Posted by William Charles on March 24, 2018
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Published on March 24th, 2018 | by William Charles


[Expired] [Schenectady, NY Only] Capital Bank $200 Checking Bonus

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Offer at a glance

The Offer

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  • Receive a sign up bonus of $200 when you open a Capital Bank checking account at their new Schenectady  and complete the following requirements:
    • Get a debit card (earn $10)
    • Enroll in web banking (earn $10)
    • Enroll in eStatements (earn $10)
    • Enroll in Mobile Banking (earn $10)
    • Enroll in bill pay (earn $10)
    • Enroll in all 5 of the above and get an additional $50
    • Receive a direct deposit (earn $25)
    • Enroll in UChoose Reward (earn $25)
    • Pay a Bill with Bill Pay (earn $25)
    • Do all three of the above within 60 days of account opening and earn an additional $25

The Fine Print

  • Offer valid through April 30, 2018.
  • Must open a checking account for the opportunity to receive incentives.
  • Incentives limited to one per person.
  • Incentives paid only to primary account holder.
  • Account must be opened at our Schenectady office, and is valid only for those without a current Capital Bank retail checking relationship.
  • Customer can earn up to $200 maximum.
  • Steps 1-5 and Bonus 1: Customer will receive $10 for each service added during account opening. If all five are added at the time of account opening, a bonus of $50 will be earned. All incentive(s) will be auto-credited to the account within 60 days of account opening.
  • Steps 6-8 and Bonus 2: Customer will receive $25 for completing each step within 60 days of account opening; the first direct deposit, the first bill paid with Bill Pay and/or enrolling in UChoose Rewards®.
  • Direct deposit must be a recurring deposit from an outside source.
  • Complete all three and a bonus of $25 will be earned.
  • All incentive(s) will be auto-credited to the account within 60 days after meeting the requirements.
  • All bank account bonuses are treated as income/interest and as such you have to pay taxes on them

Avoiding Fees

They offer a free checking account with no monthly fees to worry about. I wasn’t able to find a fee schedule so I’m unsure if there is any early account termination fee or not.

Our Verdict

They offered a $200 bonus in the past with less requirements. This has a lot of requirements, but none of them are that hard to meet and you could still earn $150 without a direct deposit so that’s a plus. Obviously need to live near the branch for this to make sense. I’ll add this to our list of the best highly region specific checking bonuses.

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You think they’ll frown upon me driving up from nyc on my free day just to open this account?


Pronounced S’Ke’Necktaddy. And theyre mostly in Albany NY, 3 hours from NYC.


Soft pull.


Please comment if you were given additional bonus requirements to meet when you applied for this bonus offer. They did that in their earlier $200 offer and I’d like to be forewarned.


fine print says:
“All incentive(s) will be auto-credited to the account within 60 days after meeting the requirements.”


Anyone get a 1099 for this?


Thought I got one but can’t find it now. It would come from Chemung Canal Trust Co (their owner) instead of from Capital Bank.

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