Whitefence And Upromise - Join Forces To Help Consumers Save for College

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Members get $2 contribution per service purchased through Upromise Moving Connection

WhiteFence announced today a new affiliation with Upromise, Inc., the nation’s largest privately-funded college savings service, that will enable families to save for college while getting the best deals on essential home-related services.

Upromise members are able to conveniently compare and purchase phone, cable television, high-speed Internet, electricity, newspaper delivery, appliances and other household services and products through the Upromise Moving Connection, powered by WhiteFence’s MoveEngine.com service, and receive a $2 contribution for each of the following services purchased:

•    Local Telephone

•    Cable

•    Appliance Rental

•    Furniture Rental

•    Long Distance Telephone

•    Maid Service    

•    Movie Rental

•    Newspaper Delivery

•    Renter's Insurance

•    Water Filtration

•    Alarm Services

•    Wireless Telephone

“The enhanced service that Upromise provides dovetails with our vision of marketplaces where consumers are empowered by a breadth of germane information, quality service providers, and a simple user interface. So it’s only natural we’d jump at the opportunity to help Upromise’s customers save money and save for college.” said Arthur Maxwell, chief executive officer for WhiteFence.

WhiteFence operates an extensive e-commerce network where every consumer throughout the U.S. can compare and purchase utilities and other home-related services through a convenient, one-stop technology platform. WhiteFence has successfully handled over one million online orders for over 400 service providers, including all major providers of telephone, cable, satellite, and high-speed internet, and has earned the trust and confidence of more than 300 channel partners who privately-label WhiteFence services for their own customers. WhiteFence also provides e-commerce and customer acquisition solutions for many of the nation’s largest utility and telecommunication companies.

Upromise members can start saving by logging into their account and linking to the Upromise Moving Connection page. Non-Upromise members can join Upromise for free at http://www.upromise.com.

“The creation of the Upromise Moving Connection significantly broadens the scope of saving opportunities we’re providing our members,” said Michael Libenson, vice president of partner services for Upromise. “WhiteFence provides a terrific service to consumers, and we welcome them as a Upromise contributing company.”

About WhiteFence (formerly Qcorps Residential)

WhiteFence, a Houston-based company, developed and operates the WhiteFence Transaction Network, where consumers compare and purchase utilities and other services from over 400 service providers in more than 30 service categories through a convenient, one-stop technology platform. Through exclusive relationships with over 300 channel partners, such as multifamily owners, real estate companies, relocation services, web portals, Department of Defense, home builders and other organizations, WhiteFence reaches millions of moving households with timely move and home-related services. WhiteFence also provides customer acquisition services and e-commerce business solutions for major U.S. service providers.

WhiteFence headquarters are located in Houston, Texas. For more information, please visit http://www.WhiteFence.com.

About Upromise

Upromise is the country's largest privately-funded service helping families save for college. Membership is free and allows families to automatically save money for college while making everyday purchases at more than 20,000 grocery and drug stores, 14,000 gas stations, 9,000 restaurants and 10,000 hotel locations nationwide, as well as tens of thousands of retail stores and over 250 online shopping merchants. Upromise's contributing companies include America Online, Citi®, Coca-Cola®, Exxon Mobil Corporation, Kellogg Company, Kimberly-Clark, McDonald's®, SBC Communications, The Sharper Image® and hundreds of others. Upromise also makes it easy for families to start their own college savings strategy through tax-advantaged 529 college savings plans, or by using Upromise contributions to help pay off their student loans. 529 college savings plans are offered through Upromise Investments, Inc. (member NASD/SIPC). Upromise is headquartered in Needham, Mass. For additional information, visit http://www.upromise.com or call 781.707.8400.


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