At first look this checking account special at Palisades Federal Credit Union looked like a very good deal with a 1.00% APY guaranteed for the first 12 months. According to the front page ad, the 1.00% APY applies "on any balance". However, according to the small print (and confirmed by a CSR), "1.00% APY given on first $25,000 deposited. Balances above $25,000 will receive standard account rates." Nevertheless, this might be useful for some who don't have large savings that they want to keep liquid over the next year.
Refer to the credit union's promo page
for more details
Credit union membership is open to those who live, work, worship, volunteers or attend school in Rockland County, New York.
Thanks to the reader who mentioned this promotion in the comments.