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Connexus CU Celebrates With "$80 In Your Pocket" Checking Bonus


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Wisconsin-based Connexus Credit Union (Connexus) is celebrating its 80th Anniversary with an "$80 in Your Pocket" checking account promotion.

This promotional offer is valid for new Xtraordinary and MyRewards checking accounts opened between now and October 31, 2015. Both checking accounts have no minimum balance requirements, no monthly fees, and earn the APYs below stated on qualifying balances up to $25K.

The $80 bonus will be deposited following the first successful direct deposit transaction into the new Connexus checking account. The promo code, 80For 80, must be used when opening the account to guarantee the bonus.

1.75*%-$25kConnexus Credit UnionXtraordinary Checking
1.35*%-$25kConnexus Credit UnionMyRewards Checking
Accounts mentioned in this post. Rates as of October 24, 2016.

Xtraordinary Checking

The Xtraordinary Checking has been one of the staples of Connexus’ product line since its debut in Fall 2009. While maintaining its original qualifying balance cap of $25K, the APY gradually fell from the initial 3.65% APY to the current 1.75% APY, although the 1.75% APY has remained constant since May 2012.

Xtraordinary Checking Qualifying Balance Requirements

  • At least 15 debit card transactions per month
  • At least one direct deposit per month
  • At least one bill payment per month
  • Sign up for eStatements

MyRewards Checking Qualifying Balance Requirements

  • At least 10 debit card transactions per month
  • At least one direct deposit per month
  • Sign up for eStatements

Many thanks to DA member, PearlBrown, for spotting this promotional deal.


Membership in Connexus Credit Union (Connexus) is open to virtually anyone by joining the Connexus Association, with a one-time $5 donation that will directly benefit one of many supported organizations.

The Connexus Association was organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes to provide funding to designated organizations that qualify as exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service.

Connexus also offers membership to:

  • Employees, families, and retirees of Liberty Mutual Insurance and affiliates
  • Employees, families, and retirees of Aspirus Inc., Marshfield Clinic and affiliates
  • Employees, families, students and alumni of Northcentral Technical College and Rasmussen College
  • Employees, families, and retirees of Cincinnati Bell and affiliates
  • Employees, families, and retirees of Convergys and affiliates
  • Employees, families, and retirees of the ALPA Union
  • Individuals residing or employed in Clark, Langlade, Lincoln, Marathon, Portage, Shawano, Taylor, or Wood counties in the State of Wisconsin

Joining Connexus can be done either online, or in person at any of the our five Wisconsin branches located in Wausau (4) and Weston, or Cincinnati, Ohio branch. Connexus also has branches for Liberty Mutual employees only in Dover and Portsmouth, New Hampshire; Fairfield, Ohio; and Wausau, Wisconsin.

Opening either of the "$80 in Your Pocket" checking accounts can be done online,, at any of the above mentioned branch offices, or by calling 800.845.5025.

Credit Union Overview

Connexus Credit Union has an overall health grade of "A" at DepositAccounts.com, with a Texas ratio of 8.44% (excellent), based on March 31, 2015 data. In the past year, Connexus increased its total deposit by $420.47 Million, an excellent annual growth rate of 84.41%. Please refer to our financial overview of Connexus Credit Union for more details.

Founded in 1935, the Credit Union was originally established to serve the employees of Employer’s Mutual, the predecessor of Wausau Insurance (1980). In 1998, Wausau Insurance was acquired by Liberty Mutual Insurance and membership was extended to all Liberty Mutual employees and retirees nationwide. Over the next 15 years, through acquisitions, mergers and expansion, Connexus Credit Union increased its membership to over 176,000 members, with assets in excess of $1 Billion.

The above rates are accurate as of 8/27/2015.

Other Bank Promotions and Bonuses

Not eligible for Connexus Credit Union’s "$80 In Your Pocket" bonus? 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.

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Connexus CU (anonymous)   |     |   Comment #1
Hi Ken, Thanks for the write-up. The promotion is actually valid through 10/31/15 - more time to take advantage of this Anniversary special and start earning a high rate. 
Connexus Marketing Team 
Ken Tumin
Ken Tumin   |     |   Comment #2
Thanks for letting us know of the 10/31 date. The post has been updated.
Anonymous   |     |   Comment #3
Hard credit pull on TransUnion