Brattleboro Savings & Loan Launches Local Rewards Program

New checking account option benefits customers and area businesses  

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. – A dinner on the house, a bag of groceries, a frame for a new art print, or a gift basket brimming with Vermont-made products are just a few of the extras Brattleboro Savings & Loan customers could receive from BSL’s new Local Rewards program.

Local Rewards checking account holders who meet three qualifiers – 20 or more debit card transactions, use of electronic statements, and at least one direct deposit or withdrawal – will now benefit from up to a 1.25% annual percentage yield (APY), and also be entered to win gift cards from a variety of local vendors. 

Each month, a total of $250 worth of gift cards or certificates purchased from featured local businesses from the greater Brattleboro and Springfield areas will be awarded to the winners of a monthly drawing; this month, art supply and custom framing store Zephyr Designs, The Marina restaurant, Brattleboro Food Co-op, and the Vermont Country Deli will participate, and new vendors will be added as the program progresses.

Dan Yates, president and CEO of Brattleboro Savings & Loan, said the new Local Rewards checking account was created to offer customers a checking option that not only maximizes their own funds but also supports the community as a whole.

“As the area’s only community bank, we feel it’s important to constantly identify new ways to support our local economy,” he said. “So, on top of our great rate of up to 1.25% APY, the Local Rewards Checking program rewards our customers with multiple chances to win valuable prizes from our local merchants.”

Yates explained that each account holder who qualifies will receive at least 20 entries per month – one for each point-of-sale debit card transaction they make. The more transactions an account holder has, the more chances they’ll have to win.

For more information, visit the new Local Rewards website at stop by BSL to speak with a personal banker or follow the bank on Facebook and Twitter to view the featured gift certificates and recent winners. About Brattleboro Savings & Loan BSL was founded in 1912, and today serves the greater Brattleboro and area as its only community bank. Community-owned, BSL specializes in personal banking, mortgage lending, commercial lending, and commercial banking;

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