Save this Holiday Season with the AFFCU Elite Checking
Put the stress of holiday shopping aside and make gift giving easy. Give that special person the choice to buy what they really want with an AFFCU Visa Gift Card. It all starts by getting FREE unlimited AFFCU Visa® Gift Cards when you open an AFFCU Elite Checking account ̶ one of the many perks included in this high-yield earning account. Earn money while you SAVE money!
That’s right! Get the $2.95 purchase fee waived on all AFFCU gift cards when you open an Elite Checking today.
Other great money earning and saving benefits to this account include:
- Higher paid dividends
- Cash Rewards1
- Three FREE boxes of standard checks per calendar year
- No AFFCU Foreign ATM Transaction or Inquiry Fees
Open your AFFCU Elite Checking Account to start saving on the gift that really matters. To learn more, call us at 210.673.5610 or toll-free at 800.227.5328, or stop by your nearest branch.
1Transactions that qualify for Cash Rewards will receive 12 cents cash back for every signature-based transaction made with a debit card that is five dollars or more. Not all checking accounts are eligible for Cash Rewards. The credit union reserves the right to determine if transactions processed under the Cash Rewards program are usual and customary. For transactions that are not usual and customary, they are 1) not eligible for the rewards payment and 2) may result in a loss of debit card privileges and any accrued rewards cash.
Holiday Skip-A-Pay is Back
The holidays are coming! Enjoy this special time with friends and family and prevent that holiday stress by taking advantage of AFFCU’s Holiday Skip-A-Pay.
Beginning October 1st, you may qualify to skip one or more of your eligible loan payments through the month of November, December, or January. It’s easy to apply! Simply log in to your account via CyberMAT Online Banking and click on the ad to the right.
Leave the stress behind and apply to skip your loan payment today! For more information, call us at 210.673.5610 or toll-free at 800.227.5328, or stop by your favorite branch.
The following loans are NOT eligible for Skip-A-Pay: VISA, Redi-Credit, Mortgage, Home Equity, Home Improvement, Real Estate, Purchase Money Second, Single Payment, Lease Loans, PAL (Payday Advantage Loans), IFS Insured Auto, Bridge, Courtesy Pay, Share and Share Certificate Secured Loans. View terms and conditions here.
Join Us for International Credit Union Day
Stop by your favorite branch to celebrate International Credit Union (ICU) Day on Thursday, October 18, 2018.
This year’s theme is “Find Your Platinum Lining” in celebration of ICU Day’s platinum 70th anniversary. We will have goodies and light refreshments for your enjoyment, plus enter to win a $25 Visa® Gift Card!
#PlatinumLiningFound #ICUDay #GoAFFCU
President’s Letter: Value
In life, there are some things that we hold in high regard because they are so very important to us. We value them more than anything, such as our family, our country and the principles in how we live. There are those items that hold value in themselves, such as our home, and others that are priceless, like our children. Value is what we consider to be the most important and beneficial things in life. It’s not that much different here at the credit union, because we value you.
Your membership means something to the credit union, because as a cooperative, the more you participate, the stronger the credit union becomes. In November 1952, 10 airmen pitched in $5 each to start this credit union. The credit union was valued at $50. Today, there are over 47,000 members/owners of a credit union with an asset size of $430 million. The credit union has increased in value over time because of you.
Many members use the credit union’s products and services because they provide great value. Whether it’s an auto loan or a share certificate, members are more than likely to get some of the best rates in the market. AFFCU provides free services such as Bill Pay and eStatements. We also offer checking accounts tied to many great rewards. There is a great benefit for you being a member of AFFCU.
Truth be told, people are what credit unions value most. AFFCU has worked hard to be out in the community supporting as many worthy organizations and causes as we can. It’s important to us that we collectively make an impact on our community. Mrs. Shirley Jones, a 30-year AFFCU member, relayed her thoughts to me on our involvement.
“It means a lot (AFFCU’s support),” said Mrs. Jones, manager of the African-American Heritage Committee at JBSA-Lackland. “Our organization helps so many military people and their families throughout the year, in fact, our motto is ‘Helping those who serve us’. AFFCU has never turned me down for support. I can always depend on them.”
I encourage you to be engaged in your credit union. As a member, you have something to gain from us. As a credit union, we have something to give to you. A membership here can have a great impact and bring us all value that lasts a lifetime and beyond.
As always, I remain in service to you,
Robert “Bob” Glenn
Attention 2019 Graduating Seniors
AFFCU will be awarding four high school seniors with a $4,000, non-renewable scholarship each.
Eligible applicants must be a graduating high school senior and either a member or dependent of a member in good standing at AFFCU. They must meet admission requirements for an accredited two or four-year college, university, or vocational school, be a full-time student and maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA based on a 4.0 scale.
Students who attend high school in the San Antonio area can ask their school counselor for the Bexar County Scholarship Clearing House/Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation Scholarship Application. For those students who live outside the San Antonio area, or are unable to get the application from their school, click here to download and print the application.
But hurry, the deadline to apply is Friday, November 2, 2018.
Upcoming Holiday Promotions:
As we head into the holiday season, look out for more information on the following upcoming promotions.
AFFCU’s Holiday Loan
Prepare for the holiday season this year with AFFCU’s Holiday Loan. Get the cash you need to handle all your holiday shopping without draining your checking account.
Kids and Teen Holiday Raffle
Hey kids and teens! You don’t want to miss out on this fun opportunity to win some very cool prizes. Parents, look for more information in our November eCurrency newsletter on how you can increase your child’s chances of winning! Raffle begins Friday, November 23.
Fill’er Up for the Fisher House
The season of giving is upon us. Let’s give back to those who give the most. AFFCU will be accepting donations for the JBSA-Lackland Fisher House beginning Friday, November 23. More information will be coming soon on how you can donate!
A Successful End to the Bill’s Elves School Supply Drive
This year, AFFCU saw a need. A need to ensure all children received the supplies necessary to have a great start to the new school year. So, we joined forces with KENS 5 Chief Meteorologist Bill Taylor and the Bill’s Elves project to raise awareness and donations for the children under the care of Child Protective Services (CPS).
Each year, thousands of children in the San Antonio area find themselves in the care of CPS due to abuse or neglect. They can’t rely on the help of parents or families to get them the supplies they need like most children do so AFFCU decided to help.
AFFCU placed donation bins in all of our branch lobbies and AFFCU headquarters from July 23 through August 7 collecting monetary and school supply donations. The Marketing team stationed themselves outside of Whataburger and several local Target stores to collect donations from shoppers, and also participated in the KENS 5 Bill’s Elves Phone Bank.
After a short three week period, over $12,000 was raised in monetary donations and used to purchase additional supplies children needed including school uniforms, undergarments, and shoes. In total, over 17,000 back-to-school items were collected for the children of CPS.
We are beyond grateful for all the efforts made by the AFFCU staff, our members, other sponsors and to all who donated. We thank KENS 5 and Bill Taylor for allowing us to be part of such a great program, and are proud to know that together we have given these children the opportunity for success this school year!