I love a good bank promotion and U.S. Bank just released a sizzling hot one for you guys.
I first heard about U.S. Bank from a business partner (they don’t have a location in Maryland). They had a good relationship with their business
banker so when we started a new venture, we got just added a new U.S. Bank business account.
It was pretty streamlined and while we didn’t get a bonus, I did learn later that U.S. Bank has some pretty solid new account bonuses!
Bank of America $100 New Checking Account Bonus
Bank of America will give you a $100 cash bonus if you open a new account by June 30th, 2021 and receive at least 2 qualifying direct deposits of $250 or more within the first 90 days. The monthly fee is easy to get waived.
This is a limited time offer!
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Consumer Checking Account Offer – $250
Their richest offer for a consumer checking account is currently $250.
It’s a simple bonus to get as long as you are in their geographic footprint. If you aren’t, you won’t get approved for an account.
The checking requirements are that you:
- Open a new U.S. Bank Platinum, Gold or Easy checking account by 4/30/2021,
- Complete two or more recurring direct deposits within 60 days of account opening and be enrolled in e-statements by April 14, 2021
Several checking accounts work for this offer including the Platinum Checking Package, Gold Checking Package, or Easy Checking Package.
The Platinum Checking Package is their highest tier checking account that pays a little bit of interest. There are no ATM transaction fees for non-U.S. Bank ATMs and you also get no-fee overdraft protection transfers. There is a $24.95 monthly maintenance fee that is waived if you have $25,000+ in combined personal deposits, credit balances with U.S. Bank (or investments with U.S. Bancorp Investments) or you have a personal trust relationship with U.S. Bank Wealth Management.
The Gold Checking Package doesn’t pay interest but you get you won’t get charged ATM fees on the first two non-U.S. Bank ATM transactions. You also get reduced overdraft protection fees. There is a $14.95 monthly maintenance fee unless you have an open U.S. Bank personal loan, line, mortgage or credit card.
Finally, Easy Checking is the most basic of the checking accounts and has a $6.95 monthly maintenance fee unless you have combined monthly direct deposits totaling $1,000+ or you maintain an average balance of $1,500+ or you are an account holder who is 65 or older. You want to make sure you’re enrolled in eStatements to avoid a $2 fee on paper statements (this is waived if you are aged 65+).
Since every checking account package qualifies for the bonus, it seems to make the most sense to go with the Easy Checking package!
Learn more about this offer
(Offer expires 4/30/2021)
You have to be in a state where they do business to be able to open an account. Those states include .
U.S. Bank Altitude Go Visa Signature Card – $200 Bonus
Would you like to get 20,000 bonus points (valued at $200) when you spend just $1,000 in the first 90 days?
The U.S. Bank Altitude Go Visa Signature Card will give you just that plus:
- 4X points on takeout, food delivery and dining,
- 2x points at grocery stores, grocery delivery, streaming services and gas stations,
- 1 point per $1 on all other eligible purchases.
The 20,000 points can be converted to cash as either a statement credit on the card or a deposit to your U.S. Bank savings or checking account (you don’t need one to get the credit card or the rewards).
There’s no annual fee plus they give you a streaming bonus of $15 in credit for services like Amazon Music, Pandora, YouTubeTV, Netflix, Spotify, and more.
How Does This Offer Compare?
This is a pretty solid offer if you’re looking for a basic checking account. The direct deposit requirements are a little high at $2,000 in total but the $300 bonus is on par with some of the ones you’ll see on our list of bank bonuses. If you have your heart set on U.S. Bank, this is a good offer.
We also have Citibank and its $700 offer on the Citi Priority bank account. The $700 is quite rich but it requires that you open Citi Priority Account Package and deposit $50,000 in new to Citibank funds and maintain that balance of $50,000 for 60 consecutive calendar days – that’s a tall order.This content reflects the author’s opinion, analysis and/or assessment and is that of the author’s only. This content has not been provided or reviewed by Citi.
The U.S. Bank promotion is comparable but it’s not the absolute best out there. I think that you may find a better offer if you dig a little bit more.
Finally, before you go, make sure you review our guide on bank account bonuses so you know what to watch out for whenever you try to take advantage of one of these offers.