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Huntington National Bank Again Extends $200 Checking Bonus

UPDATE 1/19/17: Offer has been extended through April 30, 2017.

Availability: Residents of Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia

Huntington National Bank (Huntington Bank) regularly features opening bonuses for new checking accounts. The latest promotion, Huntington 5 Checking® and $200, is available now through January 31, 2017 April 30, 2017.

Qualifications for the $200 Bonus:

  • *Open a new Huntington 5 Checking® account online, or in-branch using the promotion code that will be emailed upon request.
  • Make at least $1k in deposits within 60 days of account opening.
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$400 Checking Bonus Available At Regions Bank

UPDATE 1/19/2017: The $400 bonus is no longer available.

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

A week ago, I wrote about Regions Bank’s (Regions) $300 LifeGreen Checking bonus. How quickly things change. Regions is now offering a $400 LifeGreen Checking bonus, and the Direct Deposit requirement has been dropped.

$400 Bonus Requirements

  • Open any personal LifeGreen Checking Account by January 31, 2017, online using Promo Code 400MC3, or in person using a personalized...
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SunTrust Bank Extends Three Checking Bonuses
Availability: U.S. residents in AL, AR, DC, FL, GA, MD, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, and WV.

In December, SunTrust Bank’s (SunTrust) Q416 checking bonuses expired and replaced with the Q117 checking bonuses. The qualifying requirements have remained the same, as has the dollar amount of the bonus for each new checking account.

  • $100 bonus when opening a new Essential Checking account.
  • $200 bonus when opening a new Select Checking account.
  • $300 bonus when opening a new Signature Advantage account.

Bonus Requirements

  1. Open a new SunTrust checking account, and

  2. Deposit at least $100...
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Northwest Savings Bank Offers Up To $200 In Checking Bonus
Availability: Market area covers portions of Maryland, New York, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.

While many recurring checking account bonuses have specific start and end-dates (usually spanning a couple of months), Northwest Savings Bank’s MyNorthwest Checking bonus (up to $200) has been continuously available for several years. As I was going through my list of current bonuses, I realized that I hadn’t written about this particular bonus since April 2015 – time for a new blog post.

The $200 MyNorthwest Checking account bonus is actually two $100 bonuses, with the first $100...

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Wells Fargo Offers Easy $250 Checking Bonus
Availability: Nationwide

Wells Fargo Bank (Wells Fargo) is offering a $250 checking account bonus for “new checking customers.” According to a CSR, "new" means new, as in "never, ever having a Wells Fargo checking account."

O-ho the Wells Fargo Wagon is a-comin' down the street, oh please, let it be for me!

I usually find bank bonuses through a variety of search techniques, or through notifications from DA readers. I didn’t have to search for this Wells Fargo bonus: it was in the middle of the Yahoo! home...

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Regions Bank Offers $300 LifeGreen Checking Bonus

UPDATE 1/19/2017: The $300 bonus is no longer available.

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

Over the past few years, Regions Bank (Regions) has been regularly offering bonuses to new checking customers when opening any LifeGreen Checking* account. In the past, the LifeGreen Checking bonus had been $200, but this latest iteration is a $300 bonus.

*Note: The link I used above (and will use throughout this blog post) goes to Regions’...

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Citibank Offers $500 Checking Bonus
Availability: Nationwide

Now through April 14, 2017, Citibank has a $500 bonus when opening a new Citi Priority Account Package checking account.

$500 Bonus Requirements

  • Open a new eligible consumer checking account in The Citibank Priority Account Package* by April 14, 2017.
  • Within 45 days of account opening, deposit at least $50k of new money into the new checking account, or a new or existing Citibank Savings or Savings Plus Account.
  • Maintain a minimum balance of $50k for 60 consecutive days following date of qualifying deposit.
  • Cash bonus will be credited to new checking...
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Discover Bank Has $100 Bonus On New Online Savings

UPDATE 1/9/2017: Offer has been extended through January 31, 2017.

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, 2017.
  • Use offer code SAVE12D3 when opening.
  • Fund with at least $15k by February 15, 2017.
  • $100 bonus will be credited by February 28, 2017.
  • Account must be opened when bonus...
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Earn $200 Checking Bonus At BMO Harris Bank

UPDATE 1/7/2017: Offer now extended through February 28, 2017.

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

You can earn $200 when opening a new BMO Harris Bank Everyday Checking, Select Checking, or Portfolio Checking account. This promotional offer is valid now through October 31, 2016 February 28, 2017.


  • Use or mention the promotion code when opening the new checking account.
  • Have at least one two recurring qualifying direct deposits of $300 or more on at least a monthly basis within 90 days of...
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PNC Bank Extends $300 Checking Bonus Through February

UPDATE 1/3/2015: Extended through February 28, 2017.

Availability: AL, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, MD, MI, MO, NC, NJ, NY, OH, PA, SC, VA, WI, WV, and the District of Columbia.

PNC Bank is again offering a variety of bonuses in connection with its Virtual Wallet product line. New checking accounts, opened between now through February 28, 2017, can earn $50, $200, or $300, depending on which Virtual Wallet account is opened.

As stated on PNC Bank's Application Checklist page, initial funding can be made by debit...

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