About this time every year we receive notice from a number of our readers as well as ING Direct representatives themselves about the “Financial Independence Day Sale” offered through ING Direct. During the fourth of July weekend they typically offer a number of promotional products as well as new account bonuses for some of their already existing financial products.
Here is the most recent note we’ve received from Diana over at ING Direct:
“As a 4th of July celebration, ING DIRECT is urging savers to make a personal declaration of financial independence with its annual Financial Independence Days Promotions. For 2 days only (July 1st & 2nd) ING DIRECT will be offering Independence Day themed promotions, including:
Checking: New Electric Orange checking account customers will receive the traditional opening bonus of $50 when they make three purchases within 45 days of account opening. Those that then set up and make at least two direct deposits of $250 will receive an additional $76 bonus for a total savings of $126. Think of all the BBQ that could buy!
Investing: Investors who open a new ShareBuilder account will receive a $76 account bonus after their first investment. Uncle Sam would be proud!
These promotions and four other offers are available to consumers, and will be announced at July 1st 12 a.m. EST.”
We’ve got a hunch that they’ll also throw in a mortgage or refinance offer which features a major savings off of closing costs. To review ING’s mortgage products use the previous link.
You can check out their promotions when they become available at ingdirect.com/independence.