Special Events and Discounts for San Diego Educators
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Special Events and Discounts for San Diego Educators

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San Diego shows its appreciation for educators in a variety of ways. Here is East County Schools Federal Credit Union's current list of upcoming events and special offers for teachers and their families. 

Ongoing Promotions:

Fleet Science Center Teacher Partner Program

The Fleet loves teachers and strives to provide training, tools and programmatic support to educators in order to get kids excited about the possibilities of science. Sign up for their Teacher Partner Program at the ticket counter to immediately receive:

  • Unlimited individual gallery admission throughout the year
  • One free IMAX film admission
  • $10 discount on a new family membership
  • 15% discount on purchases in the North Star Science Store
  • Invitation to their annual Open House event
  • Complimentary subscription to monthly Educator E-News

Legoland Teacher Appreciation Days

Free admission to Legoland California is available to classroom teachers on Saturdays and Sundays on select teacher appreciation dates throughout the year.  Friends and family who accompany the teacher will receive a discount. Scheduled teacher appreciation dates are: Sept 1-Nov 17. Jan 5-Apr 5. Apr 25-May 17. Excludes Jan 25, Feb 8, 9, Mar 7, 8.

Seaworld San Diego Teacher Fun Card

SeaWorld San Diego offers a complimentary Teacher Fun Card plus two free Single-Day Tickets to all active and certified K-12 Southern California and Arizona credentialed school teachers. Get yours before the March 10th deadline. Blackout dates apply.

While Costco doesn't offer free or discounted memberships, they do provide an exclusive offer for teachers to join Costco as a new member and receive more than $60 in savings. To qualify for this new membership offer, you can validate your teacher status with SheerID here.

East County Schools Federal Credit Union offers special programs and great rates for anyone who works for an East County school and their families. Certificated and classified employees, full or part time, benefited and non-benefited are invited to become a member. Take advantage of our $500 Teacher Classroom Loan, our 4% (APY) eChecking account and Summer Savings program, complimentary credit checkups and more! 

 

 

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Members LoveECSFCU!

  • Kevin Miller original headshot-01

    Kevin Miller likes to connect good people to great resources. He’s been an enthusiastic fan of East County Schools Federal Credit Union since 2013 when we were known to the education community as Grossmont Schools Federal Credit Union, more than five years ago. “Every person I’ve referred to ECSFCU has raved about the lower rates, better terms and great treatment they get.” From 4.00%APR eChecking to amazing auto loan rates to 0% interest classroom loans, he says, “There has never been a dropped ball or bad experience for anyone I’ve ever referred to ECSFCU.”

    Kevin Miller - Administrative Pastor of Foothills Christian Church
  • Cathy Sprecco with Koala - Australia 2015

    I had a fantastic trip to Switzerland and Austria this past summer with East County Schools FCU and the SD East County Chamber of Commerce. This was my 6th trip with this fun group! The Educator Tour, guided by the infamous Steve Devan, is the perfect way to truly see and experience any country. The train ride through the Alps was a personal favorite and such an amazing experience. Seeing and hearing cows and goats with real bells grazing on the side of the mountains made me want to sing a favorite "Sound of Music" song and look for Heidi or her grandpa around every turn! I really felt immersed in the culture. The extra servings of warm apple strudel helped too!

     I am a single traveler and all worries are put aside on these well-coordinated trips. Almost everything is taken care of for the travelers so I always feel spoiled! The fellow Educator Tour travelers that I have met from other districts and other walks of life have become my life-long friends! These trips are so dear to me that I have a separate savings travel account where I dedicate a small monthly amount to be ready for the next country!

    Come join us!

    Cathy Sprecco - First Grade Teacher in Lakeside Union School District
  • Grant Nelson 2019

    When I became an ECSFCU member, I immediately refinanced my house and got better rates for two cars. East County School employees who are just starting out, this is the best place to be! ECSFCU can help you secure your financial life.

    Grant Nelson - 8th Grade History Teacher in La Mesa Spring Valley Schools
  • Grant Nelson 2019

    While overseas I found myself in the frightening situation of being out of cash and with two debit cards from other financial institutions that weren’t working, despite my travel notice pre-planning. ECSFCU’s amazing member services team stayed late on a Friday to approve and immediately fund a quick loan that made the rest of our trip wonderful. Nobody else does that! Not only is it something that I will never forget, but it’s something I want to tell everyone about.

    Grant Nelson - 8th Grade History Teacher, La Mesa Spring Valley Schools
  • Marcel Becker testimonial
    What mattered to me, was that I needed the money to buy a motorhome, and I needed it now. This is the fastest I've ever experienced for a loan. It's never been this easy or this pleasant and I could tell that this was simply the way ECSFCU serves all of their members; it's their culture. I wasn't a member when I started, but I am now.
    Marcel Becker - General Manager, Trident Maritime Systems and Career Technical Education and Ethics in Business partner with GUHSD
  • Todd Linke IMG_4888 no wording cropped
    After financing a newly purchased truck with ECS, Todd wrote: Thank you for your efficient and friendly service! I always appreciate the "small bank" customer service, but the "big bank" options!
    Todd Linke, Mount Miguel HS Science Department
  • Karl Danielson 2018
    I've bought three cars through the credit union. They make it very easy, very simple, and you can't beat the interest rate. I highly endorse them, their friendly staff, and the service that East County Schools gives its members!
    Karl Danielson Granite Hills HS Television, Film and Digital Media Teacher
  • ECSFCU is big enough to approve loans with great rates and small enough to provide personal service and products that are important to the educational community.
    Randy Montesanto Grossmont Union High School District
  • We bank with East County Schools Federal Credit Union and learned they also have a great car buying service! We decided to look into it and ended up with the best customer service, an amazing price, no hassle of going to the dealership, and a brand new 2017 Honda Accord Sport! A year later, we were in need of another car for our growing family. It was an easy decision to go with the credit union and New Cars Inc again. The process and customer service didn’t disappoint once again, and we love our new 2018 Honda CRV! A big thank you to New Cars Inc and ECSFCU!
    Carly and Luke Esquerra