The Fulton Financial family of banks is having a checking account promotion in which you can earn one of three gifts for opening a checking account by 10/30/2010 and establishing direct deposit of at least $100. The customer can choose from one of three gifts: Airfare Cash, Garmin GPS Nuvi 205 or RCA Small Wonder Camcorder.
The Fulton Financial family has 8 banks that cover much of Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. You can select the bank that's near where you live from this Fulton Financial map. I checked a few of these, and all mention the promo on their home page. Here's a direct link to The Columbia Bank's promotions page. The free checking account qualifies for this bonus.
At the bottom of the front page, there's a paragraph that describes the Airfare Cash bonus. It states that one discount certificate valued of $100 may be applied to base fare of $250 or more. The value of the Garmin GPS Nuvi 205 is $94 at Walmart.com. There are several versions of the RCA Small Wonder Camcorder at Amazon.com. The EZ209HD version is selling for $94.
Note, the downside with receiving a gift for a bank bonus is that the bank may include the value of the gift in your 1099, and the value may be more than the gift is worth.
Here's the small print of the offer:
Offer valid when opening a new retail checking account by October 30, 2010 and establishing direct deposit of $100 or more within 60 days of account opening to receive your choice of one of three gifts. Item will be mailed within 60 days after direct deposit has been verified. Limit one offer per household. Skylands Community Bank reserves the right to substitute an item of equal value. Customers are responsible for possible tax implications. May not be combined with any other offer. Terms and conditions subject to change. Offer may be withdrawn without notice.
Here's the list of all the bank's that make up the Fulton Financial family: Delaware National Bank, FNB Bank, N.A., Fulton Bank, N.A., Lafayette Ambassador Bank, Skylands Community Bank, Swineford National Bank, The Bank and The Columbia Bank.
Other Bank Bonuses
To find other bonus deals at other banks, please refer to the bank bonus page which has all of my recent bank bonus blog posts. There are also additional bonuses listed in the checking account deals forum.