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Welcome to the LoveMyCreditUnion.org Blog!


LoveMyCreditUnion.org is the home base for a member discount program called Invest in America (IIA). IIA was created in 2008 to help credit union members save on the products and services they use most from trusted U.S. partners.

We began with the Credit Union Member Discount from GM and soon grew to include the Sprint Credit Union Member Discount as well as savings programs from Dell, TurboTax, Jackson Hewitt, DIRECTV, Allied Van Lines and the TruStage Auto & Home Insurance Program. Plus, we offer our own discount partners Shop America and the Credit Union Auto Club.

Our blog is to keep you give you insider info on the latest discounts and share other ways to help you save. We hope you enjoy our blog and saving with IIA at LoveMyCreditUnion.org!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Nine Ways to Get Your Car Ready for Winter


Winter weather is right around the corner. There are a few things you should be doing to make sure your car can make it through the colder months. Here are nine ways you can get your car ready for winter:
  1. Check fluids –One of the most important fluids you should be checking is the brake fluid. This keeps your brakes working properly, so if they ever feel “off”, check your brake fluid. Other important fluids are your engine oil, transmission fluid, power steering fluid, and of course, windshield washer fluid.
  2. Tire check – Worn or low pressure tires are very dangerous in winter conditions. Check your tire pressure at least once a month. If your tires have more than 40,000 miles on them, it could be time to get new ones.
  3. Oil change – Regular oil and filter changes are vital things you should be doing for your car but are often neglected. Getting a regular oil change is essential to protecting your car’s engine and to ensure it’s running properly.
  4. Check your battery – The average car battery lasts an average of four years. Its life depends on several factors including how much you drive and the conditions you drive in. Have a professional check your battery if the battery in your car is a few years old or more.
  5. Snow tires – Snow tires have special treads to help your car handle better in the ice and snow. They can be more expensive than traditional tires, but if you travel a lot or don’t drive a 4-wheel vehicle, snow tires can be your best bet.
  6. Check your wiper blades – Wiper blades typically last six months. If you can’t remember the last time you changed them, it’s probably time to do so. Since the ice and snow season is right around the corner, heavy duty wiper blades that can the elements are a good investment and should last through the coldest of winters.
  7. Pack an emergency kit – A good emergency kit should include extra boots, blankets, flares, a small shovel, a flashlight and “high-energy” snacks. Keep this kit inside your car and not the trunk.
  8. Roadside assistance – An emergency kit in your car is a great idea in case anything happens to you while out on the road, but roadside assistance is even better. Roadside assistance protection from Love My Credit Union Rewards’ Credit Union Auto Club gives you peace of mind. And if anything were to happen to you on the road, you’ll know that help is just a phone call away. Whether you’ve locked your keys in the car or you need a tow, Credit Union Auto Club will be there 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
  9. Buy a new car – Cars are only built to last so long. Maintenance on an older vehicle can very expensive. According to Consumer Report’s owner-cost of a five-year-old car can be as high as $2,000 a year. With the Credit Union Member Discount from GM, buying a new car is easier – and more affordable – than ever. Credit union members can receive a special discount price* when they purchase an eligible, new GM vehicle. Plus, this is in addition to most current incentives and special offers. 


*Must be a member of a participating credit union. A statement or membership card for the credit union will be required as proof of eligibility at the dealership. Not available with some other offers. See dealer for details. Discount is available to members no matter where they finance their purchase.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Four Ways to Save on Halloween




Americans spent $7 billion on Halloween last year with over $2 billion of that going to costumes alone. Once you add the candy and decorations, it adds up. If you love Halloween but hate spending all that extra money, we have a four ways to help you save on your tricks and treats:

  1. Costume Savings – Either swap yours and your kids’ costumes with those of your friends and family or you get creative and make your own. There are plenty of homemade costume ideas online these days.
  2. Candy Savings – Are you a huge Snickers or Kit Kat fan but are tired of spending tons of money on those bags of “good” candy? Why not go for the big economy bags of less expensive candy? The kids that come to your door are happy with whatever you put in their plastic pumpkins and you might save a few calories by not having your favorite candy around!
  3. Decoration Savings – Do you have the kind of neighbors that try to outdo each other each year when it comes to who has the biggest, best and scariest Halloween decorations? You can either stop trying to keep up with the Joneses or get out the garbage bags, construction paper and magic markers to make your own decorations.
  4. Online Savings – Why go from store to store to find the perfect costume or decorations when you can stay home and shop in your PJs and earn cash back on your Halloween purchases. With Love to Shop from Love My Credit Union Rewards you can save on your purchases and earn cash back just for shopping online.
Every time you earn $15 or more in cash back from your purchases, you get a check with the cash back you earned! And you have over 1,500 online retailers to choose from, including:
  • Costumes: Costumes4Less.com, Halloweencostumes.com and more
  • Candy: Candy.com, Dylan’s Candy Bar and other yummy choices
  • Decorations: M&N Party Store, Wholesale Party Supplies and many others
Plus, you can shop from your favorite national retailer like Walmart, Target and Sears where you can get your Halloween tricks and treats all in one place. 



Thursday, October 2, 2014

Switch to Sprint and Get the Sprint Family Share Pack




The Sprint Family Share Pack is the perfect plan for your mobile and data hungry family.  Switch to Sprint and get 20GB of data to share with your whole family - up to 10 lines and enjoy unlimited talk and text while on the Sprint network.


Sprint is waiving monthly access charges for phones, tablets and mobile broadband devices through 2015 - how sweet is that?  (Other Charges Apply**.) Offer ends 1/15/15
After 12/31/15 pay $100 plus the monthly access charge for each device: $15/mo/phone, $10/mo/tablet, $20/mo/mobile broadband device.

Plus, Sprint will buy out your family's contract - up to $350 per line.


Sprint will pay you up to $350 via Visa® Prepaid Card for your Early Termination Fee or Install Bill balance when you switch and sign up for this plan. Once you have received your final bill from your other carrier, register for the Visa Prepaid Card at sprint.com/jointoday by 12/15/14.

Sprint Discount Program
Credit union members can save with Sprint: a 10% discount on select regularly priced Sprint monthly service. Plus, waived activation and upgrade fees (up to $36 value each). 

Start Saving with Sprint Today!
To start saving either call 866-639-8354, or stop by your local Sprint Store. Click here to find one near you: sprint.com/storelocator

Just use this code for the Sprint Discount Program: Corporate ID: NACUC_ZZM
To keep saving, verify your credit union membership with the Love My Credit Union Rewards app. The app is available in the iTunes App Store and the Google Play Store.

Check out other special Sprint offers and learn more about the Sprint Credit Union Member Discount at LoveMyCreditUnion.org/sprint.