Arvest Offering Free Military and Patriotic CheckCards in Honor of Armed Forces Day and Memorial Day

Friday, May 17 at 11:40 AM
Category: Arvest News

Arvest Bank is offering free patriotic and military themed CheckCards to customers between Armed Forces Day, May 18, and Memorial Day, May 27, in recognition of the brave men and women who gave their lives for our country. Be sure to order your card by May 25 as we will be closed May 26 and 27 in honor of Memorial Day. Customers can view the cards at arvest.com/style and order cards by calling customer service at (866) 952-9523.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — In recognition of Armed Forces Day and Memorial Day, Arvest Bank is giving their customers the opportunity to honor those who serve with one of the bank's military and patriotic themed CheckCards. Between Armed Forces Day, May 18, and Memorial Day, May 27, the military and patriotic themed affinity debit cards will be free to new and existing Arvest customers.

Military and patriotic CheckCards are always free with any new checking account; existing customers are typically charged a one-time replacement fee of $5. Arvest is waiving the replacement fee between Armed Forces Day and Memorial Day.

As of March 2013, more than 31,000 Arvest customers were carrying a military or patriotic themed CheckCard. There are seven of these card options, representing the Air Force, the Army, the Coast Guard, the Marines, the Navy, and also a ‘USA Pride’ debit card. The ‘USA Pride’ card is the most popular affinity card for Arvest, with over 15,500 customers using this card.

This offer for free military and patriotic CheckCards is for any Arvest checking account, whether a customer is new or already banking with Arvest. For an existing Arvest customer, the CheckCard number will not change with the request for new military or patriotic card art.  Customers should confirm with an Arvest associate they want to keep their existing card number. 

Arvest is dedicated to supporting our communities and those that serve our country, and we know our customers want to show their pride and support for their country as well. Armed Forces Day and Memorial Day are a time to appreciate those who serve in our military, and offering these free military and patriotic affinity cards is just a small way that Arvest is saying thank you.

Personalized debit cards, a growing trend in recent years, allow customers to choose a specialty design for their debit card – from a picture of a customer’s pet to their local high school sports teams or just a particular area of interest. Often referred to as affinity cards, this is just one way the banking industry is quickly adapting to growing consumer demand for personalization.

Arvest issued their first affinity card in 2008 in Northwest Arkansas, a card featuring the logo of the regional professional baseball team, the Naturals. The bank launched a full affinity card program in 2011 that took the trend even more local, as they developed cards for local high school sports teams. Over the past year, Arvest has doubled the number of options for affinity cards for their customers and now offers more than100 cards. The designs range from the military cards to local high school mascots to a quirky mustache design.

To view the seven patriotic and military cards, along with our other specialty cards, visit arvest.com/style. Order specialty cards by calling customer service at (866) 952-9523.

Tags: Community Support, Debit Cards, Press Release
philip patterson on 5/25/2013 at 6:48 PM
maybe the customer service personel should be told they are free for existing customers
Arvest Blog Admin on 5/28/2013 at 7:00 PM
Philip - We apologize for the misunderstanding. We'll have a member of our customer service team call you to get your patriotic/military card ordered at no cost to you.

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