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Win-It Wednesday: $100 CollegeAdvantage Scholarships (3 Winners!)

by Tara Kuczykowski on March 16, 2011 · 192 comments

Join me every week for Win-It Wednesday, with 24-hour giveaways just for you!

It's tax time! The April 15th deadline is fast approaching, and if you're an Ohioan doing your taxes, you'll want to take advantage of the CollegeAdvantage 529 Savings Plan. For the first time, this year Ohio residents can have all or a portion of their state tax refund directly into an existing CollegeAdvantage 529 Savings Plan when filing 2010 state taxes online. This makes saving for college for your children easy and hassle-free.

Features of the CollegeAdvantage 529 Savings Plan include:

  • Earnings are tax-free.
  • Deduct contributions from Ohio taxable income ($2,000 annually).
  • No enrollment or annual fee.
  • 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.
  • Transfer funds to another child.
  • Withdraw funds at any time.
  • Change investment options.
  • 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.

Three lucky Deal Seeking Mom readers will each win a $100 CollegeAdvantage scholarship to help boost your current account or create a new one! (NOTE: You do not need to be an Ohio resident to win this giveaway!)

To enter, tell me if you have a CollegeAdvantage account for your children?

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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 CollegeAdvantage account for your children?

2. Join the CollegeAdvantage community on Facebook and 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!

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 1 of 3 $100 College Scholarships from CollegeAdvantage and @DealSeekingMom: http://dealseekingmom.com/?p=73113 #Ohio529

4. Subscribe to my feed via RSS or email. You must confirm your email subscription for it to be a valid entry! Leave a separate comment letting me know you have done so. If you’re already a subscriber, simply leave a separate comment letting me know you’re already subscribed. Lovin’ my subscribers! You guys make this all possible.

Prize:
(3) $100 CollegeAdvantage Scholarships

This giveaway ends at 7 p.m. EDT on 3/17 and is open to all U.S. residents 18 years or older. I’ll use And the Winner Is 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!

{ 192 comments }

1 Yvonne March 16, 2011 at 7:08 pm

thIS WOULD BE WONDERFUL FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

2 Joanna March 16, 2011 at 7:18 pm

Hope I win!!

3 Cindy March 16, 2011 at 7:30 pm

We don't have 529 plan, but I wish we did now that our son is a senior. I'd love to win!

4 theresa March 16, 2011 at 7:37 pm

after 20 years, we just paid off our student loans TODAY! so, since we are down to just our mortgage, we are ready to get going on college money for our three little ones and this would be a great start!

5 nat March 16, 2011 at 7:43 pm

we've set up a 529 for each of our
three grandchildren!

6 Charity March 16, 2011 at 7:51 pm

We have a 529, but I'd love to win. Every penny counts!

7 deanna March 16, 2011 at 8:24 pm

We do have an account! Our son is going into his senior year and the funds are now getting low, so hope I win!

8 Lara C. March 16, 2011 at 8:34 pm

I'm expecting my first in August. What a great way to encourage me to start saving for his college.

9 kristen nadolski March 16, 2011 at 8:35 pm

my two older kids have one, but not my youngest!

10 Lara C. March 16, 2011 at 8:35 pm

Joined the CollegeAdvantage community on Facebook and the Deal Seeking Mom community on Facebook.

11 Lara C. March 16, 2011 at 8:35 pm

RSS Subscriber

12 Jenn P March 16, 2011 at 8:36 pm

Yes, we do have 529 account set up for our 13 yo and 16 mo. We could always use a boost in these accounts. I have been a SAHM since June of last year. Money is always tight and an extra $100 now can grow alot over the next 17 years for Ryland.

13 Helen March 16, 2011 at 8:38 pm

We don't have CollegeAdvantage account for our child, but we definitely need to start thinking about something, because honestly, the savings is not saving. :) I'd put a sad face sign, but that's just too depressing. So :) Thanks for the contest!

14 Karen March 16, 2011 at 8:50 pm

We don't have a CollegeAdvantage account, but we do have 529s set up for our kids.

15 Karen March 16, 2011 at 8:50 pm

I am an email subscriber.

16 Melinda March 16, 2011 at 8:55 pm

Our 1st child will be attending College this August. I dont' have college advantage account but have a PA529 plan. SInce College are not cheap, we applying for scholarship all over too. It would be nice if we win this to help cover the books and fees and get a good start!!!

17 Melinda March 16, 2011 at 8:57 pm

I also have facebook account and E mail subscriber as well.
Thanks, Dealseekingmom..I always look forward to your deals daily!!!

18 Cheryl M March 16, 2011 at 9:05 pm

We do not have any kind of college savings going for our kids

19 Cheryl M March 16, 2011 at 9:06 pm

I'm an RSS follower; do 't do twitter & don't want my FB to get too spammy

20 Jen Kuck March 16, 2011 at 9:12 pm

We don't, but have been talking about starting one. This would be a good nudge! :)

21 Rachael K March 16, 2011 at 9:13 pm

We not have any college savings for our kids. College Advantage sounds like the way to go.

22 Karla March 16, 2011 at 9:26 pm

I do not have a CollegeAdvantage plan.

23 Karla March 16, 2011 at 9:27 pm

I like CollegeAdvantage and DSM on Facebook.

24 Karla March 16, 2011 at 9:27 pm

I subscribe to the e-mail.

25 April March 16, 2011 at 9:45 pm

we don't have a collage advantage plan but this sounds great. Thanks for the giveaway!

26 Isel March 16, 2011 at 9:49 pm

Don't have one yet but we've been talking about setting one up since my oldest was 1yr old. This would be a great way of just doing it already!! Thanks for the chance :)

27 Paula March 16, 2011 at 9:51 pm

We do have a College Advantage 529, but haven't been able to save much in it.

28 Paula March 16, 2011 at 9:54 pm

I like DSM and College Advantage on Facebook.

29 Jerry March 16, 2011 at 9:55 pm

I subscribe via RSS

30 Paula March 16, 2011 at 9:56 pm

Email subscriber

31 Emily March 16, 2011 at 9:57 pm

We don't have accounts for our boys, but I need to start them.

32 Emily March 16, 2011 at 9:57 pm

I like DSM and College Advantage on facebook.

33 Emily March 16, 2011 at 9:57 pm

I'm an email subscriber.

34 Isel March 16, 2011 at 9:57 pm

I like CollegeAdvantage Ohio's 529 Plan
and DSM on FB!!!

35 JEN C March 16, 2011 at 10:23 pm

We haven't started a 529 plan for our daughter yet. We are focusing on paying for diapers for now. I plan to start one for her in a couple years when I go back to working.

36 casey spurlin March 16, 2011 at 10:25 pm

I don have an account for my children.

37 casey spurlin March 16, 2011 at 10:26 pm

I subscribe to e-mail♥

38 Katherine March 16, 2011 at 10:27 pm

We have both a savings account and bonds for our kids' future, but not a specific college account.

39 Katherine March 16, 2011 at 10:27 pm

I subscribe via google reader.

40 JEN C March 16, 2011 at 10:31 pm

I follow you on Twitter and I tweeted the message.

41 JEN C March 16, 2011 at 10:32 pm

I subscribe via Google Reader.

42 JEN C March 16, 2011 at 10:33 pm

I like DSM & College Advantage on Facebook.

43 Renee D March 16, 2011 at 10:37 pm

We do have a College Advantage 529 and have slowly been adding to it. I love that it comes off your Ohio State taxes-bonus! This is such an awesome giveaway though, thanks!

44 Renee D March 16, 2011 at 10:39 pm

Just joined the CollegeAdvantage community on facebook!

45 Renee D March 16, 2011 at 10:40 pm

And joined the Deal Seeking Mom fb page.
Why have I not done this before??? :)

46 Renee D March 16, 2011 at 10:42 pm

And already a email subscriber :)

47 Julie Johnson March 16, 2011 at 10:44 pm

We don't, but I would love to win one!

48 megan s. March 16, 2011 at 10:58 pm

No little ones yet but starting early never hurts!

49 megan s. March 16, 2011 at 10:59 pm

I subscribe to the email feed!

50 Melissa A. March 16, 2011 at 11:09 pm

Yes, we have an account.

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