Things have been crazy busy here at Vantage Credit Union lately as we launch new programs and services designed to help enhance your financial life. Plus, we have a number of important events coming up that we don’t want you to miss. So what’s new? Plenty! And in case you missed it the first time, here’s a quick recap!
PurinaCare® Pet Insurance
Pet owners spent $53 billion on pet care in 2009, and those costs aren’t going down anytime soon. Hey, people love their pets. In fact, just this week, stltoday.com had a story on this very topic! That’s why we introduced pet insurance through PurinaCare. And if you’re a Vantage member, you receive a discounted rate!
Private Student Loans
In the past, Vantage offered financial aid for college students in the form of federal student loans. However, after federal legislation in 2010, only the U.S. Department of Education is able to process these types of loans. As a financial aid alternative, Vantage now offers EdAccess private student loans at cuStudentLoans.org. You can apply right there at your convenience!
Do you work different shifts? Travel for business? Live far from a Vantage branch? Or simply don’t have time to stop by a branch or ATM and make a deposit? Then My-E-Deposit is right up your alley! It’s free, and it allows you to deposit checks to your Vantage checking or Regular Savings account from the convenience of your computer, 24/7. Click here for eligibility requirements and other details.
New Phone Center Hours
We’ve expanded our Phone Center hours. For your convenience, we’re now available until 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Saturday hours remain 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Member Appreciation Days
Where would we be without our members?! Twiddling our thumbs in empty buildings, that’s where. That’s why we created our branch Member Appreciation Events. Stop by your favorite branch to say “Hi” and get a free hot dog and drink, plus other good stuff while supplies last. We started the year off with our Eureka, Cave Springs and Olivette Appreciation days. Next up is Warren County on April 22. For a listing of branch events and dates (and all our other goings on), check out our Vantage calendar.
Annual Meeting—April 19
It’s an annual thing, and you’re always invited. This year is no different; you’re invited to Vantage Credit Union’s Annual Meeting on April 19. The business meeting starts at 7:00 p.m. at the Graphic Communications Banquet and Conference Center, 105 Progress Parkway in Maryland Heights. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. with drinks and hors d'oeuvres. RSVP to Marketing by calling 314.264.5150 or 314.264.5159.
Credit Union Shred Day—April 30
So you were cleaning out your files, and now you find yourself with quite a bit sensitive information you don’t want to throw in the trash. We’ve got just the event for you! Don’t miss Credit Union Shred Day, April 30 from 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. at our Bridgeton branch. Bring your sensitive material and shred it for free! Or, if you’d like to find another location closer to home, visit our event page for other participating credit union locations.
St. Louis Chapter of Credit Unions College Planning Seminar—May 11
Have questions about paying for college? Don’t miss this seminar: “How to Pay for Higher Education in This Economy.” Suzanne Gellman, UMSL Economics Specialist, will cover a variety of financing topics Wednesday, May 11, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Kirkwood Community Center. RSVP by Monday, May 2; 314.298.0055 or 800.522.6009. Click here for topic details.
CURRENT AND UPCOMING PROMOTIONS
“Money Rocks at My Credit Union” Vantage Youth Savings Challenge—April
The entire month of April has been set aside to teach kids good savings habits! Our Secret Savers (ages 0-10) are automatically entered to win one of 15 $25 Target gift cards by simply making a $1 deposit into their Vantage accounts through April 30. Then, students ages 11-18 are automatically entered to win one of 15 $50 Best Buy gift cards by making a $5 deposit into their Vantage accounts through April 30.
Vantage is also celebrating the power of savings with the entire credit union community as part of National Credit Union Youth Week April 17-23. All youths who make a deposit during our Savings Challenge will also be entered to win one of 10 national $100 prizes awarded by the Credit Union National Association (CUNA).
Enterprise Grand Slam Used Auto Sales Event—May 1-25
How would you like Enterprise to make your first two vehicle payments? Just finance a used vehicle from Enterprise through Vantage during their Grand Slam Used Auto Sales Event. Get pre-approved today at any branch or online.
Mortgage Solutions, LLC, Promotion
If you’re in the market for a new house, we have a way for you to save some money…$200 to be exact. Apply for a loan through Mortgage Solutions, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Vantage Credit Union, and you’ll receive $200 off closing costs through May.
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