Resources

Prequalify for Your Dream Home with NIH Federal Credit Union
If you’re shopping for a new home, now is an excellent time to buy. A perfect first step is to request your free, no-obligation prequalification. We’ll estimate how much you can borrow and provide valuable advice so you can shop with confidence.  With great rates, exceptionally low fees, fast closing and expert local service, the NIHFCU is here to help you own a home fast and for less. Visit nihfcu.org/mortgages or call 855.203.4747 to schedule yours today. This is free service for all NIH & FDA employees and contractors – NIHFCU membership is not required.

PayCheck Direct - A Smarter Way to Shop
Brought to by the NIH R&W, PayCheck Direct helps you get what you want today and pay for it the easy way, with interest-free financing and worry-free payroll allotment over 12 months.  When you shop with PayCheck Direct, you have thousands of choices: furniture, big-screen TVs, major appliances, fashionable jewelry, powerful computers and even toys. PayCheck Direct does not perform credit checks and there are no down payments required. For a PayCheck Direct catalog visit any R&W store and start shopping today at www.mypaycheckdirect.com/nih.

R&W Dry Cleaning Service
The R&W has begun a new dry cleaning service that is available at the R&W stores in Bldg. 31, Bldg. 10 CRC, and Rockledge.  Dry cleaning will be picked-up from and delivered to the store every Monday and Thursday.  Laundry service will be $2.20 and dry cleaning will be $6.75 and up.  All customers will receive 10% off their dry cleaning in the month of August.

R&W Tax Preparation Service
Every February and March!

BJ’s Wholesale Club Membership Discounts
R&W has BJ’s membership discounts for new members or renewals!  When you join BJ’s, you’ll have the convenience of finding all you need in one place – over 6,500 items in stores!  And, BJ’s accepts all manufacturers coupons.  This special offer is not valid online or at any BJ’s Club locations – it’s only available through only through R&W!

Memberships Categories:
Inner Circle - one year for $40 (reg. $50) plus bonus three months free
Rewards - one year for $80 (reg. $100), bonus three months free, and earn 2% payback on BJ’s purchases.

To receive an application, contact David Browne at browned2@mail.nih.gov.

Entertainment® Coupon Book!
Available August – February!

Beauty & Barber Shop
The beauty and barber shop located in Bldg. 10 (B1 level) will be closed for renovations from thru late-August. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and will keep you updated of a scheduled re-opening. Look for a list of new services and offerings in the August R&W Newsletter.

Bethesda, MD
Bethesda is renowned throughout the Greater Washington, D.C. area for its many unique restaurants, home décor shops, arts venues and live theater.  Downtown Bethesda features 600 retailers and services, including nearly 200 multi-cultural restaurants, 75 home fashion and clothing stores, and world-class arts and entertainment venues.

Exciting festivals such as the Taste of Bethesda, Bethesda Fine Arts Festival and Imagination Bethesda offer outdoor entertainment, live music and more in a friendly, hometown atmosphere that makes for a fun-filled afternoon.  Other special events include the annual Play in a Day, Dance Bethesda, Bethesda Literary Festival, Bethesda Outdoor Movies, summer concerts series and more.

A state-designated Arts & Entertainment District since 2002, downtown Bethesda is home to art galleries, arts education centers, public art and live theatrical productions at Round House Theatre, Imagination Stage and The Writer’s Center.  The Bethesda Blues & Jazz Club also offers nightly entertainment featuring local and national musicians.  Bethesda’s art scene includes Gallery B, which features monthly art exhibitions by local artists, and Studio B, home to three local artists who create and sell their artwork at this new artist workspace.

Downtown Bethesda is accessible via the Bethesda Metro and offers free parking in public garages on Saturdays, Sundays and Montgomery County holidays. The FREE Bethesda Circulator connects the Metro station to public garages and is available to assist you in navigating downtown Bethesda.

Additionally, downtown Bethesda preserves its reputation for clean and safe streets, beautiful flowers and an overall scenic urban landscape thanks to the Bethesda Urban Partnership’s hard-working maintenance team.

For more information about downtown Bethesda and the Bethesda Urban Partnership, please visit www.bethesda.org.