5 Tips For Safer Shopping For The Holidays

Dec 01, 2022 Holidays

The holiday season shouldn’t be a time to worry about fraud, identity theft, or blowing budgets. Use these five tips for safer shopping.

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The holiday season should be a time of joy and spending time with those we love. It shouldn’t be a time to worry about fraud, identity theft, or blowing budgets. Use these five tips for safer shopping this holiday season.

Safer Shopping Tips

#1: Download The A+ Mobile App

You can do almost everything you need with the A+ Mobile App – check your balances, pay bills, transfer money, monitor your accounts, and more. The app is available for both iOS and Android devices.

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#2: Monitor Accounts & Transactions

Easily monitor your accounts and transactions with eAlerts. Choose from over 20 different eAlerts to monitor your A+FCU accounts and get them set up in A+ Online Banking or the A+ Mobile App. Some recommended eAlerts for the holidays include:

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#3: Use Surcharge-Free ATMs

Holiday money should be spent on holiday items, not ATM fees. If you need cash, find one of the thousands surcharge-free ATMs local and nationwide.

#4: Online Safety

When shopping online, it’s important to make sure the website you’re on is safe and secure before inputting your credit or debit card number.

Here are some important things to look for and keep in mind:

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#5: Set A Budget & Track Spending

Following your holiday spending plan is even easier with our online financial management tool.

After logging in to A+ Online Banking or the A+ Mobile App, select Financial Tools (listed above Accounts) and take advantage of these benefits:

Bonus Tip: Set Up Mobile Wallet

Make safe and fast purchases from your smartphone, tablet, or smartwatch by setting up Mobile Wallet with your A+FCU debit card.

Mobile Wallet How-To


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Use our free Holiday Spending Survival Guide to easily keep track of your budget and following these steps.

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