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Kindle Fire Checking Account Bonus at Washington Savings Bank in MA & NH - Local Only


Washington Savings Bank (MA)

It's rare when a bank offers a new-account bonus on a reward checking account. So I'm happy to see this promotion at Washington Savings Bank. When a customer opens a rewards checking account and implements the following new services, he or she will be eligible for an Amazon Kindle Fire with an estimated value of $199. The requirements for the new services include:

  • Monthly direct deposit of at least $1,000 from an unaffiliated third party
  • At least three monthly automatic withdrawals of at least $75 each from unaffiliated third parties
  • An active debit card with 10 or more completed purchases

The customer can also choose a Kindle reader instead of a Kindle Fire if he or she doesn't want to or can't complete the last two requirements from above. To be eligible for the Kindle reader, the customer just has to have a monthly direct deposit of at least $1,000 from an unaffiliated third party. The estimated value of the Kindle reader is $79.

The full details of the offer are listed in this bank's promotions page. The customer will receive the free gift within 30 days after meeting the above requirements and redeeming the free-gift certificate. The link is in the promotions page. The promotion is scheduled to end on 06/30/2012.

I have more details of the checking account in my Washington Savings rewards checking review.

Availability & Application

A link to an online application is available in the Interest Rewards Checking summary page. The bank only accepts applications from residents of Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Funding can be done via credit or debit card. It can also be funded by mailing a check.

Washington Savings Bank Overview

Washington Savings branches are located in the Massachusetts cities of Dracut, Lowell and Tyngsborough.

The bank has an overall health score at of 4 stars (out of 5) with a Texas Ratio of 11.15% (above average) based on September 2011 data. Please refer to our financial overview of Washington Savings Bank for more details. The bank has been a FDIC member since 1985 (FDIC Certificate # 90229).

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Comment #2 by Anonymous posted on
Bank rep said they do hard credit pull for checking accounts. Not worth it with the much easier & tax-free & more bonus cc deals out there.

Comment #4 by Anonymous posted on
Hard credit check only confirms identity, no credit standards for this account.  Thanks - WSB

Comment #5 by Anonymous posted on
Hey WSB, my credit standard is fine. My sole concern is the hard credit pull will lower my credit score, and therefore affect my "credit standard". With so many good credit card deals out there, it's hard for me to endure a hard credit pull for a $199 item after jumping through so many hoops. If your target customer is people with bad credit, then I stand corrected. I just don't understand that with so many other ways to verify people's identity, why would a modern bank still do a hard credit pull to achieve that?