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New: free prescription discount card

Discount on prescriptions

We’re proud to announce a new membership benefit: free prescription discount cards.

Our new prescription discount card is accepted at most area pharmacies, especially the big ones (like Target, Meijer, Kroger, Walgreens, etc.), and can save you anywhere from 30-70% on your out-of-pocket drug expenses.

A joint effort by RESTAT and United Networks of America, the American 1 prescription discount card is made possible through the participation of U.S. pharmacies and pharmaceutical companies. Our card provides you with average savings of 32-35%, with savings as high as 75% on some medications.

To get your card, head to our Membership Discounts page, fill in the information, and print off a copy. We have a limited number of card available in our branches, too, and we will pass out some at our events this year.

American 1 offers many other membership discounts, like accidental death coverage, pet insurance, auto insurance, and TurboTax e-filing. Check out our Membership Discounts page for more.

Teaming up wtih Fazoli’s for charity

American 1 and Fazoli’s are teaming up to help our monthly dress-down charity.

Here’s how it works: download our coupon for Fazoli’s Fabulous Family Feast and redeem it at the Jackson or Battle Creek Fazoli’s location. When you do, Fazoli’s will donation $5 to our dress-down charity of the month.

Each month we pick a different local charity. American 1 employees pay $2 every Friday to dress in logowear. At the end of the month, we collect all the money donated and give it to a charity chosen by our staff.

Last year we gave over $11,000 – anywhere from $500 to $2,000 each month – to a different Jackson, Hillsdale, Chelsea, or Battle Creek charity. We also get donations from members during popcorn Fridays at the Home Office and many of our events around the community.

Now you can help by purchasing a discounted Family Feast at the Jackson or Battle Creek Fazoli’s location.

Get holiday deals using your American 1 cards

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If you’re a holiday shopper, you know to never pay full price – or full shipping – on anything, right?

Just in time for discount shoppers, both Visa and Mastercard are offering discounts to many merchants just by using their cards. For American 1 members, that means simply using your American 1 Visa credit card or Mastercard debit card can earn you great deals from big-name retailers.

Mastercard is offering its Mastercard Savings program free for any Mastercard debit card holders. After you sign up, Mastercard will send you links and coupons for discounts while you shop. The discounts apply to both online and brick-and-mortar retailers. Their How it Works page shows some examples of the discounts offered.

Visa, on the other hand, seems to tailor their discounts around the holidays. Their Holiday Deal Train page is decked-out in winter scenery, and a online train that shows various retailer discounts.

Both of these programs are free for American 1 cardholders to use. Mastercard’s Savings program does come with a $30/year premium feature, but it’s totally optional.

If you use either of these programs, be sure to let us know how it goes. Were the discounts enough? What retailers did you use? Sound off in the comments!


Nite-Lite coupon for $1 off admission



If haven’t driven through the Nite Lite attraction at the Jackson County Fairgrounds during the holidays, you’re missing out on quite a light show.

The fairgrounds have offered American 1 members a coupon for $1 off the admission price. Thanks, JCF! The attraction is open from Friday, Nov. 21 through Sunday, Dec. 28 from 6-10 p.m.

You can pick up a coupon at any branch location. We also included on in your November newsletter mailing, so open up your statement and clip it out. If you get e-statements (and we hope you do!), you can ask us for a coupon and we’ll send you one.

Ever been through the Nite Lites attraction? What did you think?



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