Oregon Credit Unions’ “Save to Win” Accounts Changing Lives


Lynn Heider
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TIGARD, OR — Do you want 2017 to be the year you finally start saving money? Open a Save to Win account at an Oregon credit union. Discover the win-win opportunity that helps you build your financial strength—and includes cash prize drawings of up to $5,000.

Prizes for saving? Who does that?

Save to Win accounts are tailored to people just like you—hard workers who don’t find it easy to save. How simple is it? Open an account at one of the nine Oregon credit unions where Save to Win is offered, and the more you save, the more opportunities you have to win. For every $25 you save, up to $250 a month, you earn an entry into a cash prize drawing.

It’s working out for Dalton Debord, a member of Pacific Northwest Ironworkers Credit Union in Portland. He’s already won an extra $200 since opening his account only four months ago.

“Awesome!” said Debord when he learned of his winnings. “I’ve never been a big saver,” he said, adding the credit union staff was always encouraging him to save. He opened his Save to Win account and “never looked back. The savings account just took off. I’m really glad I did it.”

Since Debord’s credit union started offering Save to Win accounts last spring, he and fellow Ironworkers have already picked up over $3,000 in prize money.  Collectively, more than 800 Oregonians are taking advantage of the program, which began in the Beaver State just a year ago

More than 500 members of Northwest Community Credit Union have already opened Save to Win Accounts.

“This program has helped our members learn the value of saving by being able to put aside small amounts of money to accomplish goals they never thought they could reach.,” said Jenifer McFadden, Marketing Manager for the Eugene-based credit union. “

Added Kasey Rockwell, Director of Credit Union Relations at Portland-based USAgencies Credit Union, “All of our members and potential members can benefit from having a savings account. Some need a little incentive to get started, and Save to Win is the perfect solution. Who doesn’t like the idea of winning money?”

Connect with one of these participating Oregon credit unions today, and influence your brighter future with a Save to Win account:

Mid Oregon Credit Union; Bend
Northwest Community Credit Union; Eugene
Old West Federal Credit Union; John Day
Pacific Northwest Ironworkers Federal Credit Union; Portland
Point West Credit Union; Portland
St. Helens Community Credit Union; St. Helens
Sunset Science Park Federal Credit Union;  Portland
United Advantage Northwest Federal Credit Union; Portland
USAgencies Credit Union; Portland
Credit unions are the only financial institutions offering Save to Win accounts in Oregon. The key difference between local credit unions and other financial services providers is credit unions’ not-for-profit, cooperative structure. At a credit union, you’re a member, and an owner. Unlike for-profit financial institutions that must pay stockholders, credit unions return benefits back to you in the form of lower fees, better interest rates, and other services you need, such as Save to Win accounts.

Not a credit union member yet?

Nearly all Oregonians are eligible for credit union membership. Own your money. To find a credit union that’s convenient for you, please visit www.asmarterchoice.org.


The Northwest Credit Union Association is the not-for-profit trade association representing 154 of Oregon and Washington’s credit unions. Northwest credit unions returned $352 million in direct financial benefits to their 5.2 million members last year. The NWCUA is the voice of the Northwest credit union movement, providing legislative, regulatory and public advocacy in addition to education, compliance, networking support and business solutions to credit unions. For information on how to join a credit union, please visit http://www.asmarterchoice.org.

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