Bank of Choice is offering a reward checking account called Choice Reward Checking that pays 3.05% APY on balances up to $35,000 (0.49% for over) and refunds ATM fees nationwide if the following monthly requirements are met: 1) 8 MasterCard debit card purchases, 2) automatic withdrawal or direct deposit, and 3) receiving electronic statements. If these requirements are not met, the rate falls to 0.49%. The minimum opening balance is $100.
The Choice Reward Checking account's rates and requirements are listed under the bank's rate table (pdf).
Based on my past reports on this bank, you must reside in the bank's market area to open an account. Branches are located in Evans, Greeley, Platteville, Fort Collins and Windsor, Colorado. The bank is a member FDIC (Certificate # 34502).
I came across this reward checking account from this article. It also mentions the reward checking account offered by Home State Bank, which is also in Colorado. I posted on this bank and its reward checking last August.
Other High Yield Reward Checking Accounts
Please see my reward checking overview for general information and a history of these reward checking accounts. For other reward checking accounts please see my list of reward checking accounts around the nation and the best checking account post.
Edit 11/22/08: New URLs for Bank of Choice.
06/02/09: 3.05% APY up to $35,000
04/15/09: 3.25% APY up to $35,000
03/04/09: 4.00% APY up to $35,000
01/06/09: 4.50% APY up to $35,000, 0.49% for above, 0.49% if req's not met
08/08/08: 5.01% APY up to $35,000, 0.76% for above, 0.76% if req's not met
01/21/08: 6.03% APY up to $35,000, 1.01% for above
Edit: Added URL to new checking page, and added info on ATM fee refunds.