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Pay Purple with the New Wildcat Card

Bleed purple? Now you can pay purple! WSCU has partnered with the WSU Alumni Association to create the Wildcat Card, which will be available starting August 1, 2016. 

With every purchase, a portion of the transaction revenue is donated to the WSU Alumni Association to enhance university programs, including student scholarships. 

You’ll not only be supporting WSU, but also be earning rewards for yourself. Every dollar spent earns you reward points, which can be used for travel, merchandise, and more. And the best part – points never expire!

This card will also feature your choice of eight custom card images, so you can show your Wildcat Pride every time you use it. 


The first 100 approved applicants will be entered to win one of three Garmin S6 watches! 

You'll also enjoy:

• No annual fee
• No balance transfer fee
• No cash advance fee
• No over-limit fee
• EMV chip card
• Instant issue*
• Fraud protection and $0 liability coverage
• Fraud monitoring

 

• ID theft insurance
• Auto rental insurance
• Travel accident insurance
• Lost luggage insurance
• Hotel theft insurance
• Travel reservation & car rental discounts
• 90-day product protection
• Extended warranty
• Lost card cancellation
• 25-day grace period on purchases

8 Ways to Save Money this Summer

It’s easy to let spending get out of control during the summer months. The kids are out of school, people are on vacation, and the air conditioning is running 24/7. 

Here are 8 simple ways you can save money this summer without sacrificing your way of life:

1. Turn Up or Turn Off the Air Conditioning

For each degree you reduce your air conditioning, it’s estimated you’ll save 3 percent on your utility bills. When night falls, try turning your air conditioning off, opening the windows, and turning on a fan.

2. Don’t Water the Grass

You will greatly reduce your home’s water bill simply by not watering your grass everyday, or by implementing xeriscape landscaping ideas, which use plants that don’t require a lot of water. Generally, it’s best to water grass every five to seven days. 

3. Carpool

If you’re not sure how to get started carpooling, there are several sites to help you connect with others. One is eRideShare. This site is useful because not only does it help you find carpoolers wanting to share rides to work, but also to the airport, hospital, and shops. The site also helps parents connect to carpool their kids to club meetings, school, and sport practices.

4. Plan a Staycation

Planning a staycation is a great way to save money this summer. You could take your kids swimming, go for a picnic, and spend lazy afternoons in your hammock. Not only would you save a chunk of change, but it would likely be far more relaxing than spending a week flying to and navigating through an unfamiliar city. 

5. Plant a Garden

Starting a home vegetable garden is not only a great way to exercise, it’s also the best way to source healthy, pesticide-free food. You can easily grow organic food at home, and save significantly compared to what you’d pay at the grocery store.

6. Do a Home Energy Audit

You can save hundreds or thousands of dollars per year with a home energy audit, which is when an energy professional comes into your home and audits your energy use. They help you uncover energy leaks, and make suggestions for improving your home’s energy efficiency. 

7. Turn Down Your Hot Water

According to the USDE, we spend $310 to $400 or more each year heating water for our homes. Turning down your hot water heater is an easy way to save money on this expense. And most likely, you won’t even notice the difference — until you see the savings in your electric bill.

8. Switch to a Push Mower

How much money do you spend each year buying gas for your lawn mower? If you have a large yard, then chances are you spend a lot. Switching to a push reel mower cuts this expense entirely out of the equation.

Another benefit to push reel mowers is that you drastically cut the greenhouse gases you emit into the atmosphere with a lawnmower. 

Last, you’ll get a lot more exercise with a push mower. If you mow twice a week, this could enable you to skip a trip or two to the gym.

article adapted from Huffington Post

Fuel Your Fun For Less

0.50% Auto Loan Rate Discount*

We believe car buying should be transparent and anxiety free. So we partnered with TrueCar and like-minded dealers to address the primary stress point - the negotiation and haggling of price. 

The WSCU Online Car Buying Service will make your next car purchase an easy and hassle-free experience. We provide upfront pricing information, so you know exactly what others have paid for the same car you want. The TrueCar dealers then provide guaranteed savings** so there is no negotiation to worry about. 

New or used, we’ve got you covered. And when you use the WSCU Online Car Buying Service with financing through WSCU, you’ll enjoy a 0.50% rate discount* on your auto loan. There’s no better way to fuel your summer fun for less.

Follow these easy steps:

1 - Research the car you want – powered by TrueCar– and see what others have paid. 

2 - Lock in a guaranteed savings offer from TrueCar Certified Dealers. No negotiation necessary. 

3 - Apply for financing through WSCU and enjoy 0.50% off your auto loan rate.* 

4 - Buy your car at the TrueCar Certified Dealer of your choice.

     

*In order to qualify for the rate discount, you must finance your auto loan directly through WSCU with the assistance of a loan officer. Financing arranged at the dealership will not qualify. 

**See site for details.

Take a Vacation From Stress

Beat the Heat and Win Cash!

If bills and unexpected expenses are making you hot under the collar, it’s easy to stay on top of your finances with WSCU. We offer the tools to control your money – use e-Track to forecast what money is going in and coming out so you can make smart financial decisions. The Cashflow Calendar brings your income and expenses to life with a personal interactive calendar. 

Keep cool this summer & control your cash. 

Add a Bill or Income source to the Cashflow Calendar in e-Track, and be entered to win $500, $250, or one of three $100 prizes! 

Entering is easy. Log in to e-Track and add at least one Bill or Income source to your Cashflow Calendar before August 31, 2016, and you’ll be automatically entered into the drawing to win one of five cash prizes. 

How to Add a Bill or Income & Stay Stress-Free 

e-Track makes it simple to reduce stress. Anticipate and monitor all your bills and income on your interactive calendar. 

Step 1: Navigate to the “Cashflow” tab of e-Track. 

Step 2: Select “Add Income” or “Add Bill” from above the calendar view. 

Step 3: Complete the required fields including: Name your bill/income, how much and often you get paid or what amount is due. 

Step 4: Click the green “Add Bill” or “Add Income” button on the bottom of the form. 

Step 5: Your bill or income will now appear in the calendar for you, whether it’s a monthly, weekly or quarterly payment. 

Click here for full contest details.

2017 Adventure Calendar Contest

Share Your Best Shots!

You have awesome adventure shots, and we want to see them! Send in your original photos for your chance to win a Parrot Bebop Drone! Submissions will be accepted July 15, 2016 through September 30, 2016. 

Submit your pics and follow the contest on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

Commitment to Community

Annual Meeting Recap 

On April 21, 2016, WSCU hosted its 59th annual Members’ Meeting. Craig Dearden and Roger Smout were elected as Weber State Credit Union Board Members. They will each serve three-year terms. Thank you to everyone who participated in the event.

Community Shred Day

On April 23, 2016, WSCU held its annual Community Shred Day. At this event, we provided free shredding and electronic recycling for the community. We recycled 7530 pounds of paper, which is equivalent to 71 trees!

Adopt-a-Highway

On June 4, 2016, WSCU employees and friends donated their time to clean a beautiful section of Highway 39 in Huntsville. This marked the 12th consecutive year of our highway clean up. Thank you to everyone who volunteered to help keep our community a beautiful place to live.

Holidays & Closures

WSCU will be closed on the following days:
Independence Day - July 4 
Pioneer Day - July 25 (observed)
Labor Day - September 5
Columbus Day - October 10
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