Dianne Owen, Executive Vice President - Marketing
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FAIRWINDS Offering "Points for the Holidays" Specials

Orlando, Fla. (November 27, 2009) FAIRWINDS Credit Union members will enjoy some extra holiday cheer with a special "Points for the Holidays" promotion running through the end of the year. Members will enjoy new ways to earn and spend points through the credit union's popular Relationship Rewards member loyalty program.

Launched in 2006, Relationship Rewards offers FAIRWINDS members the opportunity to earn and spend points based on the different services and products they use on a regular basis. Points can be earned on interest from loans and savings products with points being redeemed for higher CD rates, lower auto loan rates, and discounts on fees.

"Points for the Holidays" offers the usual Relationship Rewards points options, with new promotion incentives including points being earned for every signature debit card transaction initiated by the member. Members can also receive generous point bonuses for referring new business to the credit union and even trade points for a chance to win Orlando Magic tickets.

"Relationship Rewards is all about recognizing how loyal our members are," says Dianne Owen, Executive Vice President of Marketing for FAIRWINDS. "We always look for new ways to give back to our members and this program truly does give back by helping them save money."

"Points for the Holidays" specials can be found at and run through December 31, 2009.

FAIRWINDS Credit Union, headed by President/CEO Larry Tobin, is the largest financial institution based in Central Florida, with assets over $1.4 billion, more than 140,000 members and over 500 employees. The financial cooperative established in 1949 is open to anyone living or working in Orange, Seminole, Volusia, Osceola, Polk, Brevard or Lake counties, including The Villages. Membership also is available to family of members who live outside the seven eligible counties. For more information, visit