LANSING, Mich. – Michigan credit unions will mark the oncoming awarding of their annual $100,000 Save to Win prize by giving out 10 $10,000 savings prizes during the “Week of Winning” statewide tour.

This year’s grand prize winners include a retired police captain from Grand Rapids, a mine worker from Ishpeming, a grandfather from Escanaba, and a retired State of Michigan employee from Lansing.

The 10 grand prize winners are located in the following communities:
* Alpena (Besser CU)
* Fenton (ELGA CU)
* Dearborn (Community Alliance CU)
* Escanaba (Peninsula FCU)
* Grand Rapids (Grand Rapids Family CU)
* Ishpeming (Ishpeming Community FCU)
* Lansing (Lake Trust CU)
* Marquette (U.P Catholic CU)
* Royal Oak (OUR CU)
* Roseville (Christian Financial CU)

Michigan’s credit unions, which created the statewide savings sweepstakes, attracted $43.6 million and 15,000 participants during 2012 Save to Win, with an average account balance of more than $2,872. That is up from the $37.3 million saved in 2011, when the average account balance was $2,235.

“Through Save to Win, members are learning a critical life skill, growing their personal wealth, and having fun all at the same time,” said David Adams, president of the Michigan CU League, which created the savings contest. “We’re thrilled that this year our Prize Squad will visit 10 Michigan communities, delivering prizes and the message about the credit union difference during the Week of Winning.”

Consumers can follow the Prize Squad February 18-22 on Twitter @SaveToWin and use the hashtag #savetowin, and watch for daily updates, photos, and videos at www.facebook.com/SaveToWin. Anyone who spots the Prize Squad, takes a photo, and uploads it to Facebook or Twitter could win a prize.

 

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