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$150 Checking Account Bonus at SECU Credit Union in Maryland - Local Only

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SECU Credit Union is offering a checking account promotion in which you can earn up to $150. Offer is scheduled to last through 5/15/09. The offer doesn't seem to be listed at the credit union's website. It was mentioned on this FW thread with a link to this online ad (pdf). The ad's small print has the details. Here's a summary:
  • Depositors must claim residency in MD, VA, PA, DE, WV or DC and not be a current or past SECU checking account customer
  • $50 cash bonus for opening a new SECU checking account with Direct Deposit of at least $300 initiated by 6/15/09 (Payroll deduction, PayPal deposits and direct deposit of tax refunds do not qualify)
  • $50 cash bonus for making 3 signature based purchases with your check card by 6/15/09
  • $50 cash bonus for activating Online Banking Bill Pay and making 3 electronic Bill Pay transactions by 6/15/09
  • $25 minimum opening deposit
  • Cash bonus will be deposited in the checking account on 6/18/09
  • Bonuses will be reported to the IRS on form 1099
Some readers may remember SECU for their 9-percent-plus 7-month CD special they offered in September 2007. It appeared SECU was overwhelmed with the demand for that special. This may have led them to have this state-residency restriction on their new promotions. Previous CD promotions also had this same restriction.

Credit union membership is open to alumni, full and part-time students, faculty and staff of several Maryland schools and universities. It's also open to Maryland state employees. You can also be eligible if your family member (not just immediate) is eligible to join. Please see the credit union's field of membership page for the full details. Membership requires a minimum $10 balance in the share savings account.

Branches are located in the Maryland cities of Baltimore, Annapolis, Berwyn Heights, Columbia, Glen Burnie, Hagerstown, LaVale, Rockville, Salisbury, Silver Spring and Towson.

The credit union is federally insured by the NCUA (Charter # 66330).

Credit for this find goes to FW member rawman1 who posted it at this FW thread.

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