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David
David

Account Opened: 06/07/16
One Payroll DD of $150: 06/17/16

Still No Bonus

HenryHsu
HenryHsu

I opened 5/26, bonus just posted, 1 real DD’s first month, 1 fake DD from discover (looks like it doesn’t work using discover).

Mark O
Mark O

When did your first DD hit? Opened mine 6/5 with first DD 6/10….still no bonus but sounds like I should see it in the next few weeks.

B
B

Just for future reference for any other bank bonuses Talmer (soon to become Chemical Bank) may post.

They are very strict about what posts as a direct deposit. Venmo and ACH from multiple banks did not trigger the bonus. They flat out denied me the bonus for not having a legit DD.

RF
RF

“They are very strict about what posts as a direct deposit.” FYI, they’re very strict about a LOT of things. On my wife’s account, she opened it, had 2 monthly direct deposits, and then before they awarded the bonus we transferred the following month’s direct deposit to another bank for a promo. Before they awarded the bonus, they checked and noticed the 3rd monthly deposit hadn’t come in and cancelled her bonus (even though the bonus had no wording about number of deposits required…simply said it had to be a “recurring direct deposit”, which it did recur once). I was able to give an explanation to the banker, switch the direct deposit back, and then 4 or 5 months later when they still hadn’t given the bonus, I called him back and he had to call some people to get it approved. Never had a bank that strict on a bonus before. I recall someone somewhere indicated they got their account closed down (and lost their bonus) because they deposited money orders into the account. Now I just discovered another thing they are strict about…zero balances. I never closed my account, and even kept it fairly active for the last year. Even while doing other bonuses I kept part of my paycheck going into there up until end of December. After that I still had a balance in there, paid a bunch of bills from it in early Feb, and then on Feb 8 I drew the balance down to zero. I now had a new reason to use the account, so I logged in today, but had no accounts active in my online profile. Called their customer support number, and they told me the account was closed on March 15th. That’s 35 days with zero balance and they just close it with no notice (didn’t get any calls or letters). Holy hell…I can understand 1 year, or even 3 months, but 35 days is pretty short. I used them, probably a lot longer than I should have (even though their online interface was absolutely horrid both before and after the chemical bank merger), because they seemed like a nice bank, had a local branch a mile from my house, and they had a nice personal touch. The guy at my local branch reached out to me personally a few times (including calling my wife when that bonus was rejected… Read more »

AD
AD

I opened 3/11, bonus just posted, 2 real DD’s first month, no dd of any kind after, just did 2 fidelity transfers early june for insurance.

Steve
Steve

I also received my $250 bonus on yesterday.

Here are my details:

3/8/16 – Opened account and funded with $50 cash
3/25/16 – Real direct deposit coming from my employer for $150
4/1/16 – Another $150 employer DD
6/20/16 – Bonus of $250 posted

Glad I did this bonus!

ashhh1991
ashhh1991

Also received my $250 bonus yesterday.

2016/03/02 – Opened Account
2016/03/09 – Ally ACH for $150 (It showed as ALLY BANK P2P and categorized as “Uncategorized”, I doubt it met the DD requirement)
2016/04/25 – First Direct Deposit of $150 (Did this through Payroll at my work)
2016/06/20 – Received the $250 bonus.

Direct deposit was through my work, which automatically categorized as “Income : Paycheck”.
When I did an ACH from Ally, it showed as “ALLY BANK P2P ” and categorized as “Uncategorized”, so I don’t think Ally ACH worked for the DD requirement.

I didn’t do the referral.
I’d highly recommend this bonus. Compared to some other bonuses, there’s a longer delay, but I didn’t mind since I have to leave the account open for 6 months either way, and there’s no monthly DD requirements to avoid fees.

annex1982
annex1982

I just received the $250 bonus posted on my account yesterday. I received an extra $50 for referring my wife to open the account. Total, we received $550 for both account and the $50 referral bonus.

Check your account and make sure you receive the bonus. I opened my account back in 03/04/2016. While it took this long, but I think it worth the wait considering it was very easy process.

Adam
Adam

Is this dead? Link to the website shows “The resource you are looking for has either moved or is no longer available.”

I was holding off on opening until I moved next month (and closed my 5/3rd and Santander accounts).

joshua
joshua

DDs were employer payroll.

joshua
joshua

Looks like the bonus posted for me this month, Talmer’s statements are somewhat cryptic, does not show actual date bonus was credited to account, simply says: “2016 interest paid-$250”. This would be around 110 days since account was opened. I maintained $150 recurring DD every month since opening the account.

Alex
Alex

What method did you use for DD?