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


Lynn Heider
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SEATAC, WA — 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 seven Washington 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 Joyce Becker, a member of Longview, Washington-based Fibre Federal Credit Union. She stopped in last spring to pick up what she thought was a $50 cash prize, only to learn she’d hit the $5,000 jackpot!

“I thought if I could win $50, that would be nice,” said Becker, a mill worker for 29 years. “I was shocked.”

The cash bonanza she won was almost enough to complete the solar heating project she’d started on her Longview, WA home. Becker says Save to Win has easily improved her savings habits.

“If you don’t have enough money to get into a CD, it’s a great way to start saving,” she said.

Save to Win accounts started in Washington just four years ago, and 16-hundred consumers have already saved over $2.3 million—with average account balances of $1,400.

“A recent Bankrate survey found only four in ten Americans have enough savings to get them through an emergency,” said Kaitlin Ramos, Program Manager for the Northwest Credit Union Association. “A Save to Win account can be a game changer for consumers who are trying to get the upper hand on their finances. The opportunity to win cash prizes is an incentive to get started.”

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

Connection Credit Union; Silverdale
Express Credit Union; Seattle
Fibre Federal; Longview
North Coast Credit Union; Bellingham
Pacific Northwest Ironworkers Federal Credit Union; Seattle & Spokane
Peninsula Credit Union; Shelton
Twinstar Credit Union; Lacey
Credit unions are the only financial institutions offering Save to Win accounts in Washington. 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 Washingtonians 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 over 180 credit unions in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington, and their 6.2 million consumer members. Northwest Credit unions are not-for-profit cooperatives, owned by their members. Credit unions help members achieve their financial goals.

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