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Earn Up To $300 In Bonuses At OceanFirst Bank (NJ)

Deal Summary: Simply Great checking bonuses, up to $300

Availability: Market area includes Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Middlesex, Monmouth, and Ocean Counties, New Jersey.

For a limited time, OceanFirst Bank is offering up to $300 in bonuses when opening a new Simply Great checking account.

As described in OceanFirst Bank's promotion page, there are three different bonuses, each predicated on different activities.

  • $50 - Paid when opening a new Simply Great checking with an OceanFirst Visa® CheckCard.
  • $50 – Set up a recurring Direct Deposit (DD); 75 days after the DD has...
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Sandy Spring Bank (MD/VA) Ups 27-Month Premier CD Special Rate

Deal Summary: 27-month Premier CD Special, 1.70% APY, $10k minimum deposit, checking relationship required

Availability: Market area includes portions of Maryland and Northern Virginia.

Almost two years ago, I wrote about Sandy Spring Bank’s 27-month Premier CD Special. Since that time, the CD has experienced more than 25 rates changes, eleven of which were increases that occurred in the past six months. The latest rate increase happened yesterday, resulting in the highest rate in the CD’s history – 1.70% APY. The minimum deposit is $10k...

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BMO Harris Bank Adds Three Relationship CD Specials

Deal Summary: Limited-time CD Specials with checking relationship: 13-month, 1.00% APY; 25-month, 1.50% APY; and 44-month, 2.00% APY, minimum $5k deposit.

Availability: Market area includes Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Washington, and Wisconsin.

BMO Harris Bank is currently offering three limited-time CD Specials: 13-month, 1.00% APY; 25-month, 1.50% APY; and 44-month, 2.00% APY. All three CD Specials require a companion BMO Harris Bank checking account, either new or existing.

BMO Harris Bank has four checking accounts to choose from: Everyday Checking, Select Checking,...

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Westfield Bank Offers $100 Checking Bonus

UPDATE 2/22/2017: Availability has changed.

Deal Summary: Dream Big Checking, 1.66% APY up to $15k; $100 new account bonus available through March 13, 2017.

Availability: Nationwide Ohio

Now through March 13, 2017, Westfield Bank is offering a $100 bonus when opening a new Dream Big Checking account, which currently earns 1.66% APY on qualifying balances up to $15k. Qualifying balances and non-qualifying balances both earn 0.15% APY.

$100 Bonus Requirements

  • Open a new Dream Big Checking account on or before March 13, 2017.
  • Minimum deposit of $100 of new money.
  • The $100 bonus...
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First Bank Financial Centre (WI) Has $300 Checking Bonus

Deal Summary: $300 New Checking Account Bonus; Relationship Money Market Account promo rate, 1.30% APY (guaranteed for 180 days), $15k min/$250k max of new money.

Availability: All Wisconsin residents.

Now through May 12, 2017, First Bank Financial Centre (FBFC) has a $300 bonus on new checking accounts.

$300 Bonus Requirements

  • Open a new checking account (minimum $100 of new money) entering online promo code Bank300 or using a copy of the flyer if opening in-branch.
  • Have a recurring Direct Deposit (minimum $250) within 45 days of account opening, OR,
  • Five signature...

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Discover Bank Has $100 Bonus On New Online Savings

UPDATE 2/15/2017: Offer has been extended through March 3, 2017 and coupon code has changed (SAVE117D1).

Deal Summary: $100 bonus on new Online Savings account.

Availability: Nationwide (internet bank)

Discover Bank is offering a $100 bonus when opening a new Online Savings account with a minimum deposit of $15k. This promotion is for customers who have never had a Discover Bank Online Savings or Money Market account.

$100 Bonus Requirements

  • Open an Online Savings account by January 31 March 3, 2017.
  • Use offer code SAVE12D3 SAVE117D1 when opening.
  • Fund with at least...
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First Tennessee Bank Promotes Money Market Introductory Rates

Deal Summary: Money Market Savings introductory rates – 1.50%, six months, $50k min; 1.00% APY, four months, $25k min; 0.75% APY, three months, $10k min

Availability: Market area includes Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.

Now through May 31, 2017, First Tennessee Bank, National Association (First Tennessee) is offering special introductory rates on its Money Market Savings account.

According to the fine print on the promotion page,

The Money Market Savings’ $9 monthly fee will be waived if the “combined deposit balances in First Tennessee...

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TD Bank Has $50/$150/$300 Checking Bonuses and $100 Savings Bonus

Deal Summary: $50 Simple Checking bonus; $150 Convenience Checking bonus; $300 Premier Checking bonus; $100 Select Savings bonus.

Availability: Checking bonuses are available only to residents of CT, DC, DE, FL, ME, MD, MA, NH, NJ, NY, NC, PA, RI, SC, VA, and VT.

TD Bank, National Association (TD Bank) is now offering a variety of checking bonuses, including a $50 Simple Checking bonus, a $150 Convenience Checking bonus, and a $300 Premier Checking bonus that are available new checking customers. TD Bank is also offering a $100 bonus when...

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CIT Bank Extends $200 Bonus For New High Yield Savings Account

Deal Summary: $100 or $200 bonus on new High Yield Savings (1.05%) account

Availability: Nationwide

CIT Bank is offering a cash bonus of up to $200 when opening a new High Yield Savings account between February 1, 2017 and April 28, 2017. The minimum initial deposit to qualify for the bonus is $15k of new money, which is defined as funds not already on deposit at CIT Bank or its OneWest Bank division “at any time during the 90 days preceding account opening.” Existing customers can qualify, but...

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Citizens Bank Has $150 Checking Bonus In Supermarket Branches

UPDATE 1/30/17: Available now through February 24, 2017.

Availability: Market area includes Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Eligibility determined by Zip Code.

Now through February 24, 2017, you can earn $150 by opening a new Citizens Bank personal checking account at any of the Bank’s supermarket branches. According to the promotional page, there is only requirement to meet:

Set up a single direct deposit of $500 or more that posts
to your new account within 60...
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