About Ken Tumin

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: Checking & Reward Checking Deals

Bank of the West Offers $250 Checking Account Bonus
Deal Summary:: $250 checking bonus (direct deposit required) available now through April 15, 2022.

Availability: Market area includes AZ, CA, CO, ID, IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, NV, NM, ND, OK, OR, SD, UT, WA, WI, and WY.

Now through April 15, 2022, Bank of the West (BotW) is offering a $250 bonus when applying for a new, qualifying consumer checking account (the account must be opened no later than April 29, 2022).

As stated on the bonus landing page, there is only requirement to earn the $250 bonus:

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Grow Financial Adds $200 Checking Bonus For New Members
Deal Summary: $200 new checking account bonus available through 2/15/2022.

Availability: Easy membership requirement for residents of Florida and South Carolina; active and retired military; 1,500+ SEGs.

Now through February 15, 2022, Florida-based Grow Financial Federal Credit Union (Grow Financial) is offering a $200 bonus to new members in Florida and South Carolina who open a new Grow CashBack Checking account or a new Grow Checkless Checking account. The $200 bonus is not available to current/existing Grow Financial members and there is a limit of one bonus...

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SouthState Bank $200 Checking Bonus Offered In AL, FL, GA, NC, SC, VA
Deal Summary: $200 new checking account bonus extended through March 31, 2022.

Availability: Residents of AL, FL, GA, NC, SC, and VA.

Now through March 31, 2022, SouthState Bank is offering a $200 bonus for opening a new personal checking account (in-branch or online) and completing two of three requirements within 60 calendar days of account opening.

As stated on the bonus promotion page, the “Eligibility & Qualifications” for the $200 bonus are as follows:


There is a limit of one $200 checking bonus per customer and...

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Gesa Credit Union Adds 17-Month CD Special And $300 Checking Bonus
Deal Summary: 17-month Certificate Special, 1.05% APY, $500 minimum deposit. $300 checking bonus.

Availability: Residents of Washington State, ten Idaho counties, and twelve Oregon counties.

Washington-based Gesa Credit Union (Gesa) is currently offering various promotions, including a 17-month Certificate Special and a $300 new checking bonus.

17-month Certificate Special

Earning 1.05% APY, the 17-month Certificate Special is the most competitive CD in Gesa’s product line. This limited-time Certificate Special requires a $500 minimum opening deposit. According to the small print of the promotions page, "total certificate balances at this term and...

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US Bank Checking Account Bonus Pays Up To $500
Deal Summary: $300 or $500 bonus when opening a new Silver, Gold, or Platinum Checking account. Available through January 24, 2022.

Availability: Market area includes AR, AZ, CA, CO, FL, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NM, NV, OH, OR, SD, TN, UT, WA, WI, and WY. Individuals in other states with an existing US Bank relationship are also eligible.

Now through January 24, 2022, US Bank is offering a “Bring in the New Year” $300 or $500 checking bonus...

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Citadel Offers $300 Checking Bonus In SE Pennsylvania
Deal Summary: $300 bonus when opening a new checking account, total direct deposit of at least $500.

Availability: Residents of the Pennsylvania counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lancaster, Montgomery and Philadelphia.

Now through March 15, 2022, Citadel is offering a $300 bonus to new checking customers who open a new Cashback Rewards Checking account or a Free Checking account.

As stated in the New Account Cash Bonus disclosure,

The $300 bonus is only available to new checking customers, defined as those who have not “closed a Citadel Checking Account within the...

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Michigan State Univ Federal Credit Union Adds $250 Checking Bonus
Deal Summary: $250 bonus for new checking account with direct deposit, 10 debit card purchases, and $1,000 balance in savings account, now through February 28, 2022.

Availability: Easy membership requirement

Michigan State University Federal Credit Union (MSUFCU) has a long history of competitive long-term CD rates, and that CD competitiveness continues today. For those not interested in MSUFCU CDs, there’s another reason to become a member, a $250 checking account bonus. For those who joined MSUFCU for their CDs, this may make a MSUFCU checking account worthwhile.

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M&T Bank $350 MyChoice Premium Checking Bonus Offered Through 1/28/22
Deal Summary: $350 bonus when opening a new MyChoice Premium Checking account now through January 28, 2022.

Availability: Market area includes CT, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA, VA, WV, and the District of Columbia. Bonus eligibility is based on Zip Code.

I last wrote about the new checking bonus offered by M&T Bank in 2017 when the bonus was only $150. The current promotion (available through January 28, 2022) is a $350 bonus when opening a new MyChoice Premium Checking account.

The MyChoice Premium Checking account has...

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Discover Extends Bonuses For New Online Savings Accounts
Deal Summary: $150 or $200 bonus when opening a new Online Savings account now through March 15, 2022.

Availability: Nationwide (internet bank)

Discover’s long-running $150/$200 Online Savings bonus has been extended once again. The current promotion runs through March 15, 2022, and is available to new customers only: existing or prior Discover savings customers are not eligible.

Bonus Requirements

As stated on Discover's promotion page, the bonus requirements are as follows:

  • Open a new Online Savings account by March 15, 2022.
  • Use offer code BP122 when applying.
  • $150 bonus – fund with...
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Lafayette Federal Credit Union Adds New Checking Bonuses
Deal Summary: Up to $100 in bonuses for new members. 2.04% APY on Checking Account balances up to $25k for existing and new members.

Availability: Easy membership requirement.

Maryland-based Lafayette Federal Credit Union (Lafayette Federal) is offering a $100 bonus for opening a checking account with direct deposit of at least $500. According to the bonus landing page,

If the new membership account is closed within six months of opening, the initial $50 promotional deposit will be deducted from the account.

2% Checking Promotion

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