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Coupon Abbreviations
  • SC = Store Coupon
  • MC = Manufacturer Coupon
  • SS = Smart Source
  • RP = Red Plum
  • PG = Proctor and Gamble
Coupon Terms
  • WYB = When You Buy
  • B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free
  • .75/1 = 75 cents off one item
  • .75/3 = 75 cents off three items
  • EXP = Expiration Date

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 Using Upromise is a great way to save some money for your children's future educations!

If you’ve been using Upromise for a while, you’ll already know that it’s a pretty nifty way to save up some money for your children’s college educations or to help pay student loans.  For everyone else, you are still trying to figure out just how these eCoupons come off and how to get them.

It’s very similar to Savingstar in that you choose the coupons you want on the website, scan your store’s card at checkout (you must link your cards to the website), and the money goes into an account. The difference in Savingstar and Upromise is that Upromise doesn’t give you the option to take your money out once you reach $5. You can invest your earnings for future educations or use it to help with current student loans. Pretty cool!

“But what about Publix?” you may ask. It’s true that Publix doesn’t have a store card, but you can still participate in Upromise at Publix. Simply head to the customer service section of your store and request one of their special Upromise key chain cards.

using upromise

Another neat thing about Upromise is that it can be used on top of pretty much all other kinds of coupons: manufacturer coupons, store coupons, ecoupons, Checkout 51, and Ibotta. Remember that once you choose the items on which you want to save money on Upromise’s website, you won’t see the savings directly in the store. When the Publix cashier scans your card, those coupons will act as a rebate and be submitted into your account.

You can also use Upromise at restaurants and select online retailers. Joining is FREE.

Personal note: Since you can’t save on the same offers with both Savingstar and Upromise (Savingstar provides the coupons for Upromise), I like to use Upromise only at Publix. If Savingstar (which can’t be used at Publix) is going to give me money almost right away, I’m generally going to stick with that program at other grocery stores.

    • pdnr

      I thought you could have Upromise OR Savingstar, but not both. So, do I sign up first online and then get a card or do I get the card and then use that number to sign up online?

      • pdnr

        I realized the answer. I get a card from Publix and then enter it online at Upromise when I register.

        • You got it! Sorry you had to figure it out on your own.

    • Samantha

      My Publix does not offer this. =( Very sad

      • Every Publix should have these cards. If not call Publix corporate and have them mail you one. This isn’t really a Publix program, you just need to get the card from them. After that it’s really a program through Upromise and has nothing to do with the store.

    • Casey Denney

      Can you still get one if you dont have children yet?

      • Shellaine

        Yes! You can sign up and request a check back in the mail for your earnings. I’m not sure why they keep telling people here that you can’t do that. I had my account for years before I had my baby.

    • Linda Fassnacht

      Jenny, as an update, you can request UPromise balance be sent to you via check now, I got one about a year ago for $275. Also, you do not have to have children. I do not know when they changed it but it is no longer just a college savings plan.

      • Leslie

        This is true. I have had my upromise account for 12 years and have gotten over $1000 into a college account. Just the other day I logged on and had $35 to invest and there was a link that said Request a Check. So I did and lo and behold and check showed up a week or 2 later! Extra grocery money for me!

      • Shellaine

        Yes! I’ve cashed out and gotten a check in the mail several times. I’ve even emailed Southern Savers about it a few times so they could tell people to go sign up even without loans or kids!

    • kristen

      Thank you for this post! I was always confused why Upromise would be listed but I wouldn’t have access to that coupon…it is because I always check Savingstar first and activate all those THEN go to Upromise and there are few left. I will start doing that in reverse b/c I shop at Publix way more. Thanks!

    • Cheri Berry

      It looks like I will have to apply for a credit card in order to get a UPromise account. And they require my SS#. I don’t want another card, and I certainly won’t give my SS#. Did I click the wrong tab?

      • VP22

        No, you just go into Publix, ask for a card at the customer service desk and then you register the card online.

    • debbie

      I’ve been trying to register this card and it won’t let me. It is saying the site is no longer available