August 3, 2010

Hip Hip Hurray Giveaway | $100 CollegeAdvantage Scholarship!

It's been a while since I shared a giveaway with all of you and I apologize for that. I've taken some time this summer to step back a bit from my normal pace with blogging and social media (I think my Twitter account has grown cobwebs) and just hang out with my kids. It's been good but I'm looking forward to the start of the school year.

But we've still got lots of summer ahead of us and plenty to do, including a trip to the Ohio State Fair on Saturday. I'm part of a group of Ohio bloggers who were invited to come and ride the ferris wheel, eat fried buckeyes (which sound both terrible, health-wise, and delicious, taste-wise), and learn a bit more about the Ohio Tuition Trust Authority's (OTTA) college savings plan, CollegeAdvantage.

If you're not familiar with CollegeAdvantage, here are some of the highlights of their plan from their website:

•Use your funds at any college in the country
•Control the account yourself
•Contribute as little as $25 at a time.
•Contribute automatically through your bank account or payroll deduction
•Create your own portfolio by choosing your own investments
•Tax-free earnings
•Low fees
You can read more about CollegeAdvantage right here and watch this video featuring fellow Ohio parents and how they're using CollegeAdvantage to save for their child's education.

 I, as well as the other bloggers (like my girl Amy who I'm looking foward to seeing HOLLA!), will be attending the information session with the representatives from OTTA at their booth in the Marketplace at the Ohio State Fair from 2-3pm.  If you have any questions you'd like me to ask, feel free to @ me on Twitter (I promise I'll check!) and use the hashtag #Ohio529

And if you're headed to the Ohio State Fair this week, you can use this map to help you find the OTTA booth. You'll want to find it because they're raffling off a $100 scholarship each day of the fair - all you have to do is fill out an entry form. AND, here's the biggie, they're holding a grand prize raffle on Saturday for a $1,000 scholarship! So drop by and enter if you're there - someone has to win, right? Maybe it will be you!

Onto the giveaway!

I have been graciously given (1) $100 CollegeAdvantage scholarship to give away to (1) lucky reader!

How to enter:

Leave a comment letting me know you'd like to win - yup, that's how easy this giveaway is. I told you I was slacking this summer! And if you already use the College Advantage 529 Savings Plan and want to share your experience with the program with us, please do! I'd love to hear your story!

You can earn an additional (3) chances to win as well.

1. Tweet about this giveaway and use the hashtag #Ohio529, then come back here and leave me a separate comment to let me know you tweeted (add the url from your tweet please).

2.  Like CollegeAdvantage on Facebook, then come back here and leave me a comment letting me know you did. 

3. Subscribe to my RSS feed by reader or email and leave a separate comment to let me know you're a new subscriber; you can also drop me a separate comment to let me know if you're already a subscriber for this extra entry.

Remember, you MUST leave me some way to find you online (by email or by your Twitter handle) if you don't have a blog - and if you do have a blog that is not public, be sure to leave me a means of contacting you. Entries with no contact information or means of contacting you online will be disqualified.

This giveaway will end on SUNDAY, August 8, 2010, at 10:00 pm EST. I will announce the winners (selected by on MONDAY, August 9, 2010.

PSST! My girl Amy is giving away a $100 CollegeAdvantage scholarship at Family Friendly Cincinnati, too! Hop on over to her post and enter for a chance to win that one, too!

Good luck!

*DISCLOSURE: I received free passes to the Ohio State Fair for my family as well reimbursment for our travel costs to the fair; for more about my personal disclosure policy, read my disclosure page.

While it's not my *fave* Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, I have a feeling I'll be humming some of these songs on Saturday as we cruise up I-71 to Columbus. I know - I'm the Queen of Corny. 8-)


K said...

I would love to win for my kids! We have had plans for awhile and they are very easy to set up and contribute to....

K said...

I subscribe to your RSS feed :)

Anonymous said...

I'm an email subscriber!

Julie said...

I would love to win this scholarship. I have a little girl on the way in october and being a full time student and having a full time job, then putting being a full time mom on top of that, the scholarship would be a great help!

Dawn said...

I would love to win! We had a little girl last year and have been talking about starting an account for her.

Dawn said...

I am already an e-mail subscriber

Hannah said...

Hi there. :) I don't know if someone can enter this giveaway who is not going to school in Ohio, but I thought I'd attempt to enter anyway! I'm currently going to college in CA and could use all the help I can get!

~ Hannah

Theresa said...

I'd love to win:-)