Space Coast Credit Union awards $2,014 during Watchdog Challenge Sweepstakes

MELBOURNE, FL (April 3, 2014) – Space Coast Credit Union (SCCU) announced Cecilia C., of Miami, as the winner of $2,014 in its 2014 Watchdog Challenge.  The sweepstakes ran from January 2 through February 14, 2014 and participants completed six financial challenges to improve their financial well-being.  Each challenge completed was an entry into a random drawing for $2,014.  Any participant completing all six challenges was also entered into a separate bonus drawing for a chance to win $100.

During the six week sweepstakes, 6,799 people registered to participate, and a total of 4,450 challenges were completed. Challenges included maintaining a spending diary, building a budget, setting a savings goal, saving time, sharing their Watchdog story, and referring friends to SCCU.

The grand prize winner, Cecilia C., of Miami, was presented with a check for $2,014 on March 24, 2014 at SCCU’s Skylake Branch. On hand to present the check was SCCU’s branch manager Emily Chavez and Jerelyn Peters, Assistant Branch Manager.  The $100 winner was Daniel B. of Pompano Beach.

SCCU Members’ Watchdog represents SCCU’s vision and promise to protect its members in all aspects of their financial lives. It is the guiding principle behind every decision and member interaction.  SCCU protects its members by putting them first, empowering them to share their voice with ratings and reviews displayed on, and providing the financial products and services they need, explained in a way they clearly understand, with the rates and terms they can afford.

As described by SCCU’s President and CEO, Douglas Samuels, “SCCU is a member-owned cooperative, which exists solely to serve the members’ best interest. Protecting our members is in our DNA and the Members’ Watchdog sets us apart.”

Space Coast Credit Union was chartered in 1951 and is headquartered in Melbourne, Florida. The Credit Union serves over 280,000 members with assets of over $3 billion through a network of 57 branches and over 100 ATMs located throughout Florida and through its web site, Space Coast Credit Union is open for membership to anyone who lives or works in the fourteen Florida counties it serves. Locations can be found at

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