Dime Bank Launches DimePerks

Dime Bank Launches DimePerks – A New Line of Checking Accounts Connecting Bank Customers with Local Merchants
 Regional consumers will save time and money with multi-level checking accounts offering local deals from neighborhood merchants direct to smartphone or web browser
Eastern CT and Westerly, RI – Buy local, shop local, save local. That’s the idea behind DimePerks, a new line of checking accounts now offered by Dime Bank.
The first rewards-based checking account program in eastern Connecticut and the Westerly region, DimePerks combines checking accounts with an interactive smart phone app/website. Through geo-location technology, Dime account holders have access to thousands of exclusive rewards from participating merchants, including their favorite local restaurants and storefronts, as well as national brands.
“We are very excited to join the DimePerks program as a local merchant,” shares Olivia Formica, managing chef of Flanders Fish Market in East Lyme, Connecticut. “We can customize our offers based on what's available at the market and the weather conditions. Today it might be a special on hot chowder, tomorrow chilled shrimp.”
“I loved the easy and smooth transition from our old account to the DimeWired account so I could get in on the new Perks program,” shares Cathy Meiklem, a long-standing customer of Dime Bank. “As always, Dime provides us with the hometown, friendly atmosphere that brought us to the bank 40 years ago and keeps us coming back even after moving to Rhode Island. Can't wait to get my first Perk!”
The idea behind this rewards program is simple: shop locally—save locally. The DimePerks program will give account holders unique discounts, by providing daily deals and recommendations of nearby merchants. In turn, customers click which deals they wish to get and present them at desired time of use. 
Since 1869, Dime Bank has shown commitment to the people and businesses in the communities it serves. DimePerks is an extension of this mission and philosophy. “We have been coordinating the release of this unique product for more than a year,” shares Joshua Brier, Senior Vice President of Retail Banking for Dime Bank. “We are pleased to invite local merchants to be part of the DimePerks network, as a way of supporting the local economy.”
More details: DimePerks is available to customers who enroll in one of the new checking account lines available at Dime Bank: DimePrime, DimeWired, myDime, myDime Silver and myDime Student. Each checking account offers a range of services and levels of access to discount offerings.
For more information, or to open an account online, visit dimeperks.com; email perks@dime-bank.com or call 860.859.4300. (continued)
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About Dime Bank:
Established in 1869, Dime Bank is a mutual bank with over $770 million in assets and 11 convenient branch locations throughout southeastern and shoreline Connecticut and Westerly, Rhode Island. As a full-service financial institution, Dime offers consumer and commercial banking, home mortgages, trust services, and through Dime Investment Services, a subsidiary of Dime Bank, insurance and investment services – all delivered with a personal touch. BauerFinancial, Inc., a national bank rating firm, recognized Dime Bank as one of the strongest banks in the nation. For more information about Dime Bank, visit https://dime-bank.com