio resident to win this giveaway. CollegeAdvantage will assist you in setting up a plan that works for you.

To enter, tell me if you've started saving money for your kids' college tuition yet.

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Every reader has four methods available to enter this contest. Choose one each of any combination of method one, two, three, or four for up to a total of 4 entries!!!

If you are reading this in your email or feed reader, please CLICK HERE to visit the original blog post to enter. Email entries will not be counted.

Methods of entry:

1. Leave a comment. Do you have a college fund for your kids?

2. Join the CollegeAdvantage community on Facebook. Come back and leave a separate comment letting me know you've done so!

3. Follow @DealSeekingMom on Twitter and tweet the following. Be sure to come back and leave a separate comment with the link to your tweet!

Enter to win a $100 College Scholarship from CollegeAdvantage and @DealSeekingMom: http://bit.ly/caQEA8 #Ohio529

4. Join the Deal Seeking Mom community on Facebook for more conversation, additional deals and a peek at the freebies I receive in the mail each week. Come back and leave a separate comment letting me know you've done so!

Prize:
(1) $100 College Scholarship from CollegeAdvantage

This giveaway ends at 2:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, 9/9 and is open to all U.S. residents 18 years or older. I’ll use Comment Contest to select the winning comment. Winner will be notified by email and listed on my Giveaway Winners page. Winners must respond within 48 hours of notification to claim their prize. Good luck!

While you’re in a contest entering mood, don’t forget to check out the Giveaway Gathering for a variety of contests being hosted on Deal Seeking Mom readers’ blogs!

{ 278 comments }

1 Danielle September 8, 2010 at 5:05 pm

I don't yet have a college savings plan, but I would REALLY like to have one for my eight month old son.

2 Danielle September 8, 2010 at 5:05 pm

I am a fan of DSM on Facebook!

3 Erin September 8, 2010 at 5:11 pm

Almost! I've got it down to the top four picks and Ohio is one of them!

4 Erin September 8, 2010 at 5:12 pm

Just joined you on FB!

5 Jenna September 8, 2010 at 5:15 pm

We do have a college fund for my almost 2 year old son. Need to set one up for the baby due in Feb! We contribute every month!

6 Jenna September 8, 2010 at 5:16 pm

I liked College Advantage on Facebook

7 karen September 8, 2010 at 5:16 pm

We started money away but do not have a special account. We need one!

8 Jenna September 8, 2010 at 5:16 pm

I follow you on Twitter ajennaod Enter to win a $100 College Scholarship from CollegeAdvantage and @DealSeekingMom: http://bit.ly/caQEA8 #Ohio529 nd tweeted:

9 Jenna September 8, 2010 at 5:17 pm

I follow you on Facebook.

10 karen September 8, 2010 at 5:17 pm

already an email subscriber.

11 Marissa September 8, 2010 at 5:17 pm

My F-I-L started 529 plans for all four boys when they were 1. So glad that he did that.

12 Amanda Y. September 8, 2010 at 5:19 pm

No kids, but I'm in college myself right now

13 Amanda Y. September 8, 2010 at 5:19 pm

I'm a Facebook fan of Deal Seeking mom

14 Susan S September 8, 2010 at 5:22 pm

My daughter is currently in college and the savings are pretty much spent.

15 Bren September 8, 2010 at 5:23 pm

not for my kids(we are sorry now)but we started for the grandaughter and she's under a year.

16 Bren September 8, 2010 at 5:24 pm

already an email subscriber

17 megan September 8, 2010 at 5:24 pm

No, I am in college myself and so I know how much I am spending, which makes me want to start saving for my kids asap.

18 megan September 8, 2010 at 5:25 pm

I am a facebook fan.

19 megan September 8, 2010 at 5:25 pm

I recieve your emails.

20 Jennifer September 8, 2010 at 5:25 pm

no- but this would be a great way to start one up!

21 Jennifer September 8, 2010 at 5:25 pm

I like you on facebook

22 melody September 8, 2010 at 5:26 pm

I am saving for my granddaughter who is 5 months old so $100 will be a lot more in 20 years! Thanks for all you do.

23 melody September 8, 2010 at 5:27 pm

I am an email subscriber. The $100 would make a good start for my grabddaughters future.

24 melody September 8, 2010 at 5:28 pm

I am a follower on facebook, the $100 is a great start towards my granddaughters future!

25 M J Knudsen September 8, 2010 at 5:34 pm

My children are older but I have looked into starting a plan for my grandchildren.

26 M J Knudsen September 8, 2010 at 5:35 pm

Liked College Advantage Ohio's 529 Plan on facebook.

27 M J Knudsen September 8, 2010 at 5:36 pm

Alaready joined the Deal Seeking Mom community on Facebook

28 Jen September 8, 2010 at 5:38 pm

I'm a facebook fan! :D

29 Eliza Klinger September 8, 2010 at 5:39 pm

We have a little bit of money saved for college. Our kids are still in elementary school, but saving for college is always in the back of our mind. i think I'm going to look into a 529 plan too!

30 Eliza Klinger September 8, 2010 at 5:41 pm

I like Deal Seeking Mom on facebook

31 Jen September 8, 2010 at 5:42 pm

We don't have a college fund, but we do have savings accounts for all three children started. I suspect part or all of that money will go towards college.

32 Robin Hogue September 8, 2010 at 5:43 pm

I save for my daughter that is in college!

33 Robin Hogue September 8, 2010 at 5:44 pm

I am an email subscriber.

34 Eliza Klinger September 8, 2010 at 5:46 pm

I like College Advantage on facebook

35 Eliza Klinger September 8, 2010 at 5:47 pm

I follow Deal Seeking Mom on twitter and tweeted
http://twitter.com/Chadley4ever/status/23950284164

36 Hollie Arnold September 8, 2010 at 5:49 pm

No not yet but need to do so in the near future!

37 angella w September 8, 2010 at 6:04 pm

I only have upromise and a few savings bonds so far

38 Jennifer H September 8, 2010 at 6:20 pm

Yes, we're saving already.

39 Jennifer H September 8, 2010 at 6:20 pm

your fb fan

40 Caren September 8, 2010 at 6:24 pm

My daughter is starting college in 20 days and after her father and I divorced the college saving went sour. Any help we can get now would be wonderful!!!

41 Dee J September 8, 2010 at 6:26 pm

We are saving for our child, but every bit counts and would love to win this~ thank you!

42 Karissa September 8, 2010 at 6:32 pm

We don't have any saved yet!

43 Celeste September 8, 2010 at 6:43 pm

Haven't started saving yet, still paying for my husband's tuition.

44 Celeste September 8, 2010 at 6:44 pm

follow you on facebook

45 lynne powell September 8, 2010 at 6:45 pm

My children are grown with children of their own. They have not anticipated any future expenses for their children, so I would love to win & start a plan for them.

46 Mel September 8, 2010 at 6:48 pm

I started 529 plans for both of my children when they were a few months old.

47 Mel September 8, 2010 at 6:54 pm

I like you on facebook!

48 Diane G September 8, 2010 at 6:56 pm

I current have 529 accounts thru College Adventage for all my kids. This would be great to win for my High School senior.

49 Melissa A. September 8, 2010 at 7:08 pm

Yes, I have a college fund for each of my kids.

50 TLR September 8, 2010 at 7:23 pm

I have 529 plans set up for both kids.

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