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2.85% For AAA Members Reward Checking, $10,000 Max

Monday, August 26, 2013 - 4:01 PM
2.85% Reward Checking

$10,000 Maximum

Free Checking

Free unlimited National ATM

Requirements:

AAA member

12 debit card transactions $5 or more

1 direct deposit or ACH automatic payment ($200 minimum)

Electronic Statements

See:

http://AAA.com/AAAchecking
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PastTensePastTense8 posts since
Dec 16, 2010
Rep Points: 33
1. Monday, August 26, 2013 - 4:54 PM
Thanks for the info. Glad to see AAA is partnering with a bank with a reward checking account.

Unfortunately, it doesn't appear to be available to all areas of the country. When I try to visit AAA.com/AAAchecking, it says "The service/function is not available in your area" (I'm in Florida). What part of the country are you in?
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Ken TuminKen Tumin5,442 posts since
Nov 29, 2009
Rep Points: 123,702
2. Monday, August 26, 2013 - 5:38 PM
I guess it's not available in Texas either. I tried to use a California zip code and equally got no result.
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ShorebreakShorebreak2,372 posts since
Apr 6, 2010
Rep Points: 12,661
3. Monday, August 26, 2013 - 6:24 PM
This site is also promoting the offer but I can't find which AAA area is offering the 2.85% RCA.

http://ratenerd.com/2-85-apy-high-yield-checking-account-up-to-10k-daily-deal-3915

Besides, why accept 2.85% when you can get over 4.00% on other RCAs mentioned on this site?

http://ratenerd.com/4-09-free-rewards-checking-account-deal-daily-deal-3724
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ShorebreakShorebreak2,372 posts since
Apr 6, 2010
Rep Points: 12,661
4. Tuesday, August 27, 2013 - 4:46 AM
I noticed the AAA link mentioned in that article included "mi". So I assumed this was for Michigan. I plugged in a Michigan zip code, and it allowed me to view the reward checking page. As I was reviewing the site, I noticed this AAA appears to cover Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota & Wisconsin (only parts of IL, IN and MN).

This reward checking account appears to offered by AAA's own bank, Auto Club Trust, FSB. It's a small bank with only $72 million in assets and 29 employees. So that may be why they're not offering the reward checking account to all U.S. AAA members.
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Ken TuminKen Tumin5,442 posts since
Nov 29, 2009
Rep Points: 123,702
5. Tuesday, August 27, 2013 - 4:03 PM
I'm in Iowa and received the offer in the mail.
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PastTensePastTense8 posts since
Dec 16, 2010
Rep Points: 33
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