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Bethpage Launches Month-Long Summer Campaign to Underscore Benefits of Credit Union Banking

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Also Thanks Community for Loyalty and Support by Giving Away a Brand New Chevrolet!

Bethpage Federal Credit Union is giving away a brand new Chevrolet.  To enter the raffle contest, visit any Bethpage branch from July 27 to August 23, 2013 for a chance to win.  The Chevrolet give-away is one component of a month-long “All-American” celebration campaign aimed at underscoring the benefits of credit union banking at Bethpage.  Beginning on July 27, Bethpage is encouraging community residents to visit any of its 26 branch locations to learn about the credit union difference, which includes the best rates on deposit products such as youth savings accounts, free checking guaranteed for life, and certificate accounts.

“In today’s continued difficult economy, people have a right to know how they can get the most value in every aspect of their lives, and that includes banking,” said Kirk Kordeleski, President and CEO, Bethpage. “Because of our non-profit status, Bethpage is built to give you more.  Our tax advantage allows us to offer the best rates, and focus on our members rather than shareholders, as banks need to do.”

As part of its summer campaign, Bethpage is also giving away a brand new car.  Robert Chevrolet, located in Hicksville, will participate in the car give-away by offering Bethpage’s raffle winner one of three car choices:  the Equinox, Camaro or Malibu.  The contest runs daily in all Bethpage branches beginning Saturday, July 27, 2013 through, Friday, August 23, 2013.   One does not need to be a Bethpage member to enter to win.  Entries must be received by 7:00 PM EST on August 23, 2013.  For the complete official contest rules visit www.lovebethpage.com/contestrules.  

“What’s more American than credit unions, apple pie and Chevrolet,” said Linda Armyn, Senior Vice President, Bethpage.  “We are very excited to have the opportunity to thank the Long Island community for their ongoing support and loyalty, helping us grow to become the largest credit union in New York State.  It’s important that the community reconnects with their roots and learns about the best banking options available to them.  That’s what this campaign is all about.”

Bethpage’s Youth Savings Accounts, available to member’s ages 21 and younger, are a great way for parents to start teaching their children about the importance of savings.  For members looking to open up a certificate, Bethpage offers a 39-month “bump-up” certificate.  When rates change, members have the ability to increase their rate once, during the term of the certificate.  

For those looking for a free checking account, Bethpage offers a free checking account with a no fee “Lifetime Guarantee.”  Bethpage Bonus Checking has no service or maintenance fees, no minimum balance requirements, and no per check charges for life, as well as free online and mobile banking and mobile check deposit.  Plus, Bethpage offers the most free ATMs on Long Island, more than 425. 

All 26 Bethpage branch locations will celebrate the credit union difference July 27, sharing free food, fun prizes and details about their market leading portfolio of savings and borrowing solutions with members and community residents.  The celebration then continues throughout the month, culminating on August 31, 2013, when the winner of the Bethpage Chevrolet give-away will be announced at Bethpage’s main headquarters located at 899 South Oyster Bay Road in Bethpage.

Bethpage Federal Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial cooperative, existing solely to serve its members and has experienced rapid growth in recent years to become a strong alternative to banks.  Bethpage was approved for the largest federal community charter in the U.S. in 2003 and now is New York State’s largest credit union and Long Island’s primary community financial institution with 212,000 members, 26 branches and 60 shared service center locations throughout Nassau and Suffolk Counties. As a financial cooperative, Bethpage offers the best-in-market rates, low fees and world-class service, and a full menu of personal and commercial financial services.

Bethpage maintains branch locations in Bay Shore, Bay Shore King Kullen, Bethpage, Central Islip, Commack King Kullen, Elmont, Farmingdale, Freeport, Glen Cove, Hempstead, Huntington, Levittown King Kullen, Lynbrook, Massapequa, Melville, Mineola, North Babylon, Patchogue, Port Jefferson, Riverhead, Seaford, Smithtown, Roosevelt, West Babylon and Westbury with over 425 surcharge-free ATMs including King Kullen, CVS Pharmacy, 7-11 and Costco locations throughout Long Island.  For more information, call 1-800-628-7070 or visithttps://www.bethpagefcu.com.