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American 1 gives away $1000

Julie Stevens accepts her check


Julie Stevens was the big winner in the American 1 Credit Union $1000 drawing for loan referrals. Julie was at a local branch when she heard about the drawing. She was entered just by talking to a member service specialist about saving money on an auto loan. Julie has been a member of American 1 for over 10 years and plans to use the money to pay her energy bills. Her favorite part of being a member of American 1 is the customer service that she receives.

Lori Blythe wins $1000 from American 1












On July 25 American 1 awarded Lori Blythe with a check for $1,000. Lori was the winner of an American 1 Visa balance transfer promotion. Lori was entered into the drawing by transferring her credit card balance to an American 1 Visa card.

American 1 ran the promotion for anyone who did a credit card balance transfer over $500 from April through June.

Lori has been a member of American 1 for almost two years and loves the convenience of American 1’s locations throughout the area. Lori saw the contest on and decided to participate for a chance at the $1,000 prize.

The check was presented to Lori by American 1 board member Jerry Tremaine at American 1’s Vandercook branch on East McDevitt Avenue in Jackson.

Win an iPAD!

Your chance to enter to win an iPAD!

Become a fan of American 1 today!

American 1 Federal Credit Union wants to welcome any one who becomes a fan of our Facebook page.  Between June 1 – July 31, 2011, every fan that signs up  will be entered into a drawing to win a new iPAD!

It’s simple. All that you have to do is go to our American 1 Facebook Page  and click “like.”

Our Facebook page is an incredible resource to view past and upcoming events at American 1 Federal Credit Union. Check out our new page and sign up for updates on promotions and events. Remember, everyone who “likes us” will be entered, so invite your friends and family to follow us on Facebook today!

Spring Women’s Expo jewelry winners

Spring Women's Expo - Jewelry winners

Congratulations to Teri, Donna, and Kim – our three Gold Crown Jewelers grand prize winners from the Spring 2011 Women’s Expo.

Check out their pictures, and the great pieces of jewelry, in our Flickr gallery.

$1000 holiday cash winner

Congratulations to Wendy Shaw of Jackson – she was our $1,000 holiday cash winner from our Winter Vehicle Sale.

Wendy financed a Ford Freestyle at the sale. “We like the van even better now,” her husband Fred said.

And indeed, Wendy couldn’t believe she was the winner when we called. But now that she has that extra $1,000, she’s using it all to go Christmas shopping for her five grandkids.

Congratulations Wendy!

Shred Day shredder winner

claire foley picture

Congratulations to Claire Foley, our Shred Day shredder winner.

Claire stopped by our free community Shred Day to take care of some documents she had been saving. And what good timing: her home shredder just broke.

“I’ll use this shredder every day,” she said. “I want to keep it up just to reduce the clutter.”

We had about 80 people stop by the shredding event, but those people had a ton of material to shred.

Look here for any updates on future shred events!

Payment-free auto loan winner

Payment-free winner - Sarah and Lynn

A hearty congratulations to Sarah Matheny (above, with Lynn Hoag at our Brooklyn Branch) of Napoleon, Ohio – our 2010 payment-free auto loan winner.

Sarah is a member at our Brooklyn Branch. She had her 2003 Kia Spectra loan, worth $1,600, paid off by American 1.

When Lynn called Sarah with the good news, she told her to sit down.

“I thought maybe the loan didn’t go through,” Sarah says.

But now that her loan is paid off, Sarah will have one less bill to worry about as she prepares to go on maternity leave.

“It couldn’t have come at a better time,” she says.

Congratulations to Sarah and her family for the win. Last year, the Barkemas had their truck loan paid off by American 1.

Fall Women’s Expo winners

Fall Women's Expo - Gold Crown winners

Congratulations to (from left to right) Karen Lond, Della Turk, and Cindy Briskie – our 2010 Fall Women’s Expo jewelry winners, thanks to Gold Crown Jewelers.

Fall Women's Expo - Karen Lond

Karen Lond, our first place winner, won a 1/2 karat diamond necklace. Karen takes a day for her and her friends at the expo, making it a girl’s day out, she says.

Fall Women's Expo - Della Turk

Della Turk won the second prize: a 10 karat gold bracelet with diamond accents. Getting to the expo early is Della’s strategy, especially to get a good parking spot.

Fall Women's Expo - Cindy Briskie

Cindy Briskie won our third-place sterline silver cubic zirconia ring. Cindy takes her out-of-town sisters to the expo to enjoy the day.

“We jump on the shuttle bus,” she says. “It’s much easier.”

Congratulations to all three winners, and thanks to Gold Crown Jewelers for providing our Women’s Expo prizes. Look for your chance to win at our Spring Women’s Expo, coming March 12, 2011.

Check out all the pictures from this fall’s expo at our Flickr gallery.

News from the August car sale

August Sale - Sunny lot

Check out pictures from our August car sale at the Jackson County Fairgrounds. For once, the weather cooperated and we had a nice weekend.

August Sale - Karen Baker

Also, congratulations to Karen Baker of Jackson – our $1,000 shopping spree winner from the sale. Karen purchased a Chevy Impala at the sale (“It rides like a dream,” she says), and opted for $500 in Walmart gift cards, $250 in Jackson Crossing gift cards, and $250 to the Westwood Mall.

May and June vehicle sale winners

Danielle is our May winner

Congratulations to Danielle Lenz – our May 2010 vehicle sale grand prize winner. Danielle won $1,000 in gas cards at our Jackson Co. Fairgrounds sale.

Unfortunately her 2008 Chevy Cobalt was totalled soon after she financed it at the sale. But between insurance and American 1’s GAP protection, she recouped the costs. Now she’s shopping for another vehicle.

Nick Howard

Nick Howard purchased a Pontiac G6 at our most recent June sale. Nick won our summer fun package that included Detroit Tigers box seats, Cedar Point tickets, a $100 gas card, restaurant gift cards, and free rounds of golf – and more.

“Spend a little, get a little,” Nick says. “I was pretty excited.”

Congratulations to both of our car sale winners!

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