Posted by William Charles on March 30, 2019
Bank Account Bonuses

Published on March 30th, 2019 | by William Charles

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[Expired] [Santa Clara, CA only] Star One Credit Union $200 Checking Bonus

Deal has expired, but the referral offer is still available. More details here.

Offer at a glance

  • Maximum bonus amount: $200
  • Availability: Star One offers membership to individuals who live, work, or attend school in Santa Clara County, as well employees of corporate sponsors, immediate family members* of current Star One members, and Star One Credit Union employees
  • Direct deposit required: Yes, $300+ required
  • Additional requirements: Use promo code and open money market account
  • Hard/soft pull: Soft pull
  • ChexSystems: Yes
  • Credit card funding: Up to $1,000
  • Monthly fees: None
  • Early account termination fee: None
  • Household limit: None
  • Expiration date:April 8, 5 p.m

The Offer

Direct link to offer

  • Star One Credit Union is offering a bonus of $200 when you open a new checking account and complete the following requirements:
    • Use promo code RADIO
    • Open a money market savings account and free checking account
    • Have a direct deposit of at least $300 per month within 60 days of account opening

The Fine Print

  • $200 bonus is credited to your star one checking account once direct deposit can be verified which may take up to 60 days.
  • Only first-time star one members qualify for bonus.
  • Promotion not valid if combined with any other offer.
  • All new accounts are subject to star one credit approval, account opening procedure, and truth-in-savings account and membership terms, disclosures and fee schedule.
  • Fees may reduce earnings.
  • Offer does not apply to minor and transfer to minor accounts
  • Star one credit union management and staff are not eligible for the bonus.
  • Bonus subject to irs reporting.

Avoiding Fees

Monthly Fees

Both the checking account and money market account has no monthly fees to worry about

Early Account Termination Fee

There is no early account termination fee

Our Verdict

There is a smaller referral bonus for $120 for new members ($100 for the referrer) and that has no bonus requirements. That might be a better deal for some people that don’t want to deal with a direct deposit or have a friend that will refer them and give them at least $80 of the referrer bonus. Others will prefer this bonus because it’s bigger and there is no need to worry about setting up the referral. We will list both in the best bank bonus page.

Hat tip to ragormack

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den bish
den bish

So dumb question maybe. I saw on their home page statement saying “94.9 KYLD Listeners!” “A $200 bonus offer just for you!” So question is if you can hear this radio station can you become member of this credit union?

momofdom
momofdom

No, I just tried to do the enrollment process, and it still asks you to verify how you are eligible – live, work, attend school in Santa Clara County; employee of Santa Clara County company; immediate family member of account holder.

Andy
Andy

I’m working at Santa Clara county but not living there. I entered my home and work address but it always gives me error without specifying exact error on the second page..

Jim
Jim

I encountered an error applying and called in, apparently Chrome had some incompatibility issues. Edge and Opera worked well for me.

Not sure if this is what you experienced

Andy
Andy

Yup, looks like it is. I did it again after a few hours and it went through.

Oliver
Oliver

Did anyone find the place to add the promo code? I’m all the way through providing funding information and the next step is “submit application” but I didn’t find a place to add the promo code…. maybe I missed it?

Andy
Andy

Don’t recall the page — but it was below the part where it asked if you were referred by someone. the Promo Code field was at the bottom of the page ( two sentences or so below the referral field )

Ajfun
Ajfun

Just submitted the application but couldn’t find the “Membership Number” to setup the online account. Any ideas?

Jim
Jim

It should be on the final page, where you download the signature card.

Can always call in to request it over the phone. Really nice phone reps

Andy
Andy

Thanks. Looks like the account number is also their membership number

savingwizard
savingwizard

This is one of my oldest bank account. Saving rate is always near the highest available. Checking can have the same rate as saving and ATM fee is reimbursed if u have 10 debit card transactions. Debit card does not have foreign transaction fee. The only thing that’s not perfect is ACH transfer in/out: it is slow and has low limit.

Joe
Joe

Is anyone getting “RADIO” promo code is invalid of inactive? I live in the county and have never had an account with them. Any ideas to go around?

Dav
Dav

Does anyone know what counts as DD? There’s no data in the DD page

Jim
Jim

Alliant ACH push triggered the Radio bonus, only took about a week.

Credited at the statement cycle closing date for me, so maybe I was lucky my ACH posted just before my cycle closed

Jim
Jim

Just added today

“Offer valid until Monday, April 8, 5 p.m.”

Ryan
Ryan

Was able to fund with Chase United Explorer Biz for $1000.

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