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529 Day - The Definitive Guide
http://www.savingforcollege.com/articles/Celebrate_529_College_Savings_Day

Posted 2016-04-22

by Megan Hurley Donovan

So what are you doing to celebrate 529 College Savings Day? Many states are promoting May 29 (5/29) as a day with special meaning, and are looking to boost interest and participation in their 529 savings programs with various sweepstakes, contests and incentives.

Savingforcollege.com is joining in on the festivities as well! Sign up to attend our free, live Q&A webcast at 1PM ET on May 25th, 2016. You'll be able to have all your college savings questions answered by a panel of knowledgeable industry experts.

REGISTER HERE

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We have compiled the following list of state/plan promotions taking place in and around the month of May:

Alabama: CollegeCounts $529 Givaway

  • Enter to win one of 31 $529 CollegeCounts savings accounts.
  • Beneficiaries must be Alabama residents born between May 1 - May 31, 2016.
  • Winners will be randomly selected and announced by July 1, 2016.
  • Entry
  • Deadline: June 15, 2016

Georgia: Path2College 529 Plan Newborn Sweepstakes

  • Enter for a chance to win $5,529 towards a Path2College (Georgia) 529 Plan
  • Open to residents - or Path2College 529 Plan account owners - who are the parent, guardian or grandparent of a child born in a Georgia hospital during 2015.
  • One winner will be selected to win $5,529, and will have the option to use all or a portion of the prize to open a Path2College Savings plan for the newborn.
  • The hospital where the baby is born will also receive a $1,529 check.
  • Entry
  • Deadline: April 14, 2017

Kansas Learning Quest Blue Crew $1,529 Giveaway

  • Register to win a grand prize consisting of one $1,529 Learning Quest Account, four tickets to the July 10, 2016 Kansas City Royals home game, Royals Stadium tour, and the opportunity to throw out the first pitch.
  • Entry

Kentucky Education Savings Plan Trust Newborn Giveaway

  • Open to parents, grandparents, or guardians of babies born in Kentucky during the prior 12 months.
  • One drawing will be held each calendar quarter, and the winner will receive a $529 KESPT college savings account. A total of four drawings will take place this year.
  • Entry
  • Deadline: Entries must be received by September 30, 2016.

Missouri: MOST 529 College Savings Day Giveaway

  • Missouri residents can enter for a chance to win a contribution of up to $5,290 to a MOST 529 Plan account.
  • All that's necessary for entry is to fill out the entry form, however participants may earn additional chances to win by liking MOST on Facebook or following them on Twitter.
  • One winner will receive a $5,290 contribution, and ten others will each receive a $529 contribution.
  • Winners will be randomly selected on or about June 16, 2016.
  • Entry
  • Deadline: May 31, 2016

Nebraska Educational Savings Trust - Big Dreams $20K Giveaway

  • Enter to win one of four $5,000 contributions to a NEST 529 College Savings account.
  • Prize winners must designate a child who is 10 years older of younger to be the beneficiary of the savings account.
  • Winners will be selected on or about August 8, 2016.
  • Entry
  • Deadline: July 31, 2016

Nebraska Educational Savings Trust - Young Beneficiary New Account Drawing

  • Those who open and contribute to a new NEST 529 College Savings Account for a child who is 8 years old or younger between March and December will be entered into a drawing to win a $529 award.
  • Two winners will be drawn each month from March to December.
  • More information
  • Deadline: Contest runs from March 1, 2016 - December 31, 2016.

Nebraska Educational Savings Trust - NEST on the Farm Fun Photo Drawing

  • Nebraska residents can submit a farm-themed photo of a child 13 or young for a chance to win one of six $1,000 contributions to a NEST account.
  • Six winners, one from each designated drawing group, will be randomly selected on or about July 15, 2016.
  • Entry
  • Deadline: June 30, 2016

New Jersey 529 Day event

  • Join NJ Best and Big Joe Henry of NJ 101.5 radio on May 28th, 2016 from 10am - 3pm on the Jenkinson's Boardwalk in Pt. Pleasant, New Jersey.
  • More information

New York's 529 College Savings Program 529 College Savings Day Sweepstakes

  • Residents of New York can enter for a chance to receive a $500 contribution to a new or existing New York's 529 College Savings Program Direct Plan account.
  • One winner will be selected by random drawing on or about June 17, 2016.
  • More information
  • Deadline: May 31, 2016

North Carolina: $529 on 5/29 Drawing

  • North Carolina residents who have a NC 529 Account can enter to win one of three scholarships in the form of a $529 contribution.
  • Once entered, participants can earn an additional entry each time they make or have made contributions of at least $25 between January 1, 2016 and May 22, 2016. This includes automatic contributions.
  • Entry
  • Deadline: May 22, 2016

Oklahoma College Savings Plan Newborn Sweepstakes

  • Enter for a chance to win $5,529 towards an Oklahoma College Savings Plan.
  • Eligible participants include Oklahoma residents who have a child or grandchild born in 2016 at a participating Oklahoma hospital.
  • One entrant will win the grand prize on behalf of his or her newborn child or grandchild, and one prize of $1,529 will be awarded to the volunteer auxiliary at the Oklahoma hospital of the winning newborn.
  • Entry
  • Deadline: April 15, 2017

Oregon College Savings Plan - Oregon Zoo Days Promotion

  • Enter to win a household membership to the Oregon Zoo and a $1,000 Oregon College Savings Plan account.
  • One drawing a month will take place during 2016 to award one zoo membership.
  • One drawing will be held at the end of the year to award one $1,000 Oregon College Savings Plan Account.
  • More information
  • Deadline: The last day of each month for the zoo membership drawing; December 31, 2016 for the account drawing.

Have we missed any college savings day contests or sweepstakes? Please let us know.

So what are you doing to celebrate 529 College Savings Day? Many states are promoting May 29 (5/29) as a day with special meaning, and are looking to boost interest and participation in their 529 savings programs with various sweepstakes, contests and incentives.

Savingforcollege.com is joining in on the festivities as well! Sign up to attend our free, live Q&A webcast at 1PM ET on May 25th, 2016. You'll be able to have all your college savings questions answered by a panel of knowledgeable industry experts.

REGISTER HERE

College Savings Bank

We have compiled the following list of state/plan promotions taking place in and around the month of May:

Alabama: CollegeCounts $529 Givaway

  • Enter to win one of 31 $529 CollegeCounts savings accounts.
  • Beneficiaries must be Alabama residents born between May 1 - May 31, 2016.
  • Winners will be randomly selected and announced by July 1, 2016.
  • Entry
  • Deadline: June 15, 2016

Georgia: Path2College 529 Plan Newborn Sweepstakes

  • Enter for a chance to win $5,529 towards a Path2College (Georgia) 529 Plan
  • Open to residents - or Path2College 529 Plan account owners - who are the parent, guardian or grandparent of a child born in a Georgia hospital during 2015.
  • One winner will be selected to win $5,529, and will have the option to use all or a portion of the prize to open a Path2College Savings plan for the newborn.
  • The hospital where the baby is born will also receive a $1,529 check.
  • Entry
  • Deadline: April 14, 2017

Kansas Learning Quest Blue Crew $1,529 Giveaway

  • Register to win a grand prize consisting of one $1,529 Learning Quest Account, four tickets to the July 10, 2016 Kansas City Royals home game, Royals Stadium tour, and the opportunity to throw out the first pitch.
  • Entry

Kentucky Education Savings Plan Trust Newborn Giveaway

  • Open to parents, grandparents, or guardians of babies born in Kentucky during the prior 12 months.
  • One drawing will be held each calendar quarter, and the winner will receive a $529 KESPT college savings account. A total of four drawings will take place this year.
  • Entry
  • Deadline: Entries must be received by September 30, 2016.

Missouri: MOST 529 College Savings Day Giveaway

  • Missouri residents can enter for a chance to win a contribution of up to $5,290 to a MOST 529 Plan account.
  • All that's necessary for entry is to fill out the entry form, however participants may earn additional chances to win by liking MOST on Facebook or following them on Twitter.
  • One winner will receive a $5,290 contribution, and ten others will each receive a $529 contribution.
  • Winners will be randomly selected on or about June 16, 2016.
  • Entry
  • Deadline: May 31, 2016

Nebraska Educational Savings Trust - Big Dreams $20K Giveaway

  • Enter to win one of four $5,000 contributions to a NEST 529 College Savings account.
  • Prize winners must designate a child who is 10 years older of younger to be the beneficiary of the savings account.
  • Winners will be selected on or about August 8, 2016.
  • Entry
  • Deadline: July 31, 2016

Nebraska Educational Savings Trust - Young Beneficiary New Account Drawing

  • Those who open and contribute to a new NEST 529 College Savings Account for a child who is 8 years old or younger between March and December will be entered into a drawing to win a $529 award.
  • Two winners will be drawn each month from March to December.
  • More information
  • Deadline: Contest runs from March 1, 2016 - December 31, 2016.

Nebraska Educational Savings Trust - NEST on the Farm Fun Photo Drawing

  • Nebraska residents can submit a farm-themed photo of a child 13 or young for a chance to win one of six $1,000 contributions to a NEST account.
  • Six winners, one from each designated drawing group, will be randomly selected on or about July 15, 2016.
  • Entry
  • Deadline: June 30, 2016

New Jersey 529 Day event

  • Join NJ Best and Big Joe Henry of NJ 101.5 radio on May 28th, 2016 from 10am - 3pm on the Jenkinson's Boardwalk in Pt. Pleasant, New Jersey.
  • More information

New York's 529 College Savings Program 529 College Savings Day Sweepstakes

  • Residents of New York can enter for a chance to receive a $500 contribution to a new or existing New York's 529 College Savings Program Direct Plan account.
  • One winner will be selected by random drawing on or about June 17, 2016.
  • More information
  • Deadline: May 31, 2016

North Carolina: $529 on 5/29 Drawing

  • North Carolina residents who have a NC 529 Account can enter to win one of three scholarships in the form of a $529 contribution.
  • Once entered, participants can earn an additional entry each time they make or have made contributions of at least $25 between January 1, 2016 and May 22, 2016. This includes automatic contributions.
  • Entry
  • Deadline: May 22, 2016

Oklahoma College Savings Plan Newborn Sweepstakes

  • Enter for a chance to win $5,529 towards an Oklahoma College Savings Plan.
  • Eligible participants include Oklahoma residents who have a child or grandchild born in 2016 at a participating Oklahoma hospital.
  • One entrant will win the grand prize on behalf of his or her newborn child or grandchild, and one prize of $1,529 will be awarded to the volunteer auxiliary at the Oklahoma hospital of the winning newborn.
  • Entry
  • Deadline: April 15, 2017

Oregon College Savings Plan - Oregon Zoo Days Promotion

  • Enter to win a household membership to the Oregon Zoo and a $1,000 Oregon College Savings Plan account.
  • One drawing a month will take place during 2016 to award one zoo membership.
  • One drawing will be held at the end of the year to award one $1,000 Oregon College Savings Plan Account.
  • More information
  • Deadline: The last day of each month for the zoo membership drawing; December 31, 2016 for the account drawing.

Have we missed any college savings day contests or sweepstakes? Please let us know.

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