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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.

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19 Existing Comments
  1. Lili said:
    on February 7th at 05:09 pm

    Thanks fro just alerting me to a drop in my interest rate. 🙁

  2. RW said:
    on February 7th at 10:28 pm

    Does it work for existing ETrade customer?

  3. said:
    on February 8th at 04:15 pm


  4. mark said:
    on February 8th at 05:48 pm

    be careful w/ etrade, took me months (almost a year) and a major hassle to get my funds out of etrade when I wanted.

  5. zach said:
    on February 9th at 02:49 am

    do you think that I can open a second savings account with etrade? I already have a banking account and brokerage with them, but its says open a new account with new funds. I would be more than happy to have a second savings account and bring in a little money from another bank.

  6. Neural forex said:
    on February 9th at 11:48 am

    Must I open new account ?

  7. BloggingBanks said:
    on February 9th at 06:53 pm

    This is a very good offer by Etrade from which I have personally taken advantage of before.

  8. Eric said:
    on February 9th at 09:44 pm

    The $25.00 is cool but the rate isn’t that great. I found a few banks offering online accounts with savings rates of anywhere from 5% APY to 6% APY. Plus they allow you to stash up to like 50k in them. Way better deals in the long run. IMO

    Here is where i found them:

  9. Jesse said:
    on February 10th at 01:27 pm

    Eric, you may want to check your glasses for smudges because you’re obviously seeing things. There are no banks giving 5-6% on CD’s let alone savings accounts. They are barely getting that rate for home loans right now, how in the world would they be making any money? I’m not stupid, obviously you are just trying to get people to check out this other site, but don’t make yourself look stupid in trying to do so.

  10. TJ Jackson said:
    on February 10th at 03:34 pm

    Eric is mistaking online savings accounts with reward checking accounts. Eric, these reward checking accounts do indeed offer a higher rate, but there are some hoops you have to jump through, typically each and every month, to earn those higher rates. Read the full details before jumping in.

    In any case, $25 for free is nothing to sneeze at

  11. Eric said:
    on February 10th at 06:49 pm


    When and where did I say the word “CD” guy? Of course CD’s aren’t yielding that type of interest. I think you need to read a full paragraph before you make accusations. But yes, there are interest bearing CHECKING ACCOUNTS that are yielding 5-6% APY.

  12. Pete said:
    on February 10th at 10:45 pm

    Um.. Jesse, freak out much? This guy said nothing about CDs with those rates. There are multiple “high interest” checking accounts available nowadays that offer such rates so if you’re going to throw out the word “stupid,” you might want to look in the mirror and check your own glasses.

  13. tonny said:
    on February 11th at 04:29 am

    Good deal. I got the 25$ within 4 days.

  14. Mark said:
    on February 11th at 09:53 pm

    Eric, please stop spamming your Bank Vibe site here. It’s nothing original and we can all find those deals on other sites that have been around for years like FatWallet.

  15. Tony said:
    on February 12th at 03:53 am

    I second what Mark said. E*trade froze my account when I arranged an outgoing transfer and was absolutely rude when I tried to work with them to remove the security hold.

  16. Shawn said:
    on February 12th at 04:03 am

    Good stuff on E*Trade! :_)

  17. Eric said:
    on February 13th at 09:16 am

    Hey Mark,

    I will stop “spamming” that site, instead I will just discuss the topic on-hand and add value by comparing it with information that I have found on that other site (wont even mention the name). As far as the Fat Wallet site goes, that’s a more generic “deals” website and doesn’t always keep up with great bank savings deals that bankaholic and others do.

    So, pertaining to the topic on hand (as well as adding value from further research on other site(s)) I’d like to suggest this deal that I personally signed up for:

    Discover Bank has a 2.75% APY 12 mo CD with a $50 bonus for signing up. I know this E-trade bonus is for a savings account but I still think the Discover Bank deal is a little better (only a 6 mo term). If you compare this Discover Bank CD rate yield with the best rates from Bankaholic’s cd rate page you will see that this Discover bank CD offer beats their highest APY for 6 month CDs. Let’s also keep in mind that they give you $50 right off the bat just for the sign up!

    That’s a little better than this deal IMO 🙂

    …but I wont site my sources, you can figure it out if you’re interested

  18. Zen said:
    on February 18th at 07:56 pm

    etrade is okay, i prefer fnbo direct

  19. potoca said:
    on March 10th at 04:31 pm

    I signed up for this promotion back at the end of 2007 when they had it and I STILL have not recd by $25!!!!!!!!!! This is the 3rd time I am pursuing this matter with customer service and hopefully I’ll get my credit soon. BEWARE…ETRADE STINKS!!!!