$125 Chase promotion page - Must be logged into your Chase credit card account to see it.
If you're not logged in, the page quickly goes away. However, I was able to use the browser stop button to freeze the page so you can see the coupon code and the links for printing the coupon and for applying online. Also note that in the past these $125 promotion pages have expired before the scheduled date. Credit for this find goes to this iBankDesign thread.
If you have problems with the above promo, you can give this $100 bonus a try. This is also good online or at a branch. The expiration date is 8/10/09.
The terms of these promotions appear to the same as their past promotions. Direct deposit is required. I've read that ACH transfers initiated from another bank may count (except transfers from PayPal and ING Direct). Refer to my May post for more details.
Update 8/10/09: A reader emailed me the following info which is a good option if you are unable to take advantage of the online $125 offer:
The address changes packets available at the Post Office, in addition to having 10% off at Lowe's coupons have coupons for the Chase $125 checking bonus. Each coupon has a unique code, so if you want to get the Chase bonus but do not already have a Chase account, you can pickup one of the packets with the coupon from your local Post Office.
Beware of Fees
Readers in my May Chase post mentioned some fees to watch out for. One is a $3 fee for initiating an ACH transfer from Chase to an external account. Transfers initiated from outside Chase are not subject to a Chase fee. This is how I transfer out of my Chase account. This $3 fee and other fees are described in Chase's account disclosures which are available at this page. According to the disclosure, this $3 fee may be waived with certain account types.
Other potential Chase Checking fees include a $6/month fee. To have this waived, you must have direct deposit or if you have 5 or more debit card purchases. There's also a $2 fee for using non-Chase ATMs ($3 for outside the U.S.) This Chase Checking page has more details on these fees.
States with Chase branches include Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida (Southwest), Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
WaMu Branch Conversions
This Fort Worth Business Press article describes the conversion process of WaMu branches in Texas. According to the article "Chase has so far converted 7.6 million accounts in Florida, Georgia, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Texas and Illinois representing $40 billion in deposits .... The seven-state conversion is the second of three retail conversions to bring all former WaMu branches onto Chase's computer systems and under the Chase brand." According to Wikipedia, the conversion process completed in May for WaMu branches in Washingtion, Oregon, Idaho and Utah. By October 24, 2009, the branch conversions should be completed in California, Nevada, Arizona and Colorado.
Update: For those with WaMu accounts, refer to this Chase FAQ to see how bill pay and money transfer feaatures will change in the conversion. Note: "If you want to transfer funds to an external account from a Chase account, you'll pay $3 per transfer."
For those with WaMu CDs, refer to this previous post.
Chase is FDIC insured under JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. (FDIC Certificate # 628).