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$100 Checking Account Bonus at People's United Bank in the Northeast - Local Only


People's United Bank is offering a $100 bonus for opening a checking account with direct deposit. The promotions page is located at Here's the important small print:

  • The cash reward applies only when a "New Customer" opens a new personal People's United checking account with Direct Deposit between 4/1/10 and 5/21/10.
  • The minimum deposit to open the account and earn the reward is $25.
  • Limit of $100 in reward money per household.
  • Qualifying New Customers' accounts will receive the reward credited to the checking account by 7/30/10.
  • Reward will be subject to tax reporting
  • New Customer must receive at least one direct deposit of $100 or greater into the checking account within 45 days of account opening.

You can avoid a monthly fee on the bank's Plus Checking Account with one of the following: 1) direct deposit, 2) 65 or over, or 3) $100 minimum daily balance.

The instructions give two options to open an account: 1) at a branch or 2) by phone (1-800-772-1090). It appears to be a local deal. People's United Bank has branches throughout Connecticut. Also, the bank has branches throughout Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts and New York under several bank divisions:

People's United Bank has been a FDIC member since 1988 (FDIC Certificate # 27334).

Credit for this find goes to this SD thread.

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