One of the biggest bank bonuses I’ve seen, Northwest Federal Credit Union is now offering a $300 new checking account bonus with 3 consecutive payroll direct deposits of at least $500 each good until May 31, 2012. Here’s their huge affiliate membership list. Another way to gain membership for Northwest FCU is to pay a one time $10 fee to join the Financial Awareness Network (FAN). However, the $300 bonus promotion may be targeted in the mail. YMMV.
Few important notes:
- Choose Basic Checking – A simple, no fee, no minimum balance account.
- Make 3 consecutive payroll direct deposits of at least $500 by July 31, 2012, to earn the bonus.
- Opening an account will result in a hard pull from Experian.
- VISA/Mastercard funding up to $5,000.
Northwest Federal Credit Union branches are located in the Virginia cities of Manassas, Chantilly, Herndon and Vienna. If you are living near them, give them a branch visit to see if you qualify. I would simply open the Basic Checking since there is no maintenance fees and no minimum balance requirements. Hurry and open a new checking account with Northwest Federal Credit Union $300 bonus offer today!
Chase Preferred Sapphire Card is offering new cardholders 40,000 bonus points after you spend $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months. With 40,000 bonus points, you can redeem for $500 towards airfare and hotel accommodations. The annual fee of $95 is waived for the first year of card ownership.