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Last Edited by freeload September 3, 2013 at 10:54 PM
They have renewed this offer once again. New link below.

New offer link : citi.us/17ytnNU



I was logging on to my Citibank account today when I saw an ad that basically says that you can earn up to $400 in gift card for opening a checking account with them. Getting the $400 offer has too many requirements for me to meet. But getting $200 is easy IMO. All you do is open their most basic checking account and sign up for direct deposit, bill pay and for electronic statements. This is to avoid $10 monthly service fee. I asked about the direct deposit requirements and the rep told me that even if I had a DD of just $1 the fee would be waived. Bill pay is also easy because it's free and i have to pay bills anyway.

Offers available for accounts opened online, at your local branch or by phone.
To apply by phone, call 1-866-422-1458 and mention code CGVF.

More details in link below below:

Old link ( Expired)

http://citi.us/1aJDKPr

See how rewarding a new Citibank(R) checking relationship can be.

EARN UP TO

30,000 THANKYOU POINTS
WITH A NEW ELIGIBLE REGULAR
CHECKING RELATIONSHIP AND
QUALIFYING BANKING ACTIVITIES?

1.

Open a new Citibank Regular Checking account in The Citigold(R)(30,000),
Citibank(R)(10,000 points) or Basic Banking(R)(10,000 points) Account Package by 7/31/13.

2.

Within 60 days after opening your checking account:
Complete one qualifying direct deposit and one qualifying bill
payment for two consecutive calendar months.
Earn an additional
10,000 thankyou points
with qualifying digital services2


Download the Citi MobileSM 4 or
Citi(R) Tablet App and log in*

or

Enroll in Popmoney(R) and complete
one transaction*

or

Sign up for Paperless Statements*

* 1 or more of the qualifying digital services must be completed within 60 days after opening your account.

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Last Edited by freeload September 3, 2013 at 10:57 PM
They have renewed this offer once again. New link below. Expires 10/31/2013

New offer link : citi.us/17ytnNU



To qualify for 30,000 bonus ThankYou Points, open a new Regular Checking account in The Citigold(R) Account Package by 7/31/13; or to qualify for 10,000 bonus ThankYou Points, open a new Regular Checking account in The Citibank(R) Account or Basic Banking Package by 7/31/13. Within 60 days after account opening, you must also enroll the new checking account in CitiThankYou(R) Rewards and 1 qualifying direct deposit must be credited, and 1 qualifying bill payment must be posted, to the new checking account during a calendar month and the following calendar month. Qualifying direct deposits are Automated Clearing House (ACH) credits, which may include payroll, pension, or government payments (such as Social Security) by your employer or an outside agency. Qualifying bill payments are those made using Citibank(R) Online, Citi MobileSM or Citiphone Banking(R). Bills paid by making a transfer between linked accounts and/or transfer payments made to accounts within Citibank or to accounts of Citibank affiliates do not qualify as bill payments for this offer.

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Frequently Asked Questions


How can I find my routing number?

http://www.onlinebanksguide.com/c...umber.html

How can I find my account number?

The account number will appear on your checks. The account number will be the second set of numbers on the bottom of the check. You can also find the account number in your monthly statement which can be accessed online, but only after your first month. Some have been able to acquire their account number via phone (1-800-627-3999).

How do I avoid the $10 monthly fee on the Basic Account package (BBA)

Quote :
Please be informed that the Basic Account package (BBA) has a Monthly service charge of $10, which can be avoided in two ways. Either you can maintain $1,500 average monthly balance in your accounts OR make one direct deposit and one bill payment.
This means that you either have to have a $1,500 average monthly balance (add the amount in your bank up for each day of the month and divide it by the number of days in the month) or you will have to receive a direct deposit AND make one bill payment (you have to do BOTH the DD and bill payment).



To Avoid Monthly Fees:


Keep $1,500 in prior calendar month combined average balances in either your Basic Checking or with a linked Basic Savings account and pay no monthly service fee

To qualify for the promo:[/B]



Make 1 Direct Deposit AND 1 Bill Payment each monthly statement period for 2 months

What all counts as a Direct Deposit?[/B]


Quote :
The types of payments eligible for Direct Deposit include:
Payroll
Pension/Retirement
Brokerage Dividends
Interest Payments
CD interest payments for accounts within the same bank is a transfer and not a direct deposit
Some users say that Amazon Payments, Pay Pal, and Bank Transfers initiated from the other bank will count as Direct Deposits. YMMV

EDIT: Pay Pal is confirmed as direct deposit as of 8/28/2013

[QUOTE]
Quote from lobbybee View Post :
Got my first statement, and so far so good.

Basic Checking Fees*Your Fees this Statement Period*
Monthly Service Fee (Waived with either 1 Direct Deposit AND 1 qualifying Bill Payment OR $1,500 in average combined deposit balances **)$10.00Waived due to Direct Deposit and Bill Payment
Fee for non-Citibank ATM transaction$2.00None

DateDescriptionAmount SubtractedAmount AddedBalance
08/15ACH Electronic Credit {institution redacted} ACH ORIGIN 0.44 
08/15ACH Electronic Credit {institution redacted} ACH ORIGIN 0.51 
08/15ACH Electronic Credit PAYPAL TRANSFER 2.22 
08/15ACH Electronic Debit {institution redacted} ACH ORIGIN0.44  
08/15ACH Electronic Debit {institution redacted} ACH ORIGIN0.51 2.22
08/16Payment SPRINT 010000 DA1.11 1.11
Total Subtracted/Added2.063.17

ThankYou(R) Points Summary
Points from checking account and other products and services 425
Total Points forwarded to Citi(R) ThankYou(R) Rewards 425

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Your link does not work.
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please fix the link
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Your link does not work.
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https://banking.citibank.com/cbol/13/checking/q2/consumer/default.htm?Promo_ID=CGVF&intc=2~1~52~3~070213~2~Q22013Checking~Q2CheckingHP40,000TYmessDeviceImageWelcomePageTab1&BT_TX=1&ProspectID=129560FB4956488D86673304B130A84F
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Interesting. When did Citibank add the extra $100 for the digital services? This makes it on par with the Chase offer.
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since the value of the "reward" is less than $600, it is tax free.

Important Tax Information: Enrollment in Citi ThankYou Rewards and this offer limited to customers who are either citizens or resident aliens of the United States (U.S.) with a valid U.S. taxpayer identification number. The value of the rewards from redeemed Points may be reported to the IRS as miscellaneous income on Form 1099-MISC in the year redeemed, if the value of the rewards plus other taxable miscellaneous income awards received from Citibank, N.A., is in the aggregate $600 or greater for a calendar year, as required by applicable law. Customer is responsible for any applicable taxes.

Does anyone know how long you have to leave it open for? I know it says you are credited within 90 days of completing the offer, just couldn't find any limit on how long you have to leave it open for
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Can you still get the bonus if you don't have a direct deposit, but can keep $1500 or more in your checking accounts for the basic account?
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Quote from charlielover110 View Post :
Can you still get the bonus if you don't have a direct deposit, but can keep $1500 or more in your checking accounts for the basic account?
According to the Citibank web site, "Monthly service fee is waived if the following transactions are completed: maintain a combined average monthly balance of $1,500 in either your Basic checking or your linked Basic Savings Account OR if you make 1 Direct Deposit AND 1 Bill Payment each monthly statement period otherwise a $10.00 monthly service fee is applied.

So you do not need to have DD if you keep $1500 in your account.
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Does anyone know how long you have to leave it open for? I know it says you are credited within 90 days of completing the offer, just couldn't find any limit on how long you have to leave it open for
I just called them and they told me that you must keep it open until you get your reward. If you close it before, you will not get your reward. The rep told me that this can take up to 6 months.
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TU! $200 in non-taxable income for opening a checking account is about as good as it gets these days. Need to close two that I opened last year now...

EDIT...just got to the last stage of the application where I add money from an existing account and I get "We're sorry, this service is temporarily unavailable". Really frustrating.
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TU! $200 in non-taxable income for opening a checking account is about as good as it gets these days. Need to close two that I opened last year now...
That's what I thought. Similar deal at Chase went front page and this one get TD. Confused
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TU! $200 in non-taxable income for opening a checking account is about as good as it gets these days. Need to close two that I opened last year now...

EDIT...just got to the last stage of the application where I add money from an existing account and I get "We're sorry, this service is temporarily unavailable". Really frustrating.

The same thing happened to me but my account was still created. Check your email.
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That's what I thought. Similar deal at Chase went front page and this one get TD. Confused
I suspect it has to do with the link in the OP not working. Do what the other poster did and instruct users to copy/paste.
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The same thing happened to me but my account was still created. Check your email.
No email (yet?). I'll probably wait a day or two and try again if I don't get anything. Confused
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I suspect it has to do with the link in the OP not working. Do what the other poster did and instruct users to copy/paste.

No email (yet?). I'll probably wait a day or two and try again if I don't get anything. Confused
You could also call them according to their web-site you can, "apply by phone, call 1-866-422-1458 and mention code CGVF."

OP link has been fixed.
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