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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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Special CDs with Top Rates at Patriot FCU in Parts of PA and MD
Patriot Credit Union

Patriot Federal Credit Union has come out with four special CDs with very competitive rates. The best one is a 5-year CD with a 3.00% APY. The others include a 4-year CD with a 2.50% APY, a 3-year CD with a 2.00% APY and a 30-month CD with a 2.00% APY. The 4-year CD has a step-up feature which allows you to increase the rate one time to the rate currently in effect for that CD. Minimum deposit for these special CDs is $25,000, and new money is required. These...

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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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$200 Checking Account Bonus at Northwest Savings Bank in NY, PA, OH & MD
Northwest Savings Bank

It has been awhile since I last reported on a checking account bonus at Northwest Savings Bank. I’m glad to see the bank is again offering a bonus, and it’s a nice bonus for a free checking account. You can earn up to $200 on the checking account promotion. It requires direct deposit to receive the first $100. For the second $100, you’ll have to keep the account open for a year. Details of this offer are listed in the bank's promotions page as of 3/24/2014. The most important part...

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Bryn Mawr Trust’s Kindle Fire HDX Checking Promo in the Philly Metro Area
The Bryn Mawr Trust Company

Bryn Mawr Trust regularly has checking account promotions that offer some new electronic gadget. Its latest promotion offers a free Amazon Kindle Fire HDX for opening a BMT Free Checking account and for completing certain activities. As is typical for checking account bonuses, it requires direct deposit. The promotion isn’t listed at the bank’s website. A scan of a newspaper ad of this offer was posted by FW member Treefarn in this FW thread. The offer is scheduled to last until March 31, 2014. Below is a list of what’s...

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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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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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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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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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New Kasasa Cash and Saver Accounts in PA at Indiana First Bank

Indiana First Bank has recently started to offer reward checking and savings accounts under the Kasasa brand. The high-interest reward checking account is called Kasasa Cash, and the companion savings account is called Kasasa Saver. Both have competitive rates and balance caps. There’s also a checking account called Kasasa Cash Back that can be a good deal for those who plan to maintain a small balance. Below is a summary of the rates and features of the Kasasa Cash and Kasasa Saver accounts as of 10/10/2013:

Kasasa Cash account rates and...

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