SSI Announces New Partnership with Upromise by Sallie Mae

Strengthens SSI’s Global B2B Solution While Offering Upromise Members New Way to Earn Cash for College

SHELTON, Conn., Oct. 27, 2015 – SSI today announced a new partnership with Upromise by Sallie Mae that gives families a new way to earn cash for college. Upromise members who enroll in Save with Surveys™ can earn cash for college by participating in surveys and sharing their opinions. The cash earned by Upromise members will be directly deposited into their Upromise accounts and there is no fee for signing up with Save with Surveys.

All rewards earned through Upromise merchant partners — including SSI — can be transferred by Upromise members to an eligible 529 college savings plan, an FDIC-insured Upromise GoalSaver account, put toward an eligible student loan or withdrawn via check.

“When it comes to saving for college, every dollar counts, and earning cash back on everyday activities can add up and make a difference for families,” said Dave O’Connell, president, Upromise by Sallie Mae. “We are excited to offer yet another way for our members to jumpstart their college savings through our new partnership with SSI.”

Upromise by Sallie Mae is free to join by visiting and registering. Upromise members have earned more than $900 million in cash back for college. With more than 850 online partners, 10,000+ local and national restaurants, and partnerships with top travel and hotel sites, Upromise is the place to save for college with everyday purchases.

“SSI is extremely pleased to partner with Upromise by Sallie Mae and to support the company’s mission of helping families save, plan and pay for college. This partnership is yet another solid building block in our growing global B2B solution which is fast becoming the preferred choice for conducting business survey research,” said Bob Fawson, SSI chief access, supply and engagement officer;

SSI B2B inSSItes™ is a global solution that offers a full range of products and services from precise targeting of business people using questions designed by methodologists, to survey design, programming and hosting, data analytics and reporting. Members include decision-makers and influencers in areas such as IT, HR and advertising; senior executives, small business owners and professionals of all types. Respondents are selectable by revenue, employee size, geography and vertical market.

SSI’s business-to-business audiences are part of the world’s largest and most trusted proprietary panel, which means respondents are carefully recruited, verified and managed according to SSI’s high standards. SSI reaches and engages even the most challenging targets from more than 100 countries.

Sallie Mae (NASDAQ: SLM) is the nation’s saving, planning and paying for college company. Whether college is a long way off or just around the corner, Sallie Mae offers products that promote responsible personal finance, including private education loans, Upromise rewards, scholarship search, college financial planning tools and online retail banking. Commonly known as Sallie Mae, SLM Corp. and its subsidiaries are not sponsored by or agencies of the United States of America.

SSI is the premier global provider of data solutions and technology for consumer and business-to-business survey research, reaching respondents in 100+ countries via Internet, telephone, mobile/wireless and mixed-access offerings.  SSI staff operates from 30 offices in 21 countries, offering sample, data collection, CATI, questionnaire design consultation, programming and hosting, online custom reporting and data processing.  SSI’s 3,600 employees serve more than 2,500 clients worldwide.  Visit SSI at


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Jason Kannon
Kannon Public Relations
203.981.4230 (USA)