Saturday, July 24, 2010


A little more than a month ago I wrote about credit cards, and did the math to compare a card that gave 2% back with a mileage card.

In a comment, someone asked about the Upromise program.  I finally had time to look at it.  It is mainly an online shopping portal, which helpfully provides its own store-by-store summary of benefits at its list of all stores.  The portal could be a financial help to people that use those stores often enough.  (I don't, but my wife might since she does our family's online clothes shopping.)

There is also a grocery/restaurant aspect of the program that I cannot comment on, since my gluten-free family has such atypical spending habits on food.  It seems that a special Upromise credit might be required to participate.

The Upromise credit card seems otherwise unimpressive.  Many cards offer 1% back in a variety of ways, so it does not stand out from the crowd.

1 comment:

Heather said...

With our food allergies etc. the Upromise thing was totally useless (I signed up originally when it was new and my little brother was using the program to help pay off his college loan (you could donate your rewards to someone else.) Most of the program was totally useless.