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Dimes Add Up With A Green$ense Bonus

Checking account customers at Citizens Bank and Charter One Bank can earn a dime every time they make an electronic transaction. All you have to do is enroll your account in the banks’ Green$ense program and follow a few extra rules. Basically that means getting all of your statements online and making at least 10 […]

EverBank 2.15% APY Money Market

EverBank, based in Jacksonville, Fla., upped its introductory offer on money market accounts to 3.01% from 2.50% in June. This move puts its yield for the first year only at 2.15% — the top MMA yield available. This rate applies to Yield Pledge Money Market Accounts with balances up to $50,000. The 1.85% APY, which […]

Get A Good Rate And A Free HDTV

If you have $20,000 to invest, Irwin Union Bank has an eye-catching summer promotion. It starts with a good rate on an 11-month certificate of deposit. Exactly what you earn depends on where you live. You have to enter your zip code to get the rate for your area. The lowest rate we found was […]

Skipping A Car Payment Could Help

Two unusual deals just landed in the Bankaholic mailbox — one intriguing, one not. Harris Bank wants to let us “Enjoy More Summer Fun” by skipping a car payment. That sounds like a pretty terrible reason to stop repaying any kind of loan. Why a reputable bank would encourage frivolous spending in the middle of […]

Have $10 A Month Added To Your Savings

Umpqua Bank, which has scores of branches throughout the Pacific Northwest, has come up with a new incentive to save more. Open a “Sweet Saver” savings account and free checking account before August 28, 2009. Then have at least $50 a month automatically transferred from your checking account to your savings account. Umpqua will reward […]

Chase Checking Account $150 Bonus

This offer just arrived in the mail. Open a new Chase Bank checking account before June 30 and get a $150 bonus. We were surprised that there’s no mention of this on Chase’s web site. The bank has heavily promoted similar deals there, including last winter’s $50 bonus for new personal checking accounts and

TCF Bank Checking Account $50 Bonus

Open a new checking account and TCF Bank will reward you with a $50 bonus. The unusual thing about this deal is that that’s all there is to it. You don’t need to sign-up for direct deposit. Or make a minimum number of debit card purchases. You can sign-up for any of TCF’s six checking […]

Sovereign Bank Checking $100 Bonus

Here’s an alternative to the high-yield checking accounts we’ve been writing about. Open a new “Premier” or “Interest” checking account at Sovereign Bank and you can qualify for a $100 bonus in less than three months. We think you should pass on the Premier account because it imposes a $25 monthly maintenance fee if your […]

Bank of America $50 Checking Bonus

If you were watching the NCAA basketball tourney over the weekend you couldn’t avoid the ads promising a $50 bonus for anyone opening a new checking account at Bank of America. Interested? Here are the hoops you’ll have to jump through. You’ve got to apply in person at a branch bank. You can’t qualify for […]

Chase Business Checking $200 Bonus

You can qualify for a $200 bonus for opening a Chase Business Checking account. It only takes a $500 minimum deposit and you can choose from one of four different plans based on the size of your business and the services you need. The least expensive option, for example, allows up to 200 transactions a […]

Discover Bank Offers $50 Bonus

Open a new CD account online at Discover Bank and you could qualify for a $50 credit. To qualify, all you have to do is sign up by Feb. 28 and enter Offer Code “D100744” on the online form. Then you must follow through by depositing at least $10,000 in new funds by March 15, […]

FREE $25 E*TRADE Bonus

ETRADE’s popular $25 bonus on their online savings account is back! Previous customers have had great experiences with this deal—bonuses are credited quickly and painlessly. All you need to do is open an account with a $1 minimum.

PNC Bank FREE $75 Checking Deal

PNC Bank is offering a free $75 bonus for signing up for a checking account with direct deposit. You need to open a qualifying checking account by Jan 31, 2009, and enroll in online banking by Feb 27, 2009 to qualify.

Bank of America $50 Checking Bonus

Sign up for a personal checking account at Bank of America and receive a free $50 bonus. The minimum deposit needed to attain this bonus is only $100, so this is a very hot deal. Offer expires 2/29/09.

FREE Luggage Tags at TripAdvisor

This deal has nothing to do with banking, but it is a nice deal nonetheless. TripAdvisor is giving out 2 free luggage tags just for filling out a short form (source: MyMoneyBlog). If you travel a lot, this is a nice and free tag to strap onto your luggage to make it easier to spot […]