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Children Can Earn Prizes by Saving Holiday Gift Money


The holidays can be a great opportunity to teach children valuable lessons about money. Many family members give cash or checks during the holiday season. Encourage your child to save their monetary gifts with the SLFCU Savings Laboratory®.

Kids 12 and under can learn about setting and reaching savings goals when they deposit money into their primary SLFCU savings account. Each deposit of $5 or more earns a sticker that can be exchanged for cool prizes later. Request a Savings Laboratory notebook when making the first deposit and start collecting stickers (limit one per day). Kids can watch their savings grow as they work toward filling their Savings Laboratory notebook.

After collecting 10 stickers, kids can choose to redeem their notebook for one of the following prizes:

  • A $10 gift card to Barnes & Noble
  • A $10 gift card to the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science

Or kids can wait, collect 20 stickers, and redeem them for one of these bigger prizes:

  • Two Regal movie tickets
  • A $25 gift card to Barnes & Noble

Speak with an SLFCU Financial Services Representative to open a primary savings account for your child and request a Savings Laboratory notebook.

Program participation is restricted to members ages 12 and under. Deposit must be made to a primary savings account (not a custodial account). Savings 0.20% APY as of 11/26/2018. Not responsible for lost or stolen notebooks. Notebooks completed with 10 or 20 stickers may be redeemed for one prize available for the corresponding level. Prizes may be subject to availability. Notebooks may be redeemed at any branch location during regular branch hours or mailed to PO Box 23040, Albuquerque, NM 87192, Attn: Marketing. Not valid in exchange for cash or cash equivalent. Notebooks and stickers are void if copied, sold, or purchased. Notebook must be surrendered at time of redemption. Redemption of completed notebooks may be refused due to program abuse, as determined by SLFCU in its sole discretion. SLFCU reserves the right to discontinue this program at any time.

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