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First Bank Financial Centre (WI) Has $300 Checking Bonus

Deal Summary: $300 New Checking Account Bonus; Relationship Money Market Account promo rate, 1.30% APY (guaranteed for 180 days), $15k min/$250k max of new money.

Availability: All Wisconsin residents.

Now through May 12, 2017, First Bank Financial Centre (FBFC) has a $300 bonus on new checking accounts.

$300 Bonus Requirements

  • Open a new checking account (minimum $100 of new money) entering online promo code Bank300 or using a copy of the flyer if opening in-branch.
  • Have a recurring Direct Deposit (minimum $250) within 45 days of account opening, OR,
  • Five signature...

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Discover Bank Has $100 Bonus On New Online Savings

UPDATE 2/15/2017: Offer has been extended through March 3, 2017 and coupon code has changed (SAVE117D1).

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 January 31 March 3, 2017.
  • Use offer code SAVE12D3 SAVE117D1 when opening.
  • Fund with at least...
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First Tennessee Bank Promotes Money Market Introductory Rates

Deal Summary: Money Market Savings introductory rates – 1.50%, six months, $50k min; 1.00% APY, four months, $25k min; 0.75% APY, three months, $10k min

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

Now through May 31, 2017, First Tennessee Bank, National Association (First Tennessee) is offering special introductory rates on its Money Market Savings account.

According to the fine print on the promotion page,

The Money Market Savings’ $9 monthly fee will be waived if the “combined deposit balances in First Tennessee...

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TD Bank Has $50/$150/$300 Checking Bonuses and $100 Savings Bonus

Deal Summary: $50 Simple Checking bonus; $150 Convenience Checking bonus; $300 Premier Checking bonus; $100 Select Savings bonus.

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

TD Bank, National Association (TD Bank) is now offering a variety of checking bonuses, including a $50 Simple Checking bonus, a $150 Convenience Checking bonus, and a $300 Premier Checking bonus that are available new checking customers. TD Bank is also offering a $100 bonus when...

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CIT Bank Extends $200 Bonus For New High Yield Savings Account

Deal Summary: $100 or $200 bonus on new High Yield Savings (1.05%) account

Availability: Nationwide

CIT Bank is offering a cash bonus of up to $200 when opening a new High Yield Savings account between February 1, 2017 and April 28, 2017. The minimum initial deposit to qualify for the bonus is $15k of new money, which is defined as funds not already on deposit at CIT Bank or its OneWest Bank division “at any time during the 90 days preceding account opening.” Existing customers can qualify, but...

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Citizens Bank Has $150 Checking Bonus In Supermarket Branches

UPDATE 1/30/17: Available now through February 24, 2017.

Availability: Market area includes Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Eligibility determined by Zip Code.

Now through February 24, 2017, you can earn $150 by opening a new Citizens Bank personal checking account at any of the Bank’s supermarket branches. According to the promotional page, there is only requirement to meet:

Set up a single direct deposit of $500 or more that posts
to your new account within 60...
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Fifth Third Bank Again Offers $200 Checking Bonus

UPDATE 1/24/2017: Extended through March 31, 2016.

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 now through March 31, 2016.

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 within 90 days of...
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Bank of the West Offers $150 And $300 Checking Bonuses

UPDATE 1/24/2017: Extended through March 3, 2017.

Availability: Market area includes Arizona, California, Colorado, Iowa, Idaho, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

Now through November 18, 2016 March 3, 2017, Bank of the West (BotW) is offering two checking bonuses: $150 Easy Checking bonus and $300 Premier Checking bonus.

$150 Easy Checking Bonus Requirements

  • Open an Easy Checking account with a minimum deposit of $100 of new money March 3, 2017.
  • $100 bonus for a Direct Deposit of at...
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Earn $150 When Opening An Associated Bank Wild® Checking Account
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. The Brewers Checking bonus recently expired at the end of December, and while the Packers won’t be headed to Houston in February, the $150 Packers Checking bonus is still available through March 31, 2017.

The latest checking bonus is the seasonally appropriate Wild® Checking $150 bonus. You don’t have to be a hockey fan to apply for...

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Santander Bank Extends $150 Checking Account Bonus

UPDATE 1/21/2017: Extended through January 31, 2017.

Availability: Nationwide

The Santander Bank, N.A. (Santander Bank) "Simply Right Checking" $150 promotion been extended through December 31, 2016 January 31, 2017. Three different Santander Bank checking accounts (Simply Right Checking, Basic Checking, and Premier Plus Checking) are eligible to earn the $150 bonus.

Bonus Qualifying Requirements

  • Open a new eligible checking account by December 31, 2016 January 31, 2017.
  • If opening in-branch, use coupon when applying.
  • If opening online, the coupon is applied automatically.
  • Have direct deposits* totaling at least $500 with the first 90 days.
  • Keep...
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