DALLAS – One lucky member of Neighborhood CU hit the lottery on last week’s International CU Day—winning the credit union’s $10,000 quarterly savings prize.
Jose Garcia opened his apartment door Thursday morning to Neighborhood CU leaders holding a giant $10,000 check with his name printed in bold letters across the front.
Garcia is a long-time member of Neighborhood CU. He opened his first account in the 1980s when his in-laws, also members, encouraged him to join the credit union, then known as Dallas Postal CU.
A loyal member of the North Dallas branch, Garcia has a Prize Savings account, a Kasasa Checking account, and Neighborhood CU’s newly launched credit card.
Neighborhood CU members receive one drawing entry for every $25 monthly average balance in their Prize Savings Accounts. The greater the savings, the greater the chance a member has of winning. Each month, drawings are held for prizes including $1,000 cash awards. At the conclusion of each year, a $25,000 Grand Prize winner is drawn. The new $10,000 award is designed to encourage people to keep saving throughout the year.