December 2009   :
Sign and Earn for the Holidays

How can you earn extra Relationship REWARDS points this holiday season? Now through the end of the year, enjoy additional points each time you sign for your debit card purchases. Just swipe your card and sign... it's that easy!

Plus, by using your signature you gain:

Peace of mind. Protect yourself from unauthorized charges with VISA's® Zero Liability Policy. Visit for more details.

Convenience. Your VISA® debit card is welcomed anywhere VISA® is accepted at over 28 million locations.

Maximum authorization. Enjoy higher daily purchase limits than you would receive using PIN transactions.

Visit our website to learn more about this and all of our
"Points for the Holidays" specials, including your chance to win tickets to see the Orlando Magic.

Time is Running Out

FAIRWINDS members with a VISA® Business Debit Rewards card still have time to enjoy our special introductory offer. Through December 31, you'll earn 1 point for every $1 spent when you use your signature (instead of PIN) for purchases. After December 31, you'll earn 1 point for every $3 spent when you use your signature.

Points earned through your Business Debit Rewards card can be redeemed for a wide range of valuable merchandise, entertainment, and travel options. Visit for details.

Hurry... this special offer ends soon!

Offer subject to change at any time. Qualifying purchases for CU RewardsTM points include transactions made without using a Personal Identification Number (PIN).

Board of Directors Election

The election for the 2010 Board of Directors will be held in January 2010. Stay tuned for a special January issue of the e-newsletter with voting instructions and information about the candidates.

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Skip-a-Pay for the Holidays

Looking for some holiday cheer? Count on FAIRWINDS to help you save this holiday season with our exclusive Skip-a-Pay offer during the month of December.

For just $25 per loan, you can skip your December payment on any of the following products:

  • New and used auto loans
  • Personal loans
  • R/V and boat loans

*Skipping your December 2009 payment does not change your monthly payment amount, but it does extend the loan's term by one month. A $25 fee will be assessed prior to processing your payment skip request and will be applied to each loan. Interest will continue to accrue during the deferral period. Offer does not apply toward any other loan or credit card including real estate loans and home equity loans. FAIRWINDS reserves the right to deny this offer for any reason. Offer subject to change at any time.

Financial First-Aid Workshop

Thursday, January 28

FAIRWINDS Corporate Center
3087 N. Alafaya Trail
Orlando, FL 32826
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Put your best financial foot forward and start off the new year on the right track. Please join us at this complimentary workshop as Joy Kafka, Senior Loan Analyst for FAIRWINDS Credit Union, shares her expertise and strategies for creating a budget and improving your credit. Seminar topics will include: how to create a monthly budget, tips for regularly tracking your budget, understanding the importance of credit, and more.

Plus, FAIRWINDS' lending experts will be available to pull live credit reports and provide you with techniques and strategies to help improve your score.

Click here to reserve your seat today.

Shred Fest

Saturday, January 9

FAIRWINDS Clermont Branch
1380 South Grand Highway
Clermont, FL 34711
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Protect yourself from identity theft by safely destroying your personal documents and papers in our shred truck, courtesy of Crown Shredding.

Click here for more information about Shred Fest and to view the 2010 Shred Fest calendar. We may be coming to your neighborhood soon!

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