1. ING Direct – $50 Bonus
ING Direct frequently runs many of the best bank perks in the market. ING Direct is giving away $50 to anyone who opens up an Electric Orange Checking account. Getting the $50 bonus requires you to make a total of 3 card purchases from your account. If you don’t want to do that then you can qualify by making three Person2Person Payments. You can do any combination of three purchases and payments if you wish. You will receive a $50 bonus automatically in your account on day 50.
2. Citibank – $100 Cash Back
You can earn a $100 cash back reward by opening a Citigold checking account. The offer runs through the end of this year, and all you need to do is fund the account with $1,000 within 45 days of opening, set up a direct deposit, and make one qualifying online bill payment for two consecutive months.
3. Chase Bank – $150 Bonus
Open a Chase Total Checking Account with at least a $100 initial deposit and direct deposit, and you can get a $150 cash bonus. To open the account, click on the link and enter your email address. They’ll send you a coupon for the bonus, which you have to print out and take to a local branch. The Chase Total Checking Account has a $12 monthly service fee, but it is waived if you have monthly direct deposits of $500 or more, a daily balance at or above $1,500, or an average balance of $5,000 or more in your checking and other types of qualifying Chase accounts. This offer expires on July 15, 2012.
4. PNC Bank – $150 Bonus
To receive this cash bonus, you’ll need to sign up for PNC’s Virtual Wallet with an associated Performance Spend Account. You must make one direct deposit and one payment via online bill pay within the first sixty days of opening the account. There are certain fees involved, so make sure you investigate the setup before going forward. This offer ends on September 30, 2012.
5. Valley National Bank – $150 Bonus
Valley National Bank is now offering a $150 bonus for opening any one of their customer-friendly checking accounts. You get free checking for one year, a free order of checks, and free online banking, eStatements, mobile and text banking, debit card, and banking by phone.
If you open a checking account with Valley National Bank, you get $75 when you sign up for mobile banking, and an additional $75 when you enroll in online bill pay or start a monthly direct deposit. You must do this within 60 days of opening the account, and the money will appear within 90 days.