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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 Monica S March 17, 2011 at 6:58 am

I'm an email subscriber

2 Beth March 17, 2011 at 7:02 am

We have accts for our children; our oldest is in college and that is my one regret - I wish we had saved more for college when they were younger... it would have worked to our advantage.

3 sarah cooper March 17, 2011 at 7:04 am

We do have a 529 account for our 14 month old son!

4 Sara K March 17, 2011 at 7:14 am

We do not have this account.

5 Sara K March 17, 2011 at 7:15 am

I get your email messages.

6 kristan March 17, 2011 at 7:18 am

Yes, we do have one for our 16 month old.

7 Jessie March 17, 2011 at 7:29 am

My kids each have an account.

8 Jessica B March 17, 2011 at 7:40 am

No I don't have a CollegeAdvantage account but would love to start one.

9 Jessica B March 17, 2011 at 7:41 am

I like CollegeAdvantage on facebook

10 Jessica B March 17, 2011 at 7:41 am

I like you on facebook

11 Jessica B March 17, 2011 at 7:42 am

I follow you on twitter and tweeted this giveaway.

12 Jessica B March 17, 2011 at 7:42 am

I get your daily emails

13 Denise Wilson March 17, 2011 at 7:43 am

We have a 509 account for my son but not for my 6-month-old daughter, yet.

14 Denise Wilson March 17, 2011 at 7:44 am

Email subscriber

15 Jennifer March 17, 2011 at 8:34 am

I am an email subscriber.

16 Jennifer March 17, 2011 at 8:34 am

I do not have a 529 account.

17 Jaime March 17, 2011 at 8:46 am

No, we do not have a 529 plan. It's been on my to-do list ever since we had kids but just haven't done it yet.

18 andrea March 17, 2011 at 8:46 am

No, I don't have this kind of an account for my kids.

19 andrea March 17, 2011 at 8:47 am

I subscribe to emails.

20 Jaime March 17, 2011 at 8:48 am

Email subscriber.

21 Jaime March 17, 2011 at 8:48 am

FB fan of both DSM & College Advantage.

22 Chrysa March 17, 2011 at 9:17 am

Nope. No CollegeAdvantage yet.

23 Chrysa March 17, 2011 at 9:18 am

I subscribe via e-mail.

24 debi mullin March 17, 2011 at 9:24 am

we don't have one,. i think its time to start one though

25 Lina March 17, 2011 at 9:28 am

I don't have one but it'd be a great thing to start.

26 Lina March 17, 2011 at 9:29 am
27 Lina March 17, 2011 at 9:30 am

Subscribe to your RSS feed

28 Paula March 17, 2011 at 9:38 am

I follow DSM on facebook

29 Paula March 17, 2011 at 9:39 am

I do not have an account on CollegeAdvantage but I do have a 529 through my state. Only 6 years remaining to save!

30 Pamela March 17, 2011 at 9:44 am

I do not have this account for my daughter (5). Now is a great time to start.

31 Lisa M March 17, 2011 at 9:45 am

We do not have a 529 plan but have been researching it! What great timing!

32 Lisa M March 17, 2011 at 9:46 am

I subscribe to your emails!

33 Michelle March 17, 2011 at 10:10 am

We do not have one.

34 Jane March 17, 2011 at 10:13 am

We do not have one.

35 Scott March 17, 2011 at 10:15 am

We do not have one.

36 Sophie March 17, 2011 at 10:16 am

We do not have one.

37 Norb March 17, 2011 at 10:17 am

We do not have one.

38 Tieshia March 17, 2011 at 10:22 am

o, we don't have a College Advantage account for our two boys but we're interested in starting one!

39 sherri March 17, 2011 at 11:10 am

We don't have this account.

40 LauraF March 17, 2011 at 11:15 am

No and he turns 5 today. I'd better start saving.

41 Heather C. March 17, 2011 at 12:01 pm

I have a college savings account through another company, but it seems like College Advantage is a better set up than the one I am using currently so I would love to win this!

42 Heather C. March 17, 2011 at 12:02 pm

I subscribe VIA RSS

43 Heather C. March 17, 2011 at 12:03 pm

I follow you VIA Twitter and tweeted:
http://twitter.com/#!/Hyzennthlay/status/48413962525622272

44 Heather C. March 17, 2011 at 12:04 pm

I joined the CollegeAdvantage community on Facebook and the Deal Seeking Mom community on Facebook

45 Andrea March 17, 2011 at 1:17 pm

No we dont have one. would love to start one though!

46 Andrea March 17, 2011 at 1:17 pm

liked collegeadvantage on fb

47 Andrea March 17, 2011 at 1:18 pm

i follow you on fb

48 Amy March 17, 2011 at 1:49 pm

We have a NE 529 account for each child:)

49 Beth Brown March 17, 2011 at 2:49 pm

I have 529 accounts for my 7-year-old and 12-year-old daughters!

50 Beth Brown March 17, 2011 at 2:51 pm

I like you and 529 on facebook.

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