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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 TLR September 8, 2010 at 7:23 pm

I'm a fan on Facebook.

2 TLR September 8, 2010 at 7:24 pm

I'm a CollegeAdvantage fan.

3 Kim September 8, 2010 at 7:34 pm

Upromise is great!

4 Charlotte September 8, 2010 at 7:49 pm

Do not have a college savings fund yet.

5 Charlotte September 8, 2010 at 7:50 pm

Facebook fan.

6 Charlotte September 8, 2010 at 7:51 pm

Email subscriber.

7 MIchelle W. September 8, 2010 at 7:54 pm

Yes I have a college fund for my children and anything more to add to it would be a great help!

8 Laura September 8, 2010 at 7:54 pm

Yes, we do!

9 Laura September 8, 2010 at 7:54 pm

I joined the CollegeAdvantage community on Facebook.

10 Laura September 8, 2010 at 7:55 pm

I'm a fan of Deal Seeking Mom on Facebook!

11 Laura September 8, 2010 at 7:55 pm
12 MIchelle W. September 8, 2010 at 7:56 pm

Like you on FB

13 Christy September 8, 2010 at 7:56 pm

I have a Upromise account for my son, but not an actual college savings account yet.

14 Christy September 8, 2010 at 7:56 pm

I'm a Facebook fan.

15 Lina September 8, 2010 at 7:58 pm

No college fund yet.

16 Lina September 8, 2010 at 7:59 pm
17 Tabathia B September 8, 2010 at 8:10 pm

No college fund
tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

18 Tabathia B September 8, 2010 at 8:11 pm

fb fan (michelle b)
tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

19 anne September 8, 2010 at 8:12 pm

FB fan

20 Tabathia B September 8, 2010 at 8:12 pm

twitter follower & tweeted
http://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/23960902118
tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

21 Lori A. September 8, 2010 at 8:14 pm

I have the Upromise account, but that is all. We barely make ends meet as it is...so saving for college hasn't been a possibility.
ljatwood at gmail dot com

22 Lori A. September 8, 2010 at 8:15 pm

Joined the CollegeAdvantage community on Facebook
ljatwood at gmail dot com

23 Debbie September 8, 2010 at 8:15 pm

I do have a college account for my son. Would like to have the ability to put more into it...but for now that's not much of a possibility.

24 Lori A. September 8, 2010 at 8:16 pm

follow on twitter and tweeted
http://twitter.com/ljatwood/status/23961092683
ljatwood at gmail dot com

25 Lori A. September 8, 2010 at 8:22 pm

Joined the Deal Seeking Mom community on Facebook
ljatwood at gmail dot com

26 Abby September 8, 2010 at 8:23 pm

I do have a college fund set up for my son!

27 Abby September 8, 2010 at 8:24 pm

I am a facebook fan!

28 Abby September 8, 2010 at 8:25 pm
29 Abby September 8, 2010 at 8:26 pm

Facebook fan of College Advantage

30 Andrea Watts September 8, 2010 at 8:39 pm

I don't and now I'm paying dearly!

31 EMILY S September 8, 2010 at 8:41 pm

I SAVE THRU FUTURETRUST

32 EMILY S September 8, 2010 at 8:41 pm

liked on fb!!

33 EMILY S September 8, 2010 at 8:41 pm

i follow dsm on twittter

34 Angela September 8, 2010 at 8:43 pm

We do have a college fund started for both of our children.

35 Andrea Watts September 8, 2010 at 8:46 pm

I joined the College Advantage group on FAcebook.

36 Andrea Watts September 8, 2010 at 8:46 pm

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

37 Andrea Watts September 8, 2010 at 8:48 pm

I "like" you on Facebook

38 Angela September 8, 2010 at 8:49 pm
39 Corrie @ "Cents"able Momma September 8, 2010 at 8:56 pm

I have a MI 529 plan for both of my boys as well as a 529 plan through Upromise, but I'd always love to save more.

40 Corrie @ "Cents"able Momma September 8, 2010 at 8:57 pm

I "like" Deal Seeking Mom on Facebook.

41 Lauren September 8, 2010 at 8:58 pm

I have a college fund. Though I am from NJ, I have an OH 529 since its one of the best of all of the states!

42 Chandra September 8, 2010 at 9:04 pm

I have two daughters, ages 10 and 12, and have not had the ability to start a fund for either yet :(

43 Chandra September 8, 2010 at 9:05 pm

I am a Facebook fan :)

44 Krystal September 8, 2010 at 9:06 pm

We have a little bit of a college fund saved up.

45 Chandra September 8, 2010 at 9:06 pm

I joined the Deal Seeking Mom on facebook as well :)

46 Krystal September 8, 2010 at 9:06 pm

I'm a FB fan of DSM

47 Katherine September 8, 2010 at 9:09 pm

Not necessarily for college, but we have started a savings account for our son. The purpose and when he gets the money have yet to be determined. We also want our kids to be responsible for most of their education. I think it means more that way.

48 Katherine September 8, 2010 at 9:09 pm

I am a facebook fan.

49 Casey Spurlin September 8, 2010 at 9:17 pm

no but i should

50 Casey Spurlin September 8, 2010 at 9:18 pm

im a fan on fbook

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