For those who don't know what Upromise is, the company offers shoppers the chance to buy through its Web site or at participating retail partners, like various stores and restaurants -- and then once you a buy, a couple weeks later, a tiny percentage of that money is kick backed into a Upromise account, which you can also link to a 529 college savings account.
The idea is that if you do this enough, eventually you might have collected enough money to buy hopefully more than a textbook -- maybe enough money to shovel into a few semesters or so of college.
So if you do your taxes with H&R Block online, you can get 8% sent to your Upromise account, and if you go inside to a brick and mortar establishment, you'll get $15 diverted to your account, plus $5 for any friend or family member you refer.
And for TurboTax users, if you download and buy the software online, you get a kickback of 6% of your costs to go toward your child's college education.
These deals shouldn't dissuade anyone from doing their taxes however they do them -- if you handle them yourself or go to a tax preparer, great. But if you tend to use H&R Block or TurboTax anyway, and have children, and especially if you already have a UPromise account -- then taking advantage of this deal quickly becomes a no-brainer.