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Everything you want is well within reach.

It's fine to dream about the good life. It's even a better idea to take steps toward achieving it. With a Great Erie Savings Account, you can take aim at a specific goal, build security for your family, start planning for retirement - or set the wheels in motion for doing something really special.

We make it simple to get started

By opening a Share Savings Account, you become a Great Erie member. From that moment on, you have access to all the other high-value deposit accounts, affordable loans, and other exceptional financial services that we offer.

  • Minimum opening deposit of $5
  • Earn competitive dividends
  • Track growth with Online or Mobile Banking
  • Build up balances with automatic deposits available through Direct Deposit/Payroll Savings
  • All saving protected by the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund (NCUSIF), an arm of the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA)
  • Open an account by visiting our Orchard Park or East Aurora branch locations.

Let's make life a little more fun

You spend most of the year working hard. With Great Erie's Club Accounts, you can put smiles on a lot of faces by making the good times even better.

Holiday Club Account

Deck the halls with a lot more dazzle. By saving year-round, you'll have more money to spend on gifts, decorations, and festive gatherings when December rolls around.

  • Minimum balance of $5
  • Earn competitive dividends
  • Make as many deposits as you wish throughout the year
  • Grow your savings faster by signing up for automatic deposits through Payroll Deduction
  • Each Nov. 1, the money will be transferred to the Great Erie account of your choice
  • Automatic deposits for the following year begin immediately
  • A $5 fee applies for any account withdrawals
  • Open an account by visiting our Orchard Park or East Aurora branch locations.

Vacation Club Account

Action-packed theme parks or beautiful beaches. Luxury resorts or RV campgrounds. Whatever your vacation plans, you can travel in style when you save year-round with a Vacation Club Account.

  • Minimum $5 balance is required to open an account
  • $5 minimum balance year-round
  • Earn competitive dividends
  • Build up savings faster with automatic payroll deductions
  • Track your progress with Online or Mobile Banking
  • Open an account by visiting our Orchard Park or East Aurora branch locations.

Can I really win a prize for saving money?

The answer is a definite "yes." A Great Erie Lucky Savers Account helps build your savings with the chance to add something extra if things go right. Every time your balance goes up by $25 in a month, you gain another chance to win a prize. That means if you deposit $50 in one month, you've earned two chances. You have a 10-chance maximum each month - that's $250 - but you're still free to deposit more if you like.

How do I open an account?

What are the requirements to open a Lucky Savers Account?

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • A Great Erie Federal Credit Union member with accounts in good standing
  • Business and Trust Accounts are not eligible

What is a Share Certificate?

  • Think of it as a time-based savings account, where your rate of return is based on your term length. In general, the longer the term, the higher the rate. A Lucky Saver is a 12-month certificate, meaning you'll earn more than you would in a regular savings account, plus you'll have the opportunity to win cash prizes!

What is the dividend rate?

  • Please ask a Member Service Representative for the dividend on the Lucky Savers Certificate.

What are the prizes?

There are two categories of prizes available, one exclusively for Great Erie members and another at the statewide level.

Great Erie's prize drawing offers three monthly prizes: a first prize of $100, second prize of $50, and a third prize of $25.

The State-level monthly and quarterly cash prizes for the year total $38,000.

Lucky Savers Prize Pool
Prizes # of Winners Prize Amount Total Winners Total Prizes Drawing Dates
Monthly 16 $25 192 $4,800 15th of each month
  8 $50 96 $4,800 15th of each month
  2 $100 24 $2,400 15th of each month
Quarterly 3 (1) $500 12 26,000 15th of January
    (1) $1,000     15th of April
    (1) $5,000     15th of July
          15th of October
Total 26 per month   324 $38,000  
  3 per quarter        

Great Erie Federal Credit Union is a full-service credit union serving the Buffalo and Erie County area including Hamburg, West Seneca, Orchard Park and East Aurora, New York.

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