Posted by William Charles on February 18, 2019
Bank Account Bonuses

Published on February 18th, 2019 | by William Charles

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[PA Only] Clearview Credit Union $200 Checking Bonus

Update 2/17/19: Deal is back and valid until February 28th, 2019. Hat tip to reader Kumar.

Bonus is back for 2018. Thanks to reader EW.

Offer at a glance

  • Maximum bonus amount: $200
  • Availability: Membership is open to individuals who live, work, volunteer, worship, attend school or have immediate family in Southwestern Pennsylvania which includes Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Washington and Westmoreland Counties
  • Direct deposit required: Yes, no minimum specified
  • Additional requirements: eStatements
  • Hard/soft pull: Soft
  • Credit card funding: Up to $500, Visa or Mastercard only
  • Monthly fees: $5, avoidable
  • Early account termination fee: Bonus forfeit if closed within six months
  • Expiration date: September 30th, 2016 November 1st, 2016  November 1st, 2017 November 1st, 2018 February 28th, 2019

The Offer

Direct link to offer

  • Open a money-saving Clearview Checking account and receive a sign up bonus of $200 when you complete the following:
    • Use the promotional code GETPAID
    • Sign up for eStatements
    • Receive a recurring electronic deposit within 90 days of account opening

 

 

The Fine Print

  • The $200 bonus will be deposited to the new Absolute CheckingSM account once the conditions are met.
  • Other checking account options are available but do not qualify for the $200 bonus.
  • You will be required to sign up for eStatements.
  • A recurring electronic deposit must be made within 90 days of account opening.
  • The bonus will be reported to the IRS for tax purposes.
  • Offer is only valid for new membership with a savings account and checking account.
  • If the account is closed within six months once the conditions have been met, the $200 must be reimbursed to Clearview.
  • This offer cannot be combined with any other offer.
  • Maintain a $10,000 combined balance among all your Clearview deposits (savings, checking, IRAs and certificates), a $20,000 combined balance of your deposits and loans or deposit $5,000 or more in total direct deposits during the month and the $5.00 monthly fee ($2.00 for members age 25 and under) will be waived.
  • Account must be opened by November 1, 2018. Promo Code ID200.

Avoiding Fees

Update: Looks like there is now a $5 fee for this account. Waived if any of the following:

  • Maintain a $10,000 combined balance among all your Clearview deposits (savings, checking, IRAs and certificates)
  • a $20,000 combined balance of your deposits and loans or
  • deposit $5,000 or more in total direct deposits during the month

They offer a free checking account with no monthly fees or requirements. There is an early account termination fee of $10 if the account is closed within 90 days, you also need to keep the account open for six months or the bonus is forfeit.

Our Verdict

Deal isn’t as good as before due to the monthly fee and the fact that is hard to avoid. The nice bit is the credit card funding. Another problem is how strict they are with the direct deposit requirement. If they aren’t very strict, I’d say this deal is worth doing even if it’s for a relatively small amount of money. We have one datapoint that just trial deposits work, so I doubt they will be very strict at all. Because of that we’ve added it to our list of the best bank account sign up bonuses.

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Andrew
Andrew

CSP coded as purchase. Trying various methods for DD –> will update with working method if bonus posts

Andrew
Andrew

Update — did Discover Trial Deposit as stated in post and it worked. $200 bonus posted same day! Everyone who can should do this bonus!

pixerogue
pixerogue

You must live in one of the NINE counties (down by Pittsburgh) to qualify (or be related to, or live with) an existing member. So this does not apply to anyone living in PA (just the Pittsburgh area.

dee
dee

It’s renewed for (a tleast) another month: http://www.clearviewfcu.org/home/misc/kennywood

Phong Chau

The direct link thing is broken. I also made an account and all I can see is getting loans. Anyone know how to resolve this?

Wes
Wes

Has anyone living in PA, not in the target area tried this and gotten the bonus?

HUSSAIN
HUSSAIN

Would this work a second time if i already was a member but closed my account a couple of years back?

MarcoPolo
MarcoPolo

Who can join?

Membership in Clearview is open to businesses, legal entities and people who live, work, worship, attend school or volunteer in the Southwestern Pennsylvania community which includes Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Washington and Westmoreland Counties.

Deb
Deb

I looked around on their facebook page and people are complaining that they are adding a $7.50 per month fee to their checking account come August 1st. Not sure if there is only one type of checking or not. Also one guy was pissed that there was a $5 fee to close his account. Most of the recent posts are established customers who are upset. Just an FYI.

Deb
Deb

oops a $5 a month service fee. The $7.50 was for inactive account.

andrew
andrew

anyone successfully churn this?

SouthFayetteFan
SouthFayetteFan

I’m looking for that same data point, haha. I got a lot of other bonuses in progress right now so I’m not quite ready to “be the DP I want to see”

Fish
Fish

Schwab brokerage trial deposits triggered bonus, which paid out the next day. They called my family member who lives in the targeted area to confirm our relationship, so they’re strict about the qualifications. Also, they are “upgrading” the standard checking accounts on August 1 and adding a $5.00 a month fee with some pretty ridiculous hoops to keep fee free. However, if you call in you can have your account switched to a basic checking account that is fee free without the hoops. Definitely an easy bonus if you’re eligible to join.

Jason
Jason

Hi Fish . did you open your account successfully????Can you referral to me???my email jcj19853276@gmail.com

jason
jason

is there any referral from this credit union that he are membership?j
send me one we can talk
email:jcj19853276@gmail.com

jason
jason

i will pay referral fee for you

Phil
Phil

It seems like you can only open the Absolute Checking account for this bonus now. It requires $10,000 balance to waive the $5 fee.

Is that correct?

Simon
Simon

applied online and got denied without specific reason. just said go in a branch if i’m still interested.

Josh
Josh

I was approved and live in a county over from their specific region they require. I emailed the bank and asked them what would apply as a recurring deposit and if my earnings from Etsy/PayPal would apply. They said yes that PayPal would apply. I am waiting to see if this is true.

Jason
Jason

Hi Josh Can you referral me???jcj19853276@gmail.com

Jason
Jason

I will pay you referral fee if you refer me jcj19853276@gmail.com to talk detail

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