Buy Local Spend Local is a regional program that connects Credit Union members to locally-owned businesses in the community, encouraging and rewarding members to not only BUY LOCAL, but to also SPEND LOCAL by using their Credit Union’s debit or credit card for purchases.

This unique program benefits local business owners, local Credit Unions and Credit Union members.

How Does it Work

Participating local businesses are listed, by category, on a customized, turnkey site. The credit union commits to reimbursing select, random transactions when members use their debit or credit card to patronize participating stores, restaurants, service providers, and other businesses.*

About Floridacentral Credit Union

Floridacentral Credit Union was established in 1958. Back then it was called Tampa Central Credit Union and served as the credit union for other credit unions, since regulations then stated that board members and managers were not allowed to belong to the credit union in which they served. After that regulation was eliminated, Tampa Central Credit Union expanded its “field of membership” by introducing Select Employee Groups (SEGs), which allowed employees of specific companies to utilize the benefits of credit union membership. Shortly after, Tampa Central Credit Union branched out to Orlando and changed its name to Florida Central Credit Union.

Florida Central Credit Union continued to grow and rebrand throughout the years. Currently, Floridacentral Credit Union serves over 50,000 members and over 1,000 SEGs with 12 west-central Florida branches.

Membership is open to anyone living or working in Pasco, Hillsborough, Pinellas, Polk, Manatee, Sarasota, DeSoto, Charlotte, Orange, or Lake Counties. Membership is also available to employees of the many organizations we serve and Florida residents who have an immediate relative that is currently a member of Floridacentral. Become part of the Floridacentral family today!

*All transactions conducted with participating businesses are automatically entered to be randomly selected for reimbursement of up to $25. Transactions for less than $25 will be reimbursed at the actual value of the transaction. Winners are selected and reimbursements post in the member’s account the month after the transaction. Winners may not be notified beyond recognition on the credit union’s social media. No purchase necessary. To submit an alternative entry; print your name, credit union, address, telephone number and age on a post card or piece of paper and mail it to: Floridacentral Credit Union Attn: Buy Local Spend Local Contest P.O Box 18605 Tampa, FL33679.


Become a member of Floridacentral Credit Union

Better rates, lower fees, and an overall better experience! That's the Floridacentral difference! We believe you'll find Floridacentral more personal than most financial institutions. Equally important, you'll find professional, confidential handling of all your financial business.

Membership is open to anyone living or working in Pasco, Hillsborough, Pinellas, Polk, Manatee, Sarasota, DeSoto, Charlotte, Orange, or Lake Counties.