Published on November 21st, 2016 | by William Charles6
America First Credit Union $100 Checking Bonus (Retired/Active U.S. Military + Veterans)
Offer at a glance
- Maximum bonus amount: $100
- Availability: Valid for active and retired members of any branch of the U.S. military, as well as veterans
- Direct deposit required: Yes, no minimum specified
- Additional requirements: See below
- Hard/soft pull: Hard
- ChexSystems: Unknown
- Credit card funding: Unknown
- Monthly fees: None
- Early account termination fee: None
- Expiration date: None listed
- Receive a sign up bonus of $100 when you become a new member of America’s First Credit Union and complete the following requirements:
- Open a savings account with a $1 deposit
- Add a free checking account and a free* Visa® debit card, on approved credit
- Sign up for free online statements
- Enroll in direct deposit
- Existing members can also get up to $100 for the following:
- America First Visa credit card – get one or increase your limit and we’ll pay $40 in transactions
- Direct deposit – enroll and you’ll get $30
- Online statements – sign up and we’ll give you $10
- America First mobile banking app – download, make a transfer and get $10
- Card Guard® – download the app and get $10
- Bill pay – enroll, make a payment, and we’ll give you $10
- Youth savings account – open them for your children and they’ll get a free Penny or Buck piggy bank
- Auto & RV loans – get a low-rate auto or RV loan and we’ll pay $50 toward your first tank of fuel
The Fine Print
- No monthly debit card fee.
- Offers valid for active and retired members of any branch of the U.S. military, as well as veterans.
- Eligibility & conditions apply.
- Current members benefits limited to $100, available in cases where the member does not utilize listed product or service.
- All bank account bonuses are treated as income/interest and as such you have to pay taxes on them
They offer a free checking account, so no fees to worry about there, I wasn’t able to find any early account termination fee in the fee schedule.
Update: Not worth considering as it’s a hard pull to open account.
Too difficult to say whether this is a good or bad deal without knowing if it’s a soft pull and if you can fund with a credit card. If anybody knows the answers to these questions, please let us know in the comments below. You can view a list of the bonuses we do recommend here.
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