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Best Bank Account Bonuses, Offers, Promotions January 2019

EPF Last Update: December 10, 2018

 

Each time we go shopping, we look for a discount or a sale. Be it a grocery shop, a restaurant or a shoe store, we take into account the well-known value-for-money aspect, but we also compare different prices and want to make a bargain, even if only for fun. It is only natural that we constantly try to cut our spendings and increase our income in every possible way.

However, if we are creative enough, we can find some brilliant ways to earn more money by depositing it in a bank and even spending it. Many banks try to attract new customers and keep the existing ones by offering series of bonuses and promotions. And they succeed, mainly because there are some amazing offers that no one in their right mind could ignore.

Elite Personal Finance team analyzed many banks’ promotions and comprised a list of the best offers for 2017. We arranged them from the highest to the lowest regardless limitations that some of them might have, such as specific location, group, age, etc.

Note: From time to time, we will have to update the list because some offers will expire. If we fail to do so in a timely manner, feel free to inform us about the latest changes and we will update the information immediately.

 

Best Bank Promotions – January 2019

 

 

Discover Cashback Checking ‒ up to $360 Annual Cash Back

See offer here.

To earn this annual bonus, you need to open a new Cashback Checking account and make purchases with your debit card. When you open the account, deposit as much money as you want and then use your debit card for daily purchases. This allows you to earn 1% cash back on up to $3,000 per month in qualifying purchases or up to $36,000 a year.

However, it is important to note that cash-like payments such as P2P payments and ATM withdrawals do not qualify for the bonus.

 

TD Premier Checking – $300 Bonus

See offer here.
You will get a $300 cash bonus if you open a TD Bank Premier Checking Account, set up direct deposit and receive at least $2,500 in direct deposits within 60 days of opening the account. Only U.S. residents can apply for this offer, and the application needs to be completed online. A monthly service fee is $25, but it can be waived if you keep your daily balance at $2,500 or more.

Make sure you read the offer terms in detail as it is not available in all states.

 

Elements Financial – $200 Cash Bonus

See offer here.

To qualify for the $200 bonus, you need to open a new Elements Financial High Interest Checking account. When applying, enter promo code CHECK200, set up a recurring monthly direct deposit of at least $500 within 60 days of opening the account and keep the account open for a minimum of 6 months. If you already have an Elements Financial checking or Health Savings account, you are not eligible for this bonus.

In addition to the $200 cash bonus, you will also get a great checking yield: 2.00% APY on balances up to $20,000 in any statement cycle during which you manage to maintain at least a $100 daily balance and make 15 qualifying transactions.

 

TD Convenience Checking – $150 Bonus

See offer here.
Another offer by TD: You will get a $150 cash bonus if you open a TD Bank Convenience Checking account and receive at least $500 in direct deposits within 60 days of opening the account. Only US residents can apply for this offer, and you need to apply for it online.
A monthly service fee is $15, but it can be waived if you keep your daily balance at minimum $100.

Make sure you read the offer terms in detail as it is not available in all states.

 

Capital One 360 ‒ up to $150 Cash Bonus

See offer here.

To qualify for this bonus, you need to make a combo.

  • Open a new Capital One 360 Checking account with at least $250 initial deposit. Then, make a minimum of 3 debit card purchases or person-to-person payments (or any combination of the two) within 45 days of opening the account. This should qualify you for a $25 bonus which will be deposited into your account after 50 days.
  • Next, you should open a new Capital One 360 Money Market account. When you deposit $250 to $9,999, you will get a bonus of $25, But if you deposit at least $10,000, a $100 bonus will be automatically deposited into your account.
  • Finally, open a new Capital One 360 Savings account and make an initial deposit of at least $250 to receive a $25 bonus automatically.

You can also open one or two accounts and meet their requirements to earn less than $150. However, to earn all $150, you need to open all three accounts and meet all the listed criteria.

 

MemoryBank – $100 Cash Bonus

See offer here.

To earn the $100 cash bonus, open a MemoryBank EarnMore checking account with no maintenance fees or ongoing monthly balance requirements. In order to qualify for the bonus, you need to include promo code TA2018 in your application. Also, you have to deposit a minimum of $50 and make 3 or more ACH deposits of at least $200 within 3 statement cycles.

You will get the bonus in your account right after the statement cycle in which you completed the bonus requirements ends. Also, you will earn 1.6% APY on balances up to $250,000.

 

Charles Schwab – $100 Bonus

See offer here.
If you open a new account with Charles Schwab, a $100 cash bonus will be paid to your account within 30 days. There is no minimum deposit, but you may have to pay a monthly maintenance fee.

Apply on the linked page or via telephone by calling 1-800-398-8640 and mentioning the promo code REFER.

 

BBVA Compass – $100 Cash Bonus

You can get this bonus very easily if you are a new customer at this bank. Just open a new ClearConnect or ClearChoice checking account and make a qualifying bill pay transaction to your utility service provider (refuse, electricity, telecommunications, etc.) of $25 or more within 60 days of opening the account. You will receive the cash deposit bonus within 90 days of meeting the requirements, which, in this case, is a qualifying transaction.

Both accounts are free, but note that ClearChoice is only available to residents of AZ, CO, CA, FL, NM and TX, while ClearConnect is available to all U.S. residents. When you apply, use code BP12018.

 

Regions Bank – up to $100 Bonus

See offer here.

First, open a new checking account at Regions Bank. Then, open a Lifegreen Savings account and place at least a $50 opening deposit. After that, you need to set up a recurring monthly transfer of at least $10 from the newly opened Regions Checking to the Lifegreen Savings account and complete a minimum of 12 monthly transfers. You will receive a 1% savings bonus on each account opening anniversary date based on your average monthly balance on your account for the previous 12 months. This way, you will get up to $100 bonus on each anniversary of opening the account.

 

Brightpeak Financial – Up to $100 Cash Bonus

See offer here.

Open a new Emergency Savings Share account to earn up to $100 cash bonus. When you open the account, make at least $1 initial deposit, set up a qualifying direct deposit and start the savings. Every time you reach a predetermined milestone, you will receive a cash reward. When you save at least $50 per month, you will receive $10 after three months or $15 after 6 months. Then, after one year, you will receive a $25 bonus and $50 after 2 years.

Note that this promotion is not available to people living in AR, GA, NV and OK.

 

Citizens Bank – $1,000 College Savings Bonus

See offer here.
If you are thinking about saving money for your child’s college tuition, this is the perfect option for you. You need to open a CollegeSaver savings account (an interest-bearing account) before your child turns twelve. Also, you have to save the monthly minimum amount every year and you will get a $1,000 bonus for your child’s 18th birthday. Also, you can open the account before your child’s twelfth birthday, which will only increase your savings.

 

BankDirect – AAdvantage Miles

See offer here.

To earn 1,000 American Airlines AAdvantage miles, you just have to open a BankDirect Mileage Checking account.

For initiating direct deposit, you will get additional 10,000 miles (5,000 miles when you use BankDirect bill pay service for one year and 5,000 for making at least 12 transactions with your BankDirect Visa debit CheckCard totaling $500 or more every month for 6 consecutive statement cycles). Finally, when you refer a friend, you will get additional 1,000 miles. Check all the instructions and guidelines on their website as there are other ways to earn miles as well.

 

CIT Bank Premier Savings

See offer here.

This offer is quite different than the rest of our list, and that’s why we saved it for the very end.

Even though this offer has no sign-up bonus, CIT Bank’s Premier High Yield Savings account offers an attractive APY on all balances under $250,000 (1.55%) and more than $100,000 (1.30%). This rate is among the highest at the moment. To qualify, you will need to make at least $100 opening deposit within 30 days of opening the account.

 

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