January 13th, 2010

Hot Banking Deals: Open An Account And Get Free Money!

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Who says you can’t get free money? Check out these limited-time offers from these banks to pad your savings with cash.

(Disclaimer: Read all fine print on any offer before you sign up to make sure you qualify for the cash incentive. Also, make sure you will use the account or card appropriately or else the bonus you receive may be negated by additional banking fees or charges. Aside from that serious note, here are free money opportunities that won’t be around long!)

  • $35 to use Bank of America’s Online Bill Pay
    If you are a current Bank of America customer, you can receive $35 in your personal or small business checking account for setting up online bill pay. Make three online bill payments within 30 days to get $35 OR 2 online bill payments within 30 days to get $25, and Bank of America will deposit the cash in your account. It’s that simple.
  • $100 from Bank of America to Open a Checking Account
    Switch to Bank of America and receive $100 bonus for new customers with a qualifying personal checking account with a minimum balance of $500. The account must be open for at least 30 days and you must make at least one transaction on your new check card. Tip: if you open from a branch, the MyAccess Checking account is charged a monthly maintenance fee; open online and there is no fee. Offer expires February 28.
  • $25 from ING Direct for Electric Orange Checking Account
    Sign-up for ING Direct’s Electric Orange Account and activate your accompanying debit card with 3 signature-based debit purchases within the first 45 days of opening your account, you’ll get an extra $25 deposited into your account. Consider this free money just for using your checking account as you normally would.
  • $50 for signing up with PerkStreet Financial
    New customers can open a PerkStreet Financial checking account with a minimum $25 deposit; keep your account active for 3 months, and receive a $50 bonus. Keep your account active by using your debit card, writing a check, using online Bill Pay, or initiating a withdrawal or deposit on the account at least once a month. Check out a review of PerkStreet Financial to learn more.
  • $200 to open a Chase Business Checking Account
    For a larger cash bonus, open a qualifying Chase business checking account with a minimum deposit of $500 (must be “new money” not previously held by Chase or affiliates) within 30 days of opening and you get $200. Sign up for a User ID at Chase online and you’ll be able to view the above link properly to avail of the offer. Or, call or visit a branch to apply. Offer ends January 30.
  • $200 to open a Union Bank Checking Account
    Here’s another high money offer; open a signature checking account with Union Bank to earn $200 by doing two of the three actions: make 3 online bill payments, initiate monthly direct deposits, or make 5 debit card purchases. If you sign up for only one service, you still get a $100 bonus. However, Signature Banking requires a minimum combined average monthly balance of $10,000.

Disclaimer: All information posted to this site was accurate at the time of its initial publication. Efforts have been made to keep the content up to date and accurate. However, Credit Karma does not make any guarantees about the accuracy or completeness of the information provided. For complete details of any products mentioned, visit bank or issuer website.

One Comment

  1. Free money is awesome and thousands out there that will hear about this will truly be enticed. I’m gonna tell this to my friends to add in their savings account.

    savingsaccount at 8:56 pm on May 23, 2010

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