Upromise, Inc., the company that helps families save for college, announced that families across America can now save even more when they buy Skippy Peanut Butter, Centrum multivitamins, Lehigh Valley Dairies milk products, Fisher nuts, and pasta from leading brands like Muellers, R&F, Pennsylvania Dutch and Anthony’s.
As the latest participants in the Upromise Grocery service, these brands will contribute 3-5% of each participating product’s purchase price into a member’s Upromise account. The companies join thirteen other leading consumer packaged goods manufacturers already participating in the program: Coca- Cola(R), Garelick Farms(R), The Glad(R) Products Company, GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, Gorton’s(R), Keebler(R), Kellogg(R), Kimberly-Clark, McNeil, Minute Maid, Nestle Ice Cream Company, Procter & Gamble, Snyder’s of Hanover, Inc. and Welch’s.
Families can now save on more than 2,700 items at more than 15,000 grocery and drug stores, including America’s four largest grocery chains and all CVS/pharmacy locations. More than two million families nationwide have registered for the Upromise service since it launched less than 18 months ago. “With Upromise Grocery, everybody wins,” said George Bell, Upromise CEO. “America’s most civic-minded consumer goods companies take their commitment to education to a new level, parents find a new source of college aid, and America’s leading grocers help promote our ‘Save For College’ message to millions of their families.”
To participate in Upromise Grocery, members simply register their grocery loyalty card(s), or credit/debit cards at . Enrolling is free, and there are no coupons to collect or receipts to keep. When families use their registered card as they normally do, manufacturers automatically contribute 3-5% of the purchase price of participating products into the family’s Upromise account. All grocery contributions are in addition to other store specials and manufacturers’ coupons. Members can track their contributions through purchase summaries posted online in their Upromise account.
Upromise Becomes A Way of Life for Millions of American Families
Every day, thousands of families join Upromise. In fact, within one month of the May 1st Upromise Grocery launch, Upromise members registered more than one million grocery and drug store loyalty cards.
“At first, the thought of sending four children to college at the same time was daunting,” says Kim Mailley, Upromise member and mother of five-year- old quadruplets. “But as Upromise members, it helps to know that we can augment our savings everyday-simply by making the purchases we would normally make.”
Upromise Grocery complements a service that already allows families to save when they buy gas at ExxonMobil, shop at Toys”R”Us, join America Online, use AT&T long distance, eat at McDonald’s(R) or 7,000 other restaurants, use a Citi(R) Upromise(TM) Card, purchase or lease a GM car or truck, even buy or sell a home with Century 21(R).
Upromise is a free service that helps America’s leading companies give families money back for college. Members can save automatically at more than 15,000 grocery and drug stores, tens of thousands of retail locations, 100 online shopping sites, and more than 7,000 restaurants nationwide. Upromise also helps families invest these contributions in tax-advantaged 529 college savings accounts. Launched in April 2001, Upromise has more than two million members.
Upromise’s contributing companies include America Online, AT&T, Citi(R), ExxonMobil, General Motors, McDonald’s, Toys”R”Us, iDine, Borders Books & Music(R), Century 21(R), Coldwell Banker(R), Countrywide Home Loans, ERA(R), Staples, New York Life, Circuit City, American Airlines, Starwood Hotels, Waldenbooks(R) and Avis(R). Members can also save when they use the Citi(R) Upromise (TM) Card for purchases, or when they purchase thousands of grocery items from leading brands, including Coca-Cola(R), Kellogg’s(R), Huggies(R), Tide(R), GLAD(R) and Tylenol(R).
Brokerage services are provided through Upromise Investments, Inc., member NASD/SIPC and a wholly owned subsidiary of Upromise, Inc. Financial service partners include Fidelity Investments and Salomon Smith Barney
Upromise is located in Brookline, Mass. For more information, visit http://www.upromise.com or call 617/582-1400.