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Best Checking Account Offers for May 2017

Checking account offers

If you’re in the market for a new checking account, it pays to do some shopping around. This month, the top checking account offers pay a bonus of up to $500.

As long as you can avoid the potential monthly fees, these are worth a look.

Here are Bankaholic’s picks for the best checking account offers of May 2017:

1. Chase Total Checking: $200

Chase continues to offer one of the top deals around. You can earn a $200 bonus when you set up a Chase Total Checking account and direct deposit.

Expiration: July 17, 2017

Availability: Nationwide

Details: 

  • You must not have had a checking or fiduciary account from Chase within the past 90 days.
  • The account must be opened with a minimum of $25 and remain open for 6 months.
  • Direct deposit is required within 60 days of opening the account in order to earn the bonus.
  • You’ll receive the bonus in your account no more than 10 days after your first direct deposit.

How to open

You can open the account by using the form on the Chase sign up page. A coupon will be mailed to you.

2. PNC Bank Virtual Wallet

New checking accounts opened this month at PNC can earn $50, $200 or $300, depending on the Virtual Wallet account that is opened.

Expiration: June 30, 2017

Availability: AL, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, MD, MI, MO, NC, NJ, NY, OH, PA, SC, VA, WI, WV, and the District of Columbia.

Details: 

  • This offer isn’t open to those with an existing PNC consumer checking account or to those who have closed a PNC checking account with the past 90 days.
  • To earn $50, you must open a Virtual Wallet with a deposit of $500. To earn $200, you must open an account with a deposit of $2,000. And to earn $300, you must open an account with a deposit of $5,000.

How to open

You can open an account by visiting PNC’s Virtual Wallet page.

3. BMO Harris Everyday Checking

Take home up to $200 when you open up a new BMO Harris Everyday Checking account, Select Checking, or Portfolio Checking.

Expiration: June 30, 2017

Availability: AZ, FL, IL, IN, KS, MN, MN, WA, and WI.

Details: 

  • You’ll need to have two direct deposits of at least $300 within 90 days of opening an account.
  • The promo isn’t available to those who are currently BMO Harris checking account customers or those who have opened an account within the past year.

How to open

In order to earn the $200 bonus, you must mention the promotional code when you open an account at a branch. BMO Harris will email you a coupon with the promotional code.

4. Citi Priority Checking Account

Earn a bonus of up to $500 when you open up an eligible checking account within the Citi Priority Account Package.

Expiration: June 30, 2017

Availability: Nationwide

Details: 

    • In addition to opening an eligible checking account within the Citi Priority Account Package, you must make a qualifying deposit of $50,000 or more in new-to-Citibank funds within 30 days.
    • You must also enroll your new checking account in Paperless Statements within 30 days.

How to open: 

You can open an account by visiting the CitiBank page.

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