Published on February 2nd, 2016 | by William Charles0
[MI only] AAA High-Yield Checking Account Review: 2.85% On Balances Up To $10,000
Offer at a glance
- Interest Rate: 2.85% APY on balances up to $10k
- Additional Benefits: ATM fee refunds
- Minimum Balance: None
- Availability: MI only
- Direct deposit required: Yes, $200+ (terms specifically say ACH is ok)
- Additional requirements: Yes, 12 debit card purchases of $5+ each, eStatements
- Hard/soft pull: Unknown
- Credit card funding: Unknown
- Monthly fees: None
- Early Account Termination Fee: Unknown
- Insured: FDIC
- AAA offer the High Yield checking account that earns 2.85% APY on balances up to $10,000 (0.05% on balances greater than $10,000 or when qualifications aren’t met) when you complete the qualifying actions (described below).
- They will also refund all ATM fees nationwide as long as you meet the qualifying actions requirement.
- Make at least twelve debit card transactions per month with a $5 minimum per transactions
- Receive an automatic payment (ACH) of at least $200
- Be enrolled in e-statements
How To Join
Even though AAA is nationwide, it looks like only their Michigan branch is offering this account. You don’t need to be an AAA member to sign up for this account either.
The requirements on this account are quite steep considering the relatively low interest rate, I think you’d be better off with one of the other rewards checking or high yield prepaid accounts instead.
Hat tip to reader Sergey