Adding a Checking Account Offers More Helpful Features

Summit FCU offers several types of checking accounts so you can select the one that is best for you.  We offer checking accounts with mailed paper statements, checking accounts with ID protection, checking accounts for high school students to get them started and even checking accounts to give you a fresh start.  Most of our checking accounts do not require a minimum balance and are also eligible for a debit card which can give you 24-hour accessibility to your funds across the country. Our debit cards can be used in your Mobile Wallet and can be registered in the Card Valet app to give you usage control. Bill Pay is another feature that lets you pay your bills online instead of paying fees to pay them at individual sites or buy stamps.

A more detailed list of features can be found at

A checking account comparison can be found at

It Gets BETTER!!! Open a qualified checking account in September and you will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win $100 in Target gift cards.*


By entering this contest, you agree that you have read, understand and will comply with these official rules. No purchase is necessary to enter or to win. Purchase does not improve one’s chances of winning. Contest period begins September 1, 2022 through September 30, 2022.


No purchase necessary to enter to win. Purchase does not improve one’s chances of winning. Those who wish to enter the drawing for the $100 Target shopping spree must be a legal resident of the United States, must be at least 18 years old, and must have a valid SSN or TIN. Residents of Florida, New York and Rhode Island are not eligible to enter this contest. Corporate staff employees of Summit Federal Credit Union, volunteers, their immediate families (spouses, parents, children, siblings and their respective spouses), retailers, affiliates, licenses, advertising and promotion agencies, wholesalers, printers and other vendors are not eligible to enter the contest. The contest is subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations. Information about entrants will not be shared with third parties. Void where prohibited or restricted.


No purchase is necessary to enter or to win. Purchase does not improve one’s chances of winning. To enter the contest, you must open a new qualifying Summit FCU checking account between the dates of September 1,2022 and September 30, 2022. A qualifying checking account must be one of the following: Statement checking, Essential checking, Fresh Start checking, Secure 24 checking or High School checking. Open one of the beforementioned checking account types, and you will automatically be entered into a random drawing for a chance to win $100 in Target gift cards.


The winner(s) will be drawn on October 3, 2022. The drawing will be conducted under the direction of Summit Federal Credit Union, whose decisions are final and binding in all matters relating the contest. Actual odds of winning depend on the total number of entries. A total of (2) gift card packages will be awarded. All prizes will be awarded. Each winner will be awarded (2) $50 Target gift cards totaling $100. Participants are limited to (1) prize awarded. Limit of one (1) qualifying checking account per account number.  The following list outlines the contest prizes and their approximate retail value:

- a total of $100 Target gift cards to be given to (2) separate winners

Prizes may not be substituted for cash under any circumstances.


All winners of each contest will be selected in a random drawing and will be notified via a phone call. You must claim your prize within 5 business days of announcement of winning. All prizes must be picked up at one of two Summit Federal Credit Union Branches (Akron Branch – 100 Wheeler Street, Akron, OH 44311, Salem Branch – 1070 E. State St., Suite C, Salem, OH 44460) by the end of business on October 11, 2022. In order to officially receive a prize, winners must provide Summit Federal Credit Union a valid SSN or TIN for tax purposes, address and date of birth. By entering and/or accepting the prize, you are confirming that you comply with the rules of eligibility and the liability and publicity terms enumerated herein. In the event of non-compliance of these Official Rules and Regulations, or if the prize is unclaimed, the prize will be forfeited and may be awarded to an alternate winner determined by Summit Federal Credit Union.  A written request for a list of winners must be sent to Summit Federal Credit Union, 100 Wheeler Street, Akron, OH 44311 by October 12, 2022.  List of winners will be available by October 4, 2022, at the Akron Branch of Summit Federal Credit Union (100 Wheeler St., Akron, OH 44311).  Summit Federal Credit Union reserves the right to use the name of all winners and prizes won for publicity purposes. Summit Federal Credit Union requires all winners to sign an affidavit.


Summit Federal Credit Union, its officers, directors, employees, attorneys and/or any other affiliated parties (collectively “Parties”) are not responsible for any damages, loss or liability with respect to the use of the prizes awarded in the contest, or any incomplete, lost, late or damaged postal mail, or any licensing and other fees on prizes. Contestants release all Parties from any of the above-mentioned liabilities. These Official Rules and Regulations shall be interpreted by and governed in accordance with the laws of the State of Ohio. Void where prohibited, taxed or restricted.

By participating in the sweepstakes, participants agree to release, discharge, and hold harmless sponsor, its respective partners, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, and other individuals engaged in the development or execution of this sweepstakes, from any liability, claims, losses, and damages arising out of or relating to their participation in this sweepstakes or the acceptance, use, misuse, or possession of any prize received in this sweepstakes.

Summit Federal Credit Union disclaims any affiliation between itself and any third-party trademark owners.

The giveaway event is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations governing such contests, and is conducted and administered in the State of Ohio. The information you provide as a participant in the contest will only be used as stated in the “How to Enter” section.


All winners of each contest are responsible for all federal, state and other tax liabilities and reporting arising from the contest.


Summit Federal Credit Union reserves the right to cancel or modify the contest if fraud or technical problems question the integrity of the contest, as determined by Summit Federal Credit Union.


*Statement checking, Essential checking, Secure 24 checking, Fresh Start checking and High School checking accounts are eligible. Gold Crown checking and Silver Money Market checking are excluded. There will be two winners from a random drawing that will each be awarded $100 worth of Target gift cards. The winners will be drawn on October 3, 2022. Eligible checking accounts must be opened September 1-30, 2022. See SFCU staff for more details.

Posted by Tracy Wells August 31, 2022