Posted by William Charles on September 23, 2018
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Published on September 23rd, 2018 | by William Charles

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[Expired] [IN & In-branch Only] Horizon Bank $300 Checking Bonus

This offer has expired, view the best current checking bonuses by clicking here.

Offer at a glance

The Offer

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  • Open a qualifying checking account in branch by November 30th, 2018 and earn a bonus of up to $300:
    • $200 when you have a reoccurring direct deposit of at least $100 and make 10 debit card transactions within 60 days of opening
    • $100 when you register for online banking within 60 days of account opening

The Fine Print

  • Offer available for customers opening a new personal checking account.
  • Offer ends November 30, 2018.
  • $200 will be deposited into your checking account within 30 days of verifying the following: 1. Recurring direct deposit of at least $100; 2. 10 point-of-sale debit card transactions (purchases with your debit card).
  • If these 2 requirements are met, an additional $100 will be deposited when you register for online banking with this account.
  • All activities must occur within the first 60 days from the account open date.
  • Subject to 1099 reporting.
  • Limit one account per household for the bonus.
  • Good at LaPorte, South Bend, LaGrange, Topeka, Howe, Auburn, Garrett and Waterloo Horizon Bank locations only.
  • All bank account bonuses are treated as income/interest and as such you have to pay taxes on them

Avoiding Fees

Monthly Fees

Basic checking is the easiest to keep fee free unless you’re over 55 (as that account has no monthly fee). To avoid the $5 fee on the basic checking account do one of the following:

  • eStatements
  • Maintain a balance of $1,000
  • Receive a direct deposit

Early Account Termination Fee

According to this comment there is a fee of $25 if the account is closed within 90 days.

Our Verdict

We’ve seen the same bonus available at their Noblesville location before as well. Given that it’s a soft pull it should be worth doing for most people, just keep in mind there is at least one report of them being ChexSystems sensitive. If anybody goes for it then please share your experiences in the comments below. I will be adding it to the best bank bonuses.

Big thanks to reader, Jeff K who let us know. Learn how to find bonuses and contribute to the site here.

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Brian
Brian

They are very Chex sensitive. They shut down my account even though I opened legit in branch. Their Corp office called me and asked a bunch of questions about preexisting accounts.

TWoK
TWoK

William, I posted in the last Horizon post, but there is a fee of $25 if account closed within 90 days.

Jeff K
Jeff K

9-21-18: Opened in branch & enrolled in online banking
9-28-18: JPMorgan Chase Ext Trnsfr ($125)
10-5-18: JPMorgan Chase Ext Trnsfr ($125)
10-8-18: 10x Amazon reloads ($.50/each)
10-9-18: Customer Bonus ($200)
10-9-18: Customer Bonus ($100)

Super fast & easy!

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