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$150 Checking Account Bonus Continues at NuVision Credit Union


NuVision Credit Union
NuVision FCU has extended the $150 checking account promotion. The offer is now scheduled to last until 3/30/09. To receive the full $150 requires the following:
  • $50 bonus for opening the free checking account with a minimum deposit of $100. Also required is either direct deposit of $200/month or 5 signature debit card purchases per month for the first 90 days.
  • $50 bonus for keeping the checking account active for 90 days (at least 3 transactions each month)
  • $50 bonus for using online bill pay (at least 3 per month)
Refer to the promotion page (pdf) for the full details.

In my last post on this promotion in 2008, a reader reported being able to open an account and receive the bonus by mailing in the application along with the bonus coupons. Previously I had been told that the promotion would require a branch visit. In order to receive the bonus, you must mail in the coupons with the application.

On a downside, another reader reported problems with the credit union's customer service:
I applied 3 times. They did not call or email me. I emailed them, they said apply again. They did not call or email me so I guess I was not accepted.

If you have tried this promotion last year, please leave a comment.

The credit union offers a refer-a-friend program which rewards a member $50 for each referral.

Field of membership includes members of the American Consumer Council. Anyone can join this organization with a $6 membership fee. In the online credit union application, it allows you to select this council for eligibility, and it states: "If you are interested in joining the Council and the credit union, click this option and continue applying for membership." See the site for other ways to be eligible to join the credit union without joining this council. You can be eligible via select employer groups and via immediate family.

Branches are located in the California cities of Huntington Beach, Laguna Hills, Lakewood and Seal Beach. There's also a branch in Mesa, Arizona, but it's only accessible to Boeing employees. The credit union is federally insured by the NCUA (Charter # 566).

Thanks to the reader who mentioned the update to this promotion

  Tags: California, NuVision Credit Union, checking account

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Comment #1 by gaelicwench (anonymous) posted on
Just one question here....I looked to see if you had mentioned anything about soft or hard pulls, or perhaps Chex Systems. I didn't see anything mentioned.

I, too, have been mentioning your blog, so wanted to make sure I passed on all the info...yes, I also post your blog url.

Thanks for all your hard work.

Comment #2 by Anonymous posted on
I applied last year. I applied 2 times.The first time i applied, i didn't hear from them.When i called up, they said that i had to apply again.After that, they said that application was rejected.Then only thing i can think off is Chexsystems flagging me as opening more than 3 accounts in the last 90 days.