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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!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Save on Homeownership Costs




As you probably know by now, we’ve taken a new approach on helping credit union members save with Love My Credit Union Rewards. This new approach includes grouping discounts into categories. One of these categories is Home. We tried to cover pretty much every home need you may have, from moving to satellite TV.  

Why is this important? Because it can be expensive to own/rent a home. According to Quicken, going with a single person’s annual salary of $35,000, you could spend an average of $211 per month on household expenses that include insurance, utilities, mobile phone, cable and Internet. That comes out to $2,532 a year. Wouldn’t it be nice to save a few dollars each month to whittle that number down? 

Start Saving

 

Here’s a look at all the savings you can get – if you’re a credit union member – using the Love My Credit Union Rewards Home discounts:

  • Sprint – Members receive a 10% discount and business members receive a 15% discount on select regularly priced Sprint monthly service
  • ADT – Protect your home and receive $425 in exclusive credit union member savings
  • Allied – Credit union members get over 60% off of interstate moves
  • DIRECTV –Credit union members save $120 on DIRECTV plus a $40 rebate from Love My Credit Union Rewards

Love My Credit Union Rewards is a free program that can save you over a thousand dollars each year on homeownership costs. Why not start saving today?
 
Love My Credit Union Rewards also offers other exclusive credit union member discounts. Check them out here.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Traditional vs. Streaming: TV Viewing Trends




If you think pretty much everyone is streaming TV on their laptops or tablets these days, you might want to think again. While this has become a popular way to watch your favorite television show, most consumers are supplementing their TV viewing with streaming, not replacing it. And face it, who wants to watch the big game with all your friends on a laptop? 

Believe it or not, 79% of online U.S. adults still get their video content from traditional television providers – that’s according to the Consumer Electronics Association. Also, the leading ways audiences discover TV shows is still through channel surfing (50%), on-screen program guides (47%) and TV commercials (47%). Still skeptical on the prevalence of traditional TV viewing? Nielsen found that people spend more than 146 hours each month watching traditional television while those that watch videos on the Internet only spend 4.3 hours each month doing so. 

Even more interesting is the fact that while online streaming is supposedly all the rage, satellite TV users increased from 29% in 2009 to 31% in 2013. Curious what people are watching? More than half watch news and TV shows, while nearly a quarter watch sports. 

NFL Sunday Ticket

 

Credit union members are eligible to save $160 when ordering new DIRECTV service through the Love My Credit Union Rewards program.  This special offer includes the 2014 NFL Sunday Ticket at no extra charge!

     2014 NFL Sunday Ticket includes:

  • Every game, every Sunday. See every minute of every out-of-market game.
  • Red Zone Channel. Every scoring drive, all on one channel.
  • Game Mix Channel. See up to 8 games LIVE on one channel.
  • Player Tracker. Keep tabs on up to 18 of your favorite players. 
  •  New for 2014! DIRECTV Fantasy Zone. Watch the day's most important fantasy plays.

A Great Deal Made Even Better 

 

Love My Credit Union Rewards has an exclusive offer for credit union members. You can get a $40 rebate when you order new DIRECTV service through DIRECTSATTV for being a Love My Credit Union Rewards member! (Courtesy of Love My Credit Union Rewards, after Mail-in redemption with activation, must be new subscriber ordering new service).



All DIRECTV offers require 24-month agreement.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Celebrate Labor Day By Adding Bonus Cash To Your Credit Union Member Discount from GM



Just announced, now through 9/2/14 eligible participants of the Credit Union Member Discount from GM1 can take advantage of Labor Day Bonus Cash2 on the purchase of select 2015/2014 Chevrolet or 2014 Buick vehicles. See a list of all available current offers that can be combined with the Credit Union Member Discount from GM for exceptional savings!

To take advantage of your discount and these offers, sign in to mygmdiscount.com. Select "Obtain Authorization" from the Program menu and follow the prompts. Print the authorization number and take it to a participating GM Dealer today to get your vehicle discount.


 

1. Must be a member of a participating credit union. A copy of the loan document used to purchase the vehicle, current statement or membership card from a participating 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.

2. Not available with some other offers. Take retail delivery by 9/2/14. See dealer for details.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Get Rewards and Instant Savings with Sprint





If you’re a loyal Invest in America follower, then you’ve probably noticed that we’ve changed! As of August 1, the program’s name was changed to Love My Credit Union Rewards. Our new website features shopping categories including: Auto, Home, Technology/Entertainment, Finance, Shopping and Invest in America – all with discounts from U.S.-based companies. So, take advantage of our exclusive credit union member discounts – which include the Sprint Credit Union Member Discount!

As a credit union member you not only get a 10% individual discount and a 15% business discount* on select regularly priced Sprint monthly service, you can also get instant savings and valuable rewards with the Sprint Credit Union Member Discount.

*May require up to a new 2-year agreement/activation per line. 


Instant Savings


Enjoy up to $100 instant savings on a smartphone with the purchase of a Sprint Phone Connect device and a Sprint Phone Connect plan.

With Sprint Phone Connect, you’ll save on your monthly home phone bill.

  • Unlimited nationwide calling while on the Sprint Network
  • Voicemail, call waiting, call forwarding and more
  • Keep your phone number

Requires new-line activation (for eligible upgrade) on qualified plan with data and two-year agreement per line. Offer ends 9/18/14.

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



Credit approval required. Early Termination Fee (sprint.com/etf): After 14 days, up to $350/line. SDP Discount:  Available for eligible company employees or org. members (ongoing verification).  Discount subject to change according to the company's agreement with Sprint and is available upon request for select monthly svc charges.  Discount only applies to data buy-ups/add-ons for Unlimited, My Way and Framily plans, Talk 450 and primary line on Talk Share 700.  Not available with no credit check offers or Mobile Hotspot add-on.  CL Discount: Available for company/org. liable business lines (ongoing verification).  Tax ID req. to establish acct. Discount subject to change according to the company's agreement with Sprint and is available upon request for select monthly svc charges.  Discount only applies to data buy-ups/add-ons for Unlimited, My Way and Framily plans, Talk 450, Business Fusion Plans (CL), Direct Connect Only Plan and primary line on Talk Share 700.  Not available with no credit check offers or Mobile Hotspot add-on.

$100 Instant Savings: Offer ends 9/18/14. No cash back. Excludes taxes and surcharges. Not combinable with other special offers. Phone must be purchased at the same time as the Sprint Phone Connect device. Customer may be billed up to $100 if Sprint Phone Connect is returned and service cancelled while maintaining service with the associated smartphone. Not available in all locations. Other Terms: Offers and coverage not available everywhere or for all phones/networks. Restrictions apply. See store or sprint.com for details. © 2014 Sprint. All rights reserved.  Sprint and the logo are trademarks of Sprint.  Other marks are the property of their respective owners.