Ideal Gift Bonus

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Use Your Free Checking Gift for a Chance to Win a $50 Gas Card*

Exciting news! As a thank you for opening a new Ideal Checking we're giving you a chance to take the free gift you received and use it for a chance to win a $50 gas gift card!

How to Enter

Post a photo of yourself with your free Mr. Coffee Thermal Tumbler gift in one of the following ways:

  • Post a photo to Ideal's Facebook page
  • On your Instagram using #LiveTheIdealLife
  • Tweet it on Twitter using #LiveTheIdealLife

Earn a Bonus Drawing Entry

Leave a review on Ideal Credit Union's Facebook page letting us know how Ideal helps you Live the Ideal Life... Or just write about how great your experience was. We'll give you an extra entry into the drawing as a thank you!

Deadline to participate is March 1, 2018

Eligible entries will be accepted from January 15, 2018 to March 1, 2018. Two (2) $50 gas card winners will be chosen via random drawing on Friday, March 2, 2018! See official rules for additional information.


*Official Rules




Ideal Credit Union’s Checking Gift Selfie Contest runs from Monday, January 15, 2018 12:00:01 AM CST to Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 11:59:00 PM CST. ELIGIBILITY: This promotion is open to members who have received a promotional gift from Ideal Credit Union upon opening an Ideal Checking Account. Must be a legal resident 18 years of age or older as of date of entry. Employees, officers, Board of Directors and Supervisory Committee members of Ideal CU are not eligible. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Void where prohibited by law.


Eligible participants are required to post a photo of themselves holding or using their free gift one of the three following ways:

  • By posting a photo of themselves with their gift in a comment on Ideal Credit Union’s Facebook page.
  • By posting a photo of themselves with their gift on their Instagram feed and using #livetheideallife.
  • By tweeting a photo of themselves with their gift on Twitter and using #livetheideallife.

By submitting specified photo via one of the three ways listed above, participants will be entered in a random drawing for a chance to win a $50 gas card. Participants can only win once. Incomplete entries are subject to disqualification.

NO PURCHASE OR TRANSACTION NECESSARY: To enter without participating in the Ideal Checking Gift Selfie Contest, eligible persons may hand-print on a plain piece of 3” x 5” paper your complete name, physical mailing address (no P.O. Boxes), date of birth (MM/DD/YYYY) and daytime/evening telephone numbers. Mail your submission in an envelope no larger than a #10 (business-size envelope) with 1st-class postage affixed, to: Ideal Checking Gift Selfie Contest 8499 Tamarack Road, Woodbury MN 55125. Limit one (1) entry per outer mailing envelope. Illegible entries are void. Not responsible for lost, late, mutilated, postage due, misdirected entries or entries not received in time for any random drawing.

RANDOM DRAWING: A random drawing will be conducted on Friday, March 2, 2018. Winners will be announced within 5 days of the drawing date above. Ideal Credit Union will notify winners by phone, email, Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with information collected via their submission. Winners are required to complete the Eligibility & Release Form. Such documents must be completed within seven (7) calendar days from the date of notification, as determined by Ideal CU. Noncompliance within these time periods will result in disqualification by Ideal CU and an alternate winner will be selected, time permitting. Odds of winning will depend on the number of eligible entries.

PRIZES & VALUE: Two (2) $50 gas card prize winners will be drawn. Prizes can be picked up at an Ideal Credit Union location. If you are unable to visit an Ideal Credit Union location, you MUST notify the credit union that you will need the prize mailed to your home address. Winners are required to complete the Eligibility & Release Form upon prize pick up or before the prize is mailed. Prizes must be picked up or have been requested to be mailed within seven (7) calendar days from the date of notification. If unclaimed, an alternative winner will be chosen.

PROPER RELEASE & PERMISSIONS: All participants represent and warrant that proper release and permission of photos and images used from all photographed participants have been obtained prior to submission to Ideal Credit Union’s Ideal Checking Gift Selfie Contest.

PHOTO & CAPTIONS GUIDELINES: Photos and captions must be appropriate for general public viewing and must not depict any dangerous or illegal activity. Photos and captions that are determined to be graphic, obscene, explicit or otherwise inappropriate for general public viewing, or that depict dangerous or illegal activity shall be rejected and not eligible based solely on Ideal Credit Union’s discretion.

PARTICIPANT AGREEMENT: You agree that Ideal Credit Union can repost and share via social media or publish on its website any photo and its caption that you submit, for any reason and without further compensation. You also agree that Ideal Credit Union may contact you via Facebook if you have won, and this contact may be posted publicly. All entrants agree to release, indemnify, and hold Ideal Credit Union harmless.

GENERAL RULES: No substitution, assignment, or transfer of prize by winners permitted. Winners will be responsible for all federal, state and local income taxes and may be required to certify their Taxpayer Identification Number on IRS Form W-9 if requested. Winners are subject to 1099 reporting. By accepting prize, winners agree to hold the Ideal CU and the respective directors, officers, employees, volunteers, agents, advisers, and assigns of all of the foregoing parties harmless against any and all claims and liability arising out of winning, receipt of, or use of a prize. Winners assume all liability for any injury or damage caused, or claimed to be caused, by participation in this promotion or use or redemption of any prize. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission to the Sponsor to use winner's name, photograph and/or likeness for purposes of advertising, promotion, or trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law. By participating in this promotion, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Ideal CU, which are final. In the event there is a discrepancy or inconsistency in any promotional material, the Official Rules shall prevail, govern and control. All material submitted becomes the sole property of Sponsor and will not be returned. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the drawing, or in the announcement of the prizes. In no event will more than the stated number of prizes be awarded. Claims may not be resolved through any form of class action. Ideal CU is not responsible for any technical problems, delays in processing transactions, non-receipt of a transaction, computer, electronic malfunction, human error, malfunctions of telephone lines, computer systems, servers, providers, hardware, software, lost or unavailable network connections or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmission or any combination thereof. Entries that are suspected of being fraudulent (e.g., those using robotic, automatic, programmed or similar methods of participation) will be disqualified, based on determinations made solely by Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right to prohibit the participation of an individual if fraud, abuse, or tampering is suspected, if winner verification documents are obtained or submitted illegitimately or if an entrant fails to comply with any requirement of participation as stated herein or with any provision in these Official Rules. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend, modify any method of entry if fraud, abuse, misconduct or technical failures inherent to that method of entry destroy the integrity of the program; or if a computer virus, bug or other technical problem corrupts the administration, security or proper administration of the program as determined by Sponsor in their sole discretion. In the event of termination of any method of entry, all remaining drawings will be conducted from among all eligible entries received from such method of entry prior to termination (of such method of entry) and all remaining entries received from non-terminated methods of entry. Proof of submitting entry will not be deemed proof of receipt by Sponsor.

SPONSOR: Ideal Credit Union, 8499 Tamarack Road, Woodbury MN 55125. ©2018 Ideal Credit Union. All rights reserved.