JCU Buzz Points Press Release

December 07, 2016

Jefferson Credit Union Chooses Buzz Points To Reward Members for Local Spending

Program’s Double Points for Local Purchases Help Keep 58 Percent More Profit in Community

Hoover, AL – December 6, 2016 – Members of Jefferson Credit Union are now experiencing the benefits of a localized rewards program. As the newest value-added service in the suite of cooperative banking services offered by Jefferson CU, Buzz Points fosters member loyalty and engagement by empowering members to earn additional rewards when they shop at their favorite local businesses.

Jefferson CU members who enroll in the Buzz Points program earn points redeemable for a range of rewards at local or national businesses with each purchase made using their Jefferson CU debit card. Purchases made at local businesses help keep 58% more profit in the community, often when it is needed most.

Alternatively, participating members may designate their rewards to benefit a national charity, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH), which is a North American non-profit organization that raises funds for children’s hospitals, medical research and community awareness of children’s health issues.

“We are known for going the extra mile for our members, and we are happy to now provide extra benefits to both our members and our community,” says Jefferson CU’s Chief Operating Officer Richard Morris.

About Jefferson Credit Union

Founded in 1928 as the first member-owned, not-for-profit cooperative financial institution in the State of Alabama, Jefferson CU is headquartered in Hoover, Alabama.  Since 1983, Jefferson CU has consistently received a 5-Star rating for its sound decision-making and exceptional focus on the welfare of its members.  The premier designation is annually awarded by BauerFinancial, the nation’s leading bank and credit union rating and research firm.

Through its four local branches in the greater Birmingham area, Jefferson CU serves all communities in Jefferson County, as well as communities in the six surrounding counties in central Alabama. Jefferson CU members can make withdrawals, deposits and loan payments without incurring fees through a shared network of more than 5,000 CU branch locations nationwide.   Primary spokesperson: Richard Morris, COO, rmorris@jeffersoncreditunion.org.

About Buzz Points, Inc.

Buzz Points, Inc., is a community-focused rewards and marketing platform that connects community financial institutions, consumers and locally-owned businesses.  The Buzz Points platform incentivizes CU debit cardholders to shop locally; drives business results for credit unions; and helps local businesses compete against national chains.  Debit cardholders may also receive rewards for purchases made at participating national chains.  For more information, visit http://www.buzzpoints.com/jeffersoncreditunion.