5 Rewarding Things To Do In St. Louis, Missouri

5 Rewarding Things To Do In St. Louis, MissouriKasasa® Community Spotlight showcases the hometowns of local banks and credit unions. Content provided by First Missouri Credit Union in St. Louis, MO.  


Begin an expedition of discovery in St. Louis, where Lewis and Clark began theirs. “The gateway to the West” has some rewarding to-dos — like catching a Cardinals game during baseball season, as well as a few other rewarding things that you may or may not know about. In this post, we feature a few recommendations from First Missouri Credit Union.


And if you’re looking for something rewarding to do this weekend, come to the JB Blast on Friday, July 3rd. Visit the Kasasa Rewards Rush truck and grab your share of rewards!


1. Celebrate Independence Day At Jefferson Barracks Park.

Jefferson Barracks Park


An important military site for many years, Jefferson Barracks Park now contains many museum exhibits that are free of charge. It also hosts the annual JB Blast festival — a 4th of July celebration for the whole family with music, food, and fireworks.


2. Order Some Of The “Best Food in South County.”

Café Telegraph


Before heading over to the JB Blast festival, have dinner at nearby Café Telegraph — a well-rated restaurant that prompted one reviewer to say that it’s “hands down the best food in South County.” They’re known for their large, smoked meat dishes and other BBQ offerings.


3. Stay Cool With Frozen Custard.

Ted Drewes Frozen Custard


Beat the summer heat with a cool treat from Ted Drewes Frozen Custard. With two locations in St. Louis, there’s sure to be one nearby if a custard craving comes up — or that St. Louis sun just gets too hot! With menu items such as the “Cardinal Sin” and “Cookie Sandwich,” you know they mean business.


4. Ride A Camel (Or Just Pet One) At Grant’s Farm.

Grant's Farm


Enjoy a unique family experience at Grant’s Farm. Billed as “a home for wildlife and old world tradition,” the former residence of Ulysses S. Grant is now a refuge for over 900 animals, some of which you can see up close. Feed the goats, watch the stately Clydesdales, and even ride a camel!


5. Take In The View At The Tallest Memorial In The United States.

St. Louis Arch


It may seem like a no-brainer, but time spent in St. Louis isn’t complete without a visit to the Gateway Arch. Travel 630 feet up into St. Louis’ most iconic structure to see a breathtaking view of the surrounding area. Clearly see the great Mississippi, Busch Stadium, and the park below.


The Kasasa Rewards Rush Is On!

See Local Tour Dates


Brave the whirlwind. Grab rewards.

And by that we mean: get your adrenaline fix, experience childlike joy, and win awesome prizes, all at once! The 2015 Kasasa Rewards Rush is coming to awesome, friendly local banks and credit unions across the nation. It’s your chance to take home real rewards, like cash for opening a Kasasa account.

What’s Kasasa? It’s free checking that pays you real money each month for doing banking basics — but we’ll get to that later. Right now, you should be looking at the tour dates below to see when you can grab rewards. Go on, check it out! Where's the whirlwind?

2015 Kasasa Rewards Rush Tour Dates


Where We’re Headed

Date Location Event Truck Presented By
July 3 St. Louis, MO JB Blast First Missouri Credit Union
July 10-11 North Mankato, MN North Mankato Fun Days Pioneer Bank
July 18 Waseca, MN Waseca County Fair Roundbank
July 20-21 Rock Rapids, IA Lyon County Fair Frontier Bank


Where We’ve Been

Date Location Event Truck Presented By
February 14 Jackson, MS Dixie National Livestock Show Members Exchange Credit Union
February 21 LaBelle, FL Swamp Cabbage Festival First Bank
March 13-14 Starke, FL Bradford County Fair Community State Bank
March 22-23 Nederland, TX Nederland Heritage Festival MCT Credit Union
March 28 Hattiesburg, MS Hattiesburg Hub Fest 2015 PriorityOne Bank
April 4 Brownwood, TX Bunny With the Money Easter Egg Hunt First Central Credit Union
April 23 Miami, FL Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run South Florida Federal Credit Union
April 26 Arlington, TX Six Flags Over Texas Neighborhood Credit Union
May 2 El Dorado, AK Mayhaw Festival First Financial Bank
May 29 Mt. Juliet and Lebanon, TN Fantastic Friday Wilson Bank & Trust
June 7 St. Paul, MN Grand Ol Days Parade Coulee Bank
June 12 Williamstown, WV Kasasa Community Picnic Williamstown Bank
June 20 Saginaw, MI 2015’s KCQ Country Music Fest Frankenmuth Credit Union

More dates announced soon! Follow the Kasasa Rewards Rush on Facebook and Twitter
to find out when you can grab rewards with a bank or credit union in your community.


What’s The Rush?

You know those crazy, old-school cash grabs? Well, we put two of those in a truck. Then, we filled the booths full of Kasasa bucks — grab ‘em and trade ‘em for cool prizes you’ll actually use. Now, we’re sending that truck across the United States.

After you brave the whirlwind (i.e. the cash grabs), you’ll get prizes and a special postcard that gives you a cash incentive to open a free Kasasa account at a local bank or credit union. Get double the cash if you grab a red Kasasa buck. No red, no problem. You’ll still get money for your Kasasa account. Because getting paid to bank is the whole point of the Kasasa Rewards Rush.


A Truck With A Mission

We took a poll* and found out that 86% of Americans would prefer to do at least some banking in person. So, we’re hitting the road to show you what it’s like to bank with people who are happy to see your face and know your name.

When you come to the Kasasa Rewards Rush, you’ll discover how rewarding it is to bank in your community. It is a rush. You’ll feel it in your heart. And with Kasasa, you’ll feel it in your wallet, too.

So what is Kasasa? Kasasa is how local banks and credit unions say “We like you. Thank you for trusting us with your money.” It’s a free account that rewards you in cash for doing simple things like swiping your debit card, getting e-statements, and choosing direct deposit. Here’s what you’ll get with a free Kasasa account:

  • Cash rewards, paid monthly
  • Nationwide ATM free refunds each month
  • No minimum balance to earn rewards
  • No monthly service fee

And your free Kasasa account is always free. Ask for Kasasa at your local bank or credit union. It’s like getting a truck full of rewards in your account each month.

SOURCE: 2015 Consumer Banking Insights Study conducted by Harris Poll

5 Rewarding Things To Do In Saginaw, Michigan

5 Rewarding Things To Do In Saginaw, MichiganKasasa® Community Spotlight showcases the hometowns of local banks and credit unions. Content provided by Frankenmuth Credit Union in Frankenmuth, MI.  


Let’s take a trip through Saginaw — one of the great Michigan cities, resting just south of Saginaw Bay. It’s also one of the homes of Frankenmuth Credit Union. We spotlight Saginaw as they prepare for the arrival of the Kasasa Rewards Rush, coming to the KCQ Country Music Fest on Saturday, June 20th!


Saginaw has historically been known as a manufacturing center, and is now a part of the movement toward clean energy. In restaurants you’ll find perch dinners and steak sandwiches on the menus, along with other hearty fare. The nearby bay and rivers help create a lush environment for wildlife and outdoor explorers alike. Here are just a few rewarding things to do in the Saginaw area.

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5 Rewarding Things To Do In Williamstown and Parkersburg, West Virginia

5 Rewarding Things To Do In Williamstown and Parkersburg, West VirginiaKasasa® Community Spotlight showcases the hometowns of local banks and credit unions. Content provided by Williamstown Bank.

Alongside a stretch of the Ohio River you’ll find the cities of Williamstown and Parkersburg — both homes of Williamstown Bank.   In this Kasasa Spotlight, we’ll explore rewarding things to do in this history-rich area where you can still see the iconic sternwheelers (or “paddle steamers”) moving across the water from time to time.   And if you’re up for some fun in Williamstown on June 12th, check out the Kasasa Rewards Rush at the Kasasa Community Picnic.


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5 Rewarding Things To Do In St. Paul, Minnesota

5 Rewarding Things To Do In St. Paul, MinnesotaKasasa® Community Spotlight features the hometowns of local banks and credit unions in the Kasasa family.

This Kasasa Spotlight shines on a truly versatile city. St. Paul, Minnesota is the place for international children’s festivals, brewery tours, romantic getaways, and farmers markets.

Our guide, Coulee Bank, is super active in the St. Paul area. The bank’s monthly newsletters are full of great advice, too, like 11 Common Money Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make. We’re also partial to their Top 10 Reasons To Bank At Coulee Bank (you can probably guess why).

Speaking of toplists, here are five rewarding pastimes in the Saintly City.

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