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katsiki

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Re: Bank account churning: how to make $1600 in a year by being organized
« Reply #400 on: November 07, 2018, 01:54:55 PM »
Citi just posted for me.  Yay!  Hoping it posts also for spouse.  Thanks @kpd905 !  Pretty sure I heard about citi from you here.

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Re: Bank account churning: how to make $1600 in a year by being organized
« Reply #401 on: November 07, 2018, 03:55:16 PM »
Tiaa and bbva currently have some decent national bonuses available

You can read about on DoC

I just started them and have $400 bonus pending

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Re: Bank account churning: how to make $1600 in a year by being organized
« Reply #402 on: November 07, 2018, 06:19:26 PM »
My 5/3 $250 bonus just posted today. No ETF, so I'm going to close the account tomorrow. I originally opened it on 9/21/2018, so a nice earn for 6 weeks of "work".

Also, I just received in the mail today a flyer from Key Bank for $400 sign up bonus! When it rains, it pours!

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Re: Bank account churning: how to make $1600 in a year by being organized
« Reply #403 on: November 07, 2018, 06:39:25 PM »
@katsiki that is good to hear, we just got one of our Citi bonuses too.  I chatted online asking if I had met all the requirements for the account.  They told me I had, so I asked if they could put in a request to have my account reviewed.  He said he'd put in a note (this was yesterday), and today the bonus was already there.  This is about day 128 or so.  Just surprising to not have to call multiple times and have to file a CFPB complaint to get the bonus.

I also got my HSBC bonus automatically at about the 145 day mark without asking for it.

Maybe both of these banks are sick of all the complaints they've been getting for years.

@Onion The only downside of the TIAA one is you have to initially fund it with $5,000.  I guess you can pull it out right away though, so I am going to open up two of those accounts.

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Re: Bank account churning: how to make $1600 in a year by being organized
« Reply #404 on: November 08, 2018, 07:05:35 AM »
I think it has been mentioned previously but noticed it is on DoC today (maybe a repost): Regions Business checking $300 w/ possible extra for getting a referal first.  I am doing that.  Will use cash from Citi checking bonus shortly.  I needed to free up some of the cash first... might do TIAA after that once the 2nd citi finishes.

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Re: Bank account churning: how to make $1600 in a year by being organized
« Reply #405 on: November 08, 2018, 07:18:37 PM »
Need to add up my yearly total.  Right now I'm waiting on chase to pay $600 and WF owes us $1,000.  Both are due to pay out early December so that covers our Christmas budget. I might knock out a quick $300 from BofA also before the end of the year.  At least they will pay out their bonus as soon as you meet the DD requirement.

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Re: Bank account churning: how to make $1600 in a year by being organized
« Reply #406 on: November 09, 2018, 07:06:59 AM »
Not strictly a bank bonus, but if anyone hasn't yet done the $100 Personal Capital sign up bonus for Amazon gift card, that was incredibly easy. I'm going for an extra $100 since my 401k and investment brokerage accounts are separate.

Also opened BMO and TIAA with $5k Discover transfer, which might also meet the direct deposit requirement, but planning to transfer $1k from Capital One as backup.

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Re: Bank account churning: how to make $1600 in a year by being organized
« Reply #407 on: November 12, 2018, 09:40:06 AM »
Not strictly a bank bonus, but if anyone hasn't yet done the $100 Personal Capital sign up bonus for Amazon gift card, that was incredibly easy. I'm going for an extra $100 since my 401k and investment brokerage accounts are separate.
Do you have a referral link?  I'd rather go with someone from here than a random person from the DoC comment thread.

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Re: Bank account churning: how to make $1600 in a year by being organized
« Reply #408 on: November 12, 2018, 10:50:17 AM »
Not strictly a bank bonus, but if anyone hasn't yet done the $100 Personal Capital sign up bonus for Amazon gift card, that was incredibly easy. I'm going for an extra $100 since my 401k and investment brokerage accounts are separate.
Do you have a referral link?  I'd rather go with someone from here than a random person from the DoC comment thread.

No sorry, I used the original FM's link on DoC (got the bonus), and also trying Laura H's link in comments for the extra account bonus (hasn't posted yet).

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Re: Bank account churning: how to make $1600 in a year by being organized
« Reply #409 on: November 17, 2018, 12:29:03 PM »
So far I am at $1450 and I plan on doing one more - so I might possibly hit $1600 plus in one year.
Usually, I've been around $1250 or a bit less.
The 5/3 checking was the easiest so far - no DD required.