The $500 checking and savings offers from Chase are typically targeted or available for purchase on eBay. There’s now a banner link that’s working to get this offer for anyone. We don’t know how long it will last. You don’t need to complete the offer right now, but go ahead and click the link and get the coupon now, so you’ll have it to use before July 15 when the coupon expires.
[We reported two weeks ago about a $500 business offer; this offer is something different for a personal checking and savings account. You can do both the personal and business offers.]
- Maximum bonus amount: $500
- Availability: Nationwide (must open account in branch)
- Direct deposit required: Yes, no minimum. Click here to view what triggers this bonus.
- Additional requirements: None
- Hard/soft pull: Soft
- Credit card funding: Not available when opening in branch
- Monthly fees: $10-12, waivable
- Early account termination fee: Bonus taken back if closed within six months
- Expiration date: July 15, 2016 (although these coupons might only have a limited number available)
The link will prompt you to sign into your Chase account and will then generate a unique coupon code. You need to print out the coupon and bring it into your local Chase branch to get this offer.
- Receive a bonus of $300 when you open a Chase Total checking account and set up direct deposit
- Receive a bonus of $200 when you open a Chase savings account and deposit $15,000 or more in new money within 10 days and maintain a balance of $15,000 for 90 days
The Fine Print
- Offer not available to existing Chase checking customers, or those who have had accounts closed in the last 90 days (or with a negative balance)
- Direct deposit must be received within 60 days of account opening
- “Direct deposit must be paycheck, pension or government benefits (such as Social Security) from your employer or the government”
- Must open account in branch
- Bonuses will appear within 10 days of meeting the requirements
- Interest rate on the Chase savings account is 0.01%
The Chase Savings Account comes with a monthly service fee of $5. Monthly fee is waived with any of the following:
- Keep a minimum daily balance of $300 or more.
- Have at least one repeating automatic transfer from your Chase checking account of $25 or more. One time transfers do not qualify.
- Have a linked Chase Premier Plus Checking, Chase Premier Platinum Checking, or Chase Private Client Checking account.
The Chase Total Checking account comes with a monthly service fee of $10-$12 which is waived if complete any of the following:
- Have monthly direct deposits totaling $500 or more
- Keep a minimum daily balance of $1,500 or more in the checking account
- Keep an average daily balance of $5,000 or more in any combination of qualifying Chase checking, savings and other balances
Early Account Termination Fee
If you close either account within 6 months of account opening, you will forfeit the bonus.
With these e-mail coupon bonuses, there is only a certain amount of them before they run out – if you’re thinking of doing this deal I’d recommend acting quickly to get the coupon. You’ll then have until July 15 to get to a Chase branch.
Here’s how to go about getting this $500 offer:
- Bring the coupon to a local Chase branch and open a Savings and Checking account.
- Deposit $25 into the checking and $15,000 into the Savings.
- Get a direct deposit to the Chase checking account. See what has counted for direct deposit in the past here.
- Wait until the Tuesday after completing the requirements for the bonus to post. (Chase is weird and always posts the bonuses on a Tuesday). If you don’t receive the bonus, use another direct deposit to try and trigger it.
- Wait 90 days from the date of deposit and transfer $1,500 from the savings to the checking account. Then transfer $13,200 to your regular high-interest savings account. Be sure to leave $300 in the savings account to keep it fee-free.
- Wait until 6 months after the opening date.
- Withdraw all funds & close the accounts.
Chase bank bonuses are one of the best bank bonus there is. There is no minimum on the direct deposit requirement, it’s easy to keep the account fee free and the bonuses are massive as well. If you’ve never completed a bank bonus before, this is the one to get your feet wet with. We’ll be adding this bonus into our list of Best Bank Bonuses while it’s available.
It’s interesting to note is that the above link is capable of generating multiple unique coupon codes to the same Chase account. So if you want to save a second code for a friend, just log out and click the link again to get a second unique code.
Another interesting thing is that we had a similar publicly available offer one year ago exactly, and both have the same expiration date of July 15. Seems like an annual summer marketing campaign.
Best case scenario
Here’s the best case scenario for your imagination: You go into a Chase branch with this $500 coupon and the $500 business coupon (the business coupon expires soon – June 10). While you are there opening the bank accounts, the Chase banker tells you that you were targeted for an INK 70k offer (this happened to a DoC reader) and a CSP 50k offer, both with annual fees waived the first year. Since these credit card offers were pre-qualified offers, you get approved for them past 5/24.
Half hour later, you waltz out of Chase $1,000 and 120,000 UR points richer.
Likely? Maybe not. But we can always hope. 🙂
HT: thebigfatbitch on r/churning
Useful posts regarding bank bonuses:
- A Beginners Guide To Bank Account Bonuses
- PSA: Don’t Call The Bank
- Introduction To ChexSystems
- Banks & Credit Unions That Are ChexSystems Inquiry Sensitive
- How To Use Our Direct Deposit Page For Bank Bonuses Page
- Common Bank Bonus Misconceptions + Why You Should Give Them A Go
- How Many Bank Accounts Can I Safely Open Within A Year For Bank Bonus Purposes?
- Affiliate Links & Bank Bonuses – We Won’t Be Using Them
- Complete List Of Ways To Close Bank Accounts At Each Bank
New/updated limits for Chase personal accounts (i.e., can close when you are done with this deal if you are keeping minimum balances of $1500 + $300, respectively, via secure message):
“Here are options for closing your account:
1. Reply to this message or call us at the number listed
below (only for accounts with a balance below $5,000,
other limitations apply if your address recently changed).
-Tell us the reason you are closing the account.
– Tell us how you want to receive the money that remains
in your account. There are two options either by U.S. mail
or account transfer to another Chase deposit account
(include the account number).
2. Visit any of our branches and present a driver’s
license or other valid government-issued photo ID.
3. Send us a written request to close your account (only
for accounts with a balance below $100,000). Please
include the following information with your request:
– Your full name as it appears on the account(s)
– Your full account number(s)
– Your full Social Security Number
– Your current address
– Your current phone numbers (daytime and evening, with
area codes and country codes)
– How you want to receive the money that remains in your
account: by U.S. mail or account transfer to another Chase
deposit account (include the account number)
– Your signature and the date (For accounts with a balance
greater than $1,000, your signature must be notarized)
Here’s our contact information:
National Account Closing TX3-7861
P.O. Box 659516
San Antonio, TX 78265
Fax: (225) 332-7787
For overnight delivery:
National Account Closing TX3-7861
20855 Stone Oak Pkwy
San Antonio, TX 78258
Please make sure all outstanding items have cleared your
account before it closes. If any outstanding items (such
as checks, authorized ATM/debit card transactions, direct
deposits or other automatic/recurring debits or credits)
are presented to this account, the items will either be
returned unpaid, or could possibly re-open the account.
If you need any other assistance, you can send us a secure
message. We appreciate your business and thank you for
Does Chase QuickPay trigger a DD for the Chase Checking?
Is it safe to transfer out the $15000 from saving once the $200 bonus is posted and 90 day passed? (Sure, I will have the monthly auto-transfer of $25 from checking to saving set up to avoid the monthly fee ).
Anyone can share how soon they get the $200 from their saving account. I have been keeping $15000 in my saving account for more than 90 days, but I have yet to see the $200 bonus. On the other hand, I got the $300 checking account bonus within a week when I have my first DD happened.
Just checked the terms – after completing the terms ($15,000 for 90 days), bonus will be deposited within 10 business days.
Looks like the Checking + Savings offer link is gone for now. I was able to print mine earlier today, but the expiration date on that was July 15, 2016. They opened the account and said they would get it approved with their manager if I cannot find the right coupon.
Yeah, I’ve added Expired to the title.
I opened both accounts with Chase recently, but had some trouble with the $15,000 in funds making it to the savings account in time. If I close just the savings account, I should still be able to get the bonus for the checking account, right?
Yes. The same thing happened to me a couple years ago.
Checking bonus came in fine.
I did a $100 DD from my Serve to the Checking account on 7/13 and received the $300 bonus today.
I did a $15,000 ACH from my Ally account to Chase Savings on 7/13 and did not receive the bonus.
Any ideas why?
It says you have to maintain the $15,000 bonus for 90 days. I’m guessing they won’t give you the bonus until after that.
Isn’t the bonus due 10 business days after meeting requirements?
And if your balance dips below $15000 within 90 days, you forfeit
I done the savings bonus before (back in 2014). The bonus wasn’t posted until 90 days after a balance of $15,000 was maintained in the account.
Yay! We did it!
We went today and opened 3 Chase checking accounts: one for myself, one for my husband, and one for our 19 yr old son. We all have Capital One 360 accounts which should make the dd easier. Unfortunately, CO requires a little “test” deposit into a new account that we must validate before they will let us transfer into Chase. We’ll probably miss this Tuesday’s bonus but maybe if we can get it in before the end of business on Monday it will work. I wonder if the little test deposits will trigger the bonus.
Hubby and I were both offered the Chase Sapphire Preferred card with a $500 bonus (in miles) if we spend $4000 in 3 months. AF of $95 waived the first year.
Yep, we’re suckers.
The CSP card bonus is more valuable than the $500 cashback. Do some research and get more bang for your buck
What do you mean by $500 cash back? The CSP card bonus is given via reward points/miles (whatever their terminology). No credit to our cc bill if that’s what you mean.
We just received the cards and it’s taking a lot of my free time just juggling 7 additional checking accounts between me, hubby & our 19 yr old son trying to satisfy bonus requirements and monthly fees waived. Whew!
Once the dust settles and we start using the new card I will research more about the CSP rewards and how to best utilize them. We’ve had their SWA card for years which I love but I’m willing to give CSP a chance.
BTW, our Chase checking bonuses posted today. 8 days after our dd from Cap One 360 and on a Tuesday, just as others said it would.
ACH transfer from PenFed to Chase checking counted as DD for bonus.
Transfer from Santander counted as DD. Bonus posted this morning.
^^^ this is for Chase checking account promo.