Published on May 9th, 2015 | by William Charles6
Will Chase Match A Higher Checking/Savings Bonus?
I recently signed up for a Chase total checking bonus for $150, then I received a $300 offer in the mail. Will Chase match this higher sign up bonus like they do for credit cards?
I’ve never heard of Chase matching a higher checking or savings bonus before. A reader recently sent me an e-mail sharing their experiences:
Opened an in-bank chase savings account with the recent $175 coupon that you could get sent from chase. A couple of weeks later they sent me both by email and snail mail a $200 voucher for savings account….seemingly it takes their marketing machine 3 months to recognize a new checking account user without a savings account.
Tried by SM and phone to get the bonus matched/extra $25 but they didn’t seem too interested unlike the credit card bonus matching. They were polite suggesting I go to the bank or couldn’t change to 200 since the 175 had posted. I’m sure it would be easy to do a $25 credit but I didn’t push it any further.
So it looks like it might be possible to get it matched by going into the branch you applied for the bonus, but it’s not possible to do it online or by phone. If anybody has successful been matched in branch, please let us know in the comments.
This is why it’s important to always wait for the highest sign up bonus (even though these bonuses can be churned). I wouldn’t sign up for the Chase total checking for less than $300 and with savings bonuses it depends on the requirements, if it’s $15,000 invested for 90 days then also wait for a $300 bonus. This year I only did $175, but the requirements were much easier to meet.