Redwood Credit Union Seeking “Amazing Savers”

Robin McKenzie/Senior Vice President, Marketing & PR
(707) 576-5270 / 1 (800) 479-7928, ext. 5270 /

Redwood Credit Union Seeking “Amazing Savers”

Contestants to Compete for $10,000 Prize

Contest Will Help 5 Contestants Transform Their Finances for a Better Life

Santa Rosa, CA – Redwood Credit Union (RCU) is seeking applicants for their new Amazing Savers Contest, which will follow five contestants as they transform their finances to compete for $10,000. Interested candidates can find complete contest details and apply for consideration online at Applicants must be or become a Redwood Credit Union Member to participate, and all entries must be received by February 25, 2011.

The contestants selected to participate in the Amazing Savers Contest will meet regularly with a personal financial coach from RCU who will help them create budgets, reduce debt, and transform their finances so that they can save more and improve their financial future. The process will be documented through contestant blogs and online updates, and the community is encouraged to follow along at home for tips and guidelines to improve their own finances. Followers of the contest will also be able to cast their vote for the contestant they believe has made the most progress. At the end of the year, the contestant who has made the biggest overall improvement to their financial outlook will win $10,000 toward their financial goals.

“Redwood Credit Union is committed to helping people find financial wellness, and we are excited to introduce the Amazing Savers contest as a way to energize the community about improving their finances,” said Brett Martinez, President & CEO of RCU. “Not only will this be an amazing learning experience for the selected contestants, but we believe that everyone can learn ways to save more, reduce debt and find financial freedom through the Amazing Savers Contest,” Martinez added.

Redwood Credit Union is a full-service, Member-owned financial cooperative with 15 Northern California branch locations, plus a one-stop auto-purchasing center. The Credit Union offers full banking services including free checking, savings and deposit accounts, auto and home loans, small business services, commercial and SBA lending, credit cards, financial management and retirement planning services, insurance and a variety of online services including free online banking, eStatements, loan applications and free bill pay. For additional information, please call (707) 545-4000, toll-free at 1 (800) 479-7928, or visit


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