Credit Unions Offer Seminars, Luncheons and More During Military Saves Week

Credit unions around the country that serve military servicemembers and their families will hold several types of events in celebration of Military Saves Week. Events planned include financial wellness seminars and luncheons, raffles, and races. Additionally credit unions will offer savings products including gifts for signing up for a Military Saves bank account, special interest rates when signing up for direct deposit, giveaways, and more. Below is a summary of  a few of the great events and promotions being held by credit unions this Military Saves Week:


Service Credit Union, Pease ANG Base, NH will feature its Military Saves club account with a 2% APY on balances up to $2,500 when the member has or starts direct deposit, and sets up automatic monthly deposits of $25 or more to the account. The member must also enroll in Military Saves to be eligible for the account.  Members who open a Military Saves account with Service Credit Union will receive a travel mouse with retractable cord for their laptop or home computer.  Additionally, any member who signs up for Military Saves is automatically entered to win a 32G iPad mini. More information at

VyStar Credit Union in NAS Jacksonville, FL will waive the membership fee when you open an account at the NAS Jacksonville branch during Military Saves Week. They also are giving a free $25 gift card when you open a savings account, CD, or money market account at the NAS Jacksonville branch. More information at

Scott Credit Union in Scott AFB, IL will run a $50 coupon promotion; anyone who opens an SCU account, will receive $50, and existing SCU members will be able to take advantage of the promotion as well if they sign up for SCU online, Bill Pay or a Debit Card. More information at

MAC Federal Credit Union in Fort Wainwright, AK will have the following offer: Open a Military Saves account and deposit at least $100 for 12 consecutive months, with no withdrawals to the minimum $100, and earn a bonus dividend the 13th month of $100 for those who meet monthly deposit criteria. More information at 

Belvoir Federal Credit Union in Fort Belvoir, VA is offering a 10% certificate to all active duty military.  The certificate is a 12 month certificate with a maximum deposit of $1000.  More information at

Schofield FCU, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii will offer a special promotion through March 17, 2014. A special interest rate of 1.00% APY for 12 months when you sign up for monthly automatic deposit with a minimum of $25.00 for 12 months. More information at


Andrews Federal Credit Union at Andrews AFB in Maryland will reach out to members of all ages by holding a series of weeklong seminars during Military Saves Week, to help members save money and get their finances on track. Seminars will include “Plastic Surgery: Repair Your Credit & Start Fresh” and “Teens & Money.” Everyone who attends and completes a Savings Goal Certificate will be entered into a drawing for an Andrews Federal Savings Survival Kit.

Nymeo Federal Credit Union at Fort Detrick in Maryland  will be offering lunch seminars on several topics including Debt Solutions, Estate Planning, 529 Plan, and Car Buying Do’s and Don’ts. More information at

Fort Gordon Community Credit Union in Fort Gordon, Georgia will hold an essay contest for 7th and 8th graders of Freedom Park School. The topic will be “What are the benefits of saving money from a young age?” More information at

VyStar Credit Union, NAS in Jacksonville, Florida will host a Military Family/Finance Makeover Night event with free pizza, drinks and childcare on Thursday, February 27th from 6pm to 8pm. They will also give $500 in Cash Awards to the Champions of the NAS Jax Military Saves Week Poker Run sponsored by VyStar.

Fort Sill Federal Credit Union in Fort Sill, Oklahoma will hold a photo contest on its Facebook page.  Members who open a Military Saves savings account will be asked to complete an “I’m saving for” flyer that they can be photographed with.  One winner will be randomly chosen from all photos that are submitted during Military Saves Week and the winner will receive $50.00 deposited into their Military Saves savings account. Fort Sill FCU will also contact the two elementary schools located on installation to offer a presentation on the importance of saving.  More information at

Scott Credit Union at Scott AFB, Illinois will hold its CU 4 Reality program at a budgeting fair at the SAFB Youth Center on Wednesday, February 26th for approximately 50 youth. Each participant will receive their first real job and monthly salary. Their challenge will be to buy all life’s necessities with their assigned monthly budget. SCU will provide free pizza and soda, and have two door prizes. More information at

These promotions and events are just some of the ways to participate in Military Saves Week.  Do remember to sign up for Military Saves Week if you haven’t already! Join today to Set a Goal. Make a Plan. Save Automatically!

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