Posted by William Charles on April 21, 2019
Bank Account Bonuses

Published on April 21st, 2019 | by William Charles

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[FL only] Community First Credit Union $160 Amazon Checking Bonus

Offer at a glance

  • Maximum bonus amount: $200 Amazon gift card
  • Availability: Must live or work in Baker, Brevard, Broward, Clay, Duval, Flagler, Indian River, Lake, Martin, Nassau, Orange, Palm Beach, Putnam, Seminole, St. Johns, St. Lucie, or Volusia counties in Florida
  • Direct deposit required: Yes, $300+ required within 30 days
  • Additional requirements: See below
  • Hard/soft pull: Soft pull, reader via e-mail suggests it’s a hard pull but that is based on what a customer service rep said
  • ChexSystems: Unknown
  • Credit card funding: Up to $1,500
  • Monthly fees:
  • Early account termination fee: $10, six months
  • Household limit: None listed
  • Expiration date: None listed

The Offer

Direct link to offer

  • Community First Credit Union is offering a bonus of up to a $200 Amazon gift card. Must use promo code CHK2019 Bonus is broken down as follows:
    • $25 for a new checking account
    • $125 for starting a Direct Deposit (at least $300) within 30 days of account opening
    • $10 Amazon.com Gift Card for loading your debit card in a digital wallet
  • You also get a $50 Amazon gift card for every friend you refer

The Fine Print

  • Membership is open to anyone who lives, works, or attends school in one of the following counties: Baker, Brevard, Broward, Clay, Duval, Flagler, Indian River, Lake, Martin, Nassau, Orange, Palm Beach, Putnam, Seminole, St. Johns, St. Lucie, or Volusia. Membership is also open to any relative of an existing or eligible Community First Credit Union of Florida member. We also offer membership to Select Employer Groups, including all employees of Brooks Rehabilitation and Web.com.
  • When applying online use code CHK2019. Must mention this offer at time of account opening.
  • Receive $25 upon account opening for opening a checking account and enrolling in the Save My Change Program, $125 for recurring Direct Deposit of at least $300 that posts within 30 days of account opening and we’ll post the credit within 6-8 weeks of account opening, and $50 for every friend you refer that opens a checking account.
  • Credit provided when your friend opens a checking account and mentions you as the referrer.
  • Credit and other restrictions apply.
  • All bank account bonuses are treated as income/interest and as such you have to pay taxes on them

Avoiding Fees

Monthly Fees

Advantage checking has no monthly fees to worry about.

Early Account Termination Fee

You do need to keep the account open for six months otherwise an early account termination fee of $10 will be charged

Our Verdict

If it’s a soft pull to open then I do think it’s worth doing if you live in an eligible area. If anybody goes for the bonus, share your experiences in the comments below. We will likely add this to our best bank bonus page if we can confirm the soft pull.

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JuicyJosh
JuicyJosh

Confirming this is a soft pull. This is my non churning bank and have opened many accounts over the years.

newbie
newbie

Where do u enter promo code? you can fund upto $1500 with credit card.
I will call tomorrow to get info where to enter promo code

C
C

Anybody find the answer to where the promo code is entered?

newbie
newbie

called today, they said to put it under “other comments” section on the last page and “she” will know what are you talking about.

applied today, no charge pending yet on credit card

C
C

any update on how the charge was treated and what card did you use? thx

newbie
newbie

decline due to too many ChexSystems inquiries, ohh well my first decline for bank account

Matt
Matt

does anyone have any DD datapoints as to if any bank transfers count?

Anne Marie
Anne Marie

Looking to help someone out with a Referral, I live in the target counties.

MK
MK

Can I have it please?

Anne Marie
Anne Marie

sorry i was looking for a code since referee gets the bonus

Alex Bad
Alex Bad

Same: looking for someone to add as a referral in case anyone wants the bonus. Also, anyone have an DPs on credit card funding as cash advance or purchase?

TatyG
TatyG

Cant find where to enter the promo code. Went to the last step: funding. Didn’t proceed further because there is no place to enter the code on the app.

JJ
JJ

It seems the credit card funding is not for AMEX, since it only takes 16 digits card number and 3 digit CVV

TatyG
TatyG

If anyone wants to use my referral my member # is 1664814. I funded $1500 with FNBO visa platinum, posted as purchase.

Anne Marie
Anne Marie

declined due to chex, heavy acct opening the past 11 months

HenryB
HenryB

Opened and pending the call from the bank as stated. Was able to use my sapphire preferred for $1,500. Pending verification on purchase or cash advance. It should have been an instant denial if cash advance.

HenryB
HenryB

Chase shows my $5 to savings and $1,495 to checking as “Sale” under the category “Personal”. No indicators of cash advance and all the markers notate it as a purchase just under a different sale category then I’ve ever seen.

Chase sapphire preferred, $1.5k success!

HenryB
HenryB
Chris
Chris

Thank you for the DP and Congrats!

James
James

I entered the promo code in the “other comments” section. Then later called membership services to confirm and they said they got it. I have my Amazon bonus.

My wife is joining also for the $50 referral and do the Amazon bonuses again.
Total Amazon bonuses for both of us were $370.

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