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JuicyJosh
JuicyJosh

7/10/18 – Opened reward checking online out of state with $500 Citi DC funding
8/17/18 – $400 employer DD and Ally ACH to meet req min ADB
9/24/18 – $100 bonus payment

SW
SW

Received a confirmation e-mail today that I qualified for their Switch/Referral campaign reward. Said the reward should be appear in my account on or before September 30, 2018.

SW
SW

7/13 Opened, funded $500 w/ Ink Preferred (purchase) – I’m in IN but not in the targeted counties
7/19 KeyBank $50 deposit (“External Deposit”)
9/25 Received $100 bonus

* Opened Rhythm Tunes and have received $20 back ($5/month + $15 bonus) for buying Amazon balance reloads (after meeting all their requirements). I’ll keep the account open for now to continue getting $5 free at Amazon.
* Used CreditGuy’s referral code.

tinytavosa
tinytavosa

DP:

$490 to open checking and $10 to open savings on Chase Sapphire Preferred coded as purchase 8/31/2018.

tinyhedgefund
tinyhedgefund

DP:

Chase Hyatt (not World of Hyatt card) $500 CC funding coded as purchase!

CreditGuy1234
CreditGuy1234

FYI, I was charged a $5 fee, even though I moved the $2k within about 10 days of opening the account. Most places will give you some leeway for that first month, since its pretty impossible to meet a min daily balance from day 1. I sent a secure message to try and get the fee waived.

SW
SW

Which account did you open? I opened Rhythm Tunes and you have to meet these lengthy requirements to avoid the $7/month fee (I have met them, no fee yet):
• Make 10 or more 3Rivers debit card purchases that clear during the monthly qualification cycle*
• Receive 3Rivers eStatements
• Sign into Online Access or 3Rivers Mobile Banking at least once per qualification cycle**
• And at least one of the following:
1. Have a direct deposit into your Rhythm Checking account
2.Have at least one automatic payment not using your debit card but simply using your Rhythm Checking account and routing number (monthly phone bill, weekly daycare or monthly insurance payment, etc.)
3. Pay at least one bill from your Rhythm Checking account through Online Bill Pay each month

The fine print on an obscure document that specifically mentions the fee:
“A $7 monthly maintenance fee applies to Rhythm Checking if monthly qualifications are not met.”
https://www.3riversfcu.org/uploads/page/RewardCalendarRhythmChecking.pdf

CreditGuy1234
CreditGuy1234

I opened the Rewards checking and was able to get them to waive the fee since it was the first month I opened the account, nearly impossible meet a “minimum daily balance” the firs month opening the account.

Jordan
Jordan

Applied on the 24th and denied on the next day due to Chex with 15+ inquiries in the past 12 months.

JuicyJosh
JuicyJosh

Successfully opened from out of state. Funded $500 on Citi DC. Im a little hesitant to provide full detail here as my referral link on the next page has my full name, etc. DoC you tell me. Applied on Monday night at 2am and had phone call about app from bank by 10am same day. They are fast.

Hit me at u/duuuuuuval for full details.

newbie
newbie

what did u select @ qualifying relationship?

JuicyJosh
JuicyJosh

The additional questions asked over the phone were nothing new in this game. My favorite was when they asked about all of my bank inquiries. “I prefer to use a local bank where ever I am. I have never found a bank that didnt want to hold my money.”

A fellow out of state user advised he worked with same CSR but outcome was not as favorable.

CreditGuy1234
CreditGuy1234

Also, There is 1 branch in St. Mary’s OH, so anyone in Ohio could try this as well.

CreditGuy1234
CreditGuy1234

I opened the Rewards Checking account last Friday. It was a soft pull, and had $500 in credit card funding available with a Visa or Mastercard. A CSR did call me to question my all my recent accounts. She wanted to make sure no one was opening accounts in my name. Just told her I was trying many new banks in the area. I’ve opened about 20 in the last year.

Please use check out the referral page if you want to use my referral.

One note, the Livin Free Checking account is only available for ages 15-25. If you outside that age bracket, probably the next best account is the “Reward Checking” which requires a $2000 balance to avoid the monthly fee.