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, March 24, 2011

Credit Union Members - Save Your Free Checking!

As a credit union member, you own your money.  That means having better rates, lower fees and, for many credit union members, free checking.  But huge retailers have lobbied for a new rule on debit cards which will create a big windfall for big businesses, while hard working members like you will have to pay yet another banking fee, this time on your checking account.

Unlike other financial institutions, most credit unions still offer free checking.  And we don't want this to end. The time to act is now!  Call or write your legislators and ask them to Save My Free Checking.  Tell them you want your credit union to continue offering affordable products and services - like free checking.

If we raise our collective voices to reverse this rule, we can put a stop to big business and government price controls that will only make us all pay again.

Don't give up your hard-earned money.  Own your money.  Take action today.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

The New LoveMyCreditUnion.org is Here!

With great anticipation, we launched the new LoveMyCreditUnion.org on Monday, March 7th.  Our goal for the website was to make it easier to navigate and have a clean look using plenty of white space and a harmonious color palette.  Key updates include easier to find links to our Invest in America partners and, for consumers looking for a credit union, a more accessible credit union finder.

All of our social media sites have been updated to reflect this new look, including our blog, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube accounts.

Please look around and let us know what you think!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Invest in America Makes Filing Taxes Affordable

With 2010 at an end, the inevitable isn’t far behind – filing your taxes. Your credit union wants to take the stress and expense out of preparing and filing taxes this year. Thanks to a valuable partnership with Invest in America, we can offer our members’ terrific savings on three different tax preparation programs:

TurboTax
Credit Union Members Can Now Save 10% on TurboTax® Federal Deluxe Online Edition and Get Your BIGGEST Refund Guaranteed!

TurboTax guides you step by step, just like a GPS, making it easy to do your taxes right with 100% Accurate Calculations. Get your Maximum Refund Guaranteed in as few as 8 days. Start for free!

Jackson Hewitt
Credit Union Members Save $30.00 on Jackson Hewitt Tax Preparation. 

Preparing your own tax return can be a complicated and confusing process. The professionals at Jackson Hewitt Tax Service® can answer your tax questions and make sure you get every deduction and credit union deserve. With over 6,400 offices throughout the country, they are there for you before, during and after tax time. Get your $30 coupon!

CompleteTax
Credit union members receive an exclusive discount of 30% or more on CompleteTax Deluxe, Premium or State programs starting at just $17.47. Their Basic program is FREE, plus CompleteTax is offering credit union members three additional ways to file free. If you are unemployed, owe taxes or are switching from a competitor’s product, you may be able to file free this year. Please visit LoveMyCreditUnion.org for specifics on these promotions. 
CompleteTax is powered by CCH, one of the most respected names in tax information and consulting. 

You can also choose one of these other tax programs through Shop America and earn cash back:

TaxCut by H&R Block
From the world’s largest tax preparation company – H&R Block offers cash back on their online TaxCut program. Credit union mWembers receive 11% cash back when you purchase your TaxCut Premium software or file online through Shop America.

FreeTaxUSA
Members earn 25% cash back when you purchase FreeTaxUSA through Shop America. FreeTaxUSA offers a free basic program (subject to income and state requirements) and affordable state and deluxe federal programs.

To see which one of these exclusive credit union member offers is right for you, visit www.LoveMyCreditUnion.org.

Friday, March 4, 2011

GM Lets Credit Union Members Stack the Savings

Did you know that with the Credit Union Member Discount from GM, credit union members are able to stack most available incentives with their Invest in America savings?  

Through May 2nd, credit union members can receive up to a $3,000 Cash Allowance on eligible full-size pickups and SUVs.**  Here's what it might look like:

2011 Chevy Avalanche LS 2WD
MSRP (sticker price on vehicle):   $37,060.00
Preferred Pricing:                         $35,061.46
Consumer Cash Allowance:          - $3,000.00
Price Credit Union Member Pays: $32,061.46 

Credit Union Member Discount: $4,998.54 

It couldn't be a better time for your credit union's members to take advantage of these valuable GM cash allowances:
  • $2,000 towards the purchase of a 2011 Chevy Tahoe or Suburban, or GMC Yukon models
  • $2,000 towards the purchase of a 2011 Chevy Silverado or GMC Sierra half-ton regular cab pickups
  • $2,500 towards the purchase of a 2011 Chevy Silverado or GMC Sierra half-ton extended and crew cab pickups
  • $3,000 towards the purchase of a 2011 Chevy Avalanche
When your members combine this great deal on top of the low rate auto loan from your credit union, they can really save!   It's easy to do.  Credit union members:
  1. Visit the GM page on lovemycreditunion.org
  2. Obtain their GM Authorization Code
  3. Visit your credit union to get pre-approved for their great low rate auto loan
  4. Head to their local GM delaer
For more information on the Credit Union Member Discount from GM, and all of our Invest in America offers, please visit www.lovemycreditunion.org.   

**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. Tax, title, license, dealer fees and optional equipment extra. See dealer for details. Not available with some other offers. Take retail delivery by 5/2/11. See dealer for details.