Upromise by Sallie Mae Nationwide Survey Shows Staying on Budget, Meaningful Gifts and Minimizing Stress Top the Holiday Wish List
NEWARK, Del. - (BUSINESS WIRE) - As families get in the spirit of the season, a new survey commissioned by Upromise by Sallie Mae found that crossing items off the wish list, giving meaningful gifts, being aware of budget busters, and finding ways to reduce stress are top priorities among parents.
"Families want less stress and more meaning during the holidays," says John Ward, senior vice president at Sallie Mae. "Upromise can deliver both, with more money back for college and the ease of shopping online."
The survey of 2,231 adults, conducted by Harris Interactive, also revealed that many find holidays stressful. Forty percent of those surveyed say shopping online is their favorite way to stay relaxed during the busy holiday season. In addition, 25 percent cite Black Friday and Cyber Monday as the days to get the best deals. Shopping from the comfort of home through Upromise.com, gift-givers can earn 5 percent or more cash back for college on eligible online purchases above and beyond sale prices and online coupons. Savings can increase to 10 percent or more cash back on eligible online purchases when shopping through Upromise.com and paying with the Upromise MasterCard.
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