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Regions Bank Has $200 LifeGreen Checking Bonus
Deal Summary: $200 bonus when opening any LifeGreen checking account by September 30, 2017.

Availability: New checking customers in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas.

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...
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Earn Up to $500 in Checking Bonuses at Popular Community Bank
Deal Summary: Checking bonuses up to $500 when opening a new Popular Prestige or Popular Everyday Checking account.

Availability: Market area includes the greater New York Metropolitan area, Northern New Jersey, and South Florida.

Now through October 31, 2017, Popular Community Bank (PCB) is offering up to $500 in bonuses when opening a new Popular Prestige or Popular Everyday checking account.

Bonus Requirements

It’s possible to earn $200, $300, or $500 in bonuses:

  • $200 bonus for establishing a recurring monthly direct deposit within 60 days of account opening.
  • $300 bonus for depositing $10k+ of...
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First Citizens Bank Offers $200 Checking Bonus
Deal Summary: $200 bonus when opening a new Premier or Prestige checking account, now through September 30, 2017.

Availability: Market area includes AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, KS, MD, MO, NC, NM, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WA, and WV.

Now through September 30, 2017, First Citizens Bank (FCB) is offering a $200 bonus when opening a new Premier or Prestige checking account. The nice thing about this bonus is that direct deposit isn't required. The details are listed in FCB's Checking Bonus page. A summary...

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First National Bank Adds $150 Checking Bonus
Deal Summary: $150 bonus when opening a new Freestyle, Mystyle, Lifestyle, or Premierstyle checking account.

Availability: Bonus available in Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and West Virginia.

Now through December 31, 2017, First National Bank (FNB) is offering a $150 bonus when opening a new Freestyle, Mystyle, Lifestyle, or Premierstyle checking account.

Bonus Requirements

  • Open a new checking account by December 31, 2017, using the promotional code, DIRECT17.
  • Set-up and receive qualifying* Direct Deposit(s) that total at least $1.5k within 90 days of account opening.
  • Checking account must be in good...
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US Bank Offers $200 Summer Checking Bonus

UPDATE 7/10/2017: As some DA readers have noted in the Comments section below, this offer is not available nationwide. I have included more detail in the Availability section below. Thank you, DA readers!

Deal Summary: $200 bonus when opening a new Silver, Gold, or Platinum Checking account.

Availability: Nationwide Market area includes AR, AZ, CA, CO, FL, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, MN, MO, MT, ND, NE, NM, NV, OH, OR, SD, TN, UT, WA, WI, and WY. Those in other states with an...
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BMO Harris Bank Adds CD Specials (Checking Relationship)
Deal Summary: CD Specials – 15-month (1.50% APY), 30-month (1.85% APY), and 50-month (2.25% APY) with checking relationship, $5k minimum deposit. $200 bonus when opening a new checking account.

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

BMO Harris Bank is offering its checking customers a trio of limited-time CD Specials: 15-month (1.50% APY), 30-month (1.85% APY), 50-month (2.25% APY). Of the three, the 50-month CD Special is the most competitive. The minimum opening deposit is $5k, with no stated balance cap.

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Camden National Bank (ME/NH) Has Up To $300 In Checking Bonuses
Deal Summary: $100, $200, or $300 bonus when opening a new Simple Promise, Promise Rewards, and Promise Premier Checking account, respectively.

Availability: Residents of Maine and New Hampshire.

Now through December 31, 2017, Camden National Bank (CNB) is offering up to $300 in checking bonuses when opening any of three checking accounts with Direct Deposits of at least $500 during the second statement cycle. The amount of the bonus is dependent on which checking account is opened.

  • $100 bonus when opening a new Simple Promise checking account.
  • $200 bonus when...
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First Tennessee Offers $150 Checking Bonus
Deal Summary: Premier Checking $150 bonus; Money Market Savings $50 bonus, now through August 31, 2017.

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

Now through August 31, 2017, First Tennessee is offering a $150 bonus when opening a new Premier Checking account and a $50 bonus when opening a Money Market Savings account. Full details are described at this First Tennessee promotions page.

$150 Premier Checking Bonus

  • Opening deposit of at least $300. Funds cannot be transferred from existing First Tennessee accounts.
  • At...
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Four BOKF, N.A. Banks Offer $150 Checking Bonus
Deal Summary: $150 bonus when opening a new personal checking account.

Availability: Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas

Four banking divisions of BOKF, National Association (Colorado State Bank and Trust, Bank of Albuquerque, Bank of Oklahoma, and Bank of Texas) are offering a $150 bonus when opening a new personal checking account, now through December 31, 2017.

While the four separate banks are offering the $150 bonus, only one (Bank of Texas) has a promotion page (complete with coupon) on its website. But that promotion page/coupon is...

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FirstBank (AZ/CA/CO) Extends $200 Anywhere Account Bonus
Deal Summary: $200 bonus when opening a new Anywhere Account.

Availability: Market area is Colorado, Arizona, and Riverside County, California.

Colorado-based FirstBank has extended its long-running $200 Anywhere Account checking bonus through July 7, 2017.

Requirements

  • Open a new Anywhere Account online or in-branch now through July 7, 2017.
  • Have a single direct deposit (paycheck, pension, or Social Security that is new to FirstBank) of $500 or more within 60 days of account opening, OR
  • Have at least ten debit card transactions totaling at least $500 within 60 days of account opening.

Limitations

  • Not available...
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