Credit Union News and Events
Credit Union Youth Month: "Give a Hoot About Saving"
It's Credit Union Youth Month, and the theme this year is "Give a Hoot About Saving". Bring the kids in anytime in April, and they'll receive a plush owl when they make a deposit into their account. If your child does not already have an account at the Credit Union, they can join FREE in April, plus they'll receive an owl plush as well! There are many benefits our youth members enjoy- such as special member-only events, quarterly educational (and fun!) newsletters with chances to win gift cards, a great Summer Savings Program- and more!
April Member Drive- Mystery Money!
Join the Credit Union in April and you'll win "Mystery Money"! You'll be able to select a wallet, and inside you could receive $5 or $50! Stop in and join us anytime this April to take part in the fun!
Visa Balance Transfer Special
Do you have some higher interest debt you would like to pay off? Right now, we are offering a great balance transfer rate on our Visa of just 4.9% for 18 months- with NO balance transfer fees! See a loan officer or apply online. This offer is only available until 05/31/17.
Shared Branching is Here!
Out of town and need to visit the Credit Union? Not a problem! We are now 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!
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!
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 River Bandits: Enjoy BOGO (buy one, get one free) tickets to every home game.
Quad City Mallards: Enjoy BOGO (buy one, get one free) tickets to Friday and Saturday home games. Tickets are limited to the $20 and $24 seats.
Discovery Depot: Enjoy BOGO (buy one, get one free) admission through May 31st. Discovery Depot is located in Galesburg, IL.
The River's Edge: Enjoy BOGO (buy one, get one free) admission during public skate hours.
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 retailers as well as a current listing of special offers available.
Pay Easily with ProPay
We now have another easy, convenient way to pay on loans- with the ease of your PC, smartphone or tablet! For those members who would like to pay from an account at another financial instituion, we are happy to offer ProPay. With ProPay, you can enter your information once and pay with a link provided to you by the Credit Union.
If you choose to pay via ACH (basically an electronic check), there is no charge. You can also pay with your debit card ($4.95 charge) or a credit card (fee is 2.95% of payment amount). You can set up recurring payments and also get text alerts when payments are due, if you choose. You can link to ProPay here!
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!