Star Savers Youth Savings

Star Savers Youth Savings

April is National Youth Month!

During the month of April 2018, Astera CU is celebrating National Credit Union Youth Month by helping members ages 0-17 learn the science of saving. How? We'll be offering special savings tips all month long, plus there will be lots of fun ways to earn some fantastic prizes.

Lots of FUN, Lots of PRIZES!

When you open a new account for children 17 years of age and younger between April 1, 2018 and April 30, 2018, your child will be entered to win* one of the following three prizes (based on their age):

  • 1 Membership to the Impression 5 Museum (0 - 8 years old)
  • 1 Hoverboard (9 - 13 years old)
  • 1 Samsung Chromebook (14 - 17 years old)

But that's not all, when you come into an Astera branch with your kids during the month of April, and they deposit $25 or more into their account, they get to spin our prize wheel for a chance to win** one of the following:

  • Celebration Cinema movie passes
  • Impression 5 admission passes
  • Astera branded swag
  • Stickers & Tattoos
  • Ionia Theater passes (Ionia only)
  • Skateland passes (Ionia only)

Finally, every person 17 years of age and under that comes into an Astera location and fills out a registration form during youth month will be entered into the National Youth Savings Challenge which will award one (1) random winner a $1,000 grand prize!***

We encourage you to bring your children into any of our branches to enjoy and learn more about the Science of Saving.

*Must be 17 years of age or younger to participate. New account must be opened during the month of April 2018. Upon opening, member must deposit $25.00 into the account and sign up for e-statements. Account must stay open for 60 days and remain in good standing. Promotion runs from 4/1/18 through 4/30/18. Certain restrictions and rules apply. For a full list of rules, click here.

**Must be 17 years of age or younger to participate. Member must deposit $25.00 to spin the prize wheel. Maximum of one (1) spin per member, per day. Prizes are while supplies last. For a full list of rules, click here.

***The National Youth Saving Challenge is FREE and open to all youth under 18 who visit a participating credit union during April. While youth are encouraged to make a deposit at the credit union, no deposit is required to enter. Parents/guardians giving permission for their youth to enter can submit on a 3" x 5" piece of paper the following information to the credit union: Name, date and current age. Limit one entry per person. Odds of winning depend on number of entrants. This contest is void where prohibited. In May, the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) will randomly select and give a $1,000 grand prize to a participating credit union. That credit union will then randomly select 10 winners from its entrants. Your credit union will notify you if you are a winner.


Start your kids off on the right foot and get them headed in the right, financially savvy direction. Our Star Savers Youth Savings account will establish good savings habits to last them a lifetime.

They'll learn how dividends work — firsthand. Contribute as much and as often as they'd like, whether it's for their first car or a solid safety net. Open one today!