M&T Bank Promotions: Up to $350 New Checking Bonus

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M&T Bank is offering three different cash bonus promotions if you open up a checking account by 3/31/2022. Simply apply online or visit your local M&T Bank to open an account and set up a direct deposit totaling a certain amount within 90 days to receive your bonus.

When it comes to regional banks, M&T Bank is one of the largest and most recognizable in the northeast United States. It helps that they have their name all over M&T Bank Stadium, home of the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens!

Founded in 1865, M&T Bank stands for Manufacturers and Traders Trust. They are headquartered in Buffalo, NY and its FDIC# is 588.

Living in Baltimore, we see M&T Bank branches all over the place. Their headquarters are in the northern part of New York but they have branches scattered throughout the northeast of the United States.

If you are near an M&T Bank, you can take advantage of one of the most generous bank promotions available right now.

M&T Bank promotions are available to residents: of CT, DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA, VA, WV.

M&T Bank runs different promotions in different areas. The accounts are the same but the amount of the welcome bonus will vary. The values listed below are ranges and the screenshot was taken in a Maryland ZIP code.

Check out our full review of M&T Bank here.

Table of Contents
  1. M&T Checking Account – $200
  2. MyChoice Premium – up to $450
  3. How Does This Promotion Compare?

M&T Checking Account – $200

M&T Bank has the same promotion on each of their three checking accounts:

  • EZChoice Checking
  • MyChoice Plus
  • MyChoice Premium

The accounts have different fee schedules and minimums but the bonus is the same – get $250 when you open an account and make qualifying direct deposits totaling at least $500 within 90 days of account opening.

Check each account for their separate account terms.

Learn more about this offer

(Offer expires 8/31/2022)

MyChoice Premium – up to $450

You can get $300 when you open a MyChoice Premium checking account using the promo code UB and maintain an average monthly balance of at least $10,000 for the calendar months of September 2022 and October 2022. 

Then, you can get an additional $150 when you set up qualifying direct deposits totaling at least $500 within 90 days of account opening.

The MyChoice Premium offers exclusive rates on deposits and loans, though you must have cumulative direct deposits of $7,500+ or more each month or a $25,000+ average daily balance to avoid the $24.95 monthly maintenance charge.

Learn more about this offer

(Offer expires 8/26/2022)

How Does This Promotion Compare?

We maintain a list of the best bank promotions over $100 and the dollar amounts of the promotions are comparable to the highest on the list.

⭐Citi Priority Account – up to $2000

Citi Priority is offering up to $2000 bonus when you open an account by 1/9/2023. Then, within 20 days of opening your account, deposit at least $10,000 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 $10,000.

👉 Click here to learn more

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 WH922 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.

👉 Click here to learn more

Bank of America – $100 Bonus Offer

Bank of America offers a $100 Bonus Offer cash bonus if you open a new account and set up and receive qualifying direct deposits totaling $1,000 or more into that account within 90 days of account opening. It has a monthly fee that is easy to have waived.

👉 Click here to learn more

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!

👉 Click here to learn more

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.

👉 Click here to learn more

The EZChoice Checking promotional and the MyChoice Plus offers are OK but you can certainly do better than the MyChoice Premium and its high minimums.

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Jim has a B.S. in Computer Science and Economics from Carnegie Mellon University, an M.S. in Information Technology - Software Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, as well as a Masters in Business Administration from Johns Hopkins University. His approach to personal finance is that of an engineer, breaking down complex subjects into bite-sized easily understood concepts that you can use in your daily life.

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  1. Amber says

    Can you still get the sign up bonus if you don’t do the 25$ minimum opening deposit when opening the account? What if it doesn’t ask for the 25$ and let’s you open the account without it saying you will give it in the 60 day period along with the 500$ direct deposit you are going to do in order to get the sign up bonus. Will you still get the bonus without the first day 25$ but do the direct deposits each week after totaling way more than 500$ in the 60 day period

    • Jim Wang says

      The minimum opening deposit is what they will need to open the account itself, so you won’t be able to open an account without depositing $25 to start.

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