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Pioneer Federal Credit Union Adds A 5th Competitive Rate CD Special
Pioneer CU (ID)

Since late 2013, Pioneer Federal Credit Union (PFCU) has been offering a series of CD Specials with competitive rates. With the introduction in July of a 59-month CD Special (2.05% APY), PFCU now offers a total of five CD Specials. All the CD Specials are also available as IRAs (Traditional, Roth, or Educational). Any of these can be opened with a $500 minimum deposit and there are no balance caps.

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Pioneer Federal Credit Union membership is open to those who live, work, worship or...

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Idaho Central Credit Union Offers 4 Promo CDs and 2 Online CDs
Idaho Central Credit Union

Two years ago, I blogged about Idaho Central Credit Union's (ICCU) very competitive rates on its bump-up CDs. ICCU is continuing this trend of competitive rates with a series of Promotional CDs. In addition to the four Promotional CDs, ICCU has expanded its product base with the addition of two Online CDs. The minimum deposit to open any of these CDs is $500.

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Membership is limited, but according to the ICCU's Become a Member page, "Most residents of Idaho...

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Top 1-Year CD Rate Special at Icon Credit Union in ID and OR - 1.25%
Icon Credit Union

Icon Credit Union has a CD special with a very competitive rate. It’s a 12-month CD with a 1.25% APY. Minimum deposit is $500, and new funds are required. This is a limited time special. The CD is listed in the credit union’s CD page as of 7/9/2014.

Another nice aspect of this credit union is that it offers a free checking account with no minimum balance requirements and no monthly service fees. The credit union is part of the MoneyPass ATM network which allows members access to tens of thousands...

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Competitive Short-Term CD Special at Westmark Credit Union in Idaho - 1.06%
Westmark Credit Union

Every now and then a credit union will have a promotional CD that’s a better deal than what you can find at internet banks. That’s the case at Westmark Credit Union which is offering a promotional 11-month CD with a 1.16% APY. Minimum deposit is $500. The offer is scheduled to end on May 17, 2014. More details are listed at the credit union’s promotions page.

Westmark Credit Union’s field of membership isn’t based on a geographic area, but it’s close. According to the credit union’s membership page, you can...

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KeyBank $200 Checking Account Bonus in Some States
KeyBank

Update: This promotion has been extended to May 30, 2014. The new promo code is ONFT0514.

KeyBank has another checking account promotion. Last month it was giving away a Kindle Fire HD. That has been replaced with a $200 cash bonus. Like before it's an online-only offer, and it’s only available in certain areas of the country that are in KeyBank’s market area (see below). Here’s the link to KeyBank’s promo page. The offer is scheduled to last until May 2, 2014.

The bonus requires that you open a qualifying KeyBank...

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Special 5-Year CD Rate at MACU - Easy Membership - 2.2%
Mountain America Credit Union

Mountain America Credit Union (MACU) has just recently come out with a special 5-year CD rate that’s very competitive. It has a 2.20% APY with a $500 minimum deposit. MACU calls these Term Deposits, and they’re available in IRAs. This special term deposit is listed in MACU’s promotions page as of 3/3/2014. According to this page, this is a limited time special. Thanks to DA member OldGuy who posted on this news in the forum.

Some of the term deposit details are listed in the credit union's membership agreement. However,...

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Bank of the West Checking Account Bonuses Return - Certain States Only
Bank of the West

Bank of the West has again brought back its $150 checking account promotion. It looks like the same promotion they were offering last year. Just like the last one, there's also a $200 bonus, but that requires a checking account with high monthly service fees that can't be easily waived. These promotions are listed on Bank of the West's home page.

Details for the $150 bonus are listed in this Bank of the West promotions page. The checking account must be opened by 3/7/2014.

To qualify for the full $150 requires the...

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Kindle Fire HD Checking Account Bonus at KeyBank in Some States
KeyBank

KeyBank has another checking account promotion. Unlike its past ones, this one offers a free 16GB Kindle Fire HD instead of cash.That Kindle model is currently selling on Amazon for $169. Like before it's an online-only offer, and it’s only available in certain areas of the country that are in KeyBank’s market area (see below). Here’s the link to KeyBank’s promo page. The offer is scheduled to last until February 28, 2014.

The bonus requires that you open a qualifying KeyBank checking account online and enter offer code ONFT0114 by February...

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7-Month Holiday CD Special at Washington Federal in Western States
Washington Federal

Washington Federal is offering a holiday special CD with terms of 7 or 13 months. It has a 1.00% APY, and the minimum deposit is $1,000. Maximum deposit is $250,000. I found this special mentioned at this Washington Federal deposit rates page on 12/27/2013.

In 2011 Washington Federal had offered top rates on its 5-year CDs. This year they haven’t had any competitive rates for their 5-year CD or other standard terms.

A branch visit has been required to open accounts. For those who prefer opening a CD in a branch,...

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Top 30-Month CD Rate at STCU in WA and Parts of ID - 1.26%
Spokane Teachers Credit Union

It’s hard to beat PenFed’s CD deal, but Spokane Teachers Credit Union (STCU) has come out with a CD that’s even better. The rate is the same, but the term is a little shorter. STCU’s CD is called the President's Premium 30-month Certificate, and it has a 2.02% APY. Minimum deposit is $25,000. The early withdrawal penalty is 180 days' dividends. This rate and additional CD details are listed in STCU’s rates page as of 11/19/2013.

STCU also offers a savings account that has a 5.09% APY. As you might...

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Top 5-Year CD Rate at Horizon Credit Union in WA, ID and MT
Horizon CU (WA)

Horizon Credit Union increased its 5-year CD yield this week to 2.22%. Minimum deposit is $1,000. The credit union also has a special 35-month CD with a 1.51% APY, but this requires a $10K minimum deposit along with a checking account and direct deposit. Its other CD rates are much lower. These rates are listed in the credit union’s certificates rates page as of 9/13/2013.

I last reported on this credit union in August when it was offering a hot 18-month CD special. That special has ended. While this CD special...

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Hot 18-Month CD Special at Horizon Credit Union in WA, ID and MT - 1.11%
Horizon CU (WA)

There is competition for your money in the Spokane area of Washington State. Yesterday, I reported on the CD special at Numerica Credit Union. Today I came across an even better CD special at Horizon Credit Union. It’s an 18-month CD with a 2.02% APY. Minimum deposit is $10,000, and new money is required. The offer is scheduled to end on August 30. This CD special is listed in the credit union’s certificates rates page as of 8/9/2013.

Credit union membership is open to residents of Washington State, parts of northern...

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