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Posted October 24, 2019

Before we head into the holiday season and the start of a new decade, we want to say ‘thank you’ for being our member. Because of members like you and because you think of us first for your financial needs, we’ve been able to give back to our local communities more than ever and also reward our members with cash back and additional savings.

A+ Gives

We’re celebrating our 70th anniversary in 2019 and have been hosting A+ Gives, a series of 70 different days with scheduled acts of kindness throughout the year, to show appreciation for the communities we serve.

We’ve given back over $41,000 through our A+ Gives events this year. Monthly themes have ranged from volunteering at the Central Texas Food Bank, to hosting a hygiene drive for Caritas of Austin, to donations to pay off school lunch balances.

Cash-Back Earnings

When members use an A+FCU debit card and Cash-Back Checking account, they’re earning up to 10¢, which is deposited monthly into their Membership Savings. Members have earned over $1.5 million so far in 2019 just by using their debit card for everyday purchases.*

A+FCU also gives to high schools and school districts in the Central Texas area with themed debit cards. We’ve been able to give back over $132,600 so far in 2019.

PlusPoint Member Rewards

Thanking members for using our products is just another way we like to give back. Our PlusPoints program provides valuable rewards and points are earned by using products and services, like our Cash-Back Checking and BALANCE.

This year, members have saved over $1.7 million by buying down the rate on new loans or buying up the rate on share certificates.**

Scholarships and Grants

To support our community and say thank you for their hard work, we give opportunities to students and teachers to help them grow and continue inspiring each other.

In 2019, we awarded 50 students with $100,000 in scholarships to help pay for college expenses. Majors ranged from Education to Interior Design to Geosciences and the winners were recognized in May 2019 at a Scholarship Reception.

The A+ Education Foundation awarded $72,000 in grants to 79 local educators who support students with hands-on and interactive programs. Winning submissions included introducing coding and robotics to students, building a classroom library, and creating a sensory learning station.

Volunteer Work

A+FCU employees are also more than willing to give back to Central Texas. As a company, we host events such as Green Apple Deposit Days, Mad City Money simulations, and financial presentations. We also give our time to Chamber of Commerce meetings, membership drives, school district events, and more. We’ve shared over 2,300 hours this year to help shape the communities around us.

 

As your financial institution, we’re happy to help with saving, education, and any other financial needs you have. Stop by a branch to learn more about what we have to offer and how we can help you save more and reach your financial goals.

*Cash back amount as of September 30, 2019.
**PlusPoints Member Rewards amount as of September 30, 2019. For consumer direct, collateralized (non-mortgage), and signature loans. Credit cards, Line of Credit, Classroom Cash, Holiday Loans, Bridge Loans, HELOC, A+ Mortgage loans, student loans, Home Equity, and Home Improvement loans are excluded from redemption. Subject to change without notice. Members must be in good standing to participate. Associations and businesses are not eligible.
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