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Enter to win $500 for you and $500 for your friend when they open a new membership account with First Entertainment.* The more people you refer, the greater your chance to win!


  • Fill out your information below and click submit.
  • On the next page, share the unique referral code with your friend using one of the options listed.
  • Your friend will need to present the unique referral code when opening a new membership account.
  • Once your friend establishes membership, they will be entered to win and if they win you win!

Fill out the form below, and on the next page, you can invite your friends to join the credit union!

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Information entered will not be retained or used by First Entertainment Credit Union for future communications. The email address provided will be used solely for the purposes of this Refer-A-Friend promotion.

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As the financial ally for creators of entertainment, we understand that each and every First Entertainment member has a unique story. We also know that your family and friends may also be creators with stories that are unique to them. No matter their place in the industry or in life, we are that financial partner who can support them along the way.* We can help!

*Subject to membership eligibility requirements.


“The $500 Refer-A-Friend” Sweepstakes



SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD: The “The $500 Refer-A-Friend” Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) begins at 12:00 AM Pacific Time (“PT”) on September 2, 2019 and ends at 11:59 PM PT on October 27, 2019 (the “Sweepstakes Period”), subject to four (4) entry periods (each, an “Entry Period”) as outlined in the “ENTRY PERIODS” section of these Official Rules.

ELIGIBILITY: To enter the Sweepstakes, you must be a legal permanent resident of California and eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry (each, an “Entrant/Referral”). Employees of First Entertainment Credit Union (the “Sponsor”) and each of their affiliated companies, parents, subsidiaries, and advertising and promotion agencies, including, but not limited to National Sweepstakes Company, LLC (the “Sweepstakes Administrator”), (herein collectively, the “Sweepstakes Entities”) and their immediate families (i.e. parents, children, siblings, spouse) and members of their households (whether related or not) are ineligible to participate in this Sweepstakes. Sweepstakes is void outside of California and where restricted or prohibited by law. By entering, Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding.

ENTRY PERIODS: For the purposes of this Sweepstakes, there will be one (1) drawing associated with each Entry Period. There will be one (1) grand prize winner (a “Grand Prize Winner”) for each Entry Period drawing. Each Entry Period will start on Monday of each Entry Period at 12:00 AM PT and end on the following Sunday at 11:59 PM PT. All entries must be submitted during this time period in order to be included for that Entry Period’s drawing. See the Entry Period Chart below for details and dates.

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HOW TO ENTER: There are two (2) ways to receive entries into the Sweepstakes. Regardless of the method of entry, there is a limit of one (1) entry per Entrant per Entry Period.

  1. Referrals: An existing member (the “Referrer”) may make a referral by clicking on the friend referral link and then providing their own email address. Then, the Referrer will receive a unique code which can be shared to their friend (the “Referral”) via email, social media, or other means. The Referral will need to visit, call 888-800-3328. -, or visit a branch to submit the unique code and open a new membership account with First Entertainment Credit Union. Membership is established by opening a First500 Savings Account. Upon opening a new membership account, the Referral will receive one (1) entry into the respective Entry Period to win the Referral Grand Prize. When a Referral Grand Prize winner has provided a Referrer’s unique code, that Referrer will be awarded the Referrer Grand Prize. While you may provide the link to family, friends and direct known contacts, please do not engage in phishing or spamming. Apparent or suspected phishing or spamming, sending of junk communications or the use of any unauthorized method or automated system to participate, or attempt to acquire (unauthentic) entries is prohibited, as is posting content to irrelevant or inappropriate sites to obtain entry, and, if discovered at any time will void the applicable entry and entrant suspected of using/benefiting from such methods in Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion.
  2. Mail-in:  To enter without referral, on a plain 3” x 5” card, legibly print or type your name, age, complete address, city, state, zip code, home phone number (including area code), and email address (if any). Then, mail your 3” x 5” card in a postage-affixed sealed envelope to: “First Entertainment” Sweepstakes, P.O. Box 10798, Rochester, NY 14610. Mail-in entries must be postmarked and received by the dates outlined in the Entry Period Chart outlined in the “ENTRY PERIODS” section of these Official Rules. No mechanically or programmatically reproduced entries are permitted. One (1) entry per envelope. Neither the Sponsor nor the Sweepstakes Administrator will verify receipt of entries for Entrants.

Limit of one (1) entry per Entrant for each Entry Period, regardless of method of entry. Entries received from any Entrant or email address in excess of the above stated limitation will be void.

In the event of uncertainty as to the identity of an Entrant, that Entrant will be disqualified.  Any attempt by any Entrant to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple/different, identities, email addresses, accounts, and/or any other methods will void that Entrant’s entries and that Entrant may be disqualified from the Sweepstakes. No mechanically or programmatically reproduced entries are permitted. Sponsor will not verify receipt of entries for Entrants. All entries submitted become the sole property of Sponsor and will not be returned. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, illegible, postage due or damaged entries or failed internet connections.

RANDOM DRAWINGS/ODDS OF WINNING: For each Entry Period during the Sweepstakes, the Sweepstakes Administrator will select one (1) potential Referral in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received for that respective Entry Period. All non-winning eligible entries from the previous Entry Period drawings will NOT carry over to subsequent Entry Period drawings. Sweepstakes Entities decisions are final. Odds of winning depend upon the total number of eligible entries received for each Entry Period.


Referral Grand Prize: One Referral per Entry Period will receive $500 (the “Referral Grand Prize”). Referral Grand Prize will be awarded in the form of a check to the Referral.

Referrer Grand Prize: The Referrer that referred the Referral Grand Prize winner will receive $500 (the “Referrer Grand Prize”). The Referrer will be based on the unique code the Referral submitted at the time of entry. The Referrer Grand Prize will be awarded in the form of a check to the Referrer. In the event that the Referral Grand Prize winner entered via the mail-in entry, the Referrer Grand Prize will NOT be awarded.

Total ARV of each Entry Period prizes is $1,000.

PRIZE RESTRICTIONS: Limit of one (1) Referral Grand Prize per Entrant and one (1) Referrer Grand Prize per Referrer per Entry Period. The Referral can become the Referrer in subsequent Entry Periods via the referral method of entry. No more than the number of prizes set for in these Official Rules will be awarded. No prize substitution, except at Sponsor’s sole discretion or as otherwise provided herein. Prizes are not transferable. All taxes on the prize are the sole responsibility of the prize winner and are not transferable. Each prize winner is solely responsible for all other expenses not specified herein, including but not limited to applicable taxes or fees.

Sponsor reserves the right to exclude entries from any Entrant or any potential prize winner who is suspected of theft, fraud, or any criminal activity related to Sponsor or Sweepstakes Entities.

PRIZE FULFILLMENT:  Prize winners will receive his/her prize within approx. 4 weeks from the drawing date. If any prize winner is found to be ineligible, or if he/she does not comply with the Official Rules, the prize winner will be disqualified and in the event it is the Referral Grand Prize Winner, an alternate will be selected from the remaining non-winning eligible entries received for the respective Entry Period. In the event it is the Referrer Grand Prize Winner that is disqualified, the Referrer Prize will not be awarded.

Each prize winner consents to Sponsor’s use of his/her name, likeness, biographical information, image, and/or voice and other indicia of persona for purposes of advertising, promotion, and publicity in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission or approval (TN residents will not be required to sign a publicity release as a condition of winning a prize). 

SWEEPSTAKES RULES OF PARTICIPATION: This Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws. By participating, Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and waive any right to claim ambiguity in the Sweepstakes or these Official Rules. Sweepstakes Entities are not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, undeliverable, illegible, or incomplete entries, whether due to system errors or failures, faulty transmissions or other telecommunications malfunctions, entries not received resulting from any hardware or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, failed, incomplete or garbled computer or telephone transmissions, typographical or system errors and failures, faulty transmissions, technical malfunctions, or otherwise.  Sponsor may prohibit an Entrant from participating in the Sweepstakes or winning a prize if, in its sole discretion, it determines that said Entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes by cheating, hacking, deception, or other unfair playing practices (including the use of automated quick entry programs) or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other Entrants, Sponsor, or Sweepstakes Entities. If for any reason this Sweepstakes is not able to be conducted as planned, including, but not limited to, by reason of infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud or any other causes beyond the reasonable control of Sponsor or  the Sweepstakes Administrator which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, then Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes and randomly draw from those entries received up to the cancellation/suspension date. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY A PERSON TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSORS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK REMEDIES AND DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEY’S FEES) FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.

RELEASE: By participating in this Sweepstakes, Entrants and prize winners agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor, Sweepstakes Entities and each of their respective officers, directors, managers, employees, parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, agents, members, shareholders, insurers, servants, divisions, predecessors, successors, representatives, dealers, distributors, advertising, promotion, and fulfillment agencies, consultants and legal advisors (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt, redemption or use or misuse of any prize.

LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY:  The Released Parties are not responsible for: (a); unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Sweepstakes; (b) electronic or human error which may occur in the administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of entries; (c)  any property loss, damage, personal injury or death, in connection with the prize provided pursuant to this Sweepstakes and/or any person’s participation in the Sweepstakes; (d) any printing or typographical errors in any Sweepstakes-related materials; (e) stolen, lost, late, misdirected, corrupted, incomplete, or indecipherable entries or the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions, telephone, wireless device carrier networks or Internet Service (as applicable); (f) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunctioning of any computer, mobile device, cable, network, hardware or software (including Entrant’s particular wireless device carrier network), hardware or software; and (g) Entrant’s inability to connect to his/her particular mobile device carrier network for any reason, including due to poor carrier reception and/or signal strength at any particular location. 

WINNER’S NAMES/RULES REQUEST: To receive a list of prize winners or an additional copy of these Official Rules, send a self-addressed, stamped business-size (#10) envelope to be received by December 5, 2019 to: “The $500 Refer-A-Friend” Sweepstakes, P.O. Box 10505, Rochester, NY 14610. Please specify “Winner List” or “Rules Request.”

SWEEPSTAKES ADMINISTRATOR: This Sweepstakes is being administered by National Sweepstakes Company, LLC, 80 Rockwood Place, Ste 104, Rochester, NY 14610, an independent judging organization, whose decisions will be final regarding the conduct of this Sweepstakes.

SPONSOR: First Entertainment Credit Union, 6735 Forest Lawn Drive, Ste 215, Hollywood, CA  90068.

This Sweepstakes shall not be published without the written permission of the Sponsor.