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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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New Reward Checking Account at Manasquan Savings Bank in the Northeast
Manasquan Savings Bank

Manasquan Savings Bank has just launched a high-interest reward checking account under the Kasasa brand. It’s called Kasasa Cash, and it has a competitive rate and balance cap. The bank also launched three other Kasasa products. One is a savings account called Kasasa Saver and the other two are checking accounts called Kasasa Tunes and Kasasa Cash Back. Below is a summary of the rates and features of the Kasasa Cash and Kasasa Saver accounts as of 4/4/2014:

Kasasa Cash account rates and ATM fee refunds if monthly requirements are met:

  • 2.00%...
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Special 18-Month CD Rate at South Jersey FCU
South Jersey Federal Credit Union

South Jersey Federal Credit Union is offering a very competitive rate on a special 18-month CD. It has a 1.26% APY with a $1,000 minimum deposit. The rate is also available in an IRA CD. This special is listed at the top of the credit union’s CD rates page as of 3/26/2014.

Membership is open to anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in any of the following New Jersey communities: Atlantic City, Bridgeton, Camden, Millville, Pleasantville, Salem and Vineland. You can also be eligible via select employers or via...

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Top Promotional CD Rates at Garden Savings FCU in New Jersey
Garden Savings Federal Credit Union

Garden Savings Federal Credit Union has recently begun a promotion with three very competitive certificates. These include a 1.00% APY 6-month CD, a 2.02% APY 4-year CD and a 2.53% APY 5-year CD. Minimum deposit is $500. These rates are listed in the credit union’s rates page as of 3/11/2014. They’re also listed in the credit union’s promotion page. According to that page, this is a limited-time offer that’s scheduled to end on 3/31/2014. Thanks to the DA member Sylvia who posted this promotion in the forum.

Update 3/26/2014:...

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Competitive IRA CD Rates and Bonuses at Columbia Bank - NJ Only
Columbia Bank (NJ)

Last year I had mentioned the competitive IRA CD rates and the IRA cash bonuses at Columbia Bank in New Jersey. This promotion is still active. One thing that has changed is a higher 7-year IRA CD rate and a cash bonus for the 7-year IRA CD. The 7-year IRA CD rate is 2.30% APY, and the cash bonus is equal to 0.7% of a qualifying deposit of $10K or more. It’s a one-time bonus for funds that are rolled over into a new or existing IRA. For a $100K...

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Top 5-Year CD Rate at Clifton Savings Bank in North New Jersey
Clifton Savings Bank

We’re not seeing a flood of higher long-term CD rates, but we continue to see a few banks come out with higher rates. The latest one is Clifton Savings Bank in Northern New Jersey. It just recently increased its 5-year CD rate to 2.50% APY (up from 1.75%). This rate also applies to the bank’s IRA CD. Minimum deposit is $500, and the early withdrawal penalty is one year of interest (according to a bank rep). There’s also a pretty good deal on a 30-month CD and IRA CD. It...

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M&T Bank’s $100 Checking Account Bonus in Some States
M&T Bank

M&T Bank has long been offering promotions for its MyChoice Checking account. In the latest one you can earn a $100 cash bonus for opening the MyChoice Checking Account and setting up direct deposit. The promotion is scheduled to last until 6/27/2014. Please refer to the bank’s promotions page for the full details.

The offer’s small print has the details about the direct deposit requirements and what qualifies as direct deposit:

MyChoice Checking is not a free checking account. According to the MyChoice Checking page, there's a $6.95 monthly fee unless you...

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CD and IRA CD Specials at Roma Bank in New Jersey
Roma Bank

Roma Bank has two competitive short-term CD specials. One is regular CD with a 6-month term and a 1.05% APY. The other is an IRA CD with a 18-month term and a 1.25% APY. Both have a $10,000 minimum deposit, and a $2 million maximum deposit. They’re only available as consumer accounts. These specials don’t seem to be listed on the bank’s website. A reader forwarded me information on these specials (thanks!). They’re scheduled to last until March 1, 2014, but the specials may end at anytime.

A branch visit is...

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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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Special CD and IRA CD Rates at Xceed Financial Credit Union - Easy Membership
Xceed Financial Credit Union

Xceed Financial Credit Union just came out with a new CD special. It has a 1.50% APY and a 17-month term. Minimum deposit is $500. This special isn’t available in an IRA, but there is a special 14-month IRA CD with a 1.40% APY. Xceed is still offering a special 7-month CD and IRA CD with a 1.00% APY and a special 19-month CD and IRA CD with a 1.25% APY. These special CD rates are listed on the credit union's rates page and in the credit union's news &...

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New Reward Checking and Savings Accounts at Hopewell Valley Community Bank in NJ
Hopewell Valley Community Bank

We’re not seeing as many new reward checking accounts as we used to, but we still see a few new ones. A reward checking account and savings account under the Kasasa brand were recently launched by Hopewell Valley Community Bank in New Jersey. New Kasasa accounts typically don’t have the high balance caps that we were used to a few years ago. That’s the case at Hopewell. Nevertheless, these new Kasasa accounts can still be a good deal for those in the Hopewell market area looking for a local free...

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Special 6-Month CD Rate at Cross River Bank in New Jersey
Cross River Bank

For those who don’t want to lock into PenFed’s long-term CDs, you’ll have to search hard for short-term CDs with rates above 1%. Once in awhile you may find a good deal at a local bank. That’s the case for Cross River Bank in Teaneck, New Jersey. It’s offering a 6-month CD with a 1.30% APY. Minimum deposit is $50,000. New money is required. This CD is listed in the bank’s CD rates page as of 12/02/2013. Thanks to DA member stormdog123 who posted on this deal in the forum.

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