- Maximum bonus amount: $150
- Availability: Must open in supermarket branch [Location finder here]. Not sure if all states have supermarket branches, but they operate out of the following states: CT, DE, MA, MI, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, VT
- Direct deposit required: Yes, $500+
- Additional requirements: None
- Hard/soft pull: Soft pull as long as you opt out of over draft protecton.
- Credit card funding: Up to $1,000, Visa & MasterCard only (most likely cash advance due to have to opening in branch)
- Monthly fees: $9.99, waive-able
- Early account termination fee: None
- Household limit: None mentioned
- Expiration date:
February 24th, 2017 June 9th, 2017(New bonus valid July 29th until September 1st)
- To receive the $150 bonus, complete the following:
- Open your first new personal checking account between July 29, 2017 and September 1, 2017 at a Citizens Bank supermarket branch
- Set up a single direct deposit of $500 or more that posts to your new account within 60 days of account opening
The Fine Print
- To qualify for the $150 bonus you must open your first new personal checking account between 5/6/17 and 6/9/17 and have at least 1 single direct deposit of $500 or more post to your new checking account within 60 days of account opening.
- Primary signer on the new checking account may not be or have been a primary or secondary signer on any personal checking account within the previous six months.
- Offer only available in select branches.
- The new account must be open and in good standing to qualify for this offer.
- Offer may be withdrawn without notice and cannot be combined with any other checking offer.
- $150 Bonus will be deposited into your qualifying checking account within 90 days after the first qualified direct deposit has posted and will be labeled as “Balance Builder Bonus.”
- One bonus per customer.
- Bonus will be reported to the IRS.
- One Deposit Checking Account: $9.95 fee is waived with any deposit (according to this comment they really do many any deposit, even a transfer from another Citizens Bank account will trigger this)
- Citizens Bank Platinum Checking: $25 fee is waived with $25,000 in combined deposits
- Citizens Bank Platinum Plus Checking: $25 fee is waived with $25,000 in combined deposits & either $5,000 total deposits posted to the primary checking account before the end of your statement period OR $10,000 average daily checking balance
As far as I know there is no early account termination fee.
It’s annoying that this bonus is in branch and requires a direct deposit for the bonus, at least any deposit will keep the account fee free. That being said it’s probably still a good option for those that live near a branch as we do have some datapoints on what counts as a direct deposit. They have offered a similar $150 bonus online in the past as well. I’ll be adding this to our best checking promos page, but it won’t be one of the top bonuses listed.
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