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Citibank Checking Customers: Earn Up To $100 With Billpay, Mobile Deposit, And Popmoney

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

Citibank Checking Customers: Earn Up To $100 With Billpay, Mobile Deposit, Or Popmoney

-Enroll via the link above by 07/31.
-Valid for new and existing checking customers.
-Get $10 every month that you do an online bill pay through the end of 2014.
-Get $10 every month that you do a mobile check deposit through the end of 2014.
-Get $10 every month that you do an outgoing popmoney transfer through the end of 2014.
-You can get a total of $100 over the course of this promotion.
-Activities made prior to enrollment don’t count.
-In June 2014, as an example, you can earn a $10 cash bonus for having one or more mobile check deposit transactions post, an additional $10 cash bonus for having at least one or more online bill payment transactions post, and an additional $10 cash bonus for having one or more outgoing Popmoney transactions post, for a total of $30 for June, 2014.

-Mobile Check Deposit is a free service available on your Citi Mobile App for iPhone®, iPod touch® and Android
-Online Bill Payment is a free service available to Citibank customers with a checking account that is also enrolled in the Citibank Online service. Qualifying online bill payments for this promotion are those using Citibank Online or Citi Mobile.
-Popmoney enables you to transfer funds for free from a Citibank Regular Checking account to an account at a U.S. financial institution.

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2 Boxes Of Designer Checks for $8.95 Shipped From 4Checks

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

4Checks Offer Linky

Step 1: Find a check style that you like and enter the following offer code on the product page and click “update pricing”: DB4381

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Choose from over 800 styles of checks and get 2 boxes for just $8.95 shipped or 4 boxes are $19.80 shipped with that code.

This code is generally limited to once per customer, but if you have used it already in the past you should try the code with a few different check styles.

2 boxes of carbon-copy checks are also available for $9.95 shipped.

-Boxes of single checks contain 125 checks, so you’ll get 250 checks with this option.
-Boxes of carbon-copy checks contain 100 checks, so you’ll get 200 checks with this option.

Step 2: You will need to click “no thank you” on both of the EZShield offers that will in your cart. (One appears after declining the other)

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Step 3: Decline in-plant rush and select USPS bulk shipping

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2 Boxes Of Designer Checks for $8.95 Shipped From 4Checks

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

4Checks Offer Linky

Step 1: Find a check style that you like and enter the following offer code on the product page and click “update pricing”: DB4381

check

 

Choose from over 800 styles of checks and get 2 boxes for just $8.95 shipped or 4 boxes are $19.80 shipped with that code.  This code is generally limited to once per customer, but if you have used it already in the past you can try the code with a few different check styles. 2 boxes of carbon-copy checks are also available for $9.95 shipped.

-Boxes of single checks contain 125 checks, so you’ll get 250 checks with this option.
-Boxes of carbon-copy checks contain 100 checks, so you’ll get 200 checks with this option.

Step 2: You will need to click “no thank you” on both of the EZShield offers that will in your cart. (One appears after declining the other)

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Step 3: Decline in-plant rush and select USPS bulk shipping

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Free Bluebird Paper Checks Ends Today

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

Update, 10am: Bluebird has just extended the free checkbook offer through 01/01/14!

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Bluebird is the best thing since sliced bread.  It acts as a checking account without all of the headaches of a traditional checking account.  You can signup for free online and be ready to go as soon as your card comes in the mail.

There are no monthly or annual fees, there is no credit check/hard pull to get it, no overdraft fees, and no inactivity fees like other accounts have.

Plus it’s easy to fund it.

-You can buy Vanilla Reload cards from stores like CVS with your credit card and then use vanillareload.com to transfer them onto your Bluebird card.  With a $3.95 fee per $500 that’s just 0.79 cents per mile, or $15 for a night at the Le Meridien Dead Sea, $35 for a BA one-way short-haul award, or $474 for a United one-way business class flight to Israel.  That’s on a regular credit card purchase, but if you’re meeting a spend threshold the rates are a small fraction of that.  You can buy up to $5,000 of Vanilla Reloads per day though you can only fund $1,000 of cards onto one Bluebird card per day and $5,000 per month.

-You can load it at WalMart stores for free from a debit card or gift card.  The WalMart ATM Money Center is an excellent way to load those cards onto your Bluebird.  I’ve had no problem loading my card with regular cashiers at WalMart as well though not all stores allow this with cashiers so you’ll want to head for the ATM.  Chase sells gift cards with no fees and free shipping that can be transferred to Bluebird this way.  Office Max and Staples sells Visa gift cards that earn 5 points per dollar on cards like Chase Ink Bold, Ink Plus, and Ink Cash Card that easily outweigh their fees as well.

From your Bluebird account you can pay your bills just like you can from traditional checking accounts like paying off your credit card bill, paying your mortgage, sending a check electronically, and transferring money into another checking account.

Through today, 08/13 only you can also order up to 100 checks for free.  Just login to your account, hover over “My Account” and click on “order Bluebird checks.”

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You do have to pre-authorize Bluebird paper checks online before they are cashed but other than that they function like any other checks.

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Get 2 Boxes Of Designer Checks for Just $7.45 Shipped From 4Checks!

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Update: Both the discount code and the additional $1.50 off trick are still going strong!
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4Checks Offer Linky

Step 1: Find a check style that you like and enter the following offer code on the product page and click “update pricing”: DB4381

check

 

Choose from over 800 styles of checks and get 2 boxes for just $8.95 shipped or 4 boxes are $19.80 shipped with that code.  This code is generally limited to once per customer, but if you have used it already in the past you can try the code with a few different check styles. 2 boxes of carbon-copy checks are also available for $9.95 shipped.

-Boxes of single checks contain 125 checks, so you’ll get 250 checks with this option.
-Boxes of carbon-copy checks contain 100 checks, so you’ll get 200 checks with this option.

Read on for how I got another $1.50 of the already rock bottom prices.

Step 2: You will need to click “no” on both of the EZShield offers that will in your cart. (One appears after declining the other)

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Step 3: Decline in-plant rush and select USPS bulk shipping

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Step 4:  While on the final checkout page I scrolled over to close the browser window.  When I did that an offer came up on the screen to save an additional $1.50!  I was able to replicate that in Chrome and Firefox by moving the mouse slowly to the X in the top-right of the browser.

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Get 2 Boxes Of Designer Checks for Just $8.95 Shipped From 4Checks

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

4Checks Offer Linky

Enter the following offer code on any product page and click “update pricing”: DB4305

2 boxes will be $8.95 shipped or 4 boxes are $19.80 shipped.  This code is generally limited to once per customer, but if you have used it already in the past you can try the code with a different check style.

4Checks and its affiliated printing companies have an A+ rating from the BBB.

To get the $8.95 price:
-You will need to click “no” on both of the EZShield offers in your cart
-Decline in-plant rush
-Select USPS bulk shipping

Choose from over 800 styles of checks and get 2 boxes for just $8.95 shipped. 2 boxes of carbon-copy checks are also available for $9.95 shipped.

-Boxes of single checks contain 125 checks, so you’ll get 250 checks with this option.
-Boxes of carbon-copy checks contain 100 checks, so you’ll get 200 checks with this option.

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Get 2 Boxes Of Designer Checks for Just $8.95 Shipped From 4Checks!

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

4Checks Offer Linky

Enter the following offer code on any product page and click “update pricing”: DB4305

4Checks and its affiliated printing companies have an A+ rating from the BBB.

To get the $8.95 price:
-You will need to click “no” on both of the EZShield offers in your cart
-Decline in-plant rush
-Select USPS bulk shipping!

Choose from over 800 styles of checks and get 2 boxes for just $8.95 shipped! 2 boxes of carbon-copy checks are available for just $9.95 shipped.

-Boxes of single checks contain 125 checks, so you’ll get 250 checks with this option.
-Boxes of carbon-copy checks contain 100 checks, so you’ll get 200 checks with this option.

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Get 2 Boxes Of Designer Checks for Just $8.95 Shipped From 4Checks!

Sunday, May 13th, 2012

4Checks Offer Linky

Enter the following offer code on any product page and click “update pricing”: DB4305

4Checks and its affiliated printing companies have an A+ rating from the BBB.

You will need to click “no” on both of the EZShield offers in your cart to get the $8.95 price and be sure to decline in-plant rush and to select USPS bulk shipping!

Choose from over 800 styles of checks and get 2 boxes for just $8.95 shipped! 2 boxes of carbon-copy checks are available for just $9.95 shipped.

-Boxes of single checks contain 125 checks, so you’ll get 250 checks with this option.
-Boxes of carbon-copy checks contain 100 checks, so you’ll get 200 checks with this option.

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Get 2 Boxes Of Designer Checks for Just $4.05 Shipped From 4Checks!!!

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

Update: New code added below!
If you are not a new customer try ordering a different kind of checkbook than the one you previously ordered for the code to work.

4Checks Offer Linky

After filling out all of your banking info use one of the following offer codes to make the price for 2 boxes be $4.05:
DE0478
DE0378

4Checks and its affiliated printing companies have an A+ rating from the BBB.

You will need to click “no” on 2 offers in your cart to get the $4.05 price.

Choose from over 800 styles of checks and get 2 boxes for just $4.05 with free shipping! 2 boxes of carbon-copy checks are available for just $5.05 shipped.

-Boxes of single checks contain 125 checks, so you’ll get 250 checks with this option.
-Boxes of carbon-copy checks contain 100 checks, so you’ll get 200 checks with this option.

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Chase Checking Account Bonuses!

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

Need a checking account to start earning Chase Exclusives bonus points on your Ink Bold and Freedom cards?

Personal Checking: Earn $150 for signing up for a personal checking account (Total checking or higher) by 12/15 and making a $100+ direct deposit to the account within 60 days of opening the account.
Offer not available to existing Chase checking customers, those with fiduciary accounts, and those who have closed an account within 90 days. After we receive your first direct deposit, we’ll deposit the bonus in your new account within 10 business days. You can only receive one personal checking account-related bonus per calendar year. If your checking account is closed within six months, we will deduct the bonus amount at closing. Also, if your account is closed within 90 days, an Account Closing Fee of $25 will apply.

Some people have reported that an ACH push transfer from another bank can qualify as a direct deposit. You should know within 10 days of making the ACH push deposit if it works from the bank you made the ACH push transfer from based on whether the bonus shows up in your checking account.

Business Checking: Earn $200 for signing up for a business checking account by 11/30 and making a minimum deposit of $2,000 within 30 days of opening the account.
Limit one business checking account-related bonus per customer per calendar year. Checking account must remain open for a minimum of six months or the bonus amount will be debited from the account at closing.

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Tired Of Earning Too Little Interest On Your Checking Account? Earn AA AAdvantage Miles With BankDirect!

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

Bank Direct Linky

A good checking account these days is one that earns 1% interest.  Plus after paying the applicable federal, state, city, social security, and medicare taxes on the interest you’re probably making less than 0.7%

Bank Direct is an online, FDIC insured bank, that gives AA miles based on your average checking account balance.  You get 100 miles for every $1,000 you have in the account every month.  Plus miles are not taxable.  You won’t get a 1099 for the interest income like you do on a regular interest bearing account.
So if you have $25,000 sitting in an account earning 1% interest for a year you’ll get $250 interest. Assuming a 40% marginal tax rate between all those fed/state/city/social security/medicare taxes you’ll only have $150 to show for it.
With the mileage checking you would have earned 30,000 tax-free miles instead. Plus they do actually pay .05% interest on top of the miles.

I’ve been using this account for some time now and have been very happy with them.

-You get 1,000 miles signing up. If you email me at I can send you a personal link that will give us both another 1,000 miles, so you’ll actually get 2,000 miles for signing up.

-If you pay a bill every month for 12 months you will get another bonus 2,000 miles. I have a $1 bill pay automatically set up from the Bank Direct website for the 15th of every month to my credit card account.

-You can also get another 5,000 miles if you have direct deposit set up.

-Withdrawals are easy, you can use any ATM for free and they will reimburse the other bank’s ATM charge up to 4 times per month.

-You can make deposits at your local bank and ACH it online to Bank Direct.  Or you can mail in a deposit as well.

-You get 50 free personalized checks when you open your account.

-There is a $2,500 minimum balance to avoid fees.

AA miles have some of the best availability out there and are quite valuable. You can even use them for one-way awards on AA and on all of their partners, including El Al. They also have a great distance based OneWorld chart. Date and route changes on AA awards are free!
AA has very well priced off-peak awards that are good for the majority of the year. Just 20,000 miles each way from the US to Europe or South America or 17,500 each way to Hawaii for example. You can get to Israel via Europe off-peak for 40,000 miles or nonstop on El Al for 45,000 miles in coach or 67,500 in business class each way.
AA Zone Based Award Chart Linky
AA OneWorld Distance Based Award Chart Linky

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Open Up A Key Account And Get Up To $275 Cash!

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

Update: Just a reminder, you must open the account by 11/20 to get the cash!

Originally posted on 10/21:
Business Offer: Up to $275

Consumer Offer: Up to $225

You need to open the account by 11/20 and perform the required actions by 01/22/10.

Im my opinion the best account to open for this promotion is the Key Business Money Market Checking. You need to maintain $2,500 in the account to waive the $12 monthly fee.  If you don’t have the $2,500 to lay out consider the Key Business Reward Checking account which has no fee for the first 2 months and a $15 fee thereafter.  Expect having to keep the account open for about 3 months to receive the $275.  If you close any account within 180 days  from the date of opening there will be a $25 fee.

All you need to do for the business account is to open an account as a sole proprietor, no business documentation will be required.  Then just sign up for online access and make 2 bill payments of just $1 each and you will get $275 in cash!

The terms say that you will get the $275 within 90 days of meeting the requirements, but when I performed a similar offer in April (I funded a Key Business Money Market Checking with $2,502, signed up for online banking, and made 2 bill payments for $1)  it took less than 60 days to get the promotion.

You can only get 1 Key promotion per business account in a 12 month period.

You will get a 1099 tax form for the $275.

Offer is valid in “Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Utah, Vermont, and Washington.”

HT: D.Y.G.

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Earn 2.00% APY On A No-Penalty CD At Ally Bank!

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

Update 2-07/23: Tomorrow (07/24) the Ally no-penalty CD and online savings will remain at 1.9% and 1.85% respectively.  The regular 1 year CD will go down from 2.05% to 2%.

Update-07/16: I have been informed that the Ally bank rates will decrease tomorrow (07/17) as follows: The No Penalty CD will go down from 2% to 1.9%, the 1 year CD will go down from 2.1% to 2.05%, and the online savings will go down from 1.95% to 1.85%. Open a CD right now to lock in the higher rates!!!

Originally posted on 07/15:

Ally Bank Linky

Ally Bank has a unique no-penalty 9 month CD offering a 2.00% APY.

Normally you must leave the money in a CD for the entire predetermined term.  With the no-penalty CD you can withdraw your funds at any time from the CD and you will get back your entire deposit with all accrued interest without any penalty!  That way if rates go up in the near-term or if you have a need for the funds you can earn a  great rate and not worry about locking up your money.  The 2% rate is guaranteed for the 9 month term.

The advantage of a no-penalty CD over a savings or money market account is that the rate of the money market account can be dropped at any time, whereas the rate on the CD cannot be lowered, and if it goes up you can always enroll in the higher no-penalty CD!

They also offer a traditional 12 month CD earning 2.10% APY and an online savings account earning 1.95% APY.

Ally compounds interest daily and all deposits are FDIC insured up to $250,000 per depositor.

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Get Up To 28,500 Continental Miles For Opening Up A Chase Free Checking Account With Direct Deposit!

Monday, April 6th, 2009

Chase counts incoming ACH transfers from other banks and incoming paypal/google checkout revenues as direct deposits!

The miles for this offer posted for me within a month of making an incoming ACH transfer from another bank account!

Continental Offer Linky

-10,000 miles for opening up the checking account with direct deposit.

-11,000 miles for opening a Continental/Chase debit card. ($25 annual fee)

-7,500 miles for adding 3 additional cardholders with no annual fee.

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HOT! Get $200 For Opening A National City Checking Account!

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

Offer Linky

Account must be opened by 10/31 and funded with at least $250 by direct deposit (Paypal or an ACH push usually qualify as a direct deposit) within 60 days.

Valid in: FL, IL, IN, KY, MI, MO, OH, PA, WI.

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Get Starpoints For Opening Up An Ameritrade Account!

Monday, August 4th, 2008

Offer Linky

Fund an Ameritrade account with:

$2,000 and get 3,000 Starpoints

$10,000 and get 10,000 Starpoints

$25,000 and get 20,000 Starpoints.

With an Ameritrade account you can play it safe with a CD (according to their website a sample 1 year is paying 3.815% APY, a sample 9 month CD is paying 3.465% APY) or try to strike it rich in the stock market.

Rules (See offer for full rules):

-Open and fund account by 09/30/08

-Half of the Starpoints will be awarded after 6 weeks.

-The remaining half will be awarded if minimum funding is met after 6 months.

-Account must remain open with minimum funding for 9 months.

-Accounts that go under minimum funding levels due to poor investments still qualify for Starpoints.

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Get Up To 28,500 Continental Miles For Opening Up A Chase Free Checking Account With Direct Deposit!

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

Chase counts incoming ACH transfers from other banks and incoming paypal/google checkout revenues as direct deposits!

Continental Offer Linky

-10,000 miles for opening up the checking account with direct deposit.

-11,000 miles for opening a Continental/Chase debit card. ($25 annual fee)

-7,500 miles for adding 3 additional cardholders with no annual fee.

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Get Up To 27,500 Continental Miles For Opening Up A Chase Free Checking Account With Direct Deposit!

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

Update: Here is an offer for $125 when you open a Chase account. Some people are saying that the Continental offer and the $125 offer can be combined. YMMV (Your mileage may vary). Either way it must be done in a Chase branch.

$125 Offer PDF Linky

You may need to get your own unique code, this is only available by logging into the secure section of Chase’s website:
$125 Offer Unique Code Linky




Chase counts incoming ACH transfers from other banks and incoming paypal/google checkout revenues as direct deposits!

Continental Offer Linky

-10,000 miles for opening up the checking account with direct deposit.

-10,000 miles for opening a Continental/Chase debit card. ($25 annual fee)

-7,500 miles for adding 3 additional cardholders with no annual fee.

HT:SBS

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72″ George Foreman Grill For Just $26.99 Shipped From Amazon!!!

Tuesday, December 18th, 2007

72″ George Foreman Grill

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USAirways Jumps The Shark; Charges Booking Fee For USAirways.com Tickets!!!

Thursday, December 13th, 2007

This is just too much!

It was not a long time ago that airlines would file exclusive fares and offer lots of bonus miles for booking directly from their own website.

Now USeless Airways is charging a $5-$6 booking fee for booking on their half-baked website.

Don’t believe me?

Priceline and Hotwire do not charge any booking fee for regular tickets. Go ahead and price out a USAirways itinerary on those websites and it will be $5-$6 cheaper than on USAirways.com

The worst part about it?

They don’t even label it as a booking fee, it’s disingenuously labeled under taxes and fees.

Two thumbs way down!

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Get Continental Miles For Opening Up A Chase Free Checking Account!

Monday, September 24th, 2007

Offer Linky 

-10,000 miles for opening up the checking account.

-7,500 miles for opening a Continental/Chase debit card. ($25 annual fee)

-7,500 miles for adding 3 additional cardholders.

When you’re done you’ll have enough miles for either:

-A free domestic ticket.

-36% of a ticket to Israel in coach

-25% of a ticket to Israel in businessfirst

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Open A Citibank Free Checking Account And 4.75% E-Savings Account With No Balance Requirements And Get $50!

Tuesday, February 20th, 2007

While Citibank sometimes has offers to earn 10,000 miles when opening an account, those offers often require 12 months worth of direct deposits or other jumping through hoops to get the reward.
With this offer none of that is required, and the checking account doesnt require any actions or minimum balance to stay free.

Offer Linky
My favorite part? Apply with an address from a county without a citibank and when you take out money from another bank’s ATM they’ll not only waive their own ATM access fee, but they’ll reimburse you for the other bank’s ATM charge!
Citibank also now has free next-day transfers to other banks…

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