Update 10/19/22: Deal is back at $200. Use promo code NEW200.
Update 2/3/22: Deal is back at the $200 level until April 30
Update 8/8/21: Deal is back at the $200 level until Sept 30.
Update 2/18/21: Bonus is now $200 for the new member and $100 for the person that refers you. Hat tip to reader Pieter W
Offer at a glance
- Maximum bonus amount: $120
- 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: No
- Additional requirements: None
- Hard/soft pull: Soft pull
- ChexSystems: Yes
- Credit card funding: Can fund up to $1,000
- Monthly fees: None
- Early account termination fee: None listed
- Expiration date: September 15th, 2019
- Receive a sign up bonus of $200 when you use a referral link and you open a new checking account.
The Fine Print
- The bonus will be deposited into your Money Market Savings Account upon verification that a new Membership and a
Checking account have been established. Bonus is subject to IRS reporting. Minor and transfer to minor accounts not
eligible for bonus. Star One Credit Union staff not eligible for the bonus
- Minimum deposit of $50 required to establish a new Membership account. Minimum $100 deposit to open a Checking
account. Existing and previous Star One members do not qualify as new members
- All bank account bonuses are treated as income/interest and as such you have to pay taxes on them
You need somebodies Full Name & E-mail address to refer them you also need to fill out the referral form, feel free to share your details in the comments. You can receive a limit of $240 in referral bonuses. They might also sometimes ask you for the phone number of the person you referred.
Star One Credit Union offers a free checking account that qualifies for this deal, there is also no early account termination fee.
If you live in a service area and can get referred, this is a good deal as there are no requirements to get the bonus. Would be even better if you can fund with a credit card. Feel free to share your experiences and referral information in the comments, we’ll add it to our best bank bonus page once we have at least one person giving out referrals.
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- Introduction To ChexSystems
- How To Use Our Direct Deposit Page For Bank Bonuses Page
- Common Bank Bonus Misconceptions + Why You Should Give Them A Go
- How Many Bank Accounts Can I Safely Open Within A Year For Bank Bonus Purposes?
- Affiliate Links & Bank Bonuses – We Won’t Be Using Them
- Complete List Of Ways To Close Bank Accounts At Each Bank
- Update 12/8/19: Deal is available at $120 via referral.
- Update 9/16/19: Bonus is back to $120 but requires a referral again
- Update 9/11/19: Bonus is now $200, no requirements and no referral required. Hat tip to reader EW
- Update 7/14/19: Some people have offers for $200/$100 (person signing up receives $200 and person referring receives $100). Requires a direct deposit and valid until August 15th, 2019. Feel free to share your referral info but only if you have this offer. Hat tip to reader Pavel
- Update 11/21/18: Bonus is now $120 for the person signing up and $100 for the person referring (before it was $120 & $60, so only better for the person referring). Hat tip to reader EW.
Someone mentioned the cc funding is down to 75 anyone can provide data otherwise??tia
I this recently and they only allow $75. Thats bummer.
DP: Closed account via their secure messaging system. They will snail mail the remaining funds in the account.
Cc funding is down to $75
I know this deal is expired now, but if you had to get your bonus manually applied to your account because the application wouldn’t accept your referrer’s information, please be sure to let your referrer know about this. If you had to get your bonus manually posted, then it’s highly likely that your referrer will have to get theirs manually posted by customer service as well. Your referrer will not know that they need to contact customer service about this unless you tell them. You referrer will greatly appreciate you for this! I had a couple of referrals tell me that they had to contact customer service to receive their sign up bonuses, and I would have missed out on receiving bonuses for those referrals had they not told me about this.
William Charles It appears the referral and bonus are no longer valid. Clicking the link above goes to a “Page Not Found” message on Star One. I tried to dig around and couldn’t find a valid link for bonus or mention of referrals. I believe this deal is dead.
please update the cc funding they no longer allow funding via cc only up to $75 or less
DP for bonus. Opened the account on 2/16/23. Pushed $200. as of yesterday still no bonus while most DP shows bonus posts within 2 weeks or so. So I sent them a secure message and asked. They wanted my referrer’s name, address and account number. once they verified that my bonus posted within the hour today. Follow up if your bonus doesn’t hit.
Anyone open an account this month? It’s been more than 3 days since I applied and nothing has happened.
It’s been 3 weeks for me and nothing
It was declined. I only found out after I contacted them with the application confirmation number.
Old ref100 link is dead. Deal still good at new link: https://www.starone.org/membership/refer-a-friend/.
Now this link is dead as well. Can’t find a new one.
for REFERRALS please email me: soraiderand361@ gmail. com
Please add first and lastname if you want to receive 200$ instantly upon approval 🙂
I’ll walk u thru if u want 🙂