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Update 5/4/19: Deal has been extended until August 31st, 2019. Can fund up to $3,000 with a credit card as well. Hat tip to reader Michael
Offer at a glance
- Maximum bonus amount: $250
- Availability: In branch only, all branches are in MN. [Branch locator]
- Direct deposit required: Yes, $500+
- Additional requirements: Six debit card transactions
- Hard/soft pull: Hard pull
- ChexSystems: Unknown, sensitive
- Credit card funding: Yes, can fund up to $3,000
- Monthly fees: None
- Early account termination fee: Six months, bonus forfeit
- Household limit: None
- Expiration date:
April 30th, 2019August 31st, 2019
- Hiway Federal Credit Union is offering a bonus of $250 when you open a new checking account and complete the following requirements within 30 days of account opening:
- Set up a direct deposit of at least $500
- Complete at least 6 debit card transactions
The Fine Print
- Offer valid 3/4/19 – 4/30/19 to persons with no prior checking relationship with Hiway in the last six months.
- To qualify for $250 offer, account holder must set up a Direct Deposit ($500 minimum) and make a total of 6 debit card transactions within 30 calendar days from the date the account was opened.
- After the account has been open for 45 days, allow up to an additional 7 days for $250 to be deposited to your Savings Account.
- Account must remain open for six months.
- If all requirements of the offer are not met, Hiway reserves the right to reclaim the $250.
- 1099 MISC may apply if rewards/income paid in one calendar year exceed $600. Insured by NCUA.
This account has no monthly fees to worry about
Early Account Termination Fee
Account must be kept open for six months otherwise the bonus may be forfeit.
Given that it’s a hard pull to open and it looks to be ChexSystems sensitive I don’t think it’s worth considering. For a full list of bonuses we do recommend click here.
Hat tip to Ryan M
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