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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!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Credit Union Members Save More!

Hit the road this summer with extra savings from the Credit Union Member Discount from GM. Credit union members are already saving big on a new Chevrolet, Buick or GMC. But new consumer cash incentives of $2,000-$3,000 can be combined with this exclusive member discount to help you save even more!
 
GM is offering these combined savings on crossovers, full-size SUVs or the Buick Regal. Here’s an example of how it works if you purchase a 2011 GMC Yukon:

Yukon SLE 2WD MSRP starting at: $39,895.00
GM Preferred Pricing $37,727.78
Consumer Cash $3,000.00
Price You Pay $34,727.78
Credit Union Member Savings $5,167.22

Credit union members can save even more when you finance your new GM through your credit union and take advantage of their competitively low loan rates. You’ll be hitting the road for that summer road trip in no time!
 
Learn more about the Credit Union Member Discount from GM on LoveMyCreditUnion.org and start saving today!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Summer Fun Begins at Shop America!

Make Shop America your first stop this summer. You can save on all your outdoor needs, just because you’re a credit union member! Shop America is the online mall from Invest in America that gives credit union members exclusive discounts from over 1,200 of your favorite online merchants, plus cash back on each purchase. So whatever you need for summer fun, from camping gear and outdoor supplies to a great summer wardrobe, you can find it at Shop America. Visit the Shop America page at LoveMyCreditUnion.org to discover how you can save this summer. 

Let your summer begin with these popular merchants and more!

Camping: Cash Back
Campmor 3.5%
Mountain Gear 3.5%
The North Face 4%
MooseJaw 4%
REI 2.5%

Fishing and Hunting: Cash Back
Cabela’s 2%
Orvis 2.5%
Bass Pro Shop 2.5%

Golf: Cash Back
The Golf Warehouse 3.5%
Golfsmith 4%
Austads 4.5%

Also be sure to check out the wide variety seasonal discounts and free shipping offers available at Shop America from many of your favorite stores.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Credit Union Members Save with Sprint

As a credit union member, there’s never been a better time to save money on your wireless service from Sprint. Both business owners and consumers can benefit!

Business Members Now Get More
You might already know of the many benefits available to business owners.  Here’s another one – a 15% discount for businesses on service plans from Sprint including waived activation fees for new activations.

Sprint is the leader in business communications and offers excellent value, the latest phones to improve your productivity, a nationwide 3G network and the first wireless 4G network from a national carrier. With all that to offer, Sprint is the perfect wireless provider for business.

Here’s an example of how a business can save with Sprint:
Business Advantage Talk Plan (1 line 4,000 minutes)
Regularly Monthly Cost $149.99
Monthly Cost with Savings $127.49
12-Month Savings with Waived Activation Fee $305.98

Blackberry Deals From Sprint

Sprint and RIM, the company that owns Blackberry, have partnered to offer an extraordinary deal for credit union members. Throughout July, you can have special pricing on three great Blackberry devices for new purchases or eligible upgrades: the Blackberry Bold for $199.99, the Blackberry Curve for $49.99 and the Blackberry Style for free. These are fantastic smartphones and Sprint has a Blackberry for every need.
Blackberry Bold for $199.99 – Packed with 3G and Wi-Fi network connectivity, an optical Trackpad, simultaneous voice and data and more.
Blackberry Curve for $49.99 – Includes easy email set-up, Trackpad navigation and expanded multimedia features.
Blackberry Style for FREE – Sleek compact flip phone with enhanced browsing, core BlackBerry® capabilities, intuitive design and more.

Here is how the savings work:
Everything Data Family Plan (Up to 2 lines 3,000 minutes)
Regularly Monthly Cost $169.99
Monthly Cost with Savings $152.99
12-Month Savings with Waived Activation Fee $239.99

Plus, with Sprint's New Satisfaction Guaranteed Policy, you get a chance to open a new line of service and try Sprint for 30 days!

To learn more about the Sprint Credit Union Member Discount, please visit the Sprint page at LoveMyCreditUnion.org. To get this exclusive discount, make sure you let them know you’re a credit union member and ask to be attached to the NACUC_ZZM Corporate ID.

*Up to $150 off new phones and smart phones with 2-year service agreement or eligible upgrade. While supplies last. Application of discount requires 2-year contract extension on existing plans. Must be a credit union member to qualify. Verification of membership is required at time of activation/upgrade.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Drive Your Savings with GM and Invest in America!

While it sounds like a great offer, the 0% and 2.9% financing that GM offers is usually available to eligible and well qualified customers on select Chevrolet and GMC models only.  Generally, these financing offers are in lieu of consumer cash incentives.  So, you can either take the low financing rate offered by the dealer or  you can take the consumer cash incentive. 

An even better deal?  Credit unions historically offer low loan rates.  You may be able to save thousands by using your credit union's low rates and combining that was the Invest in America Credit Union Member Discount from GM and the consumer cash incentive from the dealer instead of taking the 0% or 2.9% financing. 

Not convinced?  Check out this example on a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT Extended Cab 2WD.  In this case you can either get 0% financing for 60 months or a consumer cash incentive of $4,500.  We've also included $2,000 down payment that you would provide:

0% for 60-Month GMAC Financing 3.9% for 60-Month Credit Union Financing
Vehicle Payment $31,615 $31,615
Down Payment $2,000 $2,000
Consumer Cash $0 $4,500
Invest in America Discount $1,672 $1,672
Loan Amount $27,943 $23,443
Monthly Payment $466 $431

Total Savings From Financing at Your Credit Union $2,100

By financing with your credit union, in this case at 3.9%, you'll save $35 each month or $2,100  over the course of the loan.  So, before you visit Love My Credit Union to get your GM Authorization Number, check your credit union's rates and do the math.  Chances are you'll save money by using the Credit Union Member Discount from GM, the consumer cash incentives and by getting your financing at your credit union!