This is one of the better refer-a-friend bonuses. Once your friend or family member opens and establishes an active Rewards Checking account with First New England, you both get a $50 credit to your account. promo page link
First New England FCU's free Rewards Checking offers the following as of 10/9/2012:
- 2.54% APY for Relationship Account Members and 1.52% APY for General Members (for up to $15,000 balance)
- ATM refunds of up to $15.00/month
- No minimum balance
- A monthly fee of $10 may be charged if Direct Deposit or ACH requirements are not met.
Offer's small print:
Referred member must open a new Rewards Checking account with an ACH direct deposit (minimum of $100). $50 credit will be deposited to both parties 30 to 60 days after the new account is opened and it is determined that the automatic deposit is occurring and the Rewards Checking account and debit card is active and in good standing. Offer is void if referred person already has an existing FNEFCU checking account; one was open within the last 6 months. Limited time offer. Bonus cannot be combined with other FNEFCU promotional offers.
As described in the credit union's Who Can Join page
, membership is open to Friends of the Lucy Robbins Welles Library. You can join the Lucy Robins Wells Friends of the Library by visiting their website
and becoming a "Friend" for a $12 donation. I was told that you can then choose the option for "Friends of the Library" under the employer/association drop box in the online membership application.