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We believe you shouldn’t have to wait until retirement to experience the good life. There are benefits to getting older and banking is one of them.

Our Discover Club program is designed for our customers, age 50 or better.  When you join the Discover Club, you’ll enjoy competitive rates, discounts, and much more.

  • Designed for customers age 50 and better
  • MasterCard® debit card
  • Extra benefits include:
    • Free Club checks
    • Free Cashier’s Checks (limit 1 per day)
    • Free 3X5 safe deposit box, if available
  • Direct deposit of social security or retirement checks
  • Online banking
  • Mobile banking
  • eStatements
  • Must maintain balance of $5,000 of combined deposits at German American State Bank

Please call Dawn Hille, Discover Club Coordinator at 815.247.8435 or email her at [email protected], for additional information.

2021 Discover Club Trips!

Libertyville, IL & Barrington, IL. Cost - $92/Per Person
Today we'll discover Lambs Farm, a thriving community that provides a sense of family, security, and employment opportunities for developmentally disabled adults. We'll discover the mission behind their 60 year history, visit their Thrift Shop and buy fresh baked items from the bakery! Next, a delicious lunch awaits at the Onion Pub & Brewery Restaurant, with your choice of entree! Bygone years unfold with our visit to the Barrington History Museum. Featuring a Jewell Tea Autumn leaf dishware exhibit, a vintage clothing exhibit, original fire-fighting items and President Gerald Ford's family connection to Barrington! A short jaunt, and we arrive at the Historic Ice House Mall, built in 1904. This historic Ice House has been renovated to maintain its architectural style & charm, to become a unique shopping experience! You will not want to miss this "one-of-a-kind" day trip! Cost includes transportation, lunch, entrance to tours and gratuities. 

Starved Rock - Utica, IL Cost - $119/Per Person
A Midwest favorite! "June's Got the Cash" has mastered the music of Johnny Cash & June Carter in this traveling musical theater show. Let America's Sweetheart's take you on a musical journey back in time! All shows are scripted with comedy bits, vintage costumes and all of Johnny and June's favorite hits from the 50's, 60's, and 70's. We're adding more fun to your day by including a Historic Trolley Tour. We'd ride in comfort as we learn about the rich history of the Starved Rock State Park, the surrounding area and visit the Park's Visitors Center. Cost includes transportation, show, a delicious buffet meal trolley tour and gratuities. 

November 23, 2021 (Tuesday) "HOLIDAY INN" THE FIRESIDE THEATER
Fort Atkinson, WI Cost - $125- Per Person
Irving Berlin's HOLIDAY INN tells the story of Jim, who leaves the bright lights of show business behind, to settle down on his farmhouse in Connecticut. Life takes a turn when Jim meets Linda, a spirited schoolteacher with talent to spare. Together, they turn the farmhouse into a fabulous Inn with dazzling performances to celebrate each holiday. Based on the classic film, this joyous musical features thrilling dance numbers, comedy, and a parade of Irving Berlin songs, including "Cheek to Cheek", "White Christmas", and many more! Cost includes transportation, gratuities and lunch.

December 9, 2021 (Thursday) "CHRISTMAS CRAFTING & OLD WORLD MARKET"
Elkhart, WI Cost - $128/ Per Person
Reminiscent of the centuries old Christkindlemarkt of Germany, this 23rd Annual Old World Christmas Market at the Osthoff Resort offers the warmth and merriment of this Old World tradition. Stroll the aisles of the grand heated tent, decked with fragrant boughs of evergreens and scents of roasted almonds. There will be many German specialties for lunch on-you-own, including Nuremberg bratwurst! Our day includes a stop at The Wreath Factory, in Plymouth, WI for a wreath demonstration & some shopping time. The final stop is Kenosha, WI for a visit to Mars Cheese Castle. A perfect place to find those specialty food & gift items for the discerning shopper. Or seize this opportunity to relax in Mars Taproom to relax and reflect on a perfect day! Cost includes transportation, step-on guide and admission for tours & gratuities.