Reward Yourself While Holiday Shopping

Choosing uchoose rewards shopping tipsNothing beats earning UChoose Rewards points while shopping this holiday season. Spread the cheer and remember everyone on your list by using your Bank5 Connect Visa® Debit Card, and watch your UChoose Rewards points add up!

So what is UChoose Rewards?

UChoose Rewards is a debit card rewards program that is an added (and free) benefit to Bank5 Connect customers. Any customer with a Connect Checking account and Connect Visa® Debit Card can go to UChooseRewards.com and register their card. Once registered, they will accumulate points for every point-of-sale debit card transaction.  You may be wondering, “What is a point-of-sale transaction?” Simply put, any time you run your debit card as credit instead of entering in your PIN, is conducted as a point-of-sale transaction (POS). These are also called signature based transaction, because in many retailers, you would sign the credit card receipt to complete the transaction. Once you accumulate points, you can trade those points in for tons of items online, gift cards, vacations, and almost anything else you can think of.

How do I accumulate points?

Accumulating points is easy. Anytime you use your debit card, you accumulate points once you are registered for UChoose Rewards. You can also purchase items online and earn extra rewards points for participating merchants. Log into your UChoose rewards account and then go shopping! Below are some examples of merchant specials during this holiday shopping period.

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Merchant, Special
Brookstonem,10 points per $1
Giftbaskets, 10 points per $1
Bloomingdales, 10 points per $1
DSW, 7 points per $1
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The key is to run your card as credit, which is normal processing for online vendors. Shop with confidence knowing that Bank5 Connect protects your accounts and Visa®®’s Zero Liability protection covers you for unauthorized purchases on signature transactions.

How do I enroll?

Enrolling in UChoose Rewards is easy and takes just a few minutes. Make sure you have your Bank5 Visa® Debit card handy, and then go to www.uchooserewards.com. On the right side of the screen, look for “New to UChoose Rewards?” and click on “Register”. Follow the prompts, enter your info, and in a few minutes you will be registered.

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