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Saving with Sprint

Verify Your Credit Union Membership to Keep Saving with Sprint

Star Choice Credit Union is pleased to offer monthly wireless discounts to our members with the Sprint Credit Union Member Discount. If you’re already enjoying the savings from this Invest in America program we want to make sure you can continue to do so. Periodically, Sprint needs participants to verify eligibility so they can receive the discount and waived activation fees. If you’re planning on signing up for the Sprint Credit Union Member Discount, you’ll need to verify eligibility as well.


New Sprint Customers: You need to verify membership within 30 days of activation.

Current Sprint Customers: You need to provide proof of discount eligibility (credit union membership) when you upgrade your device if it has been 20 or more months since you were last validated.

The verification process is easy and only takes few minutes to complete.  Verification will make sure you’ll continue to receive the great benefits and exclusive savings that Sprint offers. There are two ways to validate your credit union membership:

  • Scan the QR code on this page to get the free Invest in America app for Android and iPhone
  • Find the verification form here

Members can now verify credit union membership using the Invest in America app with its simple and secure verification process. And it takes just a few minutes to complete.

iPhone users can find it at the Apple App Store while Android users can find the app in the Android Market – just search for “Invest in America.” This app also lists all other Invest in America discounts.

Please take the time to download the free Invest in America Sprint Verification app, try it for yourself and see just how simple it is to use it so you can keep saving with the Sprint Credit Union Member Discount.


Learn more about the Sprint Credit Union Member Discount at

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Pinching Pennies

I stumbled across a few interesting articles today on Yahoo!

If you are thinking about buying a house in the near future, this article might be of interest to you!

Attention Target shoppers!

The store will be closing in ten minutes. Please make your final selections and bring your items to the registers located at the front of the store.

Just kidding. (My very first job was at Target and that phrase will never be forgotten)


Ok...I'll be the first to admit my love for Target. (With that being said, this is SO true!)

This article will give you great tips and trick to save big bucks at Target. From Target's clearance schedules to knowing whether or not an item will be marked down again, I found it pretty useful! (Just because an item is on clearance doesn't mean it won't be marked down again!)



...Wondering When to Start Saving?

According to CNN Money, you should start saving for retirement as soon as you can. (I know, shocking right? I probably didn't need CNN to back me up on that.)

I recently read an article that showed what a big difference it can make when you start saving in your 20's.


Here's an example of what a big difference starting young can make. Say you start at age 25, and put aside $3,000 a year in a tax-deferred retirement account for 10 years - and then you stop saving - completely. By the time you reach 65, your $30,000 investment will have grown to more than $472,000, (assuming an 8% annual return), even though you didn't contribute a dime beyond age 35.

Now let's say you put off saving until you turn 35, and then save $3,000 a year for 30 years. By the time you reach 65, you will have set aside $90,000 of your own money, but it will grow to only about $367,000, assuming the same 8% annual return. That's a huge difference.

Read the full article here.


Just some food for thought! If you start pinching pennies a little here and there it will pay off big time with little effort down the road.

Right now we have a great promotion going on with our youth accounts. If you have children or grandchildren, open them up an account and we will match your initial deposit up to $50. A quick and easy way to jumpstart their savings, whether it be for a vacation, college, a home, or retirement!

Visit our website for more details.