It’s National College Savings Month (and a $500 Giveaway)! Krista C September 6, 2016 Educational We’ve been talking about planning and saving for college all Summer and now that the kiddos are back in school for the 2016-2017 year, it’s time to get serious with our planning. September is National College Savings Month. If you haven’t started saving for college or aren’t sure of the benefits of California’s 529 plan, ScholarShare is hosting it’s annual College Savings Pledge Sweepstakes to help you dig in and get started. The sweepstakes is designed to encourage parents to check out the plans and figure out exactly just how much you’ll need to save on a monthly basis in order to plan for your kiddos future accordingly. What Is The College Savings Pledge Sweepstakes? Take a minute to learn about your kiddos savings future and you could win $500 in a Scholarshare gift card. That’s uber cool, right? We’ve loved working with ScholarShare to plan our own kiddos futures and we’re super excited to pass this opportunity along to you. So, without future adieu, here are the official rules… As part of the pledge, participants are encouraged to declare how much they can save on a monthly basis for their future college grad – even if it is just $25. Then, throughout September, five eligible sweepstakes entrants will be selected each week to receive $500 (in the form of a ScholarShare Gift of College gift card) to support their savings goals. California parents, grandparents, guardians or family members can submit an official entry form at https://goo.gl/x7On4F. The sweepstakes begins at 8 a.m. PT on Sept. 1, 2016 and ends at 8 a.m. PT on Sept. 30, 2016. Here’s how it works: Visit CollegeSavingsPledge.com Enter your college savings goal and provide your contact information. Enter for a chance to win! For an additional chance to win, once you sign the pledge, share it with your friends and family. Want To Learn More? We’ve loved having CollegeSavingsPledge.com as a resource. There are downloadable guides and information on virtually any question you might have regarding planning for your kiddos future. The Small Print… The sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the State of California who: 1) are at least 18 years or age or older and have a social security number or federal taxpayer identification number; 2) have not won a prior sweepstakes with ScholarShare in the past 12 months.