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Ideal CU Yearly $4K Holiday Debit Card Giveaway is Back

Lisa Sunderland 3rd 2017 Holiday Debit Winner

(Woodbury, MN –November 20, 2018) – Ideal Credit Union’s yearly $1,000 Holiday Debit Card Giveaway is back for another four weeks this holiday season. Ideal CU has held this popular holiday promotion since 2012 and has given away $24,000 to 24 lucky members. To qualify, members with an Ideal CU personal checking account simply use their Ideal CU Debit Mastercard® or My Rewards™ Gold or Platinum Debit Card for purchases and earn a chance to win one of Ideal CU's four weekly $1,000 random drawings. Members earn 100 bonus entries into the weekly drawing when they make 25 or more purchases a week.

The $1,000 Holiday Debit Card Giveaway runs from November 21 – December 18, 2018. Official rules and disclosure information can be found at idealcu.com.

“Our annual $1,000 Holiday Debit Card Giveaway is an exciting way to reward members for using their Ideal CU Debit Mastercard, especially during the busy shopping season when convenience and access are so important,” said Brian Sherrick, Ideal CU President/CEO.

The annual holiday giveaway is just one of the ways Ideal CU rewards members for using their Debit Card. Throughout 2018, Ideal has been giving away $1,000 a month to one lucky winner in its “Use & Win” Debit Card Giveaway. To-date 10 lucky winners have been chosen at random to receive the $1,000 monthly prize. This exciting monthly member giveaway began in January of 2017 and has paid out $22,000 to-date. The credit union will continue the monthly $1,000 Use & Win promotion in 2019.

With the My Rewards™ Debit Card from Ideal Credit Union, members earn points for everyday purchases, and bonus points or cash back when shopping online through the Rewards website. Points can be redeemed for hundreds of exciting gift items, such as gift cards, electronics and relaxing getaways. Card benefits also include extended warranty coverage, prescription savings, roadside assistance, medical evacuation and travel assistance services, hotel and car rental discounts and more.

Founded in 1926, Ideal Credit Union is a member owned financial institution that is dedicated to providing financial services driven by a sincere and personal interest in the needs of our employees, members and community. Ideal CU offers a complete range of services, including a full suite of digital banking products, savings, checking, loans, mortgage products, exclusive VIP member payback, business services, investment services and more. Offices are located in Eagan, Hugo, Inver Grove Heights, North St. Paul, Stillwater and Woodbury. Visit idealcu.com for details and directions. Ideal has been voted “Best Credit Union in the East Metro” 2 years in a row by readers of the Stillwater Gazette and was recently named a 2018 Star Tribune Top 150 Workplace. Equal Housing Lender.

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2018 Holiday Hours


New Year's Day
Monday, January 1st
All locations closed.


Martin Luther King Jr Day
Monday, January 15th
All locations closed.


Presidents' Day
Monday, February 19th
All locations closed.


Good Friday
Friday, March 30th
All locations open regular business hours
Lobby - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Drive-thru - 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


Memorial Day
Monday, May 28th
All locations closed.


Independence Day
Wednesday, July 4th
All locations closed.


Labor Day
Monday, September 3rd
All locations closed.


Columbus Day
Monday, October 8th
All locations closed.


Veterans Day
Monday, November 12th
All locations closed


Thanksgiving Day
Thursday, November 22nd
All locations closed.


Day after Thanksgiving
All locations are open regular business hours
Lobby - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Drive-thru - 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


Christmas Eve
Monday, December 24th
All locations open until 1:00 p.m.
Lobby - 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Drive-thru - 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


Christmas Day
Tuesday, December 25th
All locations closed.


New Year's Eve
Monday, December 31
All locations open regular business hours
Lobby - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Drive-thru - 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


New Years Day
Tuesday, January 1st
All locations closed