Washington Mutual has started advertising their Savings for Success program in certain newspapers. Here's the online ad from Dallas. The rate continues to be 6.50% APY which is the same as I had reported in December. When it first started last summer, the rate had been 7% APY. This 6.50% APY is a very high rate, however, there's a major catch. The maximum you can deposit per month is $500 for a 12-month term. The other major issue is that it's only available in Texas, Illinois and Georgia. Illinois and Georgia may have a lower rate. It used to also be offered in Washington State, but this is not listed in the ad's small print.
I described the details of this Savings for Success program in this November post.
WaMu is still offering a 5.10% APY 6-month online CD and a 4.75% APY online savings account. I have more info on these WaMu's accounts in this December post.
Thanks to the reader who mentioned this WaMu ad.