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About Buy Local Spend Local

"Buy Local, Spend Local" is a regional initiative that bridges the gap between Credit Union members and the rich array of locally owned businesses in our community. We believe in the power of local commerce, and this program encourages and rewards our members for embracing that philosophy. By using your FAFCU debit card for purchases at participating local businesses, you not only contribute to the growth of our community but also stand a chance to win fantastic rewards!

How Does it Work?

Here's the scoop on how you can be a part of this exciting program:

  1. Explore Participating Businesses: Visit our customized, turnkey site to discover a curated list of local businesses spanning various categories. From charming boutiques to delectable eateries, there's something for everyone.
  2. Swipe and Win: Every time you use your FAFCU debit card for a purchase at a participating business, you automatically enter the running for reimbursement. It's that simple! We're here to turn your regular shopping into a rewarding experience.
  3. Random Reimbursements: We love surprises! 15 selected transactions each month will be reimbursed, with winners receiving up to $25 back in their accounts. Even transactions under $25 will be reimbursed at their actual value.
  4. Recognition and Social Media Shoutouts: Winners will be recognized on our social media platforms. It's our way of celebrating your commitment to supporting local businesses.
  5. Find a Local Retailer Near You: To find participating retailers, or to learn more about Buy Local Spend Local, follow this link: https://buylocalspendlocal.com/forestarea/

Thank you for joining us on this journey to strengthen our communities. "Buy Local, Spend Local" is more than a program; it's a celebration of our local identity and a commitment to the growth and prosperity of Northern Michigan. Embrace the spirit of community, and let the rewards begin!