Earn Community Rewards
Why Choose Signature?
There are several excellent reasons to sign for purchases with your Visa debit card:
- You benefit financially from the Community Rewards program, and the community of your choice benefits from matching financial support from your credit union.*
- Your purchase will be identified in detail, on your statement and online, by the name of the merchant, the city and state on your transaction records.
- You will be protected by Visa's Zero Liability Policy.
Using Signature to Pay
Each time you pay for a purchase, select the signature option. The signature option on point-of-sale machines will differ based on the merchant. Some will offer a credit button and on others you must select the green enter, yellow return, or red cancel button to sign for your purchase. The simplest way to find out if you are selecting the credit signature option is to ask the merchant how to sign for your transaction.
Card technology has changed, but Community Rewards haven’t. You can still choose whether you want to use the credit or debit function on your Visa debit chip card. Just remember that you must select the credit, or signature option, when you insert your card into the chip enabled point-of-sale machine.
If you prefer to use your digital wallet to pay, you can still earn Community Rewards. Simply choose the signature option when making your purchase using Apple Pay, Google Pay, or Samsung Pay.
And remember, to earn Community Rewards, you need 10 or more signature-based purchases in a month.
Non-profits: Apply to Become a Beneficiary
Do you work for or know of an organization that would like to become a beneficiary of our Community Rewards program? To be considered, your organization must provide services in one of the five focus areas mentioned above, in one of the following areas:
- Los Lunas
- Rio Rancho
- Santa Fe
To find out if your organization qualifies for Community Rewards beneficiary support, visit the Nusenda Foundation website for full details and instructions.
* Minimum Purchases per Month: Once signed up, to be eligible for Community Rewards in a month, 10 or more signature-based transactions must be completed during that month.
While it is the intent of Nusenda Credit Union to pay Community Rewards every year, the program is subject to cancellation or change at any time, without notice.
The Community Rewards Program runs annually from January through December. Community Rewards are earned on a monthly basis for qualifying transactions and, when paid, are awarded in January. All signature-based transactions count toward Community Rewards to non-profits, regardless if the minimum qualifying transactions are met per month. A maximum of $500,000 per year will be distributed to community organizations.