BottleDrop, already the most convenient way to redeem your Oregon beverage containers, offers account holders two ways to save for school.
At participating grocery stores visit a BottleDrop kiosk, select “Push Plus,” scan your card to your existing BottleDrop account and print off your voucher. Then do your shopping, spending it however you wish and hand the voucher to the cashier to have it deducted from your total. That’s 20 percent more school supplies, food for lunches, school clothes and after school treats at Fred Meyer, QFC, Safeway, Albertsons, Food4Less and more.
BottleDrop accounts can also be linked to an Oregon College Savings Plan (OCSP) for a one-time transfer of funds or to set up a monthly, recurring transfer. OCSP accounts are designed to help people save for education, no matter their budget or timeline. With just $25 and a few minutes to open the account at oregoncollegesavings.com, starting an education savings account doesn’t have to be daunting.
The state-sponsored 529 plan comes with special tax advantages and can be opened by just about anyone–family, friends, even future students. The money grows tax-free and can be used for qualified expenses like tuition, books, room and board, computers and more. It’s never too early or too late to start saving and every dollar really does count.
More about Bottle Drop at bottledropcenters.com.