Regions Bank Has $200 LifeGreen Checking Bonus
For the past few years, Regions Bank (Regions) has been regularly offering bonuses to new checking customers when opening any LifeGreen Checking account. The last time I wrote about this bonus it was $300, but this latest version is a $200 bonus.
$200 Bonus Requirements
- Open any personal LifeGreen Checking Account by September 30, 2017, online using Promo Code 200D17Q3, or in person using a personalized voucher that will be sent via email.
- Make 10 Purchases with Regions Visa CheckCard within first 60 days of account opening.
- Have $500 or more in qualifying ACH direct deposits (i.e., payroll or government payment) within 60 days of account opening.
- Receive a $200 credit to your new LifeGreen Checking Account within 120 days of completing the above.
- Offer is non-transferable and only available to the person who has registered. “To receive this offer, your email address in Regions' system at the time of fulfillment must match the one used to register for this offer and open your new account.” In other words, your mother can’t use a voucher is sent to your email address.
- Only valid for those who do not have or did not have a Regions’ checking account on or after July 1, 2016.
- Only applies to personal LifeGreen checking accounts.
- New LifeGreen checking account must be open at the time the credit is issued.
- There is a $25 termination fee if the LifeGreen checking account is closed within 180 days of opening.
Regions Bank offers six different LifeGreen checking accounts: LifeGreen Checking, LifeGreen eAccess Account, LifeGreen Simple Checking, LifeGreen Preferred Checking, 62+ LifeGreen Checking, and LifeGreen Checking for Students.
Opening any LifeGreen Checking account requires a $50 minimum deposit. The monthly fees can be waived, but each LifeGreen Checking account has a different requirement, including maintaining an average monthly balance is maintained, at least one payroll or government Direct Deposit of at least $500 per statement, or a minimum of ten CheckCard purchases. Please refer to Regions Bank's Compare Checking Accounts page to determine which account would be best for you.
In addition to the LifeGreen Checking, Regions Bank also offer LifeGreen Savings, which is an automated savings plan directly linked to a companion LifeGreen Checking. A LifeGreen Savings can be opened with a minimum $50 deposit and can earn up to $100 with the 1% annual savings bonus. (A monthly automatic transfer of at least $10 from a LifeGreen Checking to the LifeGreen Savings for 12 months is required to earn the 1% annual savings bonus.) There is no monthly fee associated with this savings account. The interest rate on LifeGreen Savings may vary by state, but currently it is 0.01% APY in all states.
Headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, Regions Bank’s market area includes Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas.
In the past, the LifeGreen Checking bonus was only available in specific metropolitan areas, but this latest bonus is available to all residents within the market area.
A new LifeGreen Checking account can be opened online using Promo Code 200D17Q3, or in-person with a personalized voucher at any of 1,493 branches located in the above mentioned states.
Regions Bank has an overall health grade of "A" at DepositAccounts.com, with a Texas ratio of 7.15% (excellent), based on March 31, 2017 data. In the past year, Regions Bank has increased its total non-brokered deposits by $1.69 billion, an above average annual growth rate of 1.77%. Please refer to our financial overview of Regions Bank (FDIC Certificate #12368) for more details.
Headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, Regions Bank is the largest bank in the state and one of the largest banks in the southeastern United States, with assets in excess of $123 billion. Regions Bank was originally established in 1928 as the Exchange-Security Bank, and subsequently changed its name to First Alabama Bank of Birmingham in 1975. After a series of acquisitions and mergers, the Bank expanded its operations to cover the majority of the Southeastern United States, with more than 1,400 branches in 16 states, stretching from Iowa to Florida. In 1994, the name was changed to Regions Bank in order to reflect their expanding operational presence.
Other Bank Promotions and Bonuses
Not eligible for Regions Bank’s LifeGreen Checking bonuses? Check out my latest bank and credit union bonus blog posts to find other promotions. In addition, DepositAccounts.com readers and I also post often on bonuses in the Bank Promotions Forum.
Have to register with that and then open a lifegreen checking by 5/31.
Says enroll in online statement and use their checkcard within 30 days to make 10 or more purchases.
The $400 bonus will be deposited directly within 120 days. The hard to read fine print says a $25 minimum opening deposit.
It says the address on the mailer must match my address on the account.
$8-10 monthly fee but it can be avoided with $1,500 average monthly balance legal disclaimer number1 in your LifeGreen Checking account
ACH direct deposit, such as a recurring payroll or government benefit deposit, of at least $500 single deposit or $1,000 combined deposit, to your LifeGreen Checking account legal disclaimer number2.
For the monthly fee waiver, we count all ACH direct deposits that post to your account during the account statement period, excluding the last day of the period. ACH direct deposits that post on the last day of the statement period are counted in the following statement period.
That last part says ALL ACH DIRECT DEPOSITS which suggests all ACHs would work?? I think.
Ive seen these deals in the past but did not do them because I cannot do a direct deposit but if they count an ach in as a direct deposit, I can easily do that.
It would seem to be a no brainer even if I got stuck with the $8 a month fee for 6 months. Because $400-48 still= $352. But, It seems to suggest that any ACH will work for direct deposit so I think I should get to keep the full $400.
Says to open by May 31. Seems to suggest you can do it online, in person or by phone.
So seems like a no brainer for the $400. Many of the deals are for $200 with a $50 referral bonus and most of the comments are littered with people begging for others to use their referrals.
A lot of people did their 10 transactions at Amazon as gift card buys. I presume $1 at a time.
I did not read anything about if checks are free or even mandatory.
The following count as a direct deposit:
Ally: 1, 2,
Amazon payments: 1
Bank of America: 1
Capital One 360: 1, 2,
Charles Schwab: 1,
Chase: 1, 2, 3,
First Tennessee: 1
ING Direct/Capital One 360 (1, 2, 3, 4)
They were unwilling or unable to give me my account number over the phone. I have to wait for it by snail mail since I cannot receive texts, Or I could go in the branch.
$25 fee for closing before 6 months. No min balance.
No checks unless you ask and I presume pay for them.
I just have to wait for the debt card, I can enroll online for statements now, return the signature form my snail mail because I don't use texts. SMH.
I just have to remember to do a monthly $500 ach in and then back out. I can't imagine keeping the account open after 6 months because I would have to continue with the $500 direct deposit. I just cant set that up yet without the account number.
Again, mine was a personalized snail mail piece. Unsure how they got my name but it may have been because I signed up for consumer reports money newsletter, free sample. Long ago.
Fortunately they refunded the fee. They said I could change my cycle date but I just left it. I only opened the account for the bonus.
I had toyed with the idea of keeping the account after 6 months but this little fee has me rethinking that. They are the closest bank to my house and they have a drive thru. But, I just don't need it 99% of the time so I should probably close the account after 11/7 or something so as not to have to worry about the stupid ACH every month.