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BBVA Compass Bank Free Kindle Fire HD with New Checking Acct

jctone 286 January 16, 2013 at 08:39 AM in Finance (6)
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BBVA Compass Bank is offering a free Kindle Fire HD with new checking account with opening deposit of $25. Account holder must meet these requirements for the free Kindle Fire HD.

Within ninety (90) days of account opening, the accountholder must meet both of the following requirements: (A) have at least one qualifying direct deposit of at least $300 from an unrelated third party post to the account; AND (B) three (3) online bill payments of at least $50 each to unrelated third parties through the BBVA Compass Online Banking with Online Bill Pay service must post to the account.

Free item is shipped 90 days after meeting the requirements.

http://www.bbvacompass.com/specia...01/kindle/

Only allowed in Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, New Mexico, or Texas.

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#16
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$13.95 monthly fee?
There are several ways to avoid fees..
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It says "BBVA Compass may report the value of the bonus to the IRS as required by law." on the offer page.
Thanks. What are the options to meet the direct deposit requirement?
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Thanks. What are the options to meet the direct deposit requirement?
from OP

(A) have at least one qualifying direct deposit of at least $300 from an unrelated third party post to the account
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There are several ways to avoid fees..
Such as?
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#20
Should be noted that BBVA Compass doesn't use ChexSystems.
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Such as?
Link [bbvacompass.com]
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#22
so i guess as long as you have a one time deposit of $300+ its free(bank fee) or is that a per month requirement, its not very clear but i'm assuming its gota be recurring
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so i guess as long as you have a one time deposit of $300+ its free(bank fee) or is that a per month requirement, its not very clear but i'm assuming its gota be recurring
I believe it's a monthly recurring $300 minimum.
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#24
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Just submitted online application today AM and got approved now..direct deposit and bill pay are not an issue for me..let me see if Kindle Fire HD comes through...
Do you know if they ran your credit when you opened the account? Another poster mentioned that they might.
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Do you know if they ran your credit when you opened the account? Another poster mentioned that they might.
I dont know yet...but i think i will receive a letter everytime someone runs credit. Personally, i am fine..
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#26
How do you get the letter. Did you sign up for credit monitor?
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I dont know yet...but i think i will receive a letter everytime someone runs credit. Personally, i am fine..
Thanks for looking into it.

I sent them an email yesterday, and this is what I heard back:

"You can apply for any of our checking accounts and, as long as you meet the requirements, you will receive a Kindle Fire HD. Unfortunately, we do not have any more information on the Kindle, only that it is a Kindle Fire HD.

Also, all of our checking accounts require a credit check, but even if your credit is poor it is still possible to be approved for an account with us. You can apply online by clicking the link below or over the phone with me at xxx-xxx-xxxx."

So it clearly seems they'll be running credit. That's a little over kill for a checking account, IMO. On the plus side, he said I could open any checking account, so I might as well take the student one with the least amount of fees/hoops I'd have to jump through to get the bonus.

I'd only be getting the Kindle Fire HD to resell, since I'm pretty sure dear mother won't figure out android. I'd have to get her something simpler instead, like an iPad Mini or the like. Not sure if this is worth it...

Quote from DANGBRAH View Post :
Should be noted that BBVA Compass doesn't use ChexSystems.
That explains the need to check credit. Thanks for clarifying.
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Thanks for looking into it.

I sent them an email yesterday, and this is what I heard back:

"You can apply for any of our checking accounts and, as long as you meet the requirements, you will receive a Kindle Fire HD. Unfortunately, we do not have any more information on the Kindle, only that it is a Kindle Fire HD.

Also, all of our checking accounts require a credit check, but even if your credit is poor it is still possible to be approved for an account with us. You can apply online by clicking the link below or over the phone with me at xxx-xxx-xxxx."

So it clearly seems they'll be running credit. That's a little over kill for a checking account, IMO. On the plus side, he said I could open any checking account, so I might as well take the student one with the least amount of fees/hoops I'd have to jump through to get the bonus.

I'd only be getting the Kindle Fire HD to resell, since I'm pretty sure dear mother won't figure out android. I'd have to get her something simpler instead, like an iPad Mini or the like. Not sure if this is worth it...



That explains the need to check credit. Thanks for clarifying.
No hard credit check here. I have a few credit monitoring services, no alerts. HTH
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#29
My work doesn't offer Direct Deposit. Does anyone know how to do a direct deposit some other way? Thanks!
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I'd only be getting the Kindle Fire HD to resell, since I'm pretty sure dear mother won't figure out android. I'd have to get her something simpler instead, like an iPad Mini or the like.

fwiw the kindle fire hd is designed to be used/consumed by moms and others who arent necessarily geeks. its a dumbed down UI experience meant to be easy to use.
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