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

I'm an e-mail subscriber!

2 Bond March 16, 2011 at 11:12 pm

no i don't have an acct

3 Bond March 16, 2011 at 11:13 pm

i am an email subscriber

4 Eve March 16, 2011 at 11:13 pm

i do not have an account

5 Eve March 16, 2011 at 11:13 pm

i subscribe to your email

6 Anneke March 16, 2011 at 11:20 pm

I do not have one yet but would love to start one!

7 Anneke March 16, 2011 at 11:21 pm

I subscribe via email

8 Anneke March 16, 2011 at 11:22 pm

I follow on twitter

9 Jessica March 16, 2011 at 11:22 pm

I don't have one, but sounds like a good idea!

10 Jessica March 16, 2011 at 11:23 pm

subscriber

11 Trevor March 16, 2011 at 11:23 pm

I do not have one

12 Michele March 16, 2011 at 11:33 pm

Don't have one of those plans, but we do have an account with money set aside.

13 Michele March 16, 2011 at 11:33 pm

email subscriber.

14 Lucy March 16, 2011 at 11:34 pm

We recently opened accounts for our 2 girls & wish we had started sooner. Better late than never! Great contest idea for both existing College Advantage holders & those that need a nudge to start saving...thanks!

15 Claire March 16, 2011 at 11:34 pm

ive never heard of it, so i dont have an acct.

16 Mary March 16, 2011 at 11:36 pm

I have accounts for 4 kids, but it's stll not enough. I have 3 currently enrolled.

17 Claire March 16, 2011 at 11:37 pm

e-mail subscriber.

18 Tabathia B March 16, 2011 at 11:51 pm

No i don't have one

tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

19 Tabathia B March 16, 2011 at 11:52 pm

email subscriber

tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

20 Tabathia B March 16, 2011 at 11:53 pm

twitter follower & tweeted
http://twitter.com/#!/ChelleB36/status/48230051963088896
tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

21 Matt March 17, 2011 at 12:56 am

subscriber

22 Matt March 17, 2011 at 12:56 am

...email subscriber

23 Matt March 17, 2011 at 12:57 am

kids are young (not in school yet) but we have been looking into the 529 savings plan

24 Erica March 17, 2011 at 12:58 am

WE don't have those college accounts set up for our kids. They just have their own college accounts they put money into.

25 Erica March 17, 2011 at 12:58 am

I suscribe to your email

26 armand vasquez March 17, 2011 at 1:32 am

No I don't for my older daughter but am starting one for my younger son.

27 armand vasquez March 17, 2011 at 1:32 am

I joined the groups on Facebook.

28 Anne Loyd March 17, 2011 at 1:32 am

I do not have one of these accounts but I do have savings for the kids' educations.

29 Cathy March 17, 2011 at 1:33 am

I don't have an account

30 Anne Loyd March 17, 2011 at 1:34 am

I like College Advantage on Facebook and you as Anne Loyd.

anneliz702@hotmail.com

31 Anne Loyd March 17, 2011 at 1:35 am

I subscribe to emails.

32 armand vasquez March 17, 2011 at 1:40 am

I tweeted your message from @armandv71

33 Iva March 17, 2011 at 1:41 am

I do not have one.

34 Iva March 17, 2011 at 1:42 am

I follow you on facebook.

35 Lori Z. March 17, 2011 at 1:43 am

We've been using Scholarshare but I'd love to open a College Advantage account for them.

36 Lori Z. March 17, 2011 at 1:46 am

I subscribe via email.

37 Heather G March 17, 2011 at 1:55 am

I do not have an account

38 Heather G March 17, 2011 at 1:56 am

Fan of yours and college on facebook

39 Heather G March 17, 2011 at 1:56 am

I am a subscriber

40 Marci Massanari March 17, 2011 at 2:26 am

I have something similar in WI

41 Donna K March 17, 2011 at 2:48 am

I don't have one yet.

42 Donna K March 17, 2011 at 2:49 am

I am a subscriber.

43 Donna K March 17, 2011 at 2:50 am

I follow you both on facebook.(Donna Kozar)

44 amanda March 17, 2011 at 3:25 am

no we dont have one yet.

45 amanda March 17, 2011 at 3:26 am

facebook fan of both.

46 amanda March 17, 2011 at 3:26 am

email subscriber.

47 Angela March 17, 2011 at 6:21 am

Yes, we have a College Advantage account for our kids.

48 melanie Anderson March 17, 2011 at 6:40 am

We have accounts for both of our children.

49 Monica S March 17, 2011 at 6:54 am

No, I don't have a College Advantage account for my son

50 Monica S March 17, 2011 at 6:56 am

I like you and College Advantage on facebook

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