Covers "529 Day" Promotions From Across the Country

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Many states are promoting May 29 (5/29) as a day with special meaning for parents of college-bound children, and are looking to boost interest and participation in their 529 savings programs with various sweepstakes, contests, and incentives.

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The states along with their investment managers and distributors are offering some terrific 529 Day promotions.

In honor of National College Savings Day taking place on May 29, 2013, is helping to increase 529 plan awareness by compiling details of the various nationwide contests, sweepstakes and events held by individual state college-savings plans. As the country's leading authority on 529 plans, is also spearheading its own 529 Day promotion.

A list of over ten different promotional events has been collected thus far by as part of its "529 Day" coverage and includes everything from a $25 matching contribution for new Utah Educational Savings Plan accounts to a $10, 529 sweepstakes contest in Georgia. will be adding to the activities on May 29 by hosting a live online "Q&A" town-hall style webinar with founder Joe Hurley. Hurley will be addressing some commonly asked-about 529 plan topics, and will also be answering questions submitted by the webinar audience. Anyone can sign up to attend this free 30 minute webinar, and in doing so, will be entered into a drawing for one $529 scholarship in the form of a gift card. Once a GradSave account is established, the gift card can be redeemed at any 529 college savings plan.

"The states along with their investment managers and distributors are offering some terrific 529 Day promotions," said Marie Osypian, Chief Operating Officer of Saving for College LLC. "It all helps drive awareness, and we think ours will help answer a lot of questions about 529 plans as well as give a lucky family a boost to their 529 savings account."

As part of the 529 Day promotion, free electronic downloads of's Family Guide to College Savings are now available to public for a limited time, made possible by the sponsorship of BlackRock. This easy-to-read guide is perfect for new parents or grandparents who are exploring their options in planning and saving for college, and complements all of the other 529 Day promotions taking place around the country.

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