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Huntington National Bank's $200 Bonus Is Back
Deal Summary: $200 bonus when opening a new Huntington 5 Checking® account.

Availability: Residents of Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Wisconsin

Huntington National Bank (Huntington Bank) has extended its long-running and popular Huntington 5 Checking® $200 bonus through October 31, 2017.

What sets this bonus apart from other checking account bonuses is that it does not require a Direct Deposit of any kind. Simply deposit at least $1k within 60 days and the $200 bonus is yours.

Qualifications for the $200 Bonus:

  • Open a new Huntington 5...
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Capital One Increases 360 Money Market Rate
Deal Summary: 360 Money Market, 1.20% APY ($10k+), 0.60% APY (less than $10k)

Availability: Nationwide

In March 2016, a new Money Market account (earning 1.00% APY) was unveiled by Capital One 360, the now defunct online banking subsidiary of Capital One Financial Corporation. Earlier this year, Capital One 360 was quietly absorbed into Capital One, although the majority of Capital One products carry the “360” brand.

Two months ago, the rate on the 360 Money Market was raised to 1.10% APY ($10k+). Capital One has just ended the...

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Discover Bank Adds New $150 or $200 Savings Bonuses
Deal Summary: $150 or $200 bonus when opening a new Online Savings account.

Availability: Nationwide (internet bank)

Discover Bank has been offering bonuses on new Online Savings accounts for several years, but the latest bonus is definitely the best one so far: a $150 or $200 bonus when opening a new Online Savings account by October 2, 2017. To put these new bonuses in perspective, as recently as this past April, the bonus was $100; in early 2013, a $10k minimum deposit only earned a $25 bonus.

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Regions Bank Has $200 LifeGreen Checking Bonus
Deal Summary: $200 bonus when opening any LifeGreen checking account by September 30, 2017.

Availability: New checking customers in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas.

For the past few years, Regions Bank (Regions) has been regularly offering bonuses to new checking customers when opening any LifeGreen Checking account. The last time I wrote about this bonus it was $300, but this latest version is a $200 bonus.

$200 Bonus Requirements

  • Open any personal LifeGreen Checking Account by September...
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Earn Up to $500 in Checking Bonuses at Popular Community Bank
Deal Summary: Checking bonuses up to $500 when opening a new Popular Prestige or Popular Everyday Checking account.

Availability: Market area includes the greater New York Metropolitan area, Northern New Jersey, and South Florida.

Now through October 31, 2017, Popular Community Bank (PCB) is offering up to $500 in bonuses when opening a new Popular Prestige or Popular Everyday checking account.

Bonus Requirements

It’s possible to earn $200, $300, or $500 in bonuses:

  • $200 bonus for establishing a recurring monthly direct deposit within 60 days of account opening.
  • $300 bonus for depositing $10k+ of...
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First Citizens Bank Offers $200 Checking Bonus
Deal Summary: $200 bonus when opening a new Premier or Prestige checking account, now through September 30, 2017.

Availability: Market area includes AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, KS, MD, MO, NC, NM, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WA, and WV.

Now through September 30, 2017, First Citizens Bank (FCB) is offering a $200 bonus when opening a new Premier or Prestige checking account. The nice thing about this bonus is that direct deposit isn't required. The details are listed in FCB's Checking Bonus page. A summary...

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First National Bank Adds $150 Checking Bonus (Expired)

UPDATE 9/1/2017: Even though the original offer gave a December 31, 2017 expiration date, this bonus is no longer available.

Deal Summary: $150 bonus when opening a new Freestyle, Mystyle, Lifestyle, or Premierstyle checking account.

Availability: Bonus available in Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and West Virginia.

Now through December 31, 2017, First National Bank (FNB) is offering a $150 bonus when opening a new Freestyle, Mystyle, Lifestyle, or Premierstyle checking account.

Bonus Requirements

  • Open a new checking account by December 31, 2017, using the promotional code, DIRECT17.
  • Set-up and receive...
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US Bank Offers $200 Summer Checking Bonus

UPDATE 7/10/2017: As some DA readers have noted in the Comments section below, this offer is not available nationwide. I have included more detail in the Availability section below. Thank you, DA readers!

Deal Summary: $200 bonus when opening a new Silver, Gold, or Platinum Checking account.

Availability: Nationwide Market area includes AR, AZ, CA, CO, FL, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, MN, MO, MT, ND, NE, NM, NV, OH, OR, SD, TN, UT, WA, WI, and WY. Those in other states with an...
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BMO Harris Bank Adds CD Specials (Checking Relationship)
Deal Summary: CD Specials – 15-month (1.50% APY), 30-month (1.85% APY), and 50-month (2.25% APY) with checking relationship, $5k minimum deposit. $200 bonus when opening a new checking account.

Availability: Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Washington, and Wisconsin.

BMO Harris Bank is offering its checking customers a trio of limited-time CD Specials: 15-month (1.50% APY), 30-month (1.85% APY), 50-month (2.25% APY). Of the three, the 50-month CD Special is the most competitive. The minimum opening deposit is $5k, with no stated balance cap.

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Camden National Bank (ME/NH) Has Up To $300 In Checking Bonuses
Deal Summary: $100, $200, or $300 bonus when opening a new Simple Promise, Promise Rewards, and Promise Premier Checking account, respectively.

Availability: Residents of Maine and New Hampshire.

Now through December 31, 2017, Camden National Bank (CNB) is offering up to $300 in checking bonuses when opening any of three checking accounts with Direct Deposits of at least $500 during the second statement cycle. The amount of the bonus is dependent on which checking account is opened.

  • $100 bonus when opening a new Simple Promise checking account.
  • $200 bonus when...
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