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Bank with Centra, get rewarded.
Our Members at Centra deserve banking that benefits them and their hard-earned money. With Centra’s all-cash Member Loyalty Rewards, the more banking you do with Centra, the more opportunities you have to earn cash!
Sound good to you? To start earning your rewards, you just have to open a Cashback or High Interest Checking account.
“I’ve already had $5 transferred over this week by using my card for everyday purchases.”
Alyson | Centra Member
Why Member Loyalty Rewards?
A few years ago, innovative leaders across Centra looked at the value, or lack thereof, our Members were getting from our old rewards system. More than 85% of Members who were surveyed didn’t even know Centra had a rewards program. Our rewards program lacked that wow factor.
Over 18 months, Centra brainstormed, researched, and tested ideas to wow our Members. We focused on what they wanted and needed, and that was something simple and flexible. Something that rewarded them for helping Centra succeed.
While Centra’s finance team panicked in the background, the team added more and more ideas for rewarding our Members in a way we knew they’d value: cash rewards. Finally, we paired the cash we wanted to give Members with the savings and earnings they could give the Credit Union by using tools like eStatements, direct deposit, and debit cards.
As a final test, we asked Members to volunteer to try out the new Member Loyalty Rewards program. They used their new accounts and features for a couple months and reported back to us on what they thought. Based on their feedback, the project was a success!
We found a balance and a way to show our Members how a credit union works. Each person who banks with Centra is a Member. Each Member can contribute to Centra’s success, and each Member can get rewarded for their contribution. Credit Unions are cooperatives. We’re about People Helping People. That’s how we work.
After a year and a half of exploring new ideas and breaking the mold on banking rewards, we stuck with our roots. That’s giving back to our Members for what they do for us. That’s the credit union difference. That’s what makes Centra Centered Around You.
What is a Member Loyalty Account?
When you open a checking account with Centra, you get a Member Loyalty Account (MLA) to go with it. That’s where all your cash rewards are deposited, in one place, so you can watch your balance grow. Your MLA is another reward in itself. That’s because it offers an interest rate higher than any other savings account at Centra. You can transfer or withdraw your cash rewards at any time, or you can choose to let your balance grow and save it for a rainy day.
Member Loyalty Account
Maximize your cash rewards!
You have six opportunities to boost your Member Loyalty Rewards.
Cashback Checking lets you earn unlimited cash rewards based on how you use your account! With this account, you can earn cash each time you use your debit card.
Debit Card Round Up lets you “round up” the change on each debit card purchase to the nearest dollar. For example, if you purchase a tank of gas for $32.50, then $0.50 will be automatically transferred from your checking account to your MLA.
Foreign ATM Fee Refunds
With Cashback Checking, you can also earn a limited amount of foreign ATM fee refunds, depending on how you use your account. That means you can get the cash you need without stressing about fees from other financial institutions for using their ATMs.
Saving with Centra is simple when you get great rates on certificates. You can make your savings a little sweeter by choosing to deposit your certificate interest into your MLA.
Member Loyalty Bonus
A Member Loyalty Bonus is a unique benefit of a Centra Membership. With a Member Loyalty Bonus, you could earn surprise extra deposits to your MLA based on how much of your banking you do with Centra, how well our Credit Union is performing, and a handful of other factors including the economy.
Specials & Promotions
Centra routinely gives back to Members with specials and promotions, sometimes around holidays or with the launch of a new product or service. Be sure your contact information is up-to-date so you’ll be the first to know about special opportunities to earn more cash rewards!
*APY=Annual Percentage Yield.