Posted by William Charles on February 10, 2019
Bank Account Bonuses

Published on February 10th, 2019 | by William Charles

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[Expired] [FL, GA, SC, AL] Ameris Bank $100 Checking Bonus

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Offer at a glance

  • Maximum bonus amount: $100
  • Availability: FL, GA, SC, AL
  • Direct deposit required: Yes, $250
  • Additional requirements: None
  • Hard/soft pull: Soft pull
  • ChexSystems: Unknown, sensitive
  • Credit card funding: None
  • Monthly fees: None
  • Early account termination fee: $30, 90 days
  • Household limit: None listed
  • Expiration date: May 22nd, 2019

The Offer

Direct link to offer

  • Ameris Bank is offering a bonus of $100 when you open a new at-ease checking account and complete the following requirements:
    • Use promo code WELCOME19
    • Set up a recurring direct deposit and have two direct deposits of $250 or more within 75 days of account opening

The Fine Print

  • To qualify for the $100 cash bonus, you must (1) open a new At-Ease checking account, by May 22, 2019 AND (2) set up one recurring direct deposit in which two direct deposits of $250 or greater are received within 75 days of account open date.
  • Cash bonus is only available to new customers that do not currently have a personal checking account and have not previously received a cash bonus.
  • Bonus may not be combined with any other offer and may be withdrawn without notice. $100 cash bonus will be credited to your new checking account within 30 days after June 29, 2019.
  • Your checking account must be in good standing at time of payment to receive cash bonus award.
  • Cash bonus value will be reported to IRS as taxable income.

Avoiding Fees

Monthly Fees

This account has no monthly fees to worry about

Early Account Termination Fee

There is a $30 early account termination fee if closed within 90 days.

Our Verdict

Not the best deal, but still worth doing if you’ve already done the better bonuses available and find it easy to meet direct deposit requirements. I’ll add this towards the bottom of our best bank bonus page. If anybody goes for this deal then share your experiences in the comments below.

Hat tip to reader YR X

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Orin
Orin

William Charles $30 early closure fee if within 90 days

Otherwise I applied and says pending review. No immediate hard pull to TransUnion or Equifax per creditkarma

Rick
Rick

cc funding?

Orin
Orin

No CC funding option

_here_
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I guess the 90 days doesn’t matter since it looks like bonus wont come till July: ” within 30 days after June 29, 2019″

Robert
Robert

Uploaded Driver’s License on application page in step one… immediately approved with the account number.

I didn’t try CC funding. Soft pull. Routing number: 061201754

Robert
Robert

Edit: no CC funding allowed, not even debit.

Orin
Orin

I did not upload driver lisc

As mentioned above – got pending review

I like to not give it out unless demanded. Figured the less places it is the better

LD
LD

Can the account be closed online?

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_here_

William Charles How do you know which states it is limited to?

Albrecht
Albrecht

Must be extremely Chex sensitive. Got denied, didn’t ask for Dr. Lic upload.

Albrecht
Albrecht

Must be extremely Chex-sentitive. Got a denial 2 hours after application.

Robert
Robert

I second Chex Sensitivity. Declined at 30+ accounts in the past year.

Orin
Orin

But you said you were approved?

Robert
Robert

Sorry for the confusion, SO approved automatically, I was declined.

_here_
_here_

Declined. I assume chex sensitive.

Thank you for your interest in opening an Ameris Bank Checking account. Unfortunately, we are unable to open this account at this time.

Kelly
Kelly

successfully opened account today.

Alys Holden
Alys Holden

I’m curious did you meet the DD deposit requirement with a bank transfer or employer DD?

Orin
Orin

Disapproved I assume Chex sensitive. At like 20 accounts in last 12 months.

Also terrible customer service. Disapproval email said you can call to find out why disapproval and open until 8 on E.T. and then I called 7pm the number they gave me. Voicemail.

Duke I.

approved after emailing identifications..

Ae
Ae

Approved. FL. Sent in dl and got account number. Opening deposit pulled in. Setting up dd with work. Mostly painless thusfar.

Jeff
Jeff

Just opened account from MI so there is no state restriction on this one.

Duke I.

I completed the DD requirement on 3/15. Now waiting to see how long it takes for the $100 to post.

Jeff
Jeff

What DD method did you use? Probably just going to use Employer DD to play it safe due to lack of DP’s. Terms also say bonus won’t post until up to 30 days following the end of June.

Duke I.

Employer DD

Ann
Ann
Alys Holden
Alys Holden

Anything else that counted as direct deposit?

Yati
Yati

denied…probably due to chex

Sam
Sam

Declined- per a banker due to an alert from Equifax (don’t have any freeze!), was advised to open in a branch with 2 id

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