For residents of the above States, SunTrust Bank is offering 30,000 Delta Skymiles with a new checking account good until June 30, 2012. In order to earn the 30,000 Delta Skymiles, you must set up direct deposit and open the Delta SkyMiles World Check Card. However, the debit card has a $75 annual fee making this bonus offer around $225 bonus(30K skymiles is worth around $300). The direct deposit must be $100 or more. There is also a $12 monthly fee with the Balanced Banking checking account, but it can be waived with a $3,000 minimum balance.
From the fine print:
Checking Account Offer: Open a new qualifying SunTrust checking account with qualifying Direct Deposit and select the Delta SkyMiles World Check Card to receive 15,000 bonus miles. The checking account must be opened between 5/1/2012 and 6/30/2012. The offer is only available on new SunTrust checking accounts and cannot be combined with any other offer. To qualify for the 30,000 bonus miles offer, a Delta SkyMiles World Check Card must be opened with the checking account. Please allow 6-8 weeks for miles to be credited to your Delta SkyMiles account after the first qualifying Direct Deposit is made, which must be made by 9/30/2012. A qualifying Direct Deposit is a direct deposit of your salary, pension, Social Security or other regular monthly income of $100 or more per deposit electronically deposited to your account during statement cycle by your employer or an outside agency. Transfers from one account to another or deposits made at a banking location or ATM do not qualify as a Direct Deposit.
Some people have reported of success for people opening up accounts outside of those states with branch offices by calling in or applying via chat. You may even get 15k of those miles with just the new checking account and no debit card. YMMV however. Apply today and earn 30,000 Delta Skymiles, enough for a roundtrip flight in the Continental U.S.
The Ink Business Preferred® Credit Card offers 100k bonus points after you spend $8,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $1,250 toward travel when redeemed through Chase TravelSM.
You'll earn 3 points per $1 on the first $150,000 spent on travel and select business categories each account anniversary year; 1 point per $1 on all other purchases - with no limit to the amount you can earn. Furthermore, points are worth 25% more when you redeem for travel through Chase TravelSM.
This card does come with a $95 annual fee but does not have any foreign transaction fees.