If you’re looking to get a new Fifth Third Bank checking account, also known as 5/3 Bank, you might be delighted to learn that you could also get $350 to go along with it.
This promotional offer is great because you can do it completely online, which saves you a trip to a physical branch. Also, the qualifying activities are very accessible so check it out.
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About Fifth Third Bank
Just to cover our bases (every bank listed on the blog is FDIC insured), Fifth Third Bank, National Association, is FDIC insured up to $250,000 (FDIC Cert# 6672) and regulated as a National Bank. They were founded in June of 1858 with headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio at the aptly named Fifth Third Center.
They have over a thousand locations across eleven states and if you live near one, you could get a bonus from them for opening a checking account.
How to get $350 from Fifth Third Bank
Residents of Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, South Carolina, West Virginia, and Illinois can get $350 from Fifth Third Bank, all you need to do is:
- Open an eligible checking account with your offer code,
- make direct deposits totaling $500 or more within 60 days of account opening,
- Collect $350! (deposited within 10 days of meeting the requirements)
The offer code should be automatically applied but just in case, the code is GRHRT9.
The Fifth Third Essential, Enhanced, Preferred, Free Checking and Free Checking plus Extra Time all qualify for this promotion. Also, you cannot have closed a checking account within the last year.
To get your offer code, just go to the promotional page and enter your email address. They will email you your code (it takes a few minutes) and it’ll look something like this:
You can open this account entirely online or you can visit a branch, which is really convenient. If you do it online, your code will be automatically applied. The email explains it all so you don’t have to remember.
You must be a new customer and you can only get one new account-related bonus each calendar year from Fifth Third Bank and you can’t have closed an account within the last 12 months (which is a stricter requirement). You must also be in their service area, which includes Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, South Carolina, West Virginia, and Illinois.
Learn more about this offer
(Offer expires 9/30/2022)
Historic Fifth Third Bank Promotion Codes
As the Fifth Third Bank promotion gets refreshed, the “offer code” changes. This offer is also a little tricky because you can get a unique promotion code if you enter your email address and bring that code to a branch. Since that code is unique to each person, there’s no reason to record it.
Now, there is an “offer code” in the URL of the button on the promotion page. That’s the offer code we are referring to below:
- For the promotion period ending 3/31/2022, the offer code was 9WC9MJ.
- For the promotion period ending 3/30/2022, the offer code was TH4PCN.
- For the $250 promotion period ending 7/31/2022, the offer code was CWAF7M.
- For the $350 promotion period ending 9/30/2022, the offer code was GRHRT9.
Fifth Third Bank Fees
Fifth Third Essential, Enhanced, Preferred, Free Checking and Free Checking plus Extra Time all qualify for this promotion but they have different fee schedules.
The Fifth Third Momentum Checking is an account that has no monthly service charge, no minimum balance required, and no minimum deposit to open the account. They use different terms, like free checking, in the promotional offering but I suspect the Fifth Third Momentum Checking is likely the most fee friendly account.
By comparison, Fifth Third Preferred Checking requires a combined balance of $100,000 or you pay $25 per month. The benefit of Fifth Third Preferred Checking is that it earns a tiny smidge of interest, which I don’t see as worth it at all.
Fifth Third Bank Routing Numbers
When you are setting up your account, you may want to know your routing number and Fifth Third Bank is one of those banks with a lot of routing numbers.
|Fifth Third Bank Affiliate Routing Numbers|
|MO-St. Louis, Missouri||081019104|
How Does Bonus This Compare?
It’s a pretty solid bonus for a reasonable direct deposit requirement so if you qualify, I’d take advantage of it.
Here are a few comparable deals you should take a peek at too:
⭐Citi Priority Account – $300, $700, or $1,500
Citi Priority is offering $300, $700, or $1,500 bonus when you open an account by 7/17/2022. Then, within 20 days of opening your account, deposit at least $15,000 in New-to-Citi funds and keep it there for 60 days after the 21st day. The bonus amount is based on how much you can transfer but the lowest tier starts at $15,000.
Discover Online Savings Account – $150 or $200
Discover Bank is offering a $150 or $200 bonus when you open your first Discover Online Savings Account with the promotion code WH222 and deposit at least $15,000 into the account within 30 days. You get $150 if you deposit $15,000 or more and $200 if you deposit $25,000.
Chase Total Checking® – $200
Chase Bank will give you $200 when you open a Total Checking account and set up direct deposit within 90 days. There is a $12 monthly fee that is waivable with a monthly direct deposit of just $500, so no gotchas on this deal!
SoFi Money – up to $300
SoFi Money will give you up to $300 if you open an account and make direct deposits of at least $1,000. The bonus will be based on the total amount of those direct deposits in a 30-day evaluation period.
HSBC Premier Checking – $450
HSBC has an offer where you can get $450 for eligible new customers who open an HSBC Premier checking account and make recurring monthly qualifying direct deposits of at least $5,000 for 3 consecutive months.
Huntington Bank – up to $300
If you are a resident of Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, West Virginia, or Wisconsin then you could get up to $300 from Huntington Bank for opening a new checking account. There are several checking accounts that qualify but they’re great offers if you live in their geographic region.
TD Bank – $300 or $150
TD bank has two bank offers for checking accounts and both are fairly easy to attain. For example, get $300 when you open a TD Beyond Checking account and receive direct deposits of $2,500 or more within 60 days of opening your account.