Welcome to LoveMyCreditUnion.org


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!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Funding BizKid$ - The Gift That Keeps on Giving

At Invest in America, we recently announced that we've pledged $700,000 in funding towards the Emmy-winning PBS program BizKid$.  It's no secret that financial literacy is a vital building block in a child's education these days.  However, the majority of our nation's schools don't require financial literacy in their curriculum.  While that is slowly improving, BizKid$ is doing its best to fill in the gaps.  This nationally carried television series teaches financial education to 192 million households each week and has reached 1.2 million students and teachers through its companion classroom material since the series' launch in 2008.

So what does this matter to your credit union or league?   Your youngest members are the financial future of your credit union.  What can your credit union or league do to help?  We're so glad you asked...

To date, America's Credit Unions have exclusively funded BizKid$ since it began, having contributed more than $8.5 million.  But for the program to be fully funded for the current season as well as next year's, we need your help.  Invest in America is hoping that each of our credit union and league partners that receive Sprint marketing incentives will join us to raise the remaining $1 million needed for BizKid$ to thrive.

For this to happen, we're asking you to donate 10% of your Sprint year-end rebate to support the program.  Sprint has been a hugely successful Invest in America partner and we're sure that this 10% will have little to no impact on your bottom line.  And just think of what a difference having a financially well-educated membership could be to our nation's credit unions and leagues.

Another plus for getting involved in our BizKid$ funding efforts is the opportunity to align yourself with such a valuable and popular program.  You'll be supporting an important credit union initiative that has always shown credit unions in a positive light.  Also, the marketing and public relations benefits that will be a direct result of your credit union or league's involvement will be priceless.

So, give the gift that keeps giving - to you and your community.

For more information, please take a look at our recent press release

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Flower Power with FTD

It's no secret that the gifts we give usually say a lot about us.  But a researcher at Rutgers University recently discovered that those who send flowers, in comparison to other gifts, are seen as successful, caring and emotionally intelligent people.

You can help your members put some of this positive flower power to good use with Invest in America partner FTD.   Credit union members can receive $15 off each flower bouquet and/or gift they purchase with FTD.  And each purchase includes FTD's unique "Good as Gold" 7-Day Satisfaction Guarantee, promising their flower arrangements will last at least 7 days - guaranteed.

And while the Rutgers study also shows that people who give flowers are perceived as happy, strong and capable, we're sure that if your members go with any of the other FTD gift options like spa sets, chocolates of wine baskets, they'll still be seen in a favorable light!

For your members to receive the FTD Credit Union Member Discount, all  they have to do is visit lovemycreditunion.org and click on the FTD link.  This site is also a great place for your credit union to learn more about Invest in America and its member discounts with respected companies like FTD and many others.

Monday, September 13, 2010

See why people love their Credit Unions

With more than 90 million members nationwide, credit unions help people manage, simplify and grow their finances. Every credit union member has their own story about what brought them to their credit union and how it has helped in their lives. People everywhere are talking about why they love their credit union and we want to share a few:

"Their Rewards program for the Credit Card is great. I just got 3 certificates for free night stays to use when our daughter goes to Central this fall. It will make dropping her off and picking her up so much nicer. Thank you Peoples Trust!"
     - Elizabeth, member of Peoples Trust Credit Union
  
"My home equity loan thru Bank of America was about to expire. When I called about extending it they said no problem until they noticed I lived in Michigan. I had to scramble to cover balance. I already had a direct deposit account thru my work with Michigan Schools & Government CU. In one week they had set me up with a new Home Equity thru them so I could pay off the surprise cancellation of Bank of America. They were life savers!"
     - Fran, member of Michigan Schools & Government Credit Union

"Growing up in a long line of credit union (CU) members; I remember my parents taking me to their CU and explaining the importance of being member. My mother was with the teacher’s CU and my dad with the automotive CU. As I grew up; I saw my older sister joined the CU. When I became an adult; I followed my family’s footsteps and became a member over 25 years ago. I also enrolled both my children. Now I have a year old grandchild and plan to open an account for her. Fifty years of memories and four generations strong!"
     - Lucille, member of Lake Trust Credit Union

We love hearing your credit union stories! If you have a story that you’d like to share, you can submit entries on the Lovemycreditunion.org website. All entries are reviewed, and stories posted on our website and social networking sites will receive a Love My Credit Union t-shirt while supplies last!