Credit Union News and Events
Join OR Refer and YOU Could Win an Apple Watch!
Start the year off right by joining OR referring a new member to join the Credit Union! When you do, you'll be entered to win an Apple Watch! This special promotion runs from 01/02/18 until 02/28/18. There is NO limit to the number of referrals you can make- the more members you refer, the more entries you have to win! Also, this can be used in conjunction with our usual Member Referral Program (the new member and the referring member both earn $25 when the new member opens a checking account with direct deposit).
All members who are high school seniors or currently enrolled in an undergraduate program are invited and encouraged to apply for a $1,000 scholarship from the Illinois Quad Cities Chapter of Credit Unions. Two scholarships will be awarded for the 2018-2019 school year. Download an application now, or pick one up at the Credit Union. Applications are due in February 15, 2018. Good luck!
Credit Union Open House- Friday, February 23rd 4-7 pm
The construction is (finally!) close to completion! As a thank you, we invite all members to join us at our Open House on Friday, February 23rd. Stop by anytime between 4 and 7 pm that night to check out our new office and upgrades, plus we'll have appetizers and giveaways! We hope to see you then!
Annual Meeting- Saturday, March 3rd
All members are welcome to join us for the 82nd Annual Meeting on Saturday, March 3rd. The meeting will be held at the Stoney Creek Inn in Moline, IL. A cash bar will open at 6pm, with the meeting starting promptly at 6:30pm. A dinner will be served following the meeting.If you're looking to make a night of it, you can reserve a room for only $99 (plus tax). To get this room rate, simply mention Gas & Electric Credit Union when you make your reservation. As usual, we'll have plenty of door prizes and giveaways! If you plan to attend, we kindly request a RSVP by calling the Credit Union at 309-793-3610 or reserve your spot online now.
Tax Time is Here!
The fun of the Holidays is past us, which means it's officially tax season! It doesn't have to be a difficult task though- you can do your taxes yourself with the help of TurboTax. You can link to our TurboTax site and save money too!
We will be mailing out 1098 and 1099 forms soon, but you can also refer to your year-end statement. Also, if you are getting a refund- get it quicker by choosing to get it directly deposited into your account at the Credit Union. Our routing number is 271188230.
Member Referral Rewards
Love the Credit Union? We hope so! Why not share the love by referring a family member or co-worker? Plus, did you know that when you do, you can can earn $25 for each referral? Not only that, but the new member gets $25 as well! Here's how it works: Give a Member Referral card to the prospective memberOR simply have them tell us you sent them when they join. Then, once the new member opens a checking account with direct deposit, you'll both get $25. It's that easy. There's no limit to the number of members you can refer!
Membership at Gas & Electric Credit Union is open to all MidAmerican Energy, BITCO, City of Rock Island, Illinois Casualty, Thomas Hammar, and Rock Island Corps of Engineer employees, retirees and their family members.
Find Us Almost Everywhere with Shared Branching!
Out of town and need to visit the Credit Union? Not a problem! We are a part of the Shared Branching Network of Credit Unions- which gives you access to over 5,000 branches nationwide! Here's how it works- first you find a location. You can do so by using the online locator available here or through our mobile app. Then, when you visit the desired branch, you simply give them our Credit Union name, your account number, a valid government issued ID and the last four digits of your social security number. You can access funds, transfer money, deposit checks, make payments and more!
In partnership with IH Mississippi Valley Credit Union, we are now happy to offer some additional perks for Gas & Electric Credit Union members! Simply show proof of membership (such as your debit card) to receive your discount.
QC Mallards: Enjoy BOGO (buy one, get one free) tickets to every Friday and Saturday regular season home games. Members can receive one free ticket with the purchase of a lower bowl center ice ($24 value) or a lower bowl blue line ticket ($20 value). Tickets must be purchased at the box office to receive discount.
Putnam Museum: Enjoy BOGO (buy one, get one free) general admission tickets to the museum. Ticket purchases must be made at the museum. Offer valid through January 2018.
TurboTax: Do your taxes the easy way with our TurboTax website! Members save up to $25!
Love my Credit Union: Save with exclusive discounts JUST for Credit Union members- visit www.lovemycreditunion.org
Wisconsin Dells: Save 25-35% on attractions in the Dells when you use this coupon .
Adventureland: Download and print the discount fun card - or simply display it on your smartphone.
Visa Checkout- Shop Online Easier!
Love shopping online but hate having to fill out billing, shipping, and payment information necessary to check out? We have a convenient, new solution for you– it’s called Visa Checkout and here’s how it works: Go to visacheckout.com. You’ll need to create an account– filling out all of your billing and shipping information along with your Credit Union Visa credit card number– just once.
Then, the next time you’re shopping online and you start the checkout process, just look for the Visa Checkout logo. You’ll just need to login where you see the logo and you’re done! Visa Checkout will do all the work of relaying your pertinent information securely to the online retailer and you’ll be on your way– along with your online purchases! It’s the quick and easy way to shop online.
There are hundreds of online retailers that offer Visa Checkout, with more growing each day. In addition to added convenience, you can enjoy some great discounts just for using Visa Checkout. Once you login to Visa Checkout, you can view participating re
Visa Purchase Alerts
Want to be alerted when your Credit Union Visa is used overseas or online? How about when a purchase amount exceeds a set amount? You can do that! Simply register your card today, and you will receive either text or email alerts regarding your Visa. Stay on top of your account activity and stop fraudulent activity immediately with Visa Purchase Alerts!
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Deposit Your Check with Your Phone- For Free!
Have you downloaded our new app yet? It's fully upgraded with great features to transfer funds, make payments, AND deposit checks! That's right- you can deposit a check with your phone. Additionaly, we are now offering this service FREE to our members. Avoid the hassle of having to run to an ATM or into the Credit Union with this handy app. To get started, you must first download our new App. Simply search for GECU Mobile in the Apple App store or Gas & Electric Credit Union Mobile Banking in the Android market .
To deposit a check, you'll simply need to select the "Deposit Check" feature and take a picture of the front and back of the check. That's it! Please review our complete FAQ on Mobile Deposit , and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Ready to Switch Your Checking Account?
Ready to switch your checking account to GECU, but need a little assistance? We have the perfect solution for you! Use our new, interactive tool- SwitchTracker ! SwitchTracker helps you transfer direct deposits, automatic payments and more. Plus, you can request help from staff at any time and you can also schedule email reminders to help get your switch completed quickly and easily. If you have any questions about this new product, or about switching your checking account to Gas & Electric Credit Union, please don't hesitate to call.
Get Social with Us!
Love us? We hope so! Then why not "like" us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter (GasElectricCU) It will keep you up to date on all the Credit Union happenings and promotions PLUS we do frequent drawings for gift cards and tickets to local events and attractions!