Great Lakes Credit Union has everything you need to help manage your money and plan for the future.
When you use your debit card, Bill Pay, or write a check, we’ll round up your ‘change’ to the nearest dollar and transfer that amount from your GLCU Checking Account to the GLCU Savings Account of your choice*.
Call us at (800) 982-7850, Live Chat, or visit a branch to activate Spend and Save
|Use your debit card, Bill Pay, or write a check||GLCU rounds up each transaction and transfers from your checking to your savings account.|
Channel your daily expenses into automatic savings growth. Learn how Spend and Save helps you transfer money from your checking to your savings account on qualified transactions.
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There is no cost to enroll in the Spend and Save program. Members may cancel participation at any time but will not receive any notification of confirmation if they initiate the cancellation. Only Free Checking Accounts are eligible. Once a member is enrolled, the transfer may only occur from the GLCU checking account to a designated share account that is under the same account number.
*Eligible Savings Accounts:
Right Start Share Certificate
President’s Club Savings
Young Adult Savings
Grand Advantage Savings
Organizational/Business Accounts, Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs), and Health Savings Accounts (HSAs).
PIN-based debit transactions and signature-based debit used as credit transactions; Bill Pay transactions that the member schedules from GLCU; checks cleared; ACH withdrawals initiated from outside companies on behalf of the member (member allows third party to make withdrawal)
Note: All debit cards associated with a member’s checking account will be linked to participate in the program.
ATM transactions and/or the ATM fees, and adjustment transactions do not qualify for inclusion in the program. If a purchase is cancelled or reversed after the funds have been transferred into the member’s savings account, the funds will remain in the savings account.
How the Spend and Save Program Works
At the end of each business day, each qualifying transaction amount will be rounded to the next whole dollar. The aggregate of all qualifying transactions in a day will transfer from the member’s GLCU checking account to the designated savings account with the same account number as a single transaction. The transfer amount will not overdraw an account. GLCU may cancel or modify the Spend and Save Program at any time.
Example Single Transaction:
If a member spends $25.51 at the gas pump, the transaction that posts to his/her account will be $25.51 and at the end of the day, the roundup amount of $0.49 will be deducted from his/her GLCU checking account as a separate transaction and transferred into his/her designated GLCU savings account.
Example Multiple Transactions:
If a member spends $89.52 on groceries and then stops at a coffee shop and purchases a beverage for $4.32, both transactions will post to his/her GLCU checking account separately, but at the end of the day, the roundup amount of $1.16 will be deducted from his/her checking account and transferred to his/her designated GLCU savings account as a separate transaction.