Savings program helps support the Connecticut Food Bank this month

MERIDEN, CT (September 1, 2016) — Connecticut’s Credit Unions are working to raise $10,000 for the Connecticut Food Bank in conjunction with an innovative new prize-linked savings program called Save to Win. For the month of September, Connecticut’s Credit Unions will donate $25 for every new Save to Win account opened at a participating credit union, up to $10,000.

Since launching in April 2015, this prize-linked savings account has encouraged credit union members to save more than half a million dollars and has paid out thousands of dollars in prizes. Save to Win gives state residents the chance at winning up to $5,000 just for saving their money. Prizes range from $25 for monthly drawings and offer $500, $1,000, and $5,000 drawings quarterly. Credit union savers earn entries for every $25 they save in a given month, with a maximum of ten entries per month.

The ten Connecticut credit unions offering Save to Win are:

  • Achieve Financial CU (Based in Berlin)
  • Connex CU (Based in North Haven)
  • Dutch Point CU (Based in Wethersfield)
  • Hartford Healthcare FCU (Based in Hartford)
  • Hartford Municipal EFCU (Based in Hartford)
  • Healthcare Financial FCU (Based in New Haven)
  • Manchester Municipal FCU (Based in Manchester)
  • Seasons FCU (Based in Middletown)
  • Windsor Locks FCU (Based in Windsor Locks)
  • Western Connecticut FCU (Based in Bethel)

A 2016 Bankrate report showed that almost two in three Americans don’t have enough savings to pay for a $500 car repair or $1,000 emergency room bill. Save to Win gives people a real option for improving their financial situations by building incremental saving habits. A saver getting the maximum amount of entries will save $3,000 over a year.

Save to Win was first offered in Michigan in 2009 and the program has continued to grow and flourish in other states. Connecticut passed prize-linked savings into law in 2013. In 2015, Connecticut’s Credit Unions join Michigan and Nebraska credit unions to promote the nation’s first large scale multi-state prize-linked savings program that now includes eight states.

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About Credit Union League of Connecticut

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About Connecticut’s Credit Unions

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Dan Tapper
Sullivan & LeShane Public Relations, Inc.
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