I’ve got two kids. Thinking about them going to college is a ways off, but, despite that, we have a 529 savings account set up for both. A 529 is a college/higher learning savings account.
If the thought of saving for your kid’s education has you feeling anxious, Ohio 529 Plan (you don’t need to live in Ohio to take advantage of this) has an upcoming FREE webinar where you can learn all about how 529 plans work. You can learn more here.
If you already know about 529 plans, and are looking for a simple way to boost a 529 accounts earnings, check this out!
I’ve had a Upromise account for 15+ years. It’s a great way to earn and save money for college. I used my earnings/savings to pay for my college textbooks and parking pass when I finished my AA’s a few years ago.
The Upromise savings tools and automatic transfers let you set goals and transfer your earned rewards into college savings plans.
Receive a $5.29 bonus when you sign up for a free Upromise account.
Receive a $30 Welcome Bonus when linked to a 529 account. A 529 plan is a tax-advantaged savings plan designed to encourage saving for future education costs.
There are a lot of ways to earn money with Upromise: Shop online through their portal or add their Chrome Shopping extension to earn extra money. Upromise also has a Dining program, where you can earn cash back for dining at specific restaurants and paying with linked cards.
If you are looking for other money saving tips when it comes to college/higher learning, check out my post here.
Here is your monthly reminder! A new month means new printable and electronic coupons!
The printable coupon market is slowly coming to an end. Smartsource no longer offers printable coupons, and you may notice that there are fewer coupon inserts in your Sunday newspaper. This is in favor of more offers available on apps. But if you love printable coupons….
Coupons.com (printable coupons, e-coupons, and a cashback app)
One of my favorite websites is the Sunday Coupon Review. It helps me plot out scenarios in advance and I can email friends to ask for coupons in advance. Remember if clipping coupons isn’t your thing, but saving money is, check out my list of Smartphone apps that can save you the big bucks! New offers are added on the Smartphone Savings Apps all the time!
September is the end of back-to-school sales and the end of summer sales. Labor Day sales include BBQ foods and grills.
For a complete list of types of foods and items that will be on sale, check out this post on the cycle of sales.
I read about this last week, got busy, and forgot to share this!
The state of California is joining cities like Chicago and Boston in offering free school lunches and breakfasts to students. Previously students families had to meet certain income requirements to qualify for discounted or free school meals.
I’m so glad that this is now available to everyone. There are a lot of people who didn’t qualify but are facing food insecurity.
For more information, The NPR acrticle here has some deets. Be on the look out for information coming from your school district in your email or as a flyer in your kids backpack the few day of school.
I have been working on this post for weeks, making phone calls and researching. I wanted to get this post up as soon as I could. Unfortunately, there are still some areas that haven’t posted their plans for free summer meals for kids.
Santee School District will be providing summer drive-thru meal distribution from June 14 through July 30, Monday-Friday, from 10:00-10:30 am, at Pepper Drive and Rio Seco schools. Extended school year (summer school) and students attending Project Safe will be provided with food.
San Diego Unified School District has partnered with San Diego Parks and Recreation to have food available at neighborhood schools and Recreation centers throughout the city of San Diego. The complete list of locations can be found here. Times vary by location.
Grossmont Union High School District will be providing lunch for kids 2-18 all summer. Kicking it off, they will be giving out meal boxes on Monday June 7 from 11:30 to 1:30 on a first come first serve basis in the same area where lunches are distributed. Summer meal distribution starts on June 14th 11:30-1:30 Monday through Friday.
Other school districts may be offering free lunches this summer, but currently there isn’t much information available.
If you don’t find any facilities near you offering free lunches, I recommend contacting 211, they may have more updated information.
PreK students (age 4 by Sept. 1st, 2021) are now eligible for all BOOK IT! programs. Be sure to include those students in your enrollment!
The nice part about BOOK IT is that each teacher can choose to participate, it’s no longer a school wide program. Everything is done online, and certificates are emailed when they are earned. With the digital program, parents can use digital certificates in person, over the phone, or online, for carryout, delivery or dine in providing even more ways for them to celebrate their child’s reading accomplishments.
Get Started here! And remember to share this post with your teacher friends!
Everyone loves pizza- and nothing is better than FREE PIZZA!
Tryazon has another really cool party/event opportunity- perfect for families that are homeschooling, distance learning, or are a teacher in school.
Clean up the kids’ clutter while fighting germs with Tryazon Featured Party opportunity, from Deflecto. Featuring a diverse line of antimicrobial storage and organizational products for kids specifically designed for the art, craft, and education markets. Deflecto’s kids storage now includes SteriTouch® an antimicrobial agent used to inhibit the growth of odor-causing microorganisms, mold and mildew. Durable, stackable and washable storage to keep parents and teachers organized!
Tryazon has100 hosting spots open for this opportunity! Those selected get to receive a party pack valued at $75+ with a variety of Deflecto products to share with friends and family! Learn more and apply here.
If, you’ve never heard of Tryazon (pronounced Try-uh-zon ☺), Tryazon is a service dedicated to getting innovative products into people’s hands and mouths, in fun settings like the party we had today. They offer excellent product samples and savings for all who participate.
Like many other school districts, Santee School district will be handing out free lunches and breakfasts over the spring break.
On March 22, 2021 and March 29, 2021 at the district kitchen (9880 Riverwalk Drive, Santee, CA 92071) from 11:30-12:30, food for each week will be distributed. Please remember to mask up! The menu is listed below.
If you live outside Santee and know about other school districts distributing lunches/meals, please leave information or a link in the comments! Sharing is caring!