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It was a dark and stormy car sale

Spring Car Sale - Dave secures the tent

Last weekend’s spring vehicle sale, held April 24 and 25 at Sears in Jackson, was super-successful. We kept $1 million in the community, and almost 100 members were able to finance quality vehicles from six local dealerships.

But then Saturday, the storms hit.

Dave Lewis (above), our ATM specialist, worked with several other employees to secure our tents before the flash thunderstorms hit.

Spring Car Sale - after the storm

We evacuated the tents twice, with employees and shoppers heading into Sears to stay dry (above).

All the action was captured in photos, and you can see them at our Flickr photo gallery.

Thanks to the entire community for supporting the sale. Everyone who financed a vehicle that weekend took advantage of our big loan rebate – plus a trip to our famous cash machine.

See you at our next sale in September!

Two members win prizes in September



When Bob Soltis’s 1988 Buick Park Avenue finally kicked the bucket, he figured the fall used vehicle sale would be a good time to get one.

“I had to put the Buick to sleep,” Soltis says. “I needed a car, so I went down to the sale.”

He found a 2003 Mercury Grand Marquis he liked, and financed it through American 1’s new Simple Loan program. For that, Soltis is one of our two $500 gas card winners from the fall sale.

Soltis and his wife, Betty, have been American 1 members for decades. Soltis uses our direct deposit services for his railroad pension.

He doesn’t know how long his $500 worth of gas cards will last, but he says his six kids will see a lot of the benefit from his prize.

Congratulations, Bob!




We also had Betsy Branham win $100 worth of Sears gift cards at our recent College Mixer with K105.3. Congratulations to Betsy!

Stay tuned for more prize-winning members, coming soon.


Fall sale starts tomorrow.



Tomorrow our Fall Used Vehicle Sale kicks off at Sears. These sales are big events for us, and no one does a car sale like American 1.

To prepare, we’ve kicked off our Simple Loan plan. Plus we’re having two chances to win a $500 gas card, for up to $1,000 in gas. Who can’t use that these days?

A few things to keep in mind if you’re heading to the sale:

  • Get pre-approved – it saves a bunch of time when you’re ready to finance
  • Test drive it – just to make sure you like it
  • Trade-ins are welcome – so bring what you have
  • Even if you’re not “in the market,” stop by the sale – we’ve got tons of food and prize giveaways
  • Warm up your hands – you’ll need them for our famous Cash Vault (we bought a new one!)
  • Bring the whole family – we’ll keep the kids entertained
  • Complete your Simple Loan plan – and watch how easy the sale goes when you get there

We’ll see you Friday and Saturday at the sale!

Spring sale a success.

Financing at the spring sale.

Just a quick post this morning before we clean up and unpack from this weekend’s super-successful used vehicle sale.

We want to thank the hundreds of people who stopped out at Sears on Friday and Saturday. We gave out $100 gas cards, trip to the cash machine, and lots and lots of hot dogs. American 1 knows how to put on a used vehicle sale, but we sure couldn’t do it without the community support.

Were you there? Did you grab a vehicle? Let us know in the comments!

Spring used vehicle sale this weekend.

Roz prepares to do some financing.

Perhaps you’ve heard?

If you’ve stopped into our branches, waited in line at a drive-through, or browsed around our web site, I’m sure you know our spring sale is this Friday and Saturday out at Sears in Jackson.

But here’s another reminder!

Check out our sale page for the full scoop.  Even if you think you’re not looking for a used vehicle, stop by the sale anyway.  Just by showing up you can enter to win our $1,000 gas card drawing.  And be sure to stop by our concession stand and grab a hot dog from me.  I’ll be grilling them up as usual.

Bring the kids, too, because we’ll have activities for them.  Who knows?  You could find yourself test driving that summer vehicle you’ve always wanted.

See you this weekend!


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