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$50 Checking Account Promotion at SunTrust Continues


SunTrust has again extended its My Cause checking promotion. SunTrust is offering a $50 SunTrust Visa Gift Card when you open a new personal or business checking account. You also have the choice to donate $100 to the charity of your choice instead of receiving the $50 Gift Card. The checking account must be opened by June 30, 2008, and you must accept their Visa Card and make a purchase with it by August 15, 2008.

SunTrust does have a Free Checking Account with no minimum balance requirements or monthly fees. Readers have reported a hard credit pull via Equifax (which can temporarily ding your credit score).

SunTrust is FDIC insured (FDIC Certificate # 867).

Thanks to the reader who mentioned this promotion in the finding-the-best-deals post.

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Anonymous   |     |   Comment #1
Are you sure that this is available nationally? I tried to open an account with them a few months ago, and they said it's only for Florida residents. I live in New York
Tom (anonymous)   |     |   Comment #2
I live in DC and had no problem opening an account online. I used the check card and requested the VISA gift card, but it hasn't arrived yet. The fine print says something about it being mailed by september 30th, so I could be in for a wait.

I opened it online but there is stuff about the promotion in the DC branches.

One thing to look out for is they automatically ordered checks for me and charged my account $11.75. I don't recall it saying anything about that in the application process - I was able to bring them to a bank and have the charge refunded.
Anonymous   |     |   Comment #3
I was charge a check fee of $15.00. I contacted them and told them that they did not inform me of any charges for checks, and if they would have told me of the charge that I would have bought my checks elsewhere. They credited my account for the $15.00. My account was opened in Tennessee.
Tom (anonymous)   |     |   Comment #4
Yeah, I don't recall them informing me of the check order either. The $11.75 overdrew my account too, so I was charged $35.00 on top of the check charge. They refunded both and accidentally refunded the check fee twice, so I made out $11.75 richer on the ordeal.
Sherri (anonymous)   |     |   Comment #5
Suntrust Bank is now offering the same promotion on opening new savings accounts. I can't remember if there is a minimum deposit required.