Published on February 9th, 2019 | by William Charles19
[OH Only] $200 Bonus From BMI Federal Credit Union
Offer at a glance
- Maximum bonus amount: $200
- Availability: Selected areas of Ohio only
- Direct deposit required: Yes, $500+
- Additional requirements: See below
- Hard/soft pull: Mixed Datapoints
- ChexSystems: Unknown
- Credit card funding: Up to $250 with Visa or Mastercard
- Monthly fees: None
- Early account termination fee: Six months bonus forfeit, bonus forfeit
- Household limit: None listed
- Expiration date: December 31st, 2019
- BMI Federal Credit Union is offering a bonus of $200 when you open a new checking account and complete the following requirements within 90 days of account opening:
- Use promo code CHECK19 (must be used at account opening)
- Deposit $20 and make a minimum of $30 debit card transactions of at least $5 each
- Sign up for eStatements
- Have monthly direct deposits totaling $500 or more
The Fine Print
- To earn $200 cash bonus, mention promo CHECK19 when opening account in person or add to the comment section when applying online.
- The following requirements must be met in the first 90 days after the account is opened:
- Open and deposit $20.00 into a new checking account with VISA debit card and make a minimum of 30 debit card transactions of at least $5 each. Member must sign up for electronic statements and have monthly direct deposits totaling $500 or more.
- Your 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.
- A regular share savings account must be opened and a $5.00 deposit is required.
- Cash bonus will be deposited into the member’s account within 10 business days after all qualifications have been met. Cash bonus may be considered income and reported on 1099-MISC or 1099-INT.
- Offer not valid on Starting Over Checking, Platinum Checking, or Business accounts.
- Offer not available to existing members, those with fiduciary accounts, those who have closed an account within 6 months, or have a negative balance.
- Cannot be combined with other checking offers. Checking account must remain open for a minimum of 6 months or the bonus will be debited from the account at closing.
- Offer ends December 31, 2019.
- All bank account bonuses are treated as income/interest and as such you have to pay taxes on them
This account has no monthly fees to worry about
Early Account Termination Fee
If you close your account within six months of opening you will forfeit the bonus.
BMI has offered a $200 checking bonus before, but that was back in 2014. This current deal is better as you don’t need to apply and close a loan. That being said there is still so many requirements for this bonus I’m not sure it’s really worth doing, especially when we don’t know if it’s a soft pull. If anybody decides to go for the bonus then please share your experiences in the comments below.
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