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2019 Gluck-N-Spiel Club Mystery Trip

On Monday, June 10th, forty-two Gluck-n-Spiel (GNS) members boarded a coach bus for a mystery trip which took them to Door County, Wisconsin.  They spent three full days touring this peninsula that juts out into Lake Michigan and consists of eleven towns and an island.  They explored a winery, a lavender field, orchards, and boutiques.  The trip included a lighthouse trolley tour, a ferry ride to Washington Island, a visit to the Maritime Museum, a play at the Northern Sky Amphitheater, and a sampling of cheese and fudge at Renard’s Cheese.  They enjoyed some great food at Pelletier’s fish boil and indulged in plenty of cherry pie!  It was a memorable trip!

By: Lori Dummer, GNS Club Cooridnator

Debit Card Tips For Travel

earth-globe-vector-148838Citizens Bank Minnesota’s MasterCard Debit Cards can be used anywhere!  Here are a few things to be aware of regarding your travels.

If you are using your debit card at a gas station outside of Minnesota you must select ‘Debit’ as the method of payment, always using your PIN. Due to recent fraud trends, Credit or Signature method of payment will decline in certain areas.

If you are purchasing from a company that is based International, or traveling outside of the United States, please notify Citizens Connection department in advance at 1-800-549-0194 or (507) 354-3165 and we will open your card for use.  Citizens does not assess foreign transaction fees; however, the merchant or ATM you are using may do so.

Money passNeed an ATM?  Download the Money Pass App to identify thousands of ATM’s free for you to use nationwide.

Need to make a deposit? You can do that quickly and conveniently wherever you are with Mobile Deposit on our Go! Mobile app!

Safety and security of your accounts is our priority; on occasion you may receive a text, email or phone call from our after-hour fraud service or a bank representative asking you to verify transactions.  If we are unable to reach you, there may be a temporary hold placed on your card until we hear back and verify that the transactions in question were authorized by you.

Note: Fraud service representatives only ask that you verify transactions not account numbers. Scam calls often try to obtain account numbers and specific information in regards to your identity, which when given compromises your accounts.

In the event your Citizens MasterCard Debit Card has been lost or stolen, please contact Citizens Bank Minnesota immediately at (507) 354-3165 or after hours at  866-546-8273.

Thank you so much for choosing to bank with us and best wishes on your next travel adventure!

By: Citizens Connection Department

Citizens Travels to Alaska

A group of 40 travelers from Citizens Bank Minnesota recently returned from a 12-day Alaskan Denali Explorer Trip.  Alaska’s awesome beauty isn’t confined to its interior – but extends along the 1,000 mile-long coastal waterway known as the Inside Passage.  Their journey began in Vancouver, Canada where the group boarded the Island Princess Cruise Ship for seven days and cruised north through the Inside Passage stopping in Icy Straight Point, Juneau, Skagway, Glacier Bay and College Fjord National Parks.  In Whitter they boarded a deluxe train for a scenic ride to the south rim of Denali National Park. For the next four days they enjoyed touring the beautiful interior of Alaska including the little village of Talkeetna and Denali National Park.  While in Denali, the group experienced Summer Solstice Celebration with 24 hours of sun.  The trip concluded in Fairbanks with a sternwheeler river cruise.  The group enjoyed wonderful weather while viewing some of the world’s most beautiful scenery.

Our 2019 trip is Australia / New Zealand.  There is limited ship availability.  Please call or email Jean at 507-276-2406 / gwiz.jean@gmail.com or Lori at 507-354-3165 / ldummer@citizensmn.com if you would like information.

Citizens Travels One of Europe’s Most Legendary Rivers – The Rhine River

A group of 72 travelers from Citizens Bank Minnesota recently returned from a nine-day cruise on one of Europe’s most legendary rivers – the Rhine. They began their journey in Switzerland and had an overnight stay in beautiful Lucerne before boarding their riverboat for a cruise up the Rhine River. They saw the magnificent sights along the way of Mount Pilatus, the Black Forest, gothic cathedrals, beautiful castles and sailed through the dramatic Rhine Gorge  just to name a few. The group enjoyed a picturesque cruise and was blessed with beautiful fall weather with temperatures above average for the time of year. The countries visited were Switzerland, Germany, France and the Netherlands. Thanks to all the great travelers who made the trip amazing!

Traveler comments:

“It was a spectacular trip, well planned out. Thanks to all of you for a job so well done!” -Mary

“What a great trip!” – JoAnne

If you are interested in traveling with Citizens to Alaska in June 2018 or Australia/New Zealand in February 2019, please contact Jean Geistfeld for more information at 507-276-2406.

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