Published on November 20th, 2017 | by William Charles152
Tech CU Visa Signature Credit Card $500 Bonus
- Tech CU is offering a bonus of 50,000 points (worth $500) on their Visa signature card. Minimum spend requirement is $5,000 within the first 4 months
- Offer valid until December 15th, 2017
- Card earns 1.25x points per $1 spent
- To qualify as new, account holder must not have had a Tech CU credit card in the previous 12 months
- . Bonus Points will post approximately 60 days after qualifying merchant purchase amount has been reached.
- Merchant credits that post prior to Bonus Point posting date may affect Bonus Point eligibility. Rewards Points at 1.25 per $1 of net merchant purchase will accrue during and after the four-month bonus accrual period.
- Must be an existing Tech CU member or be eligible for Tech CU membership
You must be an existing member or eligible for membership. Requirements for membership are as follows:
- Anyone who lives, works, worships, or attends school in Santa Clara, San Mateo, Alameda, Contra Costa, Santa Cruz or San Francisco Counties
- Employees of TechCU@Work companies – search for your employer
- Family members of current Tech CU members
- Members of our many affiliated organizations including: the Financial Fitness Association, the Northern California Human Resource Association (NCHRA), or the San Jose State University Alumni Association (SJSUAA)
- Employees and employers of public or private technology-based entities with a location in California
The easiest way to become a member is to join Financial Fitness Association first ($8 fee). Doing so will make you eligible for membership with Tech CU, but you still need to actually become a member (this also requires opening a savings account). A lot of readers will also already be members from their previous checking bonuses.
Obviously a pretty good deal, $500 is basically as good as it gets when it comes to cash sign up bonuses. I’m seeing a lot more activity from smaller card issuers like this and it’s great to see. Unfortunately we don’t know much about things such as what credit bureau they pull and what their other approval criteria is. If you apply, please share your experiences in the comments below (please don’t just ask lots of questions in the comments if you’re unwilling or unable to apply, it just clogs up the comments section. People will share information when they have it).
One thing a lot of people are reporting is being denied for too much credit extended. If you’re approved, please share your total credit limits across all issuers in the comments.
Hat tip to readers Rahul A, Jason L & Kapni