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Buzz Points FAQs

Buzz Points is an innovative debit card point-based rewards program that awards Buzz Checking and Gold Advantage account holders points for using their debit card.  Bank of Washington is all about community, and so is Buzz Points! More money in the community means more growth, more jobs, and a more robust local economy.
Anyone that has a Buzz Checking or Gold Advantage account and is enrolled in Buzz Points can start earning points.

All you need to do is use your Buzz Points enrolled debit card.  Whether you use your card online, in a store, or over the phone, if your debit card is used, you get 1+ points for every $4 dollars you spend up to $1,000 per transaction.

Get 1+ points per every $4 dollars spent anywhere and everywhere, up to $1,000 per transaction. Preferred Local Businesses can offer extra incentives to Buzz Points users, such as more points per dollars spent, loyalty incentives, special offers and rewards.

A Preferred Local Business is one that has actively joined the Buzz Points network to offer rewards.

You can check and redeem your points by logging into your Buzz Points account and visiting the Rewards Page. Once you have selected a reward it will be sent to you in an email or through the regular mail.

The Buzz Points you earn can be redeemed for rewards from select local and national merchants.  You also have the really neat option of redeeming them for donations to local charities!

You can redeem your points by logging into your Buzz Points account and visiting the Rewards Page. Once you have selected a reward it will be sent to you in an email or through the regular mail.  If donating to a local charity, it will be sent directly to the charity. 

  • Points in your Buzz Points account will expire after twelve consecutive months in which no additional points were earned.
  • Points in your Buzz Points account will expire after two years from the date of issuance.
  • If your Buzz Checking or Gold Advantage account is closed, the points in your Buzz Points account will expire within seven (7) business days upon closure of your Buzz Checking or Gold Advantage account.
When your account is refunded for a purchase, your points balance will negatively reflect the amount that is refunded. 
Points in your Buzz Points Account will expire within seven (7) business days upon closure of your checking account.
Once registered, it typically takes 1 business day for your activity to appear.  Sometimes, it can take up to 2-3 business days.
All points will be accumulated on the same account, regardless which debit card is used.  
That makes us happy!  We have an entire page dedicated to this.  View the Preferred Local Business page.
We love this! We have an entire page dedicated to this topic.  View our Charity Network page.