America Saves Week is an annual opportunity for organizations to promote good savings behavior and motivate individuals to save more successfully. The main theme is to set a goal, make a plan, and save automatically. Financial institutions are helping their customers save by promoting cash bonuses and great rates. Here are a few of the most interesting promotions offered by financial institutions:
• Marquette Bank is giving their customers three ways to start saving during America Saves Week. Customers who open a new YoungMarq Passbook Savings account for a child will get the initial deposit matched for up to $25; customers who open a new Marquette Bank Savings account will be entered to win a $150 MasterCard Gift Card; and customers who open a new Gold Money Market account with $100,000 in new money will earn 0.50% APY for 60 days. Click here for more information.
• Kinecta Federal Credit Union is offering five ways to get involved in America Saves Week. Customers who open a Kinecta savings account will get $10 and be entered into a drawing to win $500; customers who share their savings goal with Kinecta will be entered into a drawing for one of four $50 gift cards; customers who sign up for direct deposit will receive $5; customers who take the America Saves Pledge can join over 310,000 people who have already committed to save; and customers can test their savings knowledge by taking the savings quiz. Click here for more information.
• Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union is supporting Military Saves Week, which is part of America Saves Week, and asking their customers to visit their Randolph branch for refreshments and giveaways. Customers can register for a chance to win a RBFCU Savings account credit of $25 in daily prize drawings, as well as a grand prize drawing for a $100 account credit. Click here for more information.
North Valley Bank customers will be entered into the Holiday Season Sweepstakes each time they use their NVB debit card through 01.14.2013. A total 15 winners will be randomly selected, 5 winners will receive a $100 cash, 5 winners will receive $250 cash, and 5 winners will receive a 37’’ LCD HDTV. Click here for more information.
Chase Paymentech recently launched its 7th annual Holiday Pulse. The Pulse tracks the aggregate online sales volume, payment transactions, and average volumes from its 50 largest e-commerce partners, helping merchants track holiday economic activity. This year Chase Paymentech is adding traditional brick and mortar volume information to the Pulse. The Pulse provides an in-depth look into trends during merchant’s busiest time of the year, the period from 10.29.2012 through 12.31.2012. Click here for more information.
FirstMerit customers can enter their holiday-related photo into the Get Festive Photo Contest on FirstMerit's Facebook page by 12.16.2012. The photo with the most votes will earn the customer a $500 MasterCard gift card. The second place winner will win a $300 MasterCard gift card, the third place winner will win a $200 MasterCard gift card, and a random fourth place winner will receive a $100 MasterCard gift card. In addition, FirstMerit will donate $1,000 to the first place winner’s community food bank. Click here for more information.
In celebration of the harvest, Rabobank is giving away a giant pumpkin plus a $25 gift card to a local restaurant. To qualify, customers must go to any Rabobank branch and guess the weight of the pumpkin by 10.26.2012. The customer whose guess is the closest to the actual weight of the pumpkin will win the prize. Click here for more information.
Busey Bank is offering a 10-month Busey Fan CD with a special rate tied to customers' favorite local football teams. The rate starts at an APY of 0.25% and goes up 0.02% with each regular-season or post-season victory. If the college team wins a bowl game, the customer will receive an additional rate bonus of 0.05%. To qualify, customers must have a Busey checking account with direct deposit or direct debit to the checking at least once a month, a debit card, and an online checking statement. Minimum opening deposit is $5,000 required, and maximum investment is $50,000. Click here for more information.