Focus on Energy Rebates

September 2, 2009 by · Leave a Comment
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focus_topnav_logoFocus on Energy offers cash back rewards and financial incentives if you are updating appliances, building a new home, installing high efficiency heating and cooling, implementing energy efficient home improvements, installing ENERGY STAR lighting products, installing renewable energy systems, or installing a water heater.

For example, Wisconsin residents who install a power vented natural gas and tankless water heater may be eligible for a $100 reward.  (Note:  if you are considering a tankless water heater, read our summary of Consumer Reports take on tankless water heaters.)

Visit Focus on Energy’s Incentives & Grants webpage to see if your project might be eligible for a financial incentive.

Earn a 1% Rebate at McDonalds

August 10, 2009 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Coupons, Dining, Rebate
Interested in earning a 1% rebate on all of your purchases at McDonalds?  If you are a Upromise member, all you need to do is register the code on your Arch Card or gift certificate book on the Upromise website.  Each time you do this, 1% of your purchase will be deposited to your Upromise account.

Make sure you register your Arch Card right away.  Cards must be registered within 30 days of purchase, otherwise you won’t receive credit.  After the card is registered, you’ll receive credit each time you reload the card. is the Best Way to Save for College.  To learn more about the Upromise program, check out some of our recent posts:

Milwaukee Area Restaurants in Upromise Program

July 17, 2009 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Coupons, Dining, Rebate 

upromiseWe’ve recently written about how Upromise works and how to link Upromise coupons to your grocery loyalty card, such as a Pick ‘n Save Advantage Plus card.  Today we’ll discuss how you can earn money by dining at local area restaurants.

Earning dining rebates from Upromise is easy.  In the registration process for Upromise, you can link your credit card to the Upromise program.  Then, whenever you dine at one of the eligible restaurants and pay for your bill with your credit card, you’ll automatically receive the rebate in your Upromise account.

Finding a local restaurant that you enjoy shouldn’t be too difficult.  There are 102 restaurants within 15 miles of downtown Milwaukee that are in the Upromise program.

Some sample restaurants and their respective rebates:

  • County Clare - 2%
  • The Pasta Tree - 2%
  • Barbiere’s Italian Inn - 2%
  • Panini Co - 2%
  • The Wicked Hop - 4%
  • Rustico - 4%
  • Leff’s Lucky Town - 2%
  • Mo’s Irish Pub - 2%
  • Murf’s Frozen Custard - 4%

There are also opportunities to double your rebate with their Preferred Dining program, which we’ll discuss in the near future.

The best part of all is registering for Upromise is FREE!  Join Upromise and earn up to 8% of your bill in college savings rewards when you dine out at any of over 8,000 participating restaurants.

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