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$150 Checking Account Bonus Continues at NuVision Credit Union in CA - Local Only


NuVision Credit Union
NuVision FCU has again extended the $150 checking account promotion. The offer is now scheduled to last until 3/30/2010. 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.

According to the small print of the promo page, "Promotion offer available at select locations only." In the past, some readers have been able to receive this bonus by opening the account by mail. However, readers informed me when I last posted on this promo that the credit union now requires a branch visit.

Another reader mentioned in my January post on this promotion that his application was rejected, possibly due to a ChexSystem flag for opening more than 3 accounts in the last 90 days.

If you have tried this promotion in the past, please leave a comment.

The credit union still 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 this new promotion in the comments.

Other Bank Bonuses

To find other bonus deals, please refer to my bank bonus page which has all of my recent bank bonus posts.

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Comment #1 by Anonymous posted on
You need to come in TWICE to get the bonus. First to open the account and sign a paper for the promotion. Then, after 3 months, you have to go in again and see a banker so they can review your account and give you the remaining $100. They won't do it over the phone.

This deal is not worth it unless you live nearby.

On another note, they purchased E1 Financial Credit union, so their branch footprint should spread a little further (but still only in California, Arizona).