Your Credit Union – Don’t Shop Online Without It

Relationship RewardsIn today’s busy world, many people turn to online shopping for convenience, variety, and competitive pricing.  According to Answers.com, roughly 83% of people are said to have shopped online at least once in their lifetime, although many of us purchase things online every day.

As a credit union member, be sure to take advantage of two great and free sites that will not only save you money, but reward you with merchandise and cash back for everything you buy online!

Uchoose Rewards 

By now, most of our members are familiar with our relationship rewards program and already earn points every time they use their debit card (and complete a variety of other banking transactions).  But, a lesser number of people seem to be aware of the fact that you can earn even more points for shopping online directly from the Uchoose website

All one has to do is login on the Uchoose Site, and then click on their preferred retailer’s site via the Uchoose Site.  The Uchoose home page lists direct links to the sites, as well as information about how many extra points you can earn from each retailer.  When you complete a purchase from those sites, you earn the additional points ON TOP of the points we already give you for using your First Castle Debit or Credit Card.  Just remember to pay with your First Castle Debit or Credit Card and your extra points will automatically be added to your account.

Love My Credit Union/ Shop America

Cash BackThe Love My Credit Union site offers a number of discounts to all credit union members, including wireless service, moving services, flowers, travel and more.  They also feature a free program called “Shop America” that allows credit union members to earn cash back for the things they buy online!  Simply visit the Shop America website, create an account, and then click on your preffered retailers via the website.  You will automatically earn a percentage of cash back for everything you buy, and you can view your account balance on the Shop America website to see how much cash back you will recieve each month.

Although online shopping can increase your options and save you time and money, there are a number of factors to keep in mind, especially when you disclose personal information or pay with your debit or credit card.  Click here to read some great pointers on how to safely and securely shop online.