Just include the link to the deal in the comments of this post. If it’s a good deal that's new, I'll make a new post on it and give you credit. If you include a link to your website, I’ll include that link in the post. If you want to remain anonymous, simply comment as an anonymous user and/or email me at bankdeals at gmail dot com.
Please make sure to provide a link to the specific page of the deal at the bank’s website. If the deal is at a credit union, it would be useful to also include a link to the field-of-membership page. If the deal is not on the bank’s website, please include the source of the deal (i.e., a New York Times newspaper ad, a sign at a local bank, etc.)
Don’t worry about being absolutely sure that a deal is new and worthwhile. It’s often hard to find all the small print or to find if the deal has already been posted. One tip is to use the blogger search box at the top of the page and search this blog for the bank’s name. Another tip is that banks that offer specials often repeat similar specials in the future. So one way to find deals is to check out banks and credit unions that I mentioned in old posts.
You may find Googling for bank deals can be fun and challenging. If you’re looking for a 12-month 5% CD, you have to figure out ways to search that will exclude pages listing 5% loans or 5% 5-year CDs. Many people Google for fun at googlewhack.com. This site challenges people to find a googlewhack which is defined as a Google search for two dictionary words that result in one and only one search result. Searching for bank deals can be just as challenging, but a lot more useful.
In addition to Google, there are many websites that can be used to find the best bank deposit rates. However, none are complete. The biggest and best known is Bankrate.com. I have some problems with Bankrate.com. First, there are too many pop-ups. Second, they only include links to banks’ websites if the banks pay them, and third, they exclude credit unions and many banks. Below are a couple of links that I’ve found useful.
- FatWallet CD Thread
- FatWallet Savings/Checking Thread