SoFi is a financial services company that offers all kinds of financial products and services.
Do you need a bank account? They have one (technically, a cash management account, but basically the same thing)
Need a brokerage account? Yep, they have that too.
Need to refinance a loan? They can help with that as well.
All of this on top of in-person events (after the pandemic) and career services that can help you get the job you want or get them to pay you more. SoFi takes a holistic approach to helping you with your money and it’s what separates them from many other companies.
This includes bonus money promotions. When you sign up for an account, when you refinance a loan, and sometimes even when you simply request a quote – they will give you bonus money to help you out.
As you’d expect, the biggest promotions are the ones associated with their loan products. If you need a loan, and if the rate and other terms are right, it’s a great incentive to use them over others. If you don’t need a loan, they also have some great promotions associated with their banking and investing products.
Discover Online Savings Account – $150 or $200
Discover Bank is offering a $150 or $200 bonus to open your first Online Savings Account. Just open it with the code WH21 by 12/15/2021 and then deposit at least $15,000 to get the lowest bonus amount. Deposit $25,000 to get the higher amount.
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SoFi Money New Account – 25 (No Direct Deposit)
SoFi Money is their cash management account and the current yield is 0.25% APY, which is decent, but they also offer a modest but easy to get 25 bonus. This offer does not have a direct deposit requirement (the next one, which is for more money, requires one).
Just open an account and get 25 when you add at least $10 to your account within 5 days – that’s it. With no account fees, you won’t have to worry that a little mistake will cost you some of that bonus money.
SoFi Money New Account – $100 (Direct Deposit Required)
SoFi Money has a higher $100 bonus offer that requires a direct deposit. It’s a little more involved but has a higher total bonus amount, which is why we list it second.
The bonus has three tiers:
- Sign up and deposit $250 into your account – you get $25
- Set up a direct deposit of $500+ – you get another $75
As you can see, this offer is slightly higher than the first one but requires you to jump through more hoops. If you don’t mind changing a direct deposit, we list a lot of banks with higher bonuses for this.
SoFi Money Set Up Direct Deposit – $100
If you already have an existing SoFi Money account, you can get $100 if you set up a direct deposit from your employer to SoFi Money. Just get $1,000 or more in qualified direct deposits by September 30th, 2021 and they’ll give you $100.
In February, this offer was for just $75 (but for $500 in direct deposits) so this is a better offer and you have through September 30th to do it!
Learn more about this offer
(Offer expires 9/30/2021)
SoFi Invest New Account – $50
Once you have a SoFi Money account, it’s time to get another $50 by opening a SoFi Invest account. You get that in stock and all you need to do is fund the account with at least $5,000. That’s the only requirement and the account has no fees, so you won’t get dinged.
The only requirement is that you need to sign up to SoFi Invest with a referral link (that’s one so you can use that). Then, deposit the $5,000 and you get $50 in free stock.
As an added bonus, if you want to get into cryptocurrencies, you can get $25 in Bitcoin after your first crypto trade of at least $10. Trading crypto has no “fee” but they do charge a markup of 1.25% on each trade, so the fee is integrated into the price.
SoFi Invest New Account Claw Game – $5 – $1,000
If you don’t have $5,000 to deposit for the guaranteed $50, you can also sign up for a SoFi Invest account and play their Claw Game. All new accounts who sign up will get a random dollar amount of stock ranging from $5 to $1,000. Most people will only get $5 so if you have $5,000 then the referral bonus is better.
Otherwise, the odds are:
The advantage is that this promotion requires no funding so you can literally sign up, get the stock, and transfer it to your SoFi Money account.
SoFi Student Loan “Rate Check” – $10
If you have student loans and check the interest rates to refinance them, you can get a $10 deposit into your SoFi Money account. It’s a soft credit pull so you won’t take a hit to your credit.
Details here but it’s pretty simple, check rate, get $10.
SoFi Loan Refinance – $300
SoFi offers a variety of loans but the two biggest areas are Personal Loans and Student Loan Refinancing. SoFi will give you $300 when you successfully complete a SoFi Personal Loan or Student Loan Refi, it’s as simple as that.
IF you are looking to refinance, it’s important to shop around because $300 is a nice bonus but only if you get the best possible rate given your situation. No sense taking $300 now if it means paying more on your loan in the long run. We maintain a list of the best student loan refinance companies and I recommend you give them a look to see who can give you the best rate. Some of them will offer bonuses too.
Check back for more promotions as they become available – I will update this post as we learn more.