Update 2012: This offer may no longer be available. Check with Chase.com to see if they are currently running any promotions or visit BankVibe.com’s rundown of the top checking account promo’s in 2012.
Chase typically runs these promotions every quarter to drum up new business. The bonus amount fluctuates between $50 and $200 depending on the type of checking account you sign up for. Lately, however, Chase has been only offering these bonuses in isolated regions throughout the country via email (or snail mail) marketing campaigns.
If you decide to open a Chase checking account you’re going to want to keep your eye on the fees associated with it (especially if you plan on keeping a low balance).
2012 Chase Bank Fees:
Chase Student Checking – No fee while enrolled in a college or university. $6 monthly fee after graduation unless a direct deposit is set up.
Chase Total Checking – This is their most basic checking account. To avoid a $10 monthly fee you will need to have either a $1,500 average daily balance, a direct deposit set up of $500 or more, or over $5,000 in additional Chase bank accounts.
Chase Premier Plus Checking – Avoid a $25 monthly fee unless you have at least $15,000 in additional accounts with Chase.
Chase Premier Platinum Checking – Avoid a $25 monthly fee unless you have at least $75,000 in additional accounts.
- Offer from Archive -
Chase Bank is offering new customers a $100 sign up bonus when you set up a direct deposit OR make five debit card purchases.
Thanks to BankVibe reader Matt for bringing this deal to our attention. Look familiar? It should, because WaMu is offering an almost identical offer with their “WaMu Free Checking Account.”
As you may already know, WaMu is undergoing the integration process with Chase and will soon be synonymous with Chase Bank, so I suppose it’s fitting that Chase throws out a lucrative checking account offer of their own.
How to collect your $100 from your new Chase Checking Account:
(as seen on their promo page)
- Follow this promo link and type in your email address
- Chase Bank will then email you a promotion code
- Print out the email you receive (with the promo code) and bring it in to your nearest Chase Bank
- Open your new Chase Checking Account and make either 5 debit card transactions or 1 direct deposit
- Enjoy being $100 wealthier!