Published on December 8th, 2018 | by William Charles18
[Expired] [Burlington, KY in Branch only] Forcht Bank $300 Checking Bonus
Deal has expired, more bank account bonuses can be viewed here.
Deal has expired, view more bank bonuses by clicking here.
Offer at a glance
- Maximum bonus amount: $300
- Availability:Burlington, KY in Branch only
- Direct deposit required: Yes, no minimum specified
- Additional requirements: 30 debit card transactions
- Hard/soft pull: Soft pull
- ChexSystems: Yes, not sensitive
- Credit card funding: Initial online sign up page does mention credit card/debit card funding. Specifics unknown
- Monthly fees: $6, avoidable
- Early account termination fee: 180 days, bonus forfeit
- Household limit: None listed
- Expiration date: December 22nd, 2018
- Forcht Bank is offering a bonus of $300 when you open a new checking account and complete the following requirements:
- Open a Forcht Friend, 55 Advantage, or Everyday Heroes checking account & deposit $50 or more at account opening
- Have at least one direct deposit made to the account (receive a $200 bonus). Must post on or prior to January 26th, 2019.
- Have at least 30 debit card transactions (receive $100 bonus). Must post on or prior to January 26th, 2019.
The Fine Print
- Offer ends December 22, 2018 and is not available to existing Forcht Bank checking customers.
- Bonus eligibility information: (1) Open a Forcht Friend, 55 Advantage, or Everyday Heroes Checking account; (2) Deposit $50 or more at account opening; To receive a $200 checking bonus; (3) Have at least one direct deposit made to this account on or prior to January 26, 2019 (The direct deposit needs to be an electronic deposit of your paycheck, pension or government benefits (such as Social Security) from your employer or the government);
- To receive a $100 checking bonus; (4) Have at least 30 debit-card transactions post to your account by January 26, 2019.
- If a qualifying activity has been met, the bonus will be posted to your personal checking account on January 31, 2019.
- If the checking account is closed within the first 180 days after account opening, an early account closure fee will apply.
- Bonus is considered interest and reportable on IRS Form 1099-INT for the year in which it is received. Offer cannot be combined.
- Limited one per customer.
- Voucher and promotional offer valid only at the Burlington Forcht Banking Center to qualify at time of account opening.
- Forcht Bank reserves the right to end the promotion without notice at any time.
- All bank account bonuses are treated as income/interest and as such you have to pay taxes on them
Easiest account to keep fee free is easy checking, as long as the balance is kept above $100 the $6 monthly service fee is not charged.
Early Account Termination Fee
Account needs to be kept open for 180 days otherwise the bonus will be forfeit
Update: Unfortunately it’s Burlington branch only.
It says the promo offer is only available at the Burlington branch, but then it directs you to open the account online so I’m not sure if it’s that Burlington branch only or not. If it can be opened online in any of those states and it’s a soft pull and you can fund a little with a credit card then this will be an absolutely fantastic bonus but it’s not clear if that’s all the case or not. As always please share your experiences and datapoints in the comments below.
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