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

Updated: 2017-01-01

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 24th, 2017. You'll be able to have all your college savings questions answered by a panel of knowledgeable industry experts.

REGISTER HERE

Sponsored by:

Ohio CollegeAdvantage

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

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 2017.
  • 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, 2018

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, 2017.

Nebraska NEST 'Birthday Babies' Giveaway

  • Enter to win a monthly drawing of a $529 contributions to a NEST 529 College Savings account.
  • Prize winners must designate a newborn beneficiary of the savings account.
  • Winners will be selected on 15th of reach month.
  • Entry
  • Deadline: December 31, 2017

Nebraska NEST 'Draw Your Dreams' Contest (annual)

  • Offering twelve winners the opportunity to receive a $1,000 contribution to a NEST 529 College Savings Plan account.
  • To qualify for the scholarship, students must create and submit a 9-by-12-inch landscape-oriented picture of what they dream of becoming when they grow up.
  • More information
  • Deadline: April 30

Nebraska NEST 'Why I Want to Go to College' Writing Contest (annual)

  • Twelve winners nine from Nebraska and three from outside the state -- will receive contributions to Nebraska Educational Savings Trust (NEST) college savings accounts ranging from $500 to $2,000.
  • Must be a seventh and eighth graders to enter
  • More information
  • Deadline: March 17

Nebraska NEST 'Big Dreams $20K' Giveaway

  • Enter to win a drawing of a $5,000 contribution into a NEST 529 College Savings account. Four winners.
  • Prize winners must designate a beneficiary 10 years old or younger
  • Entry
  • Deadline: May 29, 2017

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 14, 2018

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 2017 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; June 30, 2017 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 24th, 2017. You'll be able to have all your college savings questions answered by a panel of knowledgeable industry experts.

REGISTER HERE

Sponsored by:

Ohio CollegeAdvantage

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

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 2017.
  • 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, 2018

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, 2017.

Nebraska NEST 'Birthday Babies' Giveaway

  • Enter to win a monthly drawing of a $529 contributions to a NEST 529 College Savings account.
  • Prize winners must designate a newborn beneficiary of the savings account.
  • Winners will be selected on 15th of reach month.
  • Entry
  • Deadline: December 31, 2017

Nebraska NEST 'Draw Your Dreams' Contest (annual)

  • Offering twelve winners the opportunity to receive a $1,000 contribution to a NEST 529 College Savings Plan account.
  • To qualify for the scholarship, students must create and submit a 9-by-12-inch landscape-oriented picture of what they dream of becoming when they grow up.
  • More information
  • Deadline: April 30

Nebraska NEST 'Why I Want to Go to College' Writing Contest (annual)

  • Twelve winners nine from Nebraska and three from outside the state -- will receive contributions to Nebraska Educational Savings Trust (NEST) college savings accounts ranging from $500 to $2,000.
  • Must be a seventh and eighth graders to enter
  • More information
  • Deadline: March 17

Nebraska NEST 'Big Dreams $20K' Giveaway

  • Enter to win a drawing of a $5,000 contribution into a NEST 529 College Savings account. Four winners.
  • Prize winners must designate a beneficiary 10 years old or younger
  • Entry
  • Deadline: May 29, 2017

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 14, 2018

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 2017 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; June 30, 2017 for the account drawing.

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

 

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