Ideal CU’s annual $4,000 Holiday Debit Card Giveaway is back

WOODBURY, MN (December 1, 2017) — Ideal Credit Union’s popular $1,000 Debit Card Giveaway is back for another four weeks this holiday season. Ideal CU has held this popular holiday promotion since 2012 and has given away $20,000 to 20 lucky members. To qualify, members with an Ideal CU personal checking account simply use their Ideal CU Debit MasterCard® or My Rewards™ Gold or Platinum Debit Card for purchases and earn a chance to win one of Ideal CU’s four weekly $1,000 random drawings. Members earn 100 bonus entries into the weekly drawing when they make 25 or more purchases a week.

The $1,000 Holiday Debit Card Giveaway runs from November 22 – December 19, 2017. Official rules and disclosure information can be found at

“Our annual holiday $1,000 Debit Card Giveaway is an exciting way to reward members for using their Ideal CU Debit MasterCard, especially during the busy shopping season when convenience and access are so important,” said Brian Sherrick, Ideal CU President/CEO.

Previous winners have used the unexpected cash to pay bills, buy more holiday gifts or travel. Then there was Nicole Bestland, who had just made the decision to go back to school to pursue her dream of becoming a personal trainer. Her primary concern was where to find the $1,000 tuition, and then she got the call from Ideal with the exciting news.

The annual holiday giveaway is not the only way Ideal CU rewards members for using their Debit Card. Throughout 2017, Ideal has been giving away $1,000 a month to one lucky winner in its “Use & Win” Debit Card Giveaway. To-date 10 lucky winners have been chosen at random to receive the $1,000 monthly prize. The credit union will continue the monthly $1,000 Use & Win promotion in 2018.

With the My Rewards™ Debit Card from Ideal Credit Union, members earn points for everyday purchases, and bonus points or cash back when shopping online through the Rewards website. Points can be redeemed for hundreds of exciting gift items, such as gift cards, electronics and relaxing getaways. Card benefits also include extended warranty coverage, prescription savings, roadside assistance, medical evacuation and travel assistance services and more.

Ideal CU member and Holiday Debit Card winner Nicole Bestland had just decided to go back to school to pursue her dream of becoming a personal trainer. The $1,000 helped pay her tuition.

About Ideal Credit Union

Founded in 1926, Ideal Credit Union is a member owned financial institution that is dedicated to providing financial services driven by a sincere and personal interest in the needs of our employees, members and community. Ideal CU offers a complete range of services, including a full suite of digital banking products, savings, checking, loans, mortgage products, business services and more. Offices are located in Eagan, Hugo, Inver Grove Heights, North St. Paul, Stillwater and Woodbury. Visit for details and directions. Ideal has been voted “Best Credit Union in the East Metro” five years in a row by readers of the Stillwater Gazette, “Best Credit Union in the Forest Lake Area” by readers of the Forest Lake Times, and was named a 2021 Star Tribune Top Workplace. Federally insured by NCUA. Equal Housing Lender. NMLS# 401783.


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