Published on August 10th, 2019 | by William Charles4
[MA & NH only] Stoneham Bank $200 Amazon Giftcard Checking Bonus
Offer at a glance
- Maximum bonus amount: $200 Amazon giftcard
- Availability: Most likely MA only [Branch locator]
- Direct deposit required: Yes, $1,000+ per month for three months
- Additional requirements: Enroll in online banking
- Hard/soft pull: Soft
- ChexSystems: Unknown
- Credit card funding: None
- Monthly fees: $10, avoidable
- Early account termination fee: None
- Household limit: None listed
- Expiration date: None listed
- Stoneham Bank is offering a bonus of a $200 Amazon gift card when you open a new Optimum Plus or Optimum One Checking account and complete the following requirements for the first full three calendar months:
- Receive a monthly direct deposit(s) totaling $1,000 or more
- Enroll in online banking
The Fine Print
- Earn a $200 Amazon Gift Card when you open a new Optimum Plus or Optimum One Checking account with a $10 minimum opening deposit balance and complete the following requirements within each of the first full three calendar months following the date the new account is funded:
- (1) Receive a monthly direct deposit(s) totaling $1,000 or more and;
- (2) Enroll in Online Banking.
- For example, a qualifying account type opened and funded during the month of April must complete the requirements in the months May, June and July in order to qualify for the gift card.
- Examples of qualifying direct deposits are electronic deposits of your paycheck, pension or government benefits from your employer or the government.
- You must not currently have a StonehamBank personal checking account or have had one in the last 12 months.
- A $200 Amazon Gift Card claim code will be emailed to you within 30 days of completing requirements if qualification conditions are met, and the account remains in good standing.
- To redeem your gift card for online users: Simply set up or log in to your Amazon account; Click the “Your Account” tab; Click on “Gift Cards”; Click on “Redeem a Gift Card”; Enter your gift card’s claim code in the claim code field; Click on “Apply to Your Balance”. For mobile users: Simply set up or log in to your Amazon account; Go to “Your Account”; Tap the “Manage Gift Card Balance” from the “Amazon Wallet” options; Tap “Redeem Another Gift Card” and enter or scan your claim code; then Tap “Apply to Your Balance”.
- The retail value of the Amazon.com gift card is $200.00.
- The primary account holder is solely responsible for any federal, state and local taxes, and must provide StonehamBank with a valid social security number or taxpayer identification number before the gift card will be provided.
- A form 1099-MISC will be issued to the primary account holder.
- Limit one gift card per customer.
- All bank account bonuses are treated as income/interest and as such you have to pay taxes on them
Optium One is the easiest of the two accounts to keep fee free. It has a $10 monthly fee, this is waived if you do any of the following: Maintain a monthly direct deposit of $500 or; Maintain an average daily balance of $1500 or; Use your debit card 5 times per month for point of sale transactions.
Early Account Termination Fee
I wasn’t able to find any early account termination fee though in their fee schedule.
Previous best bonus was for $130 cash, this is a bigger bonus but there is a monthly fee to worry about and bonus is in the form of an Amazon gift card. Still think this is a better bonus. I will be adding this to our list of the best bank account bonuses.
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