VANCOUVER, Wash. (6/30/09)--Columbia CU’s “Payment Free Promotion” will give three borrowers a year’s worth of mortgage payments, home equity loan payments or auto loan payments (BusinessWire June 26). To qualify for one of the promotion’s three grand prizes, borrowers must take out a mortgage, home equity loan or auto loan by Nov. 30. Borrowers who opt to make payments directly from a Columbia CU checking account are automatically entered in the contest, which covers 12 months of payments on the corresponding loan. The contest sends the message that $770 million-asset Columbia CU “has money to lend and at today’s low rates, really, everyone’s a winner,” according to Colleen Boccia, senior vice president of marketing. Loan applications will be accepted at the credit union’s 12 Clark County branches or online. Information and official rules are available at Columbia CU’s Web microsite for the promotion, www.WinLoanPayments.com.