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ANDY
ANDY

i don’t know if this is the place to post this.. the FIFTH THIRD BANK has a new $375 Bonus to open a checking account; link/details are here:

https://www.53.com/content/fifth-third/en/mkg/affiliate-checking-offer.html

dc
dc

P1:
2022-01-06: Opened completely online
2022-01-07: $500 transfer from Marcus
2022-01-10: $300 bonus posted

P2:
2022-01-06: Opened but had to finish in branch
2022-01-07: $500 transfer from Marcus
2022-01-10: $250 bonus posted – going into the branch changed our promotion to the local branch promotion – be mindful of this if you have to go in.

Matt
Matt

Thanks for this DP dc . I have a similar timeline: pushed (from Ally) on a Friday, like you. It’s now Monday morning and no bonus yet. Do you remember what time of day on 1/10 your bonus posted? Getting nervous since every DP seems to indicate an almost immediate bonus. Thanks!

Hong
Hong

How can I know the transfer is recognized as direct deposit?

I tried twice from chase bank and paypal.
but there are no evidence the direct deposit is recognized.
Please see my bank account’s received list;
8/25 Paypal Transfer 5frxxxxxxxx +$1000.00
082517
8/18 JPMorgan Chase Ext Trnsfr 6447777xxx +$1000.00
081817

Hong
Hong

In addition, here’s the requirements;
“To obtain the $200 bonus, direct deposit(s) totaling $500 or more must be received within 45 days of account opening AND maintain a $500 average balance for 60 days. Bonus will be deposited into your new checking account within 10 business days of completing requirements.”

Should I go to bank office and ask them whether I satisfied the direct deposit requirement?

Gadget
Gadget

Usually not a good idea, if you are trying to “cheat” the system, to ask questions. Some banks care – some don’t. Just be patient. If you had a real DD, then ask as many questions as you want. If you cheat, ask, and get the wrong banker/CSR, they can be jerks, flag your account… unlikely, but it does happen.

Gadget
Gadget

There is no rock solid way to know. Some ppl will say if it says P2P that it didn’t count, but that isn’t always the case. It all depends on how the back-end system recognizes the transaction, which also processes the bonus payment. Use a recommended DD method, then wait. Or, use a really DD method, then raise hell when it doesn’t work. Banks do update their systems, and you will never know if someone QA’s your bonus payout, so unless you use a real DD there is always a chance it will fail.

Mark
Mark

Opened 7/11 with $50
7/17 – $1550 Discover Bank transfer
7/19 – 3 $33 bill payments
8/1 – $101 Paypal transfer
8/2 – $101 TD Ameritrade transfer
8/10 – $10 bill pay
8/21 – $500 TD Ameritrade transfer
8/22 – $550 bill pay

No bonus….

Klad
Klad

DP
Opened 07/28 with $125.
08/01 – $119 PayPal Transfer
08/02 – 3 Bill Payments totaling $100+ to Chase, Discover and BOA
08/03 – Congratulations! You’ve Earned Your Cash Bonus Thank You For Banking With Fifth Third

Klad
Klad

Will,
Bonus is back expires 09/30 but now need $1000+ DD within 45 days. I do not see any Bill Payments though.
https://accounts.53.com/banking/offer/checking?cid=disp:dbm:AO17_checking:1686554:2479129

Jay
Jay

Wells Fargo worked for me in FL.
Opened in branch. About a 20 minute process.
Did about $110 total bill pays, 3 ccs, and the bonus posted in the next day or two.

Nick B
Nick B

Adding to the DPs here, I did three bill pays of $25 each to separate chase credit cards all on the same day and they are telling me I have not met the requirement. So either it has to be over $100 as others are saying or don’t do it on the same day to the same recipient as I did. I’ll do a few more and get it over $100 and see what happens.

Gadget
Gadget

For those who have exceeded the 10 business day mark and did not get the bonus payout, try paying out at least a total of $100 via bill pay. My bonus paid out on 7/28, the day after a few more outgoing bill payments posted online, but my SO’s account did not payout and she hasn’t paid any more bills. Fixing that now.

Per the bank bonus thread on Reddit, the old Fifth Third promo’s used to specifically say $100 total in bill pays, and I’m guessing the system is still coded to look for that minimum amount.

Aidan
Aidan

Holy… Cannot open online. Visit the store today, but seems it was expired.

Anyone has the email coupon with promotion code I can try?

Thanks,

Gadget
Gadget

You might be able to find out the promo code that used to be linked there and manually type it in on the online application. Maybe on another site, or a cached link? It would be a reasonable assumption that would work, but no guarantee.

Your other option would be to call them and see if they have the promo code to use. Call Monday and ask for marketing. The promo was supposed to be active til 7/31. (Note to self – never wait until the last day to sign up.)