Posted by William Charles on November 17, 2019
Bank Account Bonuses

Published on November 17th, 2019 | by William Charles


[Expired] [MN] Firefly Credit Union $250 Checking Bonus

Deal has now ended, view more checking bonuses by clicking here

Offer at a glance

  • Maximum bonus amount: $250
  • Availability: Membership available for those in Minneapolis/St Paul area
  • Direct deposit required: Two direct deposits totaling $2,000 or more
  • Additional requirements: See below
  • Hard/soft pull: Hard pull
  • ChexSystems: Unknown
  • Credit card funding: Up to $1,000
  • Monthly fees: None
  • Early account termination fee: None
  • Household limit: None listed
  • Expiration date: December 31st, 2019

The Offer

Direct link to offer

  • Firefly Credit Union is offering a bonus of $250 when you open a new checking and complete the following requirements:
    • Use promo code GET250
    • Receive 2 or more direct deposits totaling at least $2,000 in the first 60 days and,
    • Make 20 or more debit card purchases totaling at least $300 in the first 60 days

The Fine Print

  • Offer valid from 11/11/19 – 12/31/19. Firefly membership required to receive offer. Must have no prior checking relationship with Firefly in the last 12 months. All accounts and bonuses are subject to qualifications. Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Offer valid on Firefly Free or Amplified Checking Accounts only.
  • Not eligible on Verge or Business Checking accounts. Cannot be combined with other offers.
  • To earn the $250 bonus offer, account holder must open account online using promo code GET250, have at least 2 direct deposits post to checking account (totaling at least $2,000) and have at least 20 debit card transactions (totaling at least $300) post to checking account within 60 calendar days from account open date. Checking account must be open and membership(s) must be in good standing at the time the reward is posted.
  • Please allow up to 90 days from checking account opening for reward to be deposited into your account.
  • All bank account bonuses are treated as income/interest and as such you have to pay taxes on them

Avoiding Fees

Monthly Fees

The free checking account has no monthly fees to worry about

Early Account Termination Fee

I wasn’t able to find mention of an early account termination fee in the fee schedule

Our Verdict

Update: Not worth doing for most people due to the hard pull

Need to know if it’s a hard or soft pull to open, if it’s a soft pull then it’s likely worth doing but at this stage we don’t have enough information to determine if it’s a good or bad deal. If anybody goes for this deal then please share your experiences in the comments below

Hat tip to reader Michael

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Josh M
Josh M

Hard pull when I opened an account last winter


Did your bonus post without any problems?


HP for a checking account?! They can go f themselves. My husband has had an account with them 20 years and I’m slowly steering him away. Contacting CS is a JOKE. We can’t say a single good about them. Plus their name sucks, was just fine as US Federal CU.


Has anybody had a bonus from them here before? Any dps of how that went / did it post on time / quickly?


I’ll apply closer to 12/31, assuming the link doesn’t get pulled early.


Where does it say its limited to MN residents?


Does anyone have any DPs on which credit cards are accepted for account funding? Is Amex an option?


Its probably gonna be visa / mastercard as per usual.


any DP if Venmo transactions work for the bonus? I did 20 Venmo transactions – no indication whether they have worked (bonus will post within 90 days and requirements to be satisfied in 60).

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