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OneWest Bank Offers $200 Checking Bonus
Deal Summary: $200 checking bonus when opening a new Premium Checking or OneAccount, available through May 31, 2017.

Availability: Market area is southern California.

Now through May 31, 2017, OneWest Bank is offering a $200 bonus when opening a new Premium Checking or new OneAccount Checking account. The bonus is available as eight different Reward Options, one of which is a $200 VISA prepaid card.

$200 Bonus Requirements

  • Open a new Premium Checking ($1k minimum deposit) or OneWest Checking ($50k minimum deposit) account.
  • Within 30 days of account opening, sign up...
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Sandy Spring Bank (MD/VA) Has $150 Checking Bonus
Deal Summary: $150 Checking Bonus; 27-month Premier CD Special, 1.75% APY, $10k minimum, checking relationship required.

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

At the end of February, the $150 checking bonus being offered by Sandy Spring Bank expired. The Bank is again offering a $150 bonus (available through May 31, 2017), but this time a Direct Deposit is required, with no debit card purchase transactions required.

Bonus Requirements

  • Open a new checking account online, in-branch, or by phone.
  • Enroll in eStatements
  • Minimum $250 in Direct Deposit...
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Discover Bank Has $100 Bonus On New Online Savings

UPDATE 4/20/2017: Offer has been extended through May 31, 2017, and has a new coupon code (SAVE417E1).

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 March 3 May 31, 2017.
  • Use offer code SAVE117D1 SAVE417E1 when...
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$200 Checking Bonus Available At Bryn Mawr Trust (PA/DE)
Deal Summary: $200 bonus when opening a new Bryn Mawr Trust checking account.

Availability: Market area includes southeast Pennsylvania and nearby Delaware.

Bryn Mawr Trust is currently offering a $200 bonus when opening a new consumer checking account.

Bonus Requirements

  • Open any new BMT consumer checking account with a minimum of $50.
  • Within 90 days of account opening either 1) have a minimum of 15 debit card purchases, OR 2) enroll in online banking and complete six bill payments, OR 3) receive two qualifying* direct deposits.
  • Bonus will be credited to the...

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Citibank Offers $500 Checking Bonus

UPDATE 4/17/2017: Offer extended through June 30, 2017.

Deal Summary: $500 checking bonus

Availability: Nationwide

Now through April 14 June 30, 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 June 30, 2017.
  • Within 45 30 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...
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Fifth Third Bank Again Offers $200 Checking Bonus
UPDATE 4/10/2017: Offer extended through June 30, 2017.

Availability: Market area includes FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, MI, MO, NC, OH, PA, TN, and WV. Eligibility is determined by Zip Code.

Over the past few years, Fifth Third Bank has regularly offered a $200 checking bonus promotion and the latest version of the promotion is available April 10, 2017 through June 30, 2017.

To Qualify for the $200 Bonus:

  • Open a new Fifth Third Essential Checking® account.
  • Enroll in direct deposit within 90 days of account opening.
  • Make three online payments...
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Capital One Offers $200 Bonus For New 360 Money Market Account
Deal Summary: 360 Money Market, 1.00% APY on balances of $10k+, $200 bonus offered through June 30, 2017.

Availability: Nationally available

Now through June 30, 2017, Capital One is offering a publicly available $200 bonus when opening a new 360 Money Market account online and depositing at least $10k. In this instance, “new” really means new:

In February, DA reader, stevel, wrote a Forum post about a targeted $200 bonus on Capital One’s 360 Money Market, which currently earns 1.00% APY on balances of $10k+. According to CSR,...

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TD Bank Offers Online $150 and $300 Checking Bonuses

Deal Summary: $150 Convenience Checking bonus and $300 Premier Checking bonus.

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

TD Bank is again now offering its $150 Convenience Checking bonus and $300 Premier Checking bonus that are available exclusively online to new checking customers. The promotion page states the this is a “limited time offer,” but no end-date is mentioned.

$150 Convenience Checking Bonus

  • Open a new Convenience Checking account online.
  • Have at...
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CIT Bank Ups Bonus To $400 On High Yield Savings

Deal Summary: $100, $250, or $400 bonus on High Yield Savings (1.05% APY)

Availability: Nationwide (internet bank)

In early February, CIT Bank began offering a cash bonus of up to $200 when opening a new High Yield Savings account. CIT Bank has replaced that promotion with “new and improved” bonuses (up to $400) for new High Yield Savings accounts opened between March 31, 2017 and June 30, 2017. The minimum balance to qualify for the bonus is $15k of new money, which is defined as funds not already...

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PNC Bank Extends $300 Checking Bonus Through June 30, 2017

UPDATE 4/5/2017: Extended through June 30, 2017.

Deal Summary: $50, $200, or $300 Virtual Wallet Bonus

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 June 30, 2017, can earn $50, $200, or $300, depending on which Virtual Wallet account is opened.

As stated on PNC Bank's Application...

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