Published on June 11th, 2017 | by William Charles20
[WI & MN only] TruStone Financial $100 Checking Bonus – No Direct Deposit Required
Offer is back for 2017.
Offer at a glance
- Maximum bonus amount: $100
- Availability: Select areas in WI & MN
- Direct deposit required: No
- Additional requirements: Five debit card transactions, eStatements & online banking
- Hard/soft pull: Soft/Report of hard pull
- Credit card funding: None
- Monthly fees: None
- Early account termination fee: $20, 6 months
- Expiration date:
August 6th, 20166/05/17 through 8/5/17
- Receive a sign up bonus of $100 when you open a new checking account with TruStone Financial and complete the following requirements within 30 days:
- Receive $50 when you open with a debit card and make five purchase transactions
- Receive $50 when you enroll in online banking and eStatements
- You can also receive an APY of 2.02% on balances of up to $20,000 by doing the following:
- Hold active visa credit & debit cards and make a combination of at least 12 transactions posted to the account by the last business day for debit cards and second to last business day for Visa credit card transactions
- Enroll in and maintain Online Banking and eStatements and maintain a minimum daily balance of $2,000
The Fine Print
- Offer valid 6/05/17 through 8/5/17.
- Cash back amounts are based on the following completed actions: 1) $50 for opening a new checking account with a debit card and making five purchase transactions. 2) $50 for enrolling in Online Banking and eStatements.
- Both actions must be completed within 30 days of account opening for cash back to be received.
- Only one account per membership is eligible and member must not already have a checking account.
- Allow up to 60 days from account opening for deposits to be made.
- Recipient is responsible for any taxes incurred on cash back.
- $5 membership is required. Must be 16 years of age or older.
- Those under 18 years old must have a parent or guardian on the account to be eligible for cash back. This offer cannot be combined and may be discontinued at any time.
- All bank account bonuses are treated as income/interest and as such you have to pay taxes on them
- TruRate Checking receives 2.02% Annual Percentage Yield (APY) on balances up to $20,000 and 0.10% APY on balances over $20,000 by adhering to the following conditions: Account holders must maintain active Visa® credit and debit cards (a combination of a minimum of 12 transactions posted by the last business day of the month for debit cards; second to last business day for Visa credit card transactions), enroll in and maintain Online Banking and eStatements and maintain a minimum daily balance of $2,000. If any of the requirements are not met in a given month, the APY drops to 0.10% on all balances. Accounts closed before the end of the calendar month will earn 0.10% APY on all balances for that month.
- A $20 monthly fee will be assessed if the balance falls below required $2,000 minimum on any given day.
- Limit one account per household.
- Primary account holder must be 18 years of age or older. TruRate Checking is not available for trust or business accounts.
Because the 2.02% rate requires a credit card, I thought I’d have a quick look at their offerings. None of the cards offer a sign up bonus, so I wouldn’t bother with the rewards checking account especially when their are better options out there.
Their value checking account (0% APY) has no monthly fee. Their TruRate checking account (up to 2.02% APY) has a $20 monthly fee that is waived with a minimum $2,000 balance. A $20 fee is charged if the account is closed within 6 months of opening according to their fee schedule.
As we mentioned, the high interest account isn’t worth looking at but the $100 bonus is quite good. There is no direct deposit requirement or monthly fee, because it’s a soft pull to open it’s an account I’d recommend. We’ve added it to the bank account sign up bonuses we recommend here.
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