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Ken Tumin founded the Bank Deals Blog in 2005 and has been passionately covering the best deposit deals ever since. He is frequently referenced by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and other publications as a top expert, but he is first and foremost a fellow deal seeker and member of the wonderful community of savers that frequents DepositAccounts.

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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.


  • 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.


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Numerica CU (WA/ID) Has 13-Month CD For New Members
Deal Summary: 13-month Share Certificate Special, 1.50% APY, $1k minimum, new members only.

Availability: Residents of Washington State and North Idaho Panhandle.

Now through June 3, 2017, Numerica Credit Union (Numerica) is offering a 13-month Share Certificate Special (1.50% APY) exclusively for new members. The minimum deposit is $1k, with no stated balance cap.

CSR stated the funds must be new money, which seemed a bit obvious to me (new member, new money). CSR explained that the new money requirement was in place so “Dad (who is already a...

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First National Bank (UT) Has $200 Bonus For New Easy Checking Account
Deal Summary: $200 bonus when opening a new Easy Checking account online.

Availability: Residents of Utah.

First National Bank (FNB) is promoting a $200 checking bonus for opening a new Easy Checking account. The Easy Checking account is a non-interest bearing account, which has no monthly service charge. Following account opening, there is no minimum daily balance requirement.


  • Open a new Easy Checking account online with a minimum $50 deposit.
  • Have a recurring direct deposits (paycheck, pension, or Social Security) of $100 or more within 60 days of account...
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BMO Harris Bank's $200 Checking Bonus Available Nationwide
Deal Summary: $200 bonus when opening a new checking account.

Availability: Nationwide, online and in-branch.

BMO Harris Bank has unveiled a new $200 checking bonus when opening a Smart Money Account, Smart Advantage Account, or Premier Account. This promotional offer is valid now through June 30, 2017, and can be opened online, in-branch, or by phone.


  • Use or mention the promotion code when opening the new checking account.
  • Have at least two qualifying direct deposits of $300 or more within 90 days of account opening.
  • Qualifying direct deposits are defined...
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Earn Up To $200 With WesBanco's Latest Checking Bonus
Deal Summary: Up to $200 in checking bonuses

Availability: Market area includes portions of Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.

WesBanco’s most recent checking account bonus expired on December 31, 2016. WesBanco does not offer its checking bonuses on a regular basis, so I was pleased when DA reader, Carpline, informed me about WesBonco’s newest checking bonus, which can pay up to $200. Like previous bonus offers, this new bonus is broken into increments, with all bonus activity required to occur and post to the account...

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Earn Up To $300 in Bonuses At Associated Bank (WI)
Deal Summary: $150 checking bonus; $100 Money Market bonus.

Availability: Market area includes Illinois, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.

Wisconsin-based Associated Bank, N.A. (Associated Bank) has had a series of $150 checking bonuses in the past that were sports team themed. I wrote about the Wild® Checking $150 bonus, which expires on June 30, 2017, in late January. I fully expected to see a baseball-themed checking bonus announce this spring, so I was a bit surprised when I saw Associated Bank promoting four bonuses that could earn up to $300...

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Earn Up To $300 In Bonuses At Cornerstone Bank (GA)
Deal Summary: $200 Cornerstone Free Checking Bonus; $100 Cornerstone Savings Account Bonus.

Availability: Market area is the Atlanta metropolitan area.

Now through June 30, 2017, Cornerstone Bank is offering a $200 bonus when opening a new Cornerstone Free Checking and a $100 bonus when opening a new Cornerstone Savings account. New Cornerstone Free Checking and Savings account customers are eligible for both bonuses.

$200 Checking Bonus

  • Open a new Cornerstone Free Checking account with a minimum $100 deposit.
  • Have a Direct Deposit (electronic deposit of paycheck, pension, or government...
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