April is National Credit Union Youth Month, which means it’s time for your children or grandchildren (if you have either or both) to get Wild About Saving
All young members who deposit any amount of money into their Arsenal account during this month are eligible for prize rewards. Members ages 8 and under will be entered to win a stuffed Basset Hound, members 9 to 12 years old will have the chance to win $35, and members 13 to 18 years old could win a $35 Amazon gift card.
In addition, all youth members who deposit any amount into their accounts during April will be automatically entered to win $100 through the National Youth Saving Challenge, hosted by the Credit Union National Association (CUNA).
To get started, all participants must have an active Arsenal Credit Union savings account that shows growth – big or small – throughout April. Don’t have an account? No problem! Parents, grandparents and legal guardians can open a Tracker Kids Club account for members ages 12 and younger
with as little as $5 (youth accounts opened with a $25 deposit will be awarded a free coin piggy bank and a coloring or activity book.)** Kids Club perks include a monthly drawing resulting in $10 cash rewards, Tracker Stamps with redeemable prizes, and the ability to earn up to $10 ($1 for each “A” in core subjects on a kindergartner through 6th grader’s report card at the end of each school year.)
Teen members (13-18) can have better access to their funds by adding an Arsenal Credit Union Visa debit card to their preexisting or newly established checking account*; members 16 years of age and older can also begin to establish valuable credit with an ACU Visa credit card*.
National Credit Union Youth Month has just begun, so there is plenty of time to start saving! Bring your child/grandchild with you when you visit the credit union this month so they can make deposits of their own, or open a youth account for a loved one at your local branch today. Then talk about your/their experience on Twitter/Facebook by using the hashtag: #ACUncuym; to show our appreciation, one randomly-selected comment will have $10 placed into their Arsenal account!
It’s time for youth to get Wild About Saving™, and with exciting perks like these, there’s no reason for them not to stash some cash in their account.
* parent/guardian cosigner required for members younger than age 18
** Please bring in your child or grandchild's Social Security card; you may also need to show your own ID.