Two Altura Credit Union Debit Card Holders Win $500

Posted on March 5, 2013

(Riverside, Calif.) March 5, 2013 – Two Riverside residents recently won $500 from Altura Credit Union for simply using their Altura Visa® Debit Card to make a purchase. Their win is part of an ongoing promotion by Altura to point out the conveniences of having and using a debit card for everyday purchases.

Judy Andrews and Mitchell Mazzolini won $500 each after their names were drawn as part of Altura’s ‘You’re Gonna Love This Card!’ promotion launched in January.

Every time an Altura Credit Union Member makes a purchase using their Altura Debit Card they are entered for a chance to win the cash prize. The more a Member swipes a card for purchases, the more entries they have to win. One winner will be drawn each month from February through December, but two were drawn in January to kick off the promotion.

According to Andrews, she has been an Altura member longer than she can recall. The in-home care provider told Altura she was “ecstatic and this couldn’t come at a better time.”

Mazzolini, also from Riverside, has a young daughter. He has a free iChecking account with Altura, and no plans yet for the money.

To be eligible for this promotion, members need an Altura Visa Debit Card and a checking account. They also must register their card through Altura’s website to participate in the promotion.


Altura Credit Union Manager Kaitlyn Starner, right, presents a check for $500 to Judy Andrews of Riverside. She recently received the cash prize as part of a promotion for Altura’s Visa® Debit Card.

Altura Credit Union’s products and services are available to its members. Individuals can join Altura for a one-time membership fee of $10. Membership is open to persons who live, work, attend school or worship in Riverside and San Diego counties and selected cities in San Bernardino and Orange counties. As a credit union, Altura is a non-for-profit financial cooperative owned by its members.

Altura is very proud of its 56 years of service to Members in the Inland Empire. Today Altura is open to anyone who lives, works, attends school or worships in Riverside and San Diego counties, as well as selected cities in Orange and San Bernardino counties. Altura Credit Union,, has been recognized with the California Award for Performance Excellence (CAPE), the state’s equivalent of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. Today, Altura Credit Union serves nearly 94,000 members and has $655.3 million in total assets. For more information on Altura, visit our website,, or call 1-888-883-7228.