Summer Vacation Savings

Is your family taking a vacation this summer?  By planning ahead and remembering the benefits offered by your credit union, you could save a lot of money!

Summer Vacation1) Cash in your Relationship Rewards from First Castle: If you have already registered your First Castle debit or rewards credit card on UChoose, redeem your points for gift cards on travel, entertainment and more.  If you haven’t signed up yet, register today so you can start saving up points for next year’s vacation or holiday shopping.

1) Research your Destination: Check online for free maps and fun things to do, as well as coupons for hotels, dining, and amusement.

2) Consider a vacation rental instead of a hotel: Check out sites like and to find deals on vacation rentals of condos and homes.

4) Spend less money eating out: Pack food and drinks or purchase from a local grocery store, and take advantage of free breakfast if offered by your hotel. Look for all-inclusive resorts that offer meal plans so there will be no surprises on dining costs.

5) Locate the CU service center closest to your destination: Download the Branch Locator app on your smartphone or call 1-800-919-CUSC (2872) so you can access your account and get cash without service fees.