Logix Federal Credit Union – $150 Checking Bonus

This credit union used to be known as Lockheed Federal Credit Union. On July 9th of this year the name changed to Logix Federal Credit Union. It’s now offering a pretty sweet checking account promotion in which you can earn up to $150. Details of the offer are listed in this Logix checking bonus page. To qualify for the full $150 requires the following:

  • $50 when you open a Checking Account with a $250 initial deposit or more
  • $50 when you sign up for monthly direct deposit of $250 or more
  • $50 when you make three or more electronic payments of $50 or more (per payment) through Web BillPay

Some additional important details from the small print are listed below:

Direct Deposit and Bill Pay activity must occur within your first 60 days after Checking Account open date to earn bonus. Bonus will be deposited to your checking account within 30 days of required activity. Bonus amounts are taxable. Limit one per household. Current Logix checking accounts are excluded from this offer.

If you apply online, remember to enter promo code “50″ when prompted.

There are potential monthly fees with the 3 checking accounts that are available. You can compare them in this checking page. The Advantage Checking seems to be the best one since you can have the monthly fee waived with e-statements. The credit union is partnered with the CO-OP ATM Network which gives members access to free ATMs throughout the nation.

Logix Federal Credit Union Membership and Application

According to the credit union’s FAQ document, membership is open to members of the American Consumer Council.

The credit union has an online application that allows ACH account funding.

KeyBank $150 in Bank Bonuses

KeyBank has another checking promotion in which you can earn $150. It’s basically the same bank bonus that KeyBank was offering last year. It’s an online offer, but the application only applies to certain states.

You can find the details of the offers here. The offer runs until Sept 28, 2012. In order to qualify for the $150 bank bonus, you must complete the following:

  • Open a qualifying KeyBank checking account online and enter offer code ONFT0912 by September 28, 2012, and
  • Make at least 30 payments and/or purchases within 3 months of account opening, plus
  • Make 3 direct deposits each of $500 or more within 3 months of account opening

If you click on the “Compare All Checking Accounts” link in the promo page, you can compare the qualifying checking accounts. All have potential monthly service charges. You can avoid monthly fees on the Key Express Checking by making at least $500 in deposits or initiating five transactions per statement cycle.

Here is the small print for the offer:

Between 9/1/2012 and 9/28/12, you must open a Key Express (this is the basic banking account in NY), Key Coverage, Key Advantage, Key Privilege, or Key Privilege Select Checking Account online and make at least 30 posted payments and/or purchases from the new checking account within three months of account opening, plus within three months of account opening make a total of three direct deposits each of $500 or more to get your gift. One month is calculated as 31 calendar days from account opening date (three months equals 93 calendar days from account opening date). Limit one gift per qualifying account. Limit one gift per individual. The value of your gift will be reported on Form 1099-INT. Your gift will be deposited within 90 days of meeting requirements. Qualifying purchase and payment transactions include checks, MasterCard signature, PayPass® and PIN-based purchases, Key Bill Pay, debit card automated payments, PayPal® transactions, and Automated Clearing House (ACH) direct payments. Direct deposit transactions are limited to payroll, Social Security, pension, and government benefits. Offer available to individuals without an existing checking account at KeyBank as of 8/31/2012. Offer not available to individuals who have opened a KeyBank checking account in the last 12 months. Employees of KeyBank, its affiliates, and subsidiaries are not eligible for this offer. If you close your account within 180 days of account opening, you will be charged a $25 account early closure fee. Accounts overdrawn or closed as of 1/11/2013 are not eligible for this offer. Accounts titled as Trust Accounts, Estate, Non-Individual, and No Access are excluded from eligibility. You must have a U.S. mailing address on 1/11/2013 to be eligible. Offer is subject to cancellation without notice and cannot be combined with any other offer. Other miscellaneous charges may apply.

There are some additional details in the promotion’s FAQs.

KeyBank has been a FDIC member since 1956.

Valley National Checking Account $150 in Bank Bonuses

Open a Valley National Bank checking account and you could earn up to $150 in cash bonuses. Setting up a checking account requires a minimum deposit of $100. You’ll receive a cash bonus of $75 after signing up for mobile banking. Another $75 bonus will be credited to your account when you sign up for monthly direct deposit or enroll in online banking and complete three merchant bill payments. Other details of the offer include:

  • Account is free for a year
  • First order of checks is free
  • Free online statements, mobile banking, debit card and banking by phone
  • Funds deposited must be from another institution
  • Insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC)

All requirements must be met within 60 days of opening a checking account to qualify for the cash rewards. Once requirements are met the cash rewards will be credited within 90 days of the account being opened.

Only new checking account customers can qualify for the cash rewards. The offer is limited to one per customer and two per household. Accounts that qualify for the offer are the Perfect Checking, Student Reward Checking, Basic Consumer, Senior Citizen Checking and NOW Checking. Valley National Bank is based in Wayne, N.J.

Metcalf Bank $100 Checking Account Bonus

Metcalf Bank is offering a $100 cash bonus for opening up a checking account. The bank is offering the promotion through Aug. 31, 2011. Open a MyChoice checking account and get $50. Open a SaveUp savings account at the same time and get another $50. And when you set up a monthly automatic transfer between the two accounts the bank will double the interest.

The checking account offers free mobile banking and refunds of other banks’ ATM fees. It also offers six months of free identity protection and a free CheckPlus Debit MasterCard. You’ll also receive free estatements, email and text alerts. The $3 monthly fee on the account is waived for meeting certain requirements during each monthly statement cycle.

Other details of the bank’s offer include:

  • Minimum balance of $250 to receive the incentive for the SaveUp Savings
  • SaveUp Savings has a 0.5 percent annual percentage yield (APY)
  • Savings rate falls to 0.25 percent if automatic transfer requirement is not met
  • Savings rate is subject to change after opening account
  • Fees may reduce earnings
  • Fee may be imposed for closing account within first 120 days

Metcalf Bank is based in Lee’s Summit, Mo., and is a leading financial service provider in the state.

Citibank $500 Bank Bonuses in Referrals

Looking for bank deals that put money back in your pocket? Get up to $500 for referring friends and family to Citibank to open a checking account. You must have a Citibank checking account to qualify for the offer. Other details of the bank deals for checking include:

  • Earn $100 for each new Citigold or Citibusiness account
  • Earn $50 for each new Citibank account
  • Earn $25 for each new Citibank EZ checking account
  • Only five referrals per customer
  • Cash bonus deposited within 120 days of verification of new customer’s account opening
  • New bank customer also receives a bonus

New customers who open an account must deposit $1,000 or more ($500 for EZ Checking) within 60 days to receive the cash.  Depending on the account opened, the customer receives a bonus of $100, $50, or $25. The bank’s terms also require one direct deposit, two electronic bill payments, or five or more qualifying non-PIN transactions with the bank’s debit card. The account must be open and in good standing to receive the cash bonus.

The bank deal is only available in Citibank branches, and only one offer is allowed per Citibank customer. You also must be a resident of the U.S. or a resident alien with a valid U.S. taxpayer identification number to qualify for the bank’s deal.

Bank of America $75 Bank Bonus

Bank of America is currently giving away $75 in bonuses for opening a personal checking account, for customers who open a checking account by September 30, 2009. Check link below for more information: (source Bank of America promo page)

Here are some of the details of this bank checking deal:

  • This offer is available only to new customers who open a qualifying personal checking account with a minimum balance of $500
  • The new checking account must be open for at least 30 days
  • You must make a minimum of one transaction with the newly assigned check card
  • To take advantage of this offer, you must use the Offer Code provided to open your qualifying new Bank of America personal checking account by 09/30/2009
  • To open a new checking account, apply online or go to a banking center and reference offer code AOU260709

For more information on this bank deal, check the Bank of America promo page.

Chase Bank $150 Checking Account Bonus

Open a new Chase Bank checking account before June 30 and get a $150 bonus. This promotion was delivered via direct mail, and there doesn’t seem to be any mention of it on Chase’s website.

The bank has heavily promoted similar deals there, including last winter’s $50 bonus for new personal checking accounts and $200 bonus for new business checking accounts.

You’ll also need a “coupon code” from the mailing to qualify for the bonus. It appears that the bonus codes are one time use, so if you didn’t get a mailer you’re out of luck. Hopefully they will open this bonus up to everyone else soon!

The fine print says you have 60 days from the time you open the account to deposit at least $100 in new money. Within 10 days of doing that, the $150 bonus will be added to your account.

If you try and close the account in less than six months, Chase will retract the $150 bank bonus.

ING Direct Electric Orange Bonus

ING Direct is offering a $25 Bonus for opening their Electric Orange Checking account by May 31, 2009.

In order to receive the $25 bonus, you have to complete the following:

  • Open the account – enter reference code “EM255″
  • Activate your electric orange debit card
  • Use your debit card to make 3 transactions within the first 45 days

Once these requirements have been met, your $25 bonus will automatically be added to your account.

Citibank $100 Checking Account Bonus

Citibank is currently running a $100 checking account bonus.The promotional code for this bank bonus is CY73.

citibank bank bonus

In order to qualify for the bonus you must:

  • Open a qualifying Citibank regular checking account
  • Fund it with a minimum of $1,000 by 12/31/2008
  • Make at least one direct deposit into your account within the first month or at least two electronic bill payments from your account each month for three consecutive months

The offer only applies to new Citibank checking customers. You will receive your bonus in the checking account within $100 days. The offer is only available to Citi members who are the primary account holders. See site for more details.

WaMu Raises Savings Rate to 4.00%

Washington Mutual (WAMU) recently raised the rate on their online savings account to 4.00%, which is one of the highest savings rates currently available.


Here are some of the details on this great deal:

  • No minimums or fees
  • Only a $1 deposit required
  • ATM cards are available
  • Free checks for life
  • Cash back on debit card purchases
  • No hard credit pulls

It’s true that WaMu has had some problems recently–this is part of the reason they are offering such great rates. However, WaMu is FDIC insured for the standard $100,000, and if you keep your deposits below 100k you shouldn’t have anything to worry about. I recently opened this account a 3.75% and was pleasantly surprised when they announced an increase to 4.00%.

By opening a savings account instead of a CD, you keep your assets liquid and have them ready if and when you need to make a withdrawal.