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Gadget - Bank Bonus Geek
Gadget - Bank Bonus Geek (@guest_1012618)
July 9, 2020 08:20

SO’s link – keeping her account alive until at least November.

The biggest advice I have is if you are going to try CC funding, make sure you have lowered your CA limit to less than the amount you plan to fund, and be ready to clear a fraud alert at the card-issuing bank.

After you get your bonus, downgrade the checking to Access checking, which has no minimum balance. The terms do not say you cannot downgrade, and I know from experience you can without issue. Just do an SM to request it.

Gene P.
Gene P. (@guest_867172)
January 7, 2020 12:18

From the latest coupon, extended to year end of 2020.
“1. Offer limited to new Associated Balanced Checking accounts opened through December 31, 2020. Minimum deposit required to open is $100. Deposits from existing accounts do not qualify. Customer must complete a minimum of three payments using Associated Bank Online Bill Pay OR have one direct deposit of $300 or more to their account within 45 days of account opening. Bonus will be deposited into their account within 120 days of account opening after meeting the qualifications. Account must be open at the time the bonus is paid and must remain open for a minimum of 12 months. If the account is closed within 12 months, Associated Bank reserves the right to deduct the monetary bonus from the account prior to closing. “

BW (@guest_618819)
July 18, 2018 16:48

I keep getting all the way to the end and getting denied. Anybody know why? It says ‘sorry we cannot open an account for you at this time. Please visit a branch.’

Dan (@guest_615038)
July 9, 2018 22:31

Checking offer looks to be $175 now from same link. Credit card bonus offset from $50 to $25- I’ll take that tradeoff any day of the week.

ChicagoMan (@guest_581732)
April 14, 2018 21:16

Received both the bonus and the $50 gift card. The $50 referral gift card expires very soon after receiving it so be sure to drain it via amazon reload or whatever satisfies you. Will keep it open for 12 months even though some DP are mentioning that closing it early with zero balance did not require bonus to be given back.

Mike (@guest_581450)
April 13, 2018 20:14

ChexSystems inquiry. Solid bank, still open from a year ago. No hassle.

I opened the account first, and then filled out the referral form:

Within 60 days after account opening:
a) Make three or more payments using Online Bill Pay, OR
b) Complete a direct deposit of $300 or more

John (@guest_574887)
March 28, 2018 01:19

DP: Successfully funded $1200 using Freedom Unlimited. Coded as Sale, according to Chase app. Chase app also lists 1800 points earned on sale purchase.

Theory (@guest_572298)
March 20, 2018 16:57

Checking account opened 9 Feb 2018 online
$1,200 funded on Chase Marriott, coded as a purchase
$300 employer direct deposit posted on 1 March 2018
$150 bonus showing as pending today, 20 March 2018

Now I’m just waiting on that $50 referral rewards card from the referral link I used. And in case anyone has used or will use my referral link, maybe I’m actually waiting on more than one! :]

Dan Hereth
Dan Hereth (@guest_650799)
October 3, 2018 09:57

Opened 10/2 funded 1200 with Chase Marriott personal coded as cash advance.

Sam (@guest_651009)
October 3, 2018 17:40

Ouch! Did it post (not just pending) as cash? Sometimes they look like cash advance until they actually post.

Dan (@guest_570134)
March 14, 2018 17:51

I’d bet that if you get the $150 bonus, drain the account, and request to close before 12 months, they wont be taking it back (even though they say they reserve the right). Seems like deterrence language. Anybody tested this?

Lee (@guest_571584)
March 18, 2018 17:49

I closed mine 3 months after I opened it and they did not take the bonus back. Closed with no issues. I am now testing the one per household, and having my husband open an account…

JR (@guest_555190)
January 29, 2018 11:22

I just successfully completed this in Dec. 2017, and it was incredibly easy & quick. From account opening, completing 3x bill pays & bonus posting was about 2 weeks.

I’m not eligible for the offer but greatly would appreciate using my referral link!