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MACU’s “Don’t Get Scrooged” fills Portage with free money and random acts of kindness

PORTAGE, IND - Members Advantage Credit Union (MACU) launched its holiday “Don’t Get Scrooged” campaign in an effort to give back to the community and show people how credit union membership can be different than using banks, while spreading holiday cheer to the Portage community.

As part of the “Don’t Get Scrooged” campaign, MACU will be offering free money at its Portage ATM, doing random acts of kindness, offering amazing limited-time loan specials, and so much more, including:

  • FREE Money at MACU’s Portage ATM - MACU will replace 50, $20 bills with $50 bills. So, 50 Portage MACU ATM visitors will get a holiday gift of cash from MACU! (Dec. 4-18)

  • Random Acts of Kindness

    • Visiting the Portage Walmart and surprising people by paying off their layaways

    • Showing up at area restaurants and coffee shops to pay tabs for people

    • Delivering surprise lunches to public servants

    • And so much more!

  • Half off auto loans transferred to MACU’s Portage branch

  • Kasasa checking with cash back, iTunes, or above market interest rates

  • 0% APR on holiday VISA purchases, giving shoppers 0% interest for 6 months on

    holiday purchases

  • Christmas loan specials on auto or RV loans, or a low-interest, 24-month, $5,000 Christmas loan.

*Qualifications apply to all promotions. Please visit for all the details.

“We love Portage and are very excited to surprise people with random acts of kindness. For some, the holidays can be a stressful time, so we want to do anything we can to spread some holiday cheer and help people financially. That’s what Members Advantage Credit Union is all about,” said MACU’s Portage branch manager Devra Leonard.

MACU President Frank Beachnau added, “The message of our new campaign is, ‘Don’t get Scrooged by your bank. Get more with MACU.’ We think that’s important because a lot of people still don’t understand the differences between banks and credit unions and the benefits that come with being a member of a credit union. Our hope is that the campaign will encourage people to learn more about our credit union and understand that there are a lot of advantages that come with choosing a credit union like MACU for your financial institution.”

For more information on the “Don’t Get Scrooged” campaign (available only at the Portage branch), please visit

Members Advantage Credit Union (MACU) is a community-focused, member-owned non- profit organization with branches located in Portage and Michigan City, Indiana.


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