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36 Best New Bank Account Promotions & Offers – May 2019

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It’s possible to make $100s just by opening up a bank account. But sorting through the best offers can be tricky.

At Greekalphabets, we comb through hundreds of deals every month to find you the most lucrative sign-up bonuses – some worth up to $1,000. We also rank the best high-yield checking accounts, cash back credit cards, and more.

Don’t want to miss out? Here are the best bank promotions for the month of May.

Top Bank Account Promotions (May 2019)

1. TD Bank Beyond CheckingSM – $300 Cash Bonus

td bankApply online for a new TD Bank Beyond Checking account and you’ll get a $300 cash bonus once you receive direct deposits of more than $2,500 within 60 days. To qualify for this offer, you must be a U.S. resident and apply for the offer online. The Beyond checking account typically includes a $25 monthly maintenance fee, but it’s waived with monthly direct deposits of $5,000 or more, a minimum daily balance of $2,500, or a combined balance of $25,000 across your eligible TD accounts.

This offer is available to residents of the following states: CT, DE, DC, FL, ME, MD, MA, NH, NJ, NY, NC, PA, RI, SC, VT, VA.
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2. TD Bank Convenience CheckingSM – $150 Cash Bonus

td bankAs an alternative to the TD Bank Beyond Checking offer above, you can apply online for a new TD Bank Convenience account, which has a much lower minimum balance requirement. You’ll get a $150 cash bonus once you receive direct deposits of more than $500 within 60 days. To qualify for this offer, you must be a U.S. resident and apply for the offer online. The Premier checking account typically includes a $15 monthly maintenance fee, but it’s waived if you keep a daily balance of at least $100.

This offer is available to residents of the following states: CT, DE, DC, FL, ME, MD, MA, NH, NJ, NY, NC, PA, RI, SC, VT, VA.
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3. Chase SapphireSM Checking – 60,000 Bonus Ultimate Rewards Points

chase bank logo

Open a new Chase SapphireSM Checking account and earn 60,000 bonus Chase Ultimate Rewards points. Within 45 days of opening your account, transfer a total of $75,000 or more in qualifying new money or securities to a combination of eligible checking, savings and/or investment accounts. Then, maintain the balance for at least 90 days.

This offer is available to Chase Sapphire cardmembers only. The minimum opening balance is $25, and there’s a $25 monthly service fee that’s waived when you maintain a $75,000 minimum daily balance across all eligible accounts.
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4. Chase Premier Plus CheckingSM – $300 Bonus

chase bank logoTo qualify for this bonus, open a new Chase Premier Plus CheckingSM account and have a direct deposit (electronic transfer for paycheck, pension or government benefits) made to the account within 60 days. (You can either apply online using the link above, or enter your email on the linked page to receive the coupon to take to your local Chase branch.) Once these steps are taken, you should receive the bonus in your account within 10 business days.

Keep in mind that the Premier Plus account has a monthly service fee of $25. However, the fee is waived if you keep an average daily balance of at least $15,000 between all of your Chase accounts (checking, savings, and other balances) or you set up automatic payments to your qualifying Chase mortgage. There’s no minimum required opening deposit. All balances yield 0.01% APY as of March 15, 2019; yields are subject to change.

Chase has ATMs and branches in the following states: AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MI, NV, NJ, NY, OH, OK, OR, TX, UT, WA, WV, WI. This offer is available nationwide, except to residents of AK, HI, and PR.
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5. Chase Total Checking® – $200 Bonus

chase bank logoThere is a separate bonus offer of $200 for Chase Total Checking®, which is a step down from the Chase Premier Plus Checking account mentioned above. Open a new Chase Total Checking® account and make a qualifying direct deposit within 60 days. You’ll then receive a $200 bonus within 10 business days.

There is a $12 monthly fee but it is waived if you meet at least one of the following criteria in each monthly statement period:

  • Execute direct deposits totaling $500 or more made to the account
  • Maintain a $1,500 minimum daily balance
  • Maintain an average daily balance of $5,000 or more in qualifying linked deposits or investments
  • Pay at least $25 or more in qualifying checking-related services or fees

To receive this bonus, you can either apply online using the link above or enter your email here and take the coupon to a local Chase branch. Chase has ATMs and branches in the following states: AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MI, NV, NJ, NY, OH, OK, OR, TX, UT, WA, WV, WI. This offer is available online nationwide, except to residents of AK, HI, and PR.
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6. Chase SavingsSM – $150 Bonus

chase bank logoYou can earn an additional bonus of $150 with a Chase savings account. Open a new Chase SavingsSM account, deposit at least $10,000 within 20 business days, and maintain a $10,000 balance or more for 90 days from when the deposit was made. You’ll then receive a $150 bonus within 10 business days.

You can avoid the $5 monthly maintenance fee on this account by doing one of the following each monthly statement period:

  • Maintaining a minimum daily balance of at least $300
  • Executing at least one repeating automatic transfer of $25 or more from your personal Chase checking account or Chase Liquid® Card
  • Having at least one account owner who is an individual younger than 18
  • Linking the account to an eligible Chase Premier Plus Checking, Chase Sapphire Checking, or Chase Private Client Checking account

To receive this bonus, you can either apply online using the link above or enter your email here and take the coupon to a local Chase branch. Chase has ATMs and branches in the following states: AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MI, NV, NJ, NY, OH, OK, OR, TX, UT, WA, WV, WI. This offer is available online nationwide, except to residents of AK, HI, and PR.

All balances yield 0.01% APY as of March 15, 2019; yields are subject to change.
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7. Chase College Checking – $100 Bonus

chase bank logoThere’s a separate checking account offer just for college students. Open a new Chase College Checking account within an initial deposit of at least $25, enroll in paperless statements, and then complete at least 10 qualifying transactions within 60 days of opening the account. You’ll then be eligible to earn the $100 bonus within 10 business days.

To receive this bonus, you’ll need to enter your email here and take the coupon to a local Chase branch. Chase has ATMs and branches in the following states: AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MI, NV, NJ, NY, OH, OK, OR, TX, UT, WA, WV, WI. This offer expires on July 14, 2019.
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8. Capital One 360 – Up to $150 Cash Bonus

capital one 360This offer is made up of 3 components, which you can perform separately or as a combination.

  • Open a new Capital One 360 Checking account with at least $250 and make at least  3 debit card purchases or Person2Person payments (can be any combination of the two) within 45 days of account opening. Your $25 bonus will then be deposited into your account on day 50.
  • Open a new Capital One 360 Money Market account . If you deposit $250 to $9,999.99, you’ll get a $25 bonus. If you deposit $10,000 or more, you’ll get a $100 bonus, which will automatically be deposited into your account.
  • Open a new Capital One 360 Saving account with an initial deposit of at least $250. Your $25 bonus will then automatically be deposited into your account.

The total cash bonus amount is up to $150, depending on which accounts you open and how much you deposit for the Money Market account.
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9. Capital One 360 Money Market – Up to $500 Cash Bonus

Capital One 360 has two separate bonuses for new money market accountholders.

$500 Bonus

This is the most generous money market account opening bonus on the market today. To qualify, open a Capital One 360 money market account using the promo code “EARN500” by May 19, 2019. Then, deposit at least $50,000 in cumulative deposits within the first 10 days and maintain a minimum daily balance of at least $50,000 for the following 90 days. You’ll receive your bonus within 60 days of clearing the 90-day balance threshold.

Moving forward, your 360 Money Market account earns 2.00% APY on all balances above $10,000 and 0.85% APY on all balances below $10,000. There’s no monthly maintenance fee or minimum balance requirement, but this offer is not available to anyone who’s had a Capital One 360 savings product (including a money market account) since January 1, 2016.
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$200 Bonus

For new accountholders with less money for their initial deposit, Capital One 360 has another great promotion that pays a $200 cash bonus. To qualify, open a Capital One 360 money market account using the promo code “EARN500,” then deposit at least $10,000 in cumulative deposits by May 19, 2019. You’ll receive your bonus within 60 days of reaching the $10,000 deposit threshold.

Moving forward, you’ll earn 2.00% APY on all balances above $10,000 and 0.85% APY on all balances below $10,000. There’s no monthly maintenance fee or minimum balance requirement. This offer is not available to anyone who’s had a Capital One 360 savings product (including a money market account) since January 1, 2016.
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10. Wells Fargo Everyday Checking – $400 Cash Bonus

wells fargo logoOpen a new Wells Fargo Everyday Checking account online or in-branch by November 27, 2019 to qualify for a cash bonus of $400. Here’s how to do it:

  • First, check that the offer is available in your area using the ZIP code finder on the promotions page.
  • Then, open a new Wells Fargo Everyday Checking account online or in-branch and make the minimum required opening deposit of $25.
  • Next, within 150 days of account opening, receive cumulative direct deposits totaling $3,000 or more each month for three consecutive months

Once you meet at least one of these requirements, you’ll receive a $400 cash bonus in your account within 45 days. Your account must remain open to receive the bonus.

Note that qualifying direct deposits include salary, pension, Social Security, and other qualifying income. Direct deposits must be electronically deposited via ACH. Your account must have a balance of at least $1 during the entire qualification period.

You can avoid the Everyday Checking account’s $10 monthly maintenance fee by doing any of the following:

  • Maintaining a minimum daily balance of $1,500
  • Completing 10 or more debit card transactions per month
  • Executing direct deposits totaling $500 or more per month

If you currently have an open Wells Fargo consumer checking account or have earned any other Wells Fargo checking account bonus within the past 12 months, you’re not eligible for this offer.
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11. PNC Bank – Up to $300 Cash Bonus

pnc bank logoPNC is offering two separate bonus opportunities, worth up to $300, when you open a new PNC Bank Virtual Wallet account:

  • To earn the $200 cash bonus, open a new Virtual Wallet with Performance Spend and arrange total qualifying direct deposits of at least $2,000 to your account. Then, make at least 10 debit card purchases with the debit card tied to your account. You’ll receive the $200 bonus in your account within 90 days of meeting all conditions.
  • To earn the $300 cash bonus, open a new Virtual Wallet with Performance Select and arrange total qualifying direct deposits of at least $5,000 to your account. Then, complete at least 10 debit card purchases with the debit card linked to your new account. The bonus should be paid within 90 days of meeting the requirements.

These cash bonus offers expire on May 31, 2019.

This offer applies to residents of the following states: AL, DC, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, MD, MI, MO, NC, NJ, NY, OH, PA, SC, VA, WI & WV.
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12. SunTrust Bank Advantage Checking – Up to $750 Cash Bonus

suntrustNew customers can take “advantage” of their choice of three different bonus opportunities when they open new Suntrust Advantage Checking accounts. Let’s look at each of them in turn.

$250 Bonus Offer

Open a new SunTrust Advantage Checking account and deposit at least $100 within 14 days of account opening.

Then, complete at least $3,000 in cumulative direct deposits and make at least 10 qualifying debit card purchases that post within 60 days of your account opening date. Qualifying direct deposits include wage or salary, pension, Social Security, or other regular monthly income.

Once you complete the offer requirements, you’ll receive your $250 bonus within eight weeks.

$500 Bonus Offer

Open a new SunTrust Advantage Checking account and complete the $250 bonus requirements.

In addition, deposit at least $25,000 in new money into qualifying SunTrust accounts within 30 days of account opening and maintain those balances for 90 days from account opening. Qualifying new money balances include balances in:

  • SunTrust Advantage Checking and qualifying linked checking accounts
  • SunTrust personal savings accounts
  • SunTrust personal money market accounts
  • SunTrust CDs
  • SunTrust bank IRA accounts on which you are the first listed name

Once you complete the offer requirements, you’ll receive your $500 bonus within eight weeks.

$750 Bonus Offer

Open a new SunTrust Advantage Checking account and complete the $250 bonus requirements.

In addition, deposit at least $100,000 in new money into qualifying SunTrust accounts within 30 days of account opening. Maintain those balances for 90 days from account opening. This offer’s new money requirements are identical to the $500 offer’s.

Once you complete the offer requirements, you’ll receive your $750 bonus within eight weeks.

Each offer applies to residents of states in which SunTrust Bank has a physical presence, including: AL, AR, FL, GA, MD, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, DC & WV. Check SunTrust Bank’s website for availability in your area.
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13. Discover Cashback Checking – Up to $360 Annual Cash Back

discover bank logoWhen you open a new Cashback Checking account and spend with your debit card by May 31, 2019, you can earn as much as $570 in your first 12 billing cycles as an accountholder and as much as $360 each 12 billing cycles (account anniversary year) thereafter.

Just open and fund the account in any amount, then use your debit card to make everyday purchases. You earn 1% cash back on up to $3,000 in qualifying purchases per month, or up to $36,000 in qualifying purchases per year. Cash-like payments, such as ATM withdrawals and P2P payments, do not qualify for cash back.

Through November 29, 2019, Discover matches all cash back earned on new Cashback Checking accounts up to the spending limit. That’s $30 in matching cash back per month, or $210 in total matching cash back, for a total potential first-year cash back haul of $570.

For more details on other account types and offers from Discover Bank, check out our Discover Bank review.
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14. HSBC Advance Checking – $350 Cash Back

hsbcOpen a new HSBC Advance Checking account and deposit at least $10,000 in new money to earn a $350 welcome bonus.

Here’s how to do it. First, open your account by June 2, 2019, and deposit at least $10,000 in outside funds (new money) in combined checking and savings accounts within 30 days of your account opening date. Maintain a daily balance of at least $10,000 in the accounts for 90 calendar days from the deposit date. You’ll receive your bonus within 8 weeks after completing the qualifying activities.

Moving forward, you can avoid the $25 monthly maintenance fee by either a) maintaining that $10,000 daily balance indefinitely, or b) maintaining a $5,000 daily balance and a recurring direct deposit into the account.
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15. HSBC Choice Checking – $200 Cash Back

hsbcHSBC has an even more accessible checking bonus. For a limited time, you can earn a welcome bonus of $200 when you open a new HSBC Choice Checking account and deposit $1,500 in new money.

To earn the bonus, open your new Choice Checking account by June 2, 2019, and deposit at least $1,500 in new money in combined checking and savings accounts within 30 days. Then, maintain at least $1,500 in the combined accounts for 90 days from your deposit date. Once you clear that threshold, you should receive your bonus within 8 weeks.

Moving forward, avoid the $15 monthly maintenance fee by maintaining at least $1,500 in combined personal and investment balances.
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16. Citibank Account Package – Up to $500 Cash Bonus

When you open a new eligible checking and savings account in the Citibank Account Package by June 30, 2019, you could qualify for a cash bonus up to $500. Here’s how to earn the bonus:

  • Within 30 days of opening your account, deposit at least $15,000 in new money (funds not previously held with Citibank or its affiliates) into your account.
  • Maintain a $15,000 minimum balance for at least 60 consecutive calendar days. This qualifies you for a $400 cash bonus, which you’ll receive within 90 days of completing all required activities if you do nothing more.
  • To earn an additional $100 bonus (for a total cash bonus of $500), arrange and complete at least one qualifying direct deposit per month for 2 consecutive months within 60 days of account opening.

You’ll receive your cumulative bonus within 90 days of completing all required activities.

The $25 monthly maintenance fee is waived when you maintain a minimum daily balance (average) of at least $10,000. This offer is available to new Citibank accountholders only.
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17. Citibank Priority Account Package – $600 Cash Bonus

Citibank has another generous account opening offer for new customers, though it requires a hefty initial deposit.

When you open a new eligible checking and savings account in the Citibank Priority Account Package by June 30, 2019, you could qualify for a cash bonus of $600. Here’s how to earn the bonus:

  • Within 30 days of opening your account, deposit at least $50,000 in new money (funds not previously held with Citibank or its affiliates) into your checking and savings accounts (cumulative).
  • Maintain a that cumulative $50,000 minimum balance in your checking and savings accounts for at least 60 consecutive calendar days.
  • You’ll receive the bonus within 90 days of completing all required activities.

The $30 monthly maintenance fee is waived when you maintain a minimum daily balance (average) of at least $50,000. This offer is available to new Citibank accountholders only.
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18. HSBC Premier Checking – $750 Cash Back

hsbcHSBC’s third checking bonus is its most generous – and its most exclusive. For a limited time, you can snag a $750 welcome bonus when you open a new HSBC Premier Checking account and complete certain qualifying activities.

To earn the bonus, open your new Premier Checking account by June 2, 2019, and deposit at least $100,000 in new money in combined checking, savings, and eligible investment accounts within 30 calendar days. Then, maintain that minimum qualifying balance across the accounts for 90 calendar days from the deposit date. Once you reach the 90-day threshold, expect to see your $750 bonus in your Premier Checking account within 8 weeks.

Moving forward, avoid the $50 monthly maintenance fee by maintaining that same $100,000 balance across your combined personal and investment accounts.
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19. MoneyLion – 17% Bonus on First Direct Deposit (Up to $599)

As befits a non-traditional, app-based deposit institution, MoneyLion is breaking the bank account opening bonus mold.

When you join MoneyLion and set up a direct deposit of $500 or more into your fee-free MoneyLion Checking Account, MoneyLion will match 17% of your first direct deposit. For instance, if your first direct deposit totals $1,000, you’ll receive a $170 bonus. MoneyLion’s match is limited to $599 per depositor, so you won’t receive a bonus on direct deposit value above $3,524.

To get the match, you’ll need to opt in through the emailed link sent after you set up your first direct deposit, then maintain your first deposit’s funds in the account for at least 90 days from the deposit date. Thereafter, you’ll receive your bonus in your MoneyLion Investment Account, which you’ll need to have opened by that time.

This promotion doesn’t have a set expiration date, but MoneyLion is capping the cumulative match at $3 million. Once MoneyLion pays out $3 million in matching deposits, the fun ends.
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20. U.S. Bank – $300 Cash Bonus

U.S. Bank has a generous offer for new Platinum Checking customers. Note: While this offer remains active on U.S. Bank’s website, it was slated to expire on March 18, 2019 and is subject to discontinuation at any time.

To get started, open a new consumer Platinum Checking Package using the promo code “WEB2019” by the offer end date. Then, execute at least two recurring direct deposits totaling $2,000 or more within 60 days of your account opening date. Once your qualifying deposits have cleared, you should receive the $300 bonus in your account within 60 days.

To avoid the $24.95 monthly maintenance fee, you can either

  • Maintain at least $25,000 in combined personal deposits, credit balances, or investments with U.S. Bank and its affiliates
  • Maintain a personal trust relationship with U.S. Bank Wealth Management.

This is an online-only offer, but it’s not available in geographical areas where U.S. Bank has no physical presence.
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21. BMO Harris – Up to $250 Cash Bonus

bmo harris bankIf you’re a Bank At Work or Group Banking Services customer at BMO Harris, you can earn as much as $250. When you open a new personal checking account and meet the direct deposit requirements, you’ll receive $100. You get an additional $50 by opening a new Statement Savings Account with at least $1,000 of new money. Another $50 comes your way when open a new BMO Harris Health Savings Account. And you can add $50 by signing up for eStatements.

You should receive your bonuses between 90 and 120 days of either account opening or meeting the requirements.
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22. Elements Financial – $200 Cash Bonus

Open a new Elements Financial High Interest Checking account to qualify for a $200 cash bonus. Just enter promo code CHECK200 on your application, set up a recurring monthly direct deposit of $500 or more within 60 days of account opening, and keep your account open for at least 6 months. Existing Elements Financial checking and Health Savings Account customers are not eligible for this promotion. This offer is advertised for Indiana state government employees in their families, but non-employees may qualify as well.

In addition to this promotion, you’ll also get one of the best checking yields around: 2.00% APY on balances up to $20,000 in any statement cycle during which you maintain a $100 minimum daily balance and make 15 qualifying transactions.
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23. Citibank Basic Banking Package – $200 Cash Bonus

Citibank’s third new account promotion is its most modest. When you open a new eligible checking account in the Basic Banking Package by June 30, 2019, you could qualify for a $200 cash bonus. Here’s how:

  • Within 30 days of opening your account, deposit at least $5,000 in new money into your account.
  • Maintain a $5,000 minimum balance for at least 60 consecutive calendar days.
  • You’ll receive the $200 bonus within 90 days of completing all required activities.

The $12 monthly maintenance fee is waived when you either:

  • Receive at least one qualifying direct deposit per statement period and make at least one qualifying bill payment per statement period, or
  • Maintain at least $1,500 in combined average monthly balances in eligible linked accounts.

This offer is available to new Citibank accountholders only.
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24. BB&T Bright Banking Checking – $200 Cash Bonus

BB&T has another account opening bonus that, though less generous, is far easier to attain. Open a new BB&T Bright Banking® checking account by May 23, 2019 and complete one of the following qualifying activities within 75 days of your account opening date.

  • Enroll in direct deposit and receive at least two direct deposits of $100 or more
  • Activate U by BB&T® bill pay and use it to initiate three online payments of at least $25 each

You should receive your bonus within four weeks of completing these qualifying activities. You can avoid the $12 monthly maintenance fee in any statement period when you do one of the following:

  • Receive at least one direct deposit of $500 or greater
  • Maintain an average daily balance of at least $1,500

This offer is not available in PA or NJ.
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25. Xceed Financial Credit Union – Up to $200 Referral Bonus

When you refer an eligible new customer to Xceed Financial Credit Union, you and the referred customer may be eligible to receive up to $200 each.

New Member Eligibility

Although Xceed Financial Credit Union’s branch coverage is limited to a handful of states, including New York and California, it’s easy for new members to join. You’re eligible to join if:

  • You belong to any of Xceed’s nonprofit partner organizations, including Heal the Bay and Buffalo Zoo
  • You currently work for or retired from work with any of Xceed’s dozens of for-profit partners
  • You live in one of the communities directly served by Xceed

$100 or $200 Bonus for Referring Members

To qualify for the $100 referring member bonus, use the official bankingworthsharing.com referral website to submit your referral.

If the referred customer opens a new Xceed Signature Checking account by December 31, 2019, and completes the qualification requirements described below, you’ll receive your $100 referring member bonus within 30 days after the referred member’s account has been open and in good standing for at least 90 days. If you meet the following requirements, you’ll receive an additional $100 bonus, for a total referring member bonus of $200:

  • Have an active Xceed Visa® debit card
  • Sign up for online statements
  • Sign up for overdraft protection
  • Receive recurring direct ACH payroll deposits totaling at least $500 per month in an Xceed Signature checking account

$200 Bonus for Referred Members

New referred members qualify for a $200 bonus when they complete the following qualifying steps:

  • Open a new Xceed Visa® Platinum debit card
  • Sign up for online statements
  • Sign up for overdraft protection
  • Receive at least two recurring direct ACH payroll deposits totaling at least $500 per month their new account within 90 days of account opening
  • Maintain their new account in good standing for at least 90 days

After taking all required qualifying steps, the new referred member receives the $200 bonus within 30 days. There’s no limit to the number of referrals you can make or the total number of referred customers who can sign up using your referral.
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26. Salem Five – Your Choice of Free 12-Month Subscription

salem five logoOpen a new Salem Five Star Checking account using the promo code ‘ON US ‘ and a complimentary 12-month subscription to your choice of one of the following: Netflix, Spotify, Birchbox, Harry’s, or Graze. All you have to do to qualify for your free subscription is open your account and execute at least $1,500 in qualifying direct deposits within 60 days of your account opening date. Once you clear the $1,500 mark, you’ll begin earning monthly statement credits against the highest qualifying subscription transaction, up to $14.95 per month. These credits will continue for 12 consecutive months or until you cancel all qualifying subscriptions.

This promotion is available to customers nationwide, subject to a $10 minimum opening deposit in-branch and a $100 minimum opening deposit online. To avoid the $15 monthly maintenance fee, you can do one of the following: set up a qualifying payroll direct deposit, maintain a $1,500 minimum daily balance in the account, maintain a $5,000 minimum daily balance across combined deposit and loan balances, or set up autopay on a qualifying Salem Five mortgage loan.

Also of note: like depositors at all Massachusetts-chartered banks, Salem Five customers enjoy supplemental deposit insurance protection through the Massachusetts Deposit Insurance Fund (DIF), which covers balances above the $250,000 FDIC insurance limit. For more details about high-yield deposit accounts and special offers from Salem Five Direct, Salem Five’s online banking arm, check out our Salem Five Direct review.
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27. Discover Savings – Up to $200 Bonus

discover bank logoDiscover Bank has two distinct offers for new savings account customers.

$200 Bonus

This is an attractive cash bonus offer for customers with funds sufficient to meet the hefty opening deposit requirement. To qualify, use the promo code “NPBH519” to open your first Discover online savings account by June 3, 2019. Then, deposit at least $25,000 in new money by June 17, 2019. You’ll receive the $200 bonus by July 1, 2019.

This offer is not available to anyone who’s previously had a Discover savings account. Your account must be open on the date you receive the bonus (at least through July 1, 2019).
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$150 Bonus

This savings offer is slightly easier to attain. Use the promo code “NPBH519” to open your first Discover online savings account by June 3, 2019. Then, deposit at least $15,000 in new money by June 17, 2019. You’ll receive the $150 bonus by July 1, 2019.

This offer can’t be combined with the $200 bonus offer and isn’t available to previous Discover savings account customers. Your account must be open through July 1, 2019, to receive the bonus.
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28. Unify Financial Credit Union – Up to $150 Bonus

Open a new checking account with Unify Financial Credit Union (excluding the Right Start Checking and Right Start Debit accounts) and complete the requirements to earn a cash bonus of up to $150. Here’s how:

  • To earn a $50 cash bonus, simply open a qualifying new account with the minimum opening deposit and keep it open for at least 30 days. You’ll receive the bonus during your second statement cycle.
  • Receive a further $50 cash bonus by establishing a recurring direct deposit of at least $500 per month within 60 days of account opening. You’ll receive the bonus during the following statement cycle.
  • Receive the final $50 cash bonus by earning a $1 bonus for each Unify debit card transaction greater than $5 within 60 days of account opening (maximum 50 eligible transactions). You’ll receive the bonus in the following statement cycle.

This offer expires December 31, 2019.

Both accounts require a $25 minimum opening deposit, and applicants must be Unify Financial Credit Union members. Membership requirements vary by location, by any U.S. individual can become a Unity member when they join the Surfrider Foundation at no charge.
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29. HSBC/Slickdeals – $125 Bonus

When you open a new HSBC Direct Savings account through Slickdeals, you may qualify for a $125 bonus. This bonus is provided by Slickdeals, not HSBC, so you’ll want to direct any questions about it to Slickdeals. You must create a free Slickdeals account to qualify for this bonus.

To get the bonus, log into your Slickdeals account and use the link above to complete your HSBC Direct Savings account application. You must complete the application in a single browsing session, then submit this form within four weeks of applying to verify your PayPal account. Once your account is open and your PayPal account verified, you should receive the $125 bonus in your PayPal account within 60 days.

The HSBC Direct Savings account yields 2.25% APY on all balances with no minimum opening or ongoing balance requirements. Your account must remain open for at least 180 days to avoid the $25 early account termination fee.
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30. Bank of America – $100 Bonus

bank of americaOpen a Bank of America Advantage
SafeBalance Banking, Advantage Plus Banking, or Advantage Relationship Banking account by December 31, 2019 and receive at least 2 qualifying direct deposits of $250 or more within the first 90 days to earn a $100 cash bonus. You must use the link above to open your account.

Once you complete the qualifying direct deposits, you’ll receive the bonus within 90 days. This offer is only available to new Bank of America checking customers who have not had a Bank of America personal checking account within the past 6 months. There is a $25 minimum deposit to open a SafeBalance Banking account and a $100 minimum deposit to open the other two accounts.

Moving forward, here’s how to avoid monthly maintenance fees on these accounts:

  • Avoid the $4.95 monthly fee on Advantage SafeBalance Banking as a student under age 24 or by meeting Bank of America’s Preferred Rewards enrollment requirements.
  • Avoid the $12 monthly fee on Advantage Plus Banking in any statement cycle during which you receive at least one direct deposit of $250 or more or maintain a $1,500 minimum daily balance.
  • Avoid the $25 monthly fee on Advantage Relationship Banking in any statement cycling during which you maintain a $10,000 minimum combined balance across eligible Bank of America and Merrill Lynch accounts.

This offer is available to applicants without existing Bank of America personal checking accounts.
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31. U.S. Bank – Up to $100 Bonus

us bank logoThis U.S. Bank offer isn’t the most generous on this list, but it’s definitely still worthwhile.

To get started, open a new Silver Checking Package Account at U.S. Bank along with a Package Money Market Savings Account, then enroll in START Smart within 90 days. You must also make at least one qualifying transfer (through START Smart) from your checking account to your money market account. Once you have an account balance of $500 in your money market account, you’ll become eligible for a $50 bonus.

You’ll also receive 1% cash back on grocery and gas transactions on your debit card (up to $50) during the first year of enrollment. The accounts must remain open for at least one year, and your bonus or cash back will be paid out after that date. There’s a $25 minimum opening deposit required for both accounts.
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32. Regions Bank – Up to $100 Cash Bonus
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Open a new checking account at Regions Bank, either online or at a branch. Then open a Regions LifeGreen Savings Account with an opening deposit of $50 or more. Then, set up a recurring monthly transfer of $10 or more from your Regions checking account to your LifeGreen Savings Account and complete at least 12 monthly transfers. Every year, you’ll receive a 1% savings bonus on your account anniversary date, based on your account’s average monthly balance for the preceding 12 months, up to the max savings bonus of $100. Your bonus should be deposited into your account on the business day following your anniversary date.
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33. Charles Schwab – $100 Cash Bonus

charles schwabOpen a new qualifying Charles Schwab account with a qualifying referral from an existing Schwab client to earn a $100 bonus.

To qualify, simply ask a friend or family member with a Schwab account to send you their unique referral code. Then, use the code to open a new Schwab account with no minimum deposit. You should receive your $100 bonus within 30 days. Monthly fees may apply.
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34. BBVA Compass ClearChoice Money Market – $100 Bonus

Open a new BBVA Compass ClearChoice Money Market account with a $25 minimum opening deposit and bring your total account balance to at least $10,000 by May 31, 2019. If your account balance is at least $10,000 on August 31, 2019, you’ll receive a $100 bonus within 90 days of completing the requirement.

This bonus isn’t available to BBVA customers who’ve earned a banking bonus within the past 12 months. To avoid the $15 monthly service charge, you must either maintain a minimum balance of $10,000 or complete a monthly recurring direct deposit of $25 or more from a BBVA Compass checking account into your BBVA Compass ClearChoice Money Market account. This offer may not be available to customers in CA, TX, FL, AZ, AL, HI, and AK.
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35. Citizens Bank – $1,000 Bonus for College Savings

citizens bank logoCitizens Bank is currently offering a $1,000 bonus for those who sign up for a CollegeSaver savings account, an easy, manageable savings plan that will help your meet your college savings needs. It is an interest bearing account, and if you open it before your child’s 12th birthday and save the monthly minimum amount every year, you’ll receive a $1,000 bonus when your child turns 18. Opening an account before your child turns 12 will only increase the savings.
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36. BankDirect – AAdvantage Miles

bank direct logoOpen a BankDirect Mileage Checking Account and earn American Airlines AAdvantage miles. You’ll receive 1,000 miles just for opening an account, 10,000 miles for initiating direct deposit, 5,000 miles for using BankDirect’s bill pay service for 1 year, 5,000 miles when you use your BankDirect Visa CheckCard (debit card) to make at least 12 transactions totaling $500 or more each month for 6 consecutive statement cycles, and 1,000 miles for referring a friend.

There are other ways to earn miles as well, and some restrictions apply. Be sure to investigate the offer thoroughly for full program details. You can read our BankDirect review for more details about this and other offers, too.
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Final Word

When choosing a bank, it’s important to find one that suits your needs – whether that’s favorable interest-bearing accounts, no fees, or online banking features. It’s also a big bonus when you can get great perks along with good banking. Be on the lookout for and take advantage of cash and giveaways, and your banking experience will be all the more pleasurable.

Which bank promotions will you be taking advantage of this month?

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Brian Martucci writes about frugal living, entrepreneurship, and innovative ideas. When he’s not interviewing small business owners or investigating time- and money-saving strategies for Greekalphabets readers, he’s probably out exploring a new trail or sampling a novel cuisine. Find him on Twitter @Brian_Martucci.

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