6. Giveaways and Special Events
Local banks and credit unions tend to offer unique perks to attract new members. Others have account offerings targeted at specific demographics, or simply host regular events and giveaways.
Kasasa Tunes, aimed at young account holders, offers rewards for iTunes, Google Play and Amazon purchases, plus a $25 credit to iTunes or Amazon when you open an account. If you're over the hill, you might qualify for a senior checking account, which can offer free or discounted paper checks. Meanwhile, minors with an Alliant Kids Savings account can enter the bank's National Education Program, which offers computer gift cards.
For students, Members 1st Federal Credit Union offers an internship program, with a $2,500 scholarship award upon completion of the program. Other institutions offer regular giveaways.
So, if you're in the market for a new bank, don't forget to research local financial institutions in your area. They might offer exclusive perks that win you over.
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