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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 Kylie September 8, 2010 at 9:28 pm

I'm an email subscriber. I don't have children yet, but I do have a niece that has a savings account we try to put change in every once in a while.

2 Elena September 8, 2010 at 9:37 pm

i do upromise

3 Elena September 8, 2010 at 9:37 pm

i like you on fb

4 Elena September 8, 2010 at 9:38 pm

i like CollegeAdvantage community on Facebook.

5 Michele K September 8, 2010 at 9:56 pm

I have started saving for my daughter's college. When I separated from my ex I took a huge cut in alimony on the basis he would open and put the money into a college fund for BOTH our children. When our son graduated this past spring I learned he has not saved a dime but spent the money that was to go towards our kids' college - a man who makes over 25,000 a year should not have problems paying his child's education. I'm currently a student and working towards paying for my own college. At this point my hope is to earn my doctorate degree and teach at a college where my daughter or son can attend and earn the undergrad degee for free! Sadly he lives in Ohio and sadly he asked ME if I knew how much college cost - I said YES, I'm a senior, I know all too well the cost. He has a high school diploma and a job that is a gift - he can't see the real value or the need for a college degree in today's world. :(

6 Amanda T September 8, 2010 at 10:17 pm

We set up UT accounts for our two kids.

7 theresa September 8, 2010 at 10:18 pm

i am dave ramsay-ing my way through my own college debt still, so no, nothing saved for the kids yet!

8 jeannine m September 8, 2010 at 10:18 pm

We haven't started saving yet but are going to soon

9 jeannine m September 8, 2010 at 10:19 pm
10 jeannine m September 8, 2010 at 10:20 pm

like you on fb (jd drenchek-scavo)

11 alh1203 September 8, 2010 at 10:23 pm

I have a prepaid college fund for my daughter that I pay into every month

12 alh1203 September 8, 2010 at 10:24 pm

joined their fb community

13 alh1203 September 8, 2010 at 10:24 pm
14 Denise September 8, 2010 at 10:30 pm

Nope. But I have to start saving for them soooonnn.

15 alh1203 September 8, 2010 at 10:31 pm

your friend on fb

16 Bond September 8, 2010 at 10:37 pm

not yet they are babies

17 Bond September 8, 2010 at 10:37 pm

i joined the dsm comm on fb

18 Eve September 8, 2010 at 10:37 pm

i do

19 Eve September 8, 2010 at 10:38 pm

i am a part of the dsm on fb

20 Jodi September 8, 2010 at 10:42 pm

We don't have a college fund yet. It's one of those things we keep meaning to do though.

21 Jodi September 8, 2010 at 10:43 pm

Follow you on twitter and tweeted! http://twitter.com/j_olson

22 Jodi September 8, 2010 at 10:43 pm

Follow you on facebook.

23 Tammy S September 8, 2010 at 10:49 pm

No college fund yet but should be starting one for the little ones.

24 april humphrey September 8, 2010 at 10:49 pm

no I have not started a college fund but would love to! I receive your emails :)

25 Lori Z. September 8, 2010 at 10:50 pm

We have 529 plans set up for both of our kids with about a semester's worth of state college tuition (currently) in them.

26 Lori Z. September 8, 2010 at 10:51 pm

I like you on facebook.

27 Bambi September 8, 2010 at 10:57 pm

I started a college fund for my son the day I received his SSN.

28 Bambi September 8, 2010 at 10:57 pm

I like College Advantage on FB.

29 Bambi September 8, 2010 at 10:59 pm

I like DSM on FB.

30 Lauren September 8, 2010 at 11:04 pm

3 kids, 3 savings acounts!

31 Lauren September 8, 2010 at 11:05 pm

I follow you on FB

32 Paula September 8, 2010 at 11:08 pm

Not yet - it's one thing I know I need to start

33 Carina September 8, 2010 at 11:13 pm

Unfortunately no college fund yet. This would be a great start!

34 Allison September 8, 2010 at 11:24 pm

We don't have a college fund for our son yet, b/c my husband is working on his Master's degree right now, but I think my parents may have started one for our son.

35 Allison September 8, 2010 at 11:24 pm
36 Allison September 8, 2010 at 11:25 pm

i am a member of the DSM Facebook community (Allison Boast Von Stein).

37 Jennifer P September 8, 2010 at 11:34 pm

I am currently saving for college thru Upromise.

38 Jennifer P September 8, 2010 at 11:34 pm

I like you on facebook.

39 Kimber September 8, 2010 at 11:38 pm

I have started a college fund for my toddler! It's small, but I save my change and add it to her account every few months. Every little bit helps!

40 sofia September 9, 2010 at 12:10 am

Facebook fan and e-mail subscriber:)

41 krishna priyanka September 9, 2010 at 12:37 am

i follow u on face book

42 krishna priyanka September 9, 2010 at 12:38 am

i follow college community on face book

43 Sarah September 9, 2010 at 1:09 am

We participate in or state prepay program, but no 529 as of yet.

44 Jennifer September 9, 2010 at 1:43 am

Not yet!

45 Jennifer September 9, 2010 at 1:43 am

I tweeted!

46 Jennifer September 9, 2010 at 1:44 am

I'm a facebook liker

47 kk September 9, 2010 at 2:41 am

No college fund yet. Thanks!

48 kristina September 9, 2010 at 6:56 am

No, but I know I need to even though she is not quite 4 yet.

49 christine September 9, 2010 at 7:28 am

We have small college funds for our kids.
Thanks for the giveaway!!

50 sarah t September 9, 2010 at 8:22 am

we have not started saving for college yet

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