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Better Than A Toaster: A Flip UltraHD

FirstBank is offering new checking account customers a free Flip UltraHD video camera valued at about $145.

The bank’s Free Checking imposes no monthly fees or minimum balance requirements, except for the $50 minimum deposit you’ll need to open the account.

Accounts can be opened online, by phone or in person at any of the bank’s 130 branches in Colorado, Arizona and California. But you must live in one of those three states to apply.

New customers are given a redemption code that allows them to order their video camera online.

The fine print: The cost of the camera is reported as interest income to the IRS. And if you try to close the account before six months are up, the value of the Flip camera will be deducted from your balance.

One other thing new customers should know.

This checking account comes with the option to enroll in FirstBank’s online bill payment program.

It’s free as long as you make at least three online payments a month. But if you sign up and make fewer than three payments a month, you’ll be dinged with a $5 inactivity fee.

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  1. Vahid said:
    on November 17th at 08:50 pm

    You actually have to reside in the area that they service. for example in California you only qualify if you live in Riverside county.