Celebrate 529 College Savings Day

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Did you know May 29 (5/29) is recognized as National 529 College Savings Plan Day?

During the month of May, states will be looking to boost interest and participation in their 529 savings programs with various sweepstakes, contests and incentives. Scroll down to see our complete list of promotions by state.

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

California: Scholarshare Get $50

  • Get $50 when you open a new Scholarshare 529 plan account.
  • Open to all U.S. residents age 18 and over who have a social security number or tax identification number.
  • Eligible individuals must open a new Scholarshare account between May 28, 2019 and May 31, 2019 with an initial $50 deposit and set up an automatic investment plan for at least $25 per month through November 31, 2019.
  • Entry
  • Deadline: May 31, 2019

Delaware: Free admission to Delaware Children's Museum on 5/29

  • State Treasurer Colleen C. Davis and the Delaware College Investment Plan are offering free admission to the Delaware Children's Museum on Wednesday, May 29, 2019.
  • The museum will be open from 10:00am until 3:00pm with free admission for all guests throughout the day.

Georgia: Path2College 529 Plan Newborn Sweepstakes

  • Enter for a chance to win $1,529 towards a Path2College (Georgia) 529 Plan
  • Open to residents - or Path2College 529 Plan account owners - who are the parent, guardian or grandparent of a Georgia Pre-K student enrolled in one of Georgia’s Pre-K programs for the 2018-19 school year.
  • Four winners will be selected to win from the following regions: Metro Atlanta, Southeast Georgia, North Georgia, South Georgia
  • Each of the four winners will receive a $1,529 contribution to a Path2College Savings plan for the Pre-K student and the four Pre-K programs where the students attend will each receive a $529 check.
  • Entry
  • Deadline: April 30, 2019

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 2019 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, 2020

South Carolina: Future Scholar PalmettoBaby Program

  • All PalmettoBabies born on 5/29/19 are eligible to receive a $529 grant.
  • Eligible participants include South Carolina residents born on 5/29/19 who have a South Carolina birth certificate and who are named as the beneficiary of a Future Scholar 529 Account by 8/30/19.
  • Only one $529 grant will be awarded for each eligible child.
  • Entry
  • Deadline: August 30, 2019

Vermont: $529 Drawing

  • Enter for a chance to win a $529 deposit into a new or existing VHEIP college savings account.
  • Eligible participants must be a Vermont resident or a VHEIP account owner and sign up for the drawing between May 1, 2019 and May 31, 2019.
  • One winner will be selected at random.
  • Deadline: May 31, 2019

Vermont: VSAC Hooray for May!

  • VSAC will give a $100 VHEIP college savings account to every baby born in Vermont on May 29, 2019.
  • All families who attend a Vermont Lake Monsters home game on CHAMP's Kid Club days can be entered to win a $100 VEIHP account.
  • At every Lake Monsters home game one child will be chosen to "Pitch for Cash" for college savings, where the speed of the pitch determines the prize.
  • More information

Virginia: Plan 4 the Future Sweepstakes

  • Enter for a chance to win a four semester Virginia Prepaid529 contract.
  • Eligible participants must open an Invest529 account between May 31, 2019 and set up a recurring contribution of at least $25 by July 1, 2019.
  • One winner will be selected at random.
  • Entry
  • Deadline: May 31, 2019

CollegeBacker529 Day Promotion

  • Receive a $29 matching contribution and enter to win a $529 bonus gift
  • CollegeBacker's savings plan partner is offering an additional $25-$40 match
  • New users who create and fund a 529 plan through CollegeBacker between May 27, 2019 and June 1, 2019 are eligible
  • Create a CollegeBacker account
  • Deadline: June 1, 2019

U-Nest Fee-Free College Savings for Families

  • Sign up for a U-Nest account and get three free months of account management
  • New users who sign up for a U-Nest account between April 2, 2019 and May 29, 2019 are eligible
  • Sign up for U-Nest
  • Deadline: May 29, 2019



We have compiled the following list of state/plan promotions taking place in and around the month of May (Is your event missing? Contact us here!)




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