Posted by William Charles on May 20, 2018
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Published on May 20th, 2018 | by William Charles

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[PA only] TruMark Financial $150 Checking Bonus – Direct Deposit Not Required

Offer at a glance

  • Maximum bonus amount: $150 in gift cards
  • Availability: Select counties in PA
  • Direct deposit required: No
  • Additional requirements: 10 debit card purchases
  • Hard/soft pull: Hard pull?
  • ChexSystems: Unknown 
  • Credit card funding:  Up to $1,000. Visa, Mastercard, Discover & American Express all accepted.
  • Monthly fees: None
  • Early account termination fee: $5, 90 days
  • Household limit: None listed
  • Expiration date: June 30th, 2018 July 31st, 2018

The Offer

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  • TruMark Financial Credit Union is offering a bonus of $150 in gift cards when you open a new checking account and complete the following requirements:
    • Use your new TruMark Financial Visa debit card 10 times before July 31st, 2018

The Fine Print

  • Open a checking account with a Visa debit card by 7/31/18.
  • To qualify for 21,300 CURewards® bonus points (redeemable for up to $150 in gift cards), you must conduct 10 signature-based transactions using your new TruMark Financial debit card that post by 7/31/18.
  • CURewards points will be awarded no later than 9/15/18.
  • Offer ends 6/30/18 and is subject to change without notice
  • . Business accounts and existing TruMark Financial members are not eligible
  • . All trademarks are property of their respective owners and are not affiliated with TruMark Financial. A
  • vailable gift card selections and denominations are subject to change without notice
  • All bank account bonuses are treated as income/interest and as such you have to pay taxes on them

Avoiding Fees

The basic checking account has no monthly fees to worry about. Previously they have also charged an early account termination fee of $5 if closed within 90 days.

Our Verdict

It’s a shame that this is a hard pull to open as it’s a really nice bonus considering there is no direct deposit requirement or monthly fee to worry about. They have previously offered similar bonuses, but with more requirements (including direct deposit). TruMark also has a 7% APY 7 month CD. Unfortunately due to the hard pull we don’t recommend this bonus, you’d be better off with a cash credit card sign up bonus instead.

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Frito Pendejo
Frito Pendejo

I did this when the CD was posted a few weeks ago. There’s a branch right near me. Opening the account online and CD in-branch was painless. CC funding was nice. If you add it all up its a decent bonus, though the tax hit mitigates it some.

NBG
NBG

Was it a HP?.

Jeff G
Jeff G

Hard pull.

Frito Pendejo
Frito Pendejo

I dunno, I don’t have a convenient way to check. I’m told it is

Anonny Mous
Anonny Mous

Opened account 6/5/18, no HP. (I always opt out of the overdraft, maybe if you didn’t that triggers the HP? ) Completed the debit transactions 7/17. Just waiting on the rewards now.

Anonny Mous
Anonny Mous

Update-
6/5/18 – 1k CC funding on CSP
7/17/18 – last of 10 debit transactions completed (mix of Amazon reload and small POS purchases)
9/12/18 – was told the 21,300 had been credited to the account
~9/15/18 – is when I actually saw them in the account

Why the odd number of points? A $50 GC is 7700, $100 GC is 13,600
points = 21,300. Points can be used for merchandise or travel, but the easiest redemption is just take the GC’s. I did find on the site a cash option mentioned, but I didn’t pursue it as the rate was terrible (5000 pts = $25).

Supposedly the earn rate on debit card transactions is 1 pt / $5, but spending ~$23 only earned me 3 points. (not that anyone should actually do this!)

dizzy
dizzy

If anyone sees this bonus or similar appear again, please update. One of my employers banks here, it can take them forever to send me a check (they don’t do DD and checks are manual) but apparently if I get an account @ trumark I can get it within a day of them receiving the payment to divvy up amongst us workers. Somehow I missed this bonus last year.

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