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PNC’s New Account Bonuses of up to $400 in Several States

PNC Bank has some new promotions for its Virtual Wallet accounts. If you live in one of the qualifying states, you can earn up to $400 in bonuses. This is a big increase from its past promotions. You still have to be careful to avoid monthly service charges.

Here’s the link to PNC’s $400 promotion page. The offer is scheduled to end on 5/31/2014. You can open the account online or choose to have them email you a coupon to take to a branch. There are three levels of bonuses. Here's...

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Another Michigan Savings Account Promotion at Flagstar Bank
Flagstar Bank

Flagstar Bank is again offering a nice savings account promotion for Michigan residents. Flagstar is guaranteeing a 1.05% rate for the first six months on its SuperSmart Savings Account. There’s no maximum balance, and no checking account is required. New money is required. This rate is listed at Flagstar’s SuperSmart promo page as of 4/4/2014. Note, this page shows a 1.05% 6-mo interest rate and a 0.65% APY. That’s due to the APY being based on the average rate during the first year. After the first six months, a standard...

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Special 14-Month CD at Cornerstone Community Financial in MI and OH - 1.14%
Cornerstone Community Financial Credit Union

Cornerstone Community Financial Credit Union is offering a competitive special 14-month CD with a 1.14% APY. Minimum deposit is $1,000, and the maximum is $250,000. It’s only for new deposits that are not already on deposit at the credit union. This special is listed at the top of the credit union’s CD rate table as of 3/19/1024.

Membership at Cornerstone Community Financial Credit Union is open to all those who live, work, worship, regularly do business in, or attend school in any of the following Michigan and Ohio counties: Genesee, Jackson,...

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KeyBank $200 Checking Account Bonus in Some States
KeyBank

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 checking account online and enter offer code ONFT0314 by May 2, 2014, and make at least...

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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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PNC’s $200 Checking Account Bonus in Several States

PNC Bank has started to offer a $200 checking account bonus. This is an upgrade to the bank’s usual $150 bonus. You still have to be careful to avoid monthly service charges. Here’s the link to PNC’s promotion page. The offer is scheduled to end on 2/28/2014. You can open the account online or choose to have them email you a coupon to take to a branch. Here's a summary of the requirements to qualify for the bonus:

  • Open a Virtual Wallet with Performance Spend online or at a branch using...
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Checking and Money Market Promotions at Fifth Third Bank
Fifth Third Bank (OH)

Fifth Third Bank has a new checking account promotion. They’ll give $150 to Stand Up To Cancer and $150 to you when you open a new checking account with direct deposit and make three online bill payments. The account must be opened by March 31, 2014. The direct deposit and the three online bill payments must be completed within 90 days of account opening to qualify for the bonus. Bonus will be deposited into the new checking account within 6 weeks of completing requirements. The full details of this offer...

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Huntington’s Asterisk-Free Checking $150 Bonus in 6 States
Huntington National Bank

Huntington Bank has again come out with a sign-up bonus for its Asterisk-Free Checking. This is one of the rare free checking accounts that still exists at big banks. It has no monthly service fee or minimum balance requirement.

It’s a $150 bonus. Here’s the link to the bank’s promotion page. It’s scheduled to end on 3/14/2014. The bonus is now easier to qualify for. Unlike last year, there’s no debit card usage requirement. This one only requires the following two steps:

  • Open a new personal checking account using the apply...
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Fifth Third Bank’s New CD Rate Specials in Several States
Fifth Third Bank (OH)

Fifth Third Bank has come out with some new CD specials. There are two changes from Fifth Third’s CD promotions from last fall. For most of Fifth Third’s market area, the bank is offering a 1.75% APY 5-year CD. For the Florida market, this long-term CD promotion is a 2.00% APY 6-year CD. The other CD promotions are the same as last fall with a 1.50% APY 4-year CD, a 1.25% APY 38-month CD and a 1.00% APY 28-month CD. Minimum deposit is $5,000, and a new or existing checking...

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5-Year and 4-Year Promotional Certificates at MSUFCU - Easy Membership
Michigan State University Credit Union

Michigan State University Federal Credit Union has promotional rates on its 5-year and 4-year CDs and IRA CDs. The Jumbo 5-year CD is an especially good deal with a 2.11% APY. The Jumbo 4-year CD has a 1.76% APY. Minimum deposit is $100,000. The non-Jumbo yields for these two CDs are 26 basis points lower. These require a $500 minimum deposit. For this promotion, the credit union is adding an additional 25 basis points to these CD rates. That is scheduled to end on November 30, 2013. Please refer to...

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Fifth Third Bank’s 4-Year CD Rate Special in Several States - 1.5%
Fifth Third Bank (OH)

We’re now seeing some large banks raising their long-term CD rates. The latest is Fifth Third Bank which is offering a special 4-year CD with a 1.50% APY. You can get a higher 4-year CD rate at a few internet banks and credit unions, but this 1.50% APY is competitive especially for large banks. There are also shorter-term CD specials: a 1.25% APY 38-month CD and a 1.00% APY 28-month CD. Minimum deposit is $5,000, and a new or existing checking account is required. These rates are listed in Fifth...

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Update on PNC’s $150 Checking Account Bonus

PNC Bank continues to offer a $150 checking account bonus. Since my last report on a PNC checking promotion, new fees have been announced. So it will require more caution for those who decide to give this promotion a try. Another change is that the promotion is available in fewer states (see below for the list of states).

Here's the link to PNC's promotion page. The offer is scheduled to end on 9/30/2013. You can open the account online or choose to have them email you a coupon to take to...

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