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$150 Checking Account Bonus in Several States at First Citizens Bank
First Citizens Bank (NC)

Unlike most checking account promotions, this one at First Citizens Bank doesn’t require direct deposit. There are other ways to qualify for the bonus without direct deposit. On the downside, it’s similar to most checking account promotions in that the qualifying checking accounts have potential monthly service fees. If you’re careful, this promotion can be a good deal. Here’s the link to the bank’s promotion page.

To receive the $150 bonus, you’ll need to open either a new Premier or Prestige checking account with a new debit card by April 30,...

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More States Eligible for Frontier Bank’s Top Reward Checking Account
Frontier Bank (IA)

Last year when I first reported on the reward checking account at Frontier Bank, the online application allowed residents of three states to apply. Its online application now allows residents of 12 midwestern states to apply. This gives many more people access to a very competitive reward checking account. The reward checking is under the Kasasa brand, and it’s called Kasasa Cash. As of 3/18/2014, the account has a 3.05% APY on balances up to $20K if typical reward checking monthly requirements are met. There’s also a Kasasa Saver account...

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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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Easy $100 Checking Bonus at Pinnacle Bank - NE, KS, MO, WY & CO Only
Pinnacle Bank (NE)

Pinnacle Bank is again offering a $100 bonus for opening its PinnCheck Free checking account online. If you missed the one in March, this is another chance. Like the previous promotions, the bonus doesn’t require much work. The only requirements listed in the bank's promotions page are:

  • Web-exclusive offer for new Pinnacle Bank customers only
  • Minimum amount to open an account is $100
  • Account must be maintained in good standing for the first 90 days
  • Offer valid for PinnCheck Free applicants only

The offer is currently scheduled to expire on December 31, 2013. According to...

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Reward Checking and Savings Accounts at Union State Bank in KS and MO
Union State Bank (KS)

Union State Bank has a long history of offering a competitive reward checking account. I first reported on its reward checking account in 2008 when the top yield was 6.01% for balances up to $25K. The rate has gone down, but the balance cap has remained the same. The bank also now offers a companion savings account called REAL Saver. Below is a summary of the rates and requirements of these accounts as listed in the bank’s My Rewards Checking page as of 8/21/2013:

My Rewards Checking rates and ATM fee...

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Top Long-Term CD Rates at Hutchinson Credit Union in Kansas
Hutchinson Credit Union

We are starting to see some 3% CDs. As you might expect, these CDs have very long terms. Nevertheless, it shows that rates are starting to go up. The latest institution to offer a 3% CD is Hutchinson Credit Union in Kansas. It has a special 10-year CD with an APY that ranges from 3.00% to 3.15% depending on the balance. Minimum deposit is $5,000. One downside is that non-youth accounts must also have an active checking account, funded loan, credit card, or mortgage. Also, there’s a large early withdrawal...

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Another Bank of the West Checking Account Bonus - 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 February. 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 8/30/2013.

To qualify for the full $150 requires the following:

  • Must...
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Another $100 Checking Bonus at Pinnacle Bank - NE, KS, MO, WY & CO Only

Pinnacle Bank is again offering a $100 bonus for opening its PinnCheck Free checking account online. If you missed the one last year, this is another chance. Like last year, the bonus doesn’t require much work. The only requirements listed in the bank's promotions page are:

  • Web-exclusive offer for new Pinnacle Bank customers only
  • Minimum amount to open an account is $100
  • Account must be maintained in good standing for the first 90 days
  • Offer valid for PinnCheck Free applicants only

Offer expires April 30, 2013. According to the terms, it's only available to residents...

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Another $150 Checking Bonus at Bank of the West - Certain States Only
Bank of the West

Bank of the West has recently brought back its $150 checking account promotion. It looks like the same promotion they were offering last summer. 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 3/8/2013.

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

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Money Market Special With Rate Guarantee at CrossFirst Bank in KC Metro - Local Only
CrossFirst Bank

In today's interest rate environment, it's nice to have a rate guarantee on a liquid account. That gives you the rate lock of a CD but without locking in your money until maturity. I found one nice rate guarantee on a money market account special at CrossFirst Bank. The bank is guaranteeing 1.00% APY on the CrossFirst Money Market Account until December 31, 2013 (over a year from now). This is being advertised in an 11/14/2012 edition of a Kansas City newspaper. The ad is available online here. It's a...

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$125 Checking Account Bonus at Liberty Bank in Missouri - Local Only
Liberty Bank (MO)

Liberty Bank is offering a bonus of up to $125 for opening its Free Checking account online. The details along with a link to the online application are provided at this Liberty Bank promotions page. No expiration date is listed, so I emailed the bank today (8/13/2012), and I confirmed that it's still available. Below are the requirements to receive the full $125:

  • Open a Free Checking account with a minimum opening balance of $25
  • $25 when you sign up for e-statements
  • $25 when you sign up and receive a direct deposit
  • $25 when...
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Competitive 5-Year CD Rate at Mid American Credit Union in Kansas
Mid American Credit Union

Mid American Credit Union is offering a competitive rate on its 5-year CD and IRA CD. It has a 2.10% APY for a minimum deposit of $1,000. The 3-year CD rate is also competitive with a 1.55% APY. These rates are listed in the credit union's dividend rates page as of 8/9/2012.

Credit union membership is open to those who live, work or worship in one of many counties in Kansas. Also eligible are members of Consumers United Program. I don't see any details of this program, so I recommend contacting...

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