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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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Bank Deals Blog: Bank Bonuses and Promotions

Ally Bank’s New 1% Cash Bonus Promotion
Deal Summary: Bonus amount ranges from $10 ($1k of new money) to $250 ($25k of new money).

Availability: Nationwide (internet bank) for new and existing customers.

This morning, Ally Bank introduced another 1% cash bonus promotion that’s similar to its 2018 payback promotion. Both new and existing customers can qualify. With interest rates falling (as they did at Ally this morning), these cash bonuses are a nice way to boost your interest earnings.

Like the 2018 promotion, this new one allows you to earn a 1% cash bonus, but the limits...

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CIBC Offers Bonus of Up to $400 on Its Agility Savings Account
Deal Summary: $200 or $400 bonus when opening a new CIBC Agility Savings account, available through March 16, 2020.

Availability: Nationwide (online-only account)

As rates fall on savings accounts, a cash bonus is a good way to offset the lower interest rates. For banks, a bonus can be a good way to attract new savings account customers without having to pay a high rate. The latest bank to offer a cash bonus on its online savings account is CIBC Bank USA (CIBC). It’s offering a cash bonus of up...

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CIT Bank Unveils $150/$300 Savings Builder Bonus
Deal Summary: $150 or $300 bonus when opening a new Savings Builder account, available through May 30, 2020.

Availability: Nationwide (internet bank)

If you experienced a little DA déjà vu when you read the above Deal Summary, that’s probably because I wrote about a previous CIT Bank Savings Builder bonus about three weeks ago.

Now through May 30, 2020, CIT Bank is offering a cash bonus of $150 or $300 when opening a new Savings Builder account using promo code “Spring20.” (This new-and-improved bonus is definitely an upgrade on...

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Earn Up To $500 When Opening a New 360 Performance Savings
Deal Summary: Bonus between $100 and $500 when opening a new 360 Performance Saving account with $10k-$50k deposits of new money.

Availability: Nationwide through online application.

Now through March 31, 2020, Capital One is offering a bonus of up to $500 when opening a new 360 Performance Savings account.

Qualification requirements are straight-forward and include,

  • Open a new 360 Performance Savings account by March 31, 2020, using promo code NEW500.
  • Deposit $10,000–$50,000 or more of new money within 10 days of account opening (Initial Funding Period).
  • Maintain the required daily balance within a...
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CIT Bank Has $100/$200 Bonus On New Savings Builder Account
UPDATE: CIT Bank came out with a new $300 bonus. Please refer to this promotion summary for details.

Deal Summary: $100 or $200 bonus when opening a new Savings Builder account.

Availability: Nationwide (internet bank)

Now through April 16, 2020, CIT Bank is offering a cash bonus of $100 or $200 when opening a new Savings Builder account (using promo code “Bonus20”). The bonus amount is dependent on the amount of the initial deposit. New money is required for the initial deposit and is defined as “funds...

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Connexus Offers $250 Bonus With A New Xtraordinary Checking Account
Deal Summary: $250 bonus when opening a new Xtraordinary Checking account, available through February 17, 2020.

Availability: Easy membership requirement

Now through February 17, 2020, Connexus Credit Union (Connexus) is offering a $250 bonus when opening a new Xtraordinary checking account using the promotion code, FREECHECKING. This offer is only available to members who do not have an existing Connexus checking account, or one that was closed on or after January 2, 2020, and is limited to one bonus per member.

According to the landing page, earning the...

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Amboy Direct Adds Jersey First eSavings, 2.50% APY
Deal Summary: Jersey First eSavings, 2.50% APY on balances up to $50k, 1.875% on balances between $50k and $250k, one-year rate guarantee, $100 minimum opening deposit, must be first and only Amboy Direct account, limit of one account per household.

Availability: New Jersey residents through online application

It’s been more than two years since Amboy Direct offered anything blog worthy. The New Jersey-based internet bank recently introduced the Jersey First eSavings account, which looked competitive at first glance: 2.50% APY, guaranteed for one year. Great –...

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Ardent Credit Union (PA) Has 9-Month CD (4.00% APY) Thru 7/3/2019
Deal Summary: 9-month CD, 4.00% APY, $100 min/$25k max deposit, new money, available through July 3, 2019, only at new Center City Philadelphia branch.

Availability: Residents of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties, Pennsylvania.

In celebration of its new Center City Philadelphia branch, Ardent Credit Union (Ardent) has a couple of limited-time offers that can only be opened at the Center City branch. Now through July 3, 2019, Ardent is offering a 9-month CD/IRA earning 4.00% APY. The minimum opening deposit is $1k of new money (funds...

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Gulf Coast Federal Credit Union (TX) Ups 24-Month CD to 2.95% APY
Deal Summary: 24-month Share Certificate, 2.95% APY, $500 minimum deposit

Availability: Residents of three South Texas counties (Corpus Christi metropolitan statistical area).

Gulf Coast Federal Credit Union (GCFCU) is currently offering 2.95% APY on its 24-month Share Certificate. While the 2.95% APY is described as a “special rate, limited time only,” no end-date has been announced. The minimum opening deposit is $500, with no stated balance cap.

The 24-month Share Certificate is also available as an IRA (Traditional, Roth, CESA), but the APY is a...

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Discover Bank’s Latest Online Savings Account Bonuses
Deal Summary: $150 or $200 bonus when opening a new Online Savings account.

Availability: Nationwide (internet bank)

Discover Bank has been offering bonuses on new Online Savings accounts for several years. The latest one offers a bonus of up to $200 when opening a new Online Savings account by June 3, 2019. Here are the bonus details:

Bonus Requirements

  • Open an Online Savings account by June 3, 2019.
  • Use offer code NPBE519 when applying.
  • $150 bonus – fund with at least $15k by June 17, 2019.
  • $200 bonus – fund with at least...
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