UPromise is an awesome way to start saving money for you child for college by doing everyday shopping. They put money into an account for you and after you aquire so much they suggest investing it into a 529 college account. The money can be taken out when you child goes to school.
I strongly suggest downloading the The Turbosaver from the website. This makes it easier to get the savings without having to go to upromise everytime you shop on line. It automatically lets you know the site you are on is a contributor. Some companies give 2% or your purchase to the account and others give more it just depends on the company.
You can also get a Upromise Visa, and you can register some of your grocery or pharmacy cards to get credit while you shop in the real world.
Read what the website says and start shopping. It is amazing how fast money will go into the account for you child. And with money tight these days it is a nice thing to have.
I have been a upromise user for at least 6 years now and love it. The Turbosaver makes it a lot easier to get the savings because you don't have to constantly check the website for contributors.