Bank of Kansas City is offering a $100 bonus for opening a checking account and enrolling in its savings program called QuickSave. This promotion doesn't appear to be listed at the bank's website. It was advertised in the 12/05/2010 edition of the Kansas City Star. The ad is available online here.
According to the ad, you need to bring the ad in to one of their branches. According to the offer's small print, the $100 offer is valid for personal checking accounts opened from 12/05/10 to 02/03/11. The offer is limited to one per household. A $50 minimum opening deposit is required. The account must remain open for a minimum of 6 months.
The bank does offer a free checking account called Free Checking 2.0. One nice perk is free ATMs nationwide. They'll automatically reimburse you when another bank charges you to use its ATM.
The QuickSave program is very similar to Bank of America's Keep the Change program. Every time you use your debit card or make an online bill payment, money gets transferred from your checking to your savings account. Unlike Keep the Change, you specify either 25 or 50 cents for each transfer. Like Keep the Change, they do a 100% match for the first 3 months and 5% thereafter.
The Personal Savings 2.0 account does have potential monthly fees, but these are waived for a $100 minimum balance.
Branches are located in Overland Park, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri.
The bank has an overall health score at DepositAccounts of 4 out of 5 with a Texas Ratio of 0.76% (excellent) based on September 2010 data. Please refer to our financial overview of Bank of Kansas City for more details. The bank has been a FDIC member since 1934 (FDIC Certificate # 12690).
Similar Accounts at Bank of Kansas City's Sister Banks
Bank of Kansas City is part of the bank holding company BOK Financial Corporation. This holding company has several other banks in addition to Bank of Kansas City, and all seem to offer the same free checking and QuickSave program. I'm not sure if all have similar checking account bonuses. The only other one I've found advertised is at Bank of Oklahoma which is offering a $25 bonus. This was advertised in the 12/05/2010 Oklahoman newspaper. The ad is available online here. Other banks in this holding company are located in Texas, Arkansas, New Mexico, Arizona and Colorado. Refer to the holding company website for links to the websites of these banks.
Other Bank Bonuses
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