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Ideal’s $1K Weekly Holiday Debit Card Giveaway Returns for 2020

Happy man and woman excited about $1,000 Holiday Giveaway

(Woodbury, MN –November 19, 2020) – Ideal Credit Union’s popular $1,000 Holiday Debit Card Giveaway is back for another four weeks this holiday season. Ideal CU has held this yearly holiday promotion since 2012 and has given away $32,000 to 32 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 by opting-in to Ideal CU’s Text Messaging.

The $1,000 Holiday Debit Card Giveaway runs over the holiday shopping season from November 25 – December 22, 2020. Official rules and disclosure information can be found at

“Our yearly Holiday Debit Card Giveaway is a fun and exciting way to reward members for using their Ideal CU Debit Mastercard for every day purchases, especially during the busy holiday shopping season, when convenience and access are so important,” said Brian Sherrick, Ideal CU President/CEO. Previous winners have used the unexpected cash to pay bills, buy holiday gifts, pay tuition or take a long overdue vacation.

The annual holiday giveaway is just one of the many ways Ideal CU rewards members for using their Debit Card. Throughout 2020, Ideal has been giving away $1,000 a month to one lucky winner in our “Use & Win” Debit Card Giveaway. To-date, Ideal CU has given away $45,000 to 45 winners chosen at random since this exciting member giveaway began in January of 2017. Ideal will continue the monthly $1,000 Use & Win promotion in 2021.

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 fun 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, business services, investment services and more. Offices are located in Eagan, Hugo, Inver Grove Heights, North St. Paul, Stillwater and Woodbury. Visit for details and directions. Ideal has been voted “Best Credit Union in the East Metro” four years in a row by readers of the Stillwater Gazette, “Best Credit Union in the Forest Lake Area” by readers of the Forest Lake Times, and was named a 2020 Star Tribune Top Workplace. Equal Housing Lender.

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