Webster Bank is offering up to $100 for opening a checking account. As typical, it requires some work. The promotional page link is available from this checking account page (green button link on upper right side). Here are the requirements to receive the $100 after you open the checking account:
- $20 for your first Direct Deposit
- + $20 for paying 3 bills online
- + $20 for making 3 purchases with your Visa Check Card
- + $40 bonus if you do all three
The checking account must be opened by 3/7/08, and is available to new checking account customers only. All activities must be completed by 5/9/08 to qualify for the bonus.
The promo page states that you automatically qualify for this offer if you apply online. I called the bank, and I was told that people in any state can apply and qualify for the bonus. Also, I was told there's no hard credit pull. They just do a ChexSystem verification. Note, this is based on what the CSR told me. He didn't sound 100% sure on these issues so please let me know in the comments if you find any complications.
Branches are located throughout Southern New England and in Westchester County, New York. The bank is FDIC insured (Certificate # 18221).