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Tis the Season to Swipe! Take advantage of our latest Swipe to Win Giveaway this holiday season and you could be the lucky winner that receives a $500 shopping spree bundle!

  • The Bundle Includes: a $200 Target Gift Card, a $200 Mobile Gas Gift Card, and a $100 Olive Garden Gift Card.
  • How To Enter: swipe your German American State Bank debit card at least 25 times between November 25th and December 25th, 2022 to be automatically entered to win!
  • View the details below.

* Offer valid beginning 11/25/2022 and subject to change at any time. The value of the prize is approximately $500. Drawing will be held on 12/26/2022. Odds of winning are determined by the number of entries. 25 debit card transactions must post and settle as a Point of Sale transaction between 11/25/22 and 12/25/22 in order to be counted as one entry into the drawing. Giveaway prize will be awarded to the account holder whose social security number is tied to the account the debit card transaction(s) posted through. Alternative methods of entering into the HOLIDAY SWIPE TO SHOP SPREE DRAWING include; by mail to German American State Bank, PO Box 89, German Valley, IL 61039, by email at [email protected] or by entering in-person at any of our locations. Alternative methods for entry are limited to one entry per day per account. Must be 18 years or older to participate. Transactions conducted with business debit cards will not be counted as an entry. Sponsored by German American State Bank at 100 Church Street, German Valley IL 61039. Complete official rules are available at the website listed below and address listed above. Contact a bank service representative for additional details. Member FDIC, Equal Housing Lender.


At most banks, a debit card is just a convenient piece of plastic. But for our Kasasa® account holders, a debit card is your golden ticket to qualify for rewards.

Sign up for free Kasasa checking account, and use your card to qualify for rewards that matter to you, including refunds on ATM fees nationwide.* It’s all the convenience of a free MasterCard® debit card, with all the benefit of German American State Bank.

  • Free MasterCard debit card accepted around the globe and online
  • Use your debit card to qualify for rewards in your free Kasasa Cash checking account
  • Safer than carrying cash
  • More convenient and safer than checks
  • Eliminate cost of purchasing checks
  • 24/7 access to funds via ATMs
  • Application process is three easy steps:
    • Print application
    • Fill it out
    • Bring into your local branch

Call 1-844-241-4924 to activate your debit card and choose your PIN number.
Please note you will need your card in hand to verify information. You will also need to call from the phone number you have on file with us.

Identity theft has become a common occurrence in our world and although we can’t foresee all means by which you could be a victim, by following the tips in our Fraud Center, you can minimize your chance of becoming one.

*See Kasasa Cash page for full details.