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This Holiday Season’s Must-Have Gift: An Invest529 Gift Card

This holiday season, more families are buying fewer gifts, scaling back travel and hosting smaller gatherings as inflation continues to pinch wallets. While the 2022 holiday season has become the season of giving cautiously, nearly half of parents1 are saying contributions to their children’s 529 accounts are high on this year’s wishlist.

For a simple and practical solution, consider giving a gift your child, grandchild, nephew, niece, or other young loved one won’t outgrow or forget about when a fad fades --- the gift of education. An Invest529 gift card is a meaningful investment in their future that is easy to make.

Invest529 funds can be used on a broad range of qualified education expenses at schools nationwide and even some overseas schools, including:

  • Public or private universities
  • Graduate schools
  • Vocational schools
  • Private or religious K-12 schools
  • Repayment of certain student loans
  • Registered apprenticeship programs

Making a gift contribution is easy. With the Virginia529 Gift Center, anyone can give to an Invest529 account. There are three easy ways to contribute to an account:



Use the Virginia529 Gift Center to purchase and deliver digital gift cards.


By Gift Card

Invest529 gift cards are available online and at select retail locations. Find a store.


By mail

Print a gift card for easy convenience.


The simplicity of giving through Invest529 is something family and friends will find comfort in, knowing their gift will last a lifetime and that they are providing something both unique and valuable.

This month, let Virginia529  help you give your loved one a gift that will last a lifetime! Attend a Smart Savers Academy Webinar and be entered for a chance to win an Invest529 gift card worth $529!

  • Register for an eligible Smart Savers Academy Webinar
  • Attend an eligible webinar between Nov. 28, 2022, and December 20, 2022
  • Be entered for a chance to win a $529 Invest529 gift card!

Drawings will take place during each webinar, and winners must be present at the time of the drawing  to win.

Register today, sit back in the comfort of your home or wherever you may be, enjoy the webinars and good luck!


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Not a Virginia529 account owner? Opening an Invest529 account is simple and convenient.


1College Savings Foundation 2022 State of Higher Education Survey

Resources to help you learn

Frequently Asked Questions

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Smart Savers Academy

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Invest529 Portfolio Performance

Review and compare historical returns of Invest529 portfolios.