Savings Account Promotions

The following banks with large branch networks are offering cash promotions for new account holders. Some smaller banks or credit unions near you may also be offering their own promotions or matching these promotions.


Major Banks Offering Savings Promotions - Aug 15, 2018


Chase Savings Account

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Rate Information: 0.01% APY on all balances.

Promotions:

  • Chase sends postcards offering customers either $150 or $200 bonuses when they open a new Chase Savings account. To earn the bonus, you must deposit a total of $10,000 or more in new money within 10 days & maintain a $10,000 balance for 90 days. These offers are routinely extended to customers without postcards as well.
  • Chase sends postcards offering certain targeted customers a higher bonus. Residents of Florida and Massachusetts routinely get postcards offering this same promotion with either a $300 bonus or a $500 bonus. Residents of certain zip codes in New York City (10021, 10023, 10024, 10028, 10128) and Los Angeles (90272, 90027. 90028 and 90038) may be targeted for a $600 bonus.
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Availability: AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MI, NJ, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, TX, UT, WA, WI, WV.

Cons:

  • Chase Savings Accounts charge monthly fees including a $5 monthly fee that can be easily waived with a $15,000 daily balance. Chase also charges domestic wire fees, overdraft fees, and a statement fee of $6 per statement if you receive a paper statement.
  • Chase charges $2.50 for any inquiries, transfers or withdrawals while using a non-Chase ATM in the U.S., OR $5 per withdrawal and $2.50 for any transfers or inquiries at ATMs outside the U.S.
  • The interest rate on Chase accounts is just 0.01% as of July 2018.
  • Bonuses are available to new Chase customers only.

Citibank Savings Account

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Rate Information: 0.01% APY on all balances.

Promotions:

  • Until September 30, 2018, existing Citibank customers who deposit $25,000 in funds from outside Citibank to a Citi Savings or Savings Plus account receive a $700 bonus so long as the money is held under December 31, 2017. Some customers may not be eligible. Confirm eligibility at your branch.
  • Until September 30, 2018, new customers opening a Citi Priority Package Account with over $100,000 are eligible to receive a $600 bonus. The Citi Priority Package Account is a new program offering on-demand financial guidance, digital tools and benefits designed to match those of Chase Private Client services.
  • Until September 30, 2018, new customers opening a Citibank Account Package with a savings account and a checking account and funding it with $15,000 are eligible to receive a $400 bonus. Some customers may not be eligible. Confirm eligibility at branch.
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Availability: Nationally

Cons:

  • Citibank Savings Accounts charge monthly fees that may or may not be easily waived. can be easily waived.
  • Citibank also charges fees for inquiries, transfers or withdrawals while using a non-Citibank ATM in the U.S., and any ATMs outside the U.S.
  • The interest rate on Citibank savings accounts is not competitive outside Texas.

Bank of America Savings Account

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Rate Information: 0.03% APY on all balances.

Promotions (Expired, but may be honored in branch through 2018):

  • Get a $500 bonus when you deposit $100,000 in a Bank of America Savings account good through May 31, 2018. To earn the bonus, you must open an account on or before that date, deposit a total of $100,000 or more in new money within 30 days & maintain a $100,000 balance for 90 days.

Availability: In Illinois: Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry, Will, Winnebago Counties. In Kansas: Johnson, Wyandotte Counties. In Missouri: Cass, Clay, Jackson, Platte

Cons:

  • Bank of America Savings Account charges monthly fees including a $5 monthly fee, but it can be easily waived with a $300 daily balance. Chase also charges domestic wire fees, overdraft fees, and a statement fees if you receive a paper statement.
  • Bank of America charges for inquiries, transfers or withdrawals while using a non-bank ATMs
  • The interest rate on Bank of America accounts is just 0.03% as of July 2018.
  • Bonuses are only available new money not deemed to have been previously held at Bank of America, Merrill Lynch or Merrill Edge (but money is fungible!).