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I know the scope here is limited but this is about as good as it gets for ease and simplicity for a nice bonus. No direct deposit needed. Simply request a promo code from here https://www.hancockwhitney.com/mydream400q118
and sign up using the promo code that will be emailed to you. Must use that same email address when opening the account. They also have a savings bonus but the ROI is low IMO.
Minimum to open is $50 and can be funded with debit card or bank transfer. Avoid fees by doing any of the following: maintain $250 average daily balance/be under the age of 24 or over 64/receive a direct deposit in the statement cycle of $250 or more.
To be eligible for the checking promotion: Bring the code above to your nearest financial center or apply online and open a new personal checking account with money not currently on deposit at Hancock or Whitney Bank by 4/30/18. The promo code is required at account opening. Enroll in online banking and select online statements, and make five eligible purchases with your debit card by 05/25/18. Eligible purchases include those with either a signature or PIN, excludes Online Bill Pay and ATM withdrawals.
This offer is non-transferable and cannot be combined with any other offers, and valid only for the person residing at the address the offer was mailed to. Limit of one new consumer checking-account-related offer redemption per household per calendar year. Your email address in the Bank's system at the time of fulfillment must match the one used to get your promo code for this offer and open your new account.
If you meet all of the requirements and your eligible personal checking account remains open and active, we will deposit the earned bonus into your new personal checking account no later than 6/30/18.
This offer expires on April 30, 2018. The Bank may change or discontinue this offer at any time before this date without notice.
Additional Terms and Conditions: All account applications are subject to approval. Minimum opening deposits are required and vary by product, and range from $50 to $100. Monthly service fees range from $10 to $21, depending on product. See a banker for details. A $20 service charge will be assessed if the account is closed within the first 180 days after the account is opened. Please visit a financial center or visit hancockwhitney.com for other account fees, rates and information. The email given at account opening must match the email address submitted to get the offer promo code.