Posted by William Charles on January 31, 2016
Bank Account Bonuses

Published on January 31st, 2016 | by William Charles

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[Expired][TX] Pinnacle Bank $100 In Branch Checking Bonus + Special Surprise, No Bonus Requirements

Offer at a glance

  • Maximum bonus amount: $100 + Special Surprise
  • Availability: Gotta open or go in branch at  2821 West 7th Street, Suite 150 Fort Worth
  • Direct deposit required: None
  • Additional requirements: None
  • Hard/soft pull: Soft pull
  • Credit card funding: Up to $1,000 see what is and isn’t coded as a cash advance. Visa & Mastercard only
  • Monthly fees: None
  • Early account termination fee: Bonus forfeit if closed within 90 days
  • Expiration date: February 28th, 2015

The Offer

Direct link to offer

  • Receive a sign up bonus of $100 and a special surprise when you open a free checking account with Pinnacle Bank Tx, you need to open in branch at their West 7th branch or online using promo code Fort Worth. You then need to go in branch to receive your special surprise.

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The Fine Print

  • Offer valid at West 7th branch only
  • Must present mailer to redeem special surprise
  • Terms and conditions for our $100 offer valid for Free Checking Account applicants only
  • Account must be opened online or at 2821 West 7th Street, Suite 150, Fort Worth, Texas 76107
  • The minimum amount to open an account is $100. The maximum payment per customer is $100
  • A new checking account customer eligible for the bonus is someone who has had no previous checking account relationship with Pinnacle Bank in the previous 48 calendar months
  • The money will be deposited after 90 days of account opening. Account must be maintained in good standing with no overdrafts for the first 90 days
  • Open to residents of Texas only
  • All bank account bonuses are treated as income/interest and as such you have to pay taxes on them

Avoiding Fees

This account has no monthly fees, you do need to keep the account open for 90 days to avoid any early account termination fees.

Our Verdict

I’m not sure if you only need to go in branch for the special surprise or not, as the fine print and offer is a little confusing (especially since Pinnacle Banks in other states have the same $100 bonus without the in branch requirement). If somebody in Texas can confirm this, that would be great. If you don’t need to go in branch, then it’s a great offer. Otherwise only makes sense if you live close.

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Shaun
Shaun

Just in case your reading skills are as bad as mine, you’re looking for “how did you hear about us,” select promotion and enter Forth Worth. I was cruising through the app looking for a promotion code box by itself and it wouldn’t let me back to the page it was on.

It did let me start another application but only in an incognito window.

Adam

hmm interesting & seems like an easy way to pick up $100 if TX folks who dont live anywhere near Forth Worth can sign up online. I’ve been mostly only focusing on bank bonuses of $200+, but FiNALLY we have a bonus that includes TX residents, even if its a bit on the low side. atleast its hassle free.

I think I might just bite and see how it goes. but hey DoC in this post it says max that can be funded online is $1k while opening the acct. however in the link that shows which CCs qualify as purchases, it states you can load upto $5k at one shot. so which is correct?

lasty your post as well as the fine print on the link says the expiration is *2015* I’m hoping this is a typo/oversight but dont want a bonus to be denied due to technicality.

Shaun
Shaun

I opened an account last night, only let me charge $1000 to a CC.

Adam

which CC did you use? which bank and was it visa or mastercard? … reading comments here: http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/finance/1417365/m18863766/#m18863766 it seems some folks were able to fund upto $5k

Shaun
Shaun

I used Capital One Venture, only let me do $1k, charge came through and cleared as “professional services.”

Adam

thanks guys! quick update and datapoint for other folks: my BoA Virgin Atlantic World Elite MasterCard posted as purchase (as I expected it)

Transaction type: Purchases
Merchant description: PROFESSIONAL SERVICES NOT ELSEWHERE CLASSIFIE (yes it cuts off there, not a typo)

Brendon Oneal
Brendon Oneal

Just opened an account at pinnacle for $1000 with a BOA Alaska airlines card. Coded same as above. Originally declined but after fraud team called me for verification it went through as a purchase

Adam

alright so successfully opened a new acct tonight. could only fund a max of $1k, I tried several diff numbers. and even when they initially gave me the green tickmark on the side of the box, the app wouldnt process when hitting continue for a number over $1k.

used BoA VS MC. no datapoints for this but did see that someone was able to use FIA Fido Visa so I presumed other BoA cards would work as well. lets see how it posts.

now my Q is: it doesnt specify limits anywhere in the T&Cs so can any other family member who lives at the same address also sign up for a new checking acct for the bonus? none of us have had a relationship w/pinnacle bank in the past. so time-based eligibility doesnt apply to us. DoC or any of the readers: have yall tried or have any more info? thx!

J T
J T

Bonus per person, not household. Both myself and SO opened accts last spring, bonuses posted on schedule, and just received 1099s for both.

payyoutuesday
payyoutuesday

Anyone know what the special surprise is?

payyoutuesday
payyoutuesday

Just noticed that the expiration date is in 2015. Is that supposed to be 2016?

Colin
Colin

Their online chat representative confirmed that the date was wrong and they are still offering it this year (2016).

dan
dan

banker said that the bonus is still good with the code ‘fort worth’ on the on-line app w/o the branch visit. anyone in tx has similar experience or response?

payyoutuesday
payyoutuesday

Funding with Chase Marriott posted as a purchase.

Shaun
Shaun

Anyone seeing a bonus post yet? I hit 90 days today and haven’t seen anything.

Florian
Florian

I’m in the same boat. Should we call and follow up or wait another week ? Also I never got a call asking me to pick up the surprise, whatever it is …

Shaun
Shaun

Just sent them a secure message. I’ll post back when I get a response.

Shaun
Shaun

No response to secure message. Pinnacle’s call center and employees at the branch are telling me they’ve never heard of this promotion. Fun stuff.

dan
dan

did u or any folks who signed up for this have a screenshot or copy of the promo? if so, send it & see what they’ll say. mine may not post, if at all, til june.

Shaun
Shaun

Sooo I got someone to call me back from the branch. This offer expired February 28, 2015.

Now I see that this was posted on DoC January 31, 2016 but Will even lists the expiration date of February 28th, 2015. That is weird.

I pulled up my PDF copy of the offer and sure enough it also lists 2015 as the expiration year.

Whoops
Whoops

Can someone please delete me last name from this comment?

Chuck

Sure, will do

Florian
Florian

Was anyone able to get a bonus from this bank, or even a surprise in the branch ? I feel like this was fake publicity. What can one do ? I know I saw a post about contacting a certain authority but can’t find it. Thanks for the help !

hardy
hardy

i opened ac in feb by calling bank & confirming the promotion, then after 90 days i called them they say by end of may u will get bonus, then they said by 18 june & now they say there was no bonus for texas.

Does anybody has the pdf copy of bonus page?

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