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Citi Bank Bonus, Earn up to $600 with New Checking Account

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Just closed out my Chase savings account and looking for new deals and saw this one went
live this month. Been reading past posts on Citi bonus deals and looks like they're a hit or miss. *shrug*


Citi $200 / $400 / $600 Checking/Savings Bonus
The offer has returned and is good till June 30, 2019.



Citi is offering two new bonuses for checking accounts that are available nationwide.
You can earn either $200, $400 or $600 with these new offers.

$200 Offer
  • Open a new checking account in the Basic Banking Package between April 1, 2019 and June 30, 2019.
  • Within 30 days of opening your account deposit $5,000 new-to-Citibank funds into the checking or savings account.
  • Maintain a minimum balance of $5,000 in your eligible linked checking and savings account for 60 days.

$400 Offer
  • Open a new checking and savings account in the Citibank Account Package between April 1, 2019 and June 30, 2019.
  • Within 30 days of opening your account deposit $15,000 new-to-Citibank funds into the checking or savings account.
    A minimum of $1,500 must be in the checking account and a minimum of $100 must be in the savings account.
  • Maintain a minimum balance of $15,000 in your eligible linked checking and savings account for 60 days.

$600 Offer
  • Open a new checking and savings account in the Citi Priority Account Package between April 1, 2019 and June 30, 2019.
  • Within 30 days of opening your account deposit $50,000 new-to-Citibank funds into the checking or savings account.
    A minimum of $5,000 must be in the checking account and a minimum of $100 must be in the savings account.
  • Maintain a minimum balance of $50,000 in your eligible linked checking and savings account for 60 days.

EDIT: $100 BONUS offer when you refer someone

Must maintain minimum balance for each tier for 60 days
Bonus will be deposited to your account in another 90 days.

-Deposit minimum requirement and maintain for 60 days
-Maintain balance for another 90 days (avoid service charge)
-Withdraw funds after 150 days (60+90)

Must have not been an owner of a Citibank checking or savings account within the last 180 calendar day
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Its there from quite some time, nothing new
Anyways thanks
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June 2018 started offer until June 2019
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Will unfreezing chexsystem good enough or do I need to unfreeze certain credit report too?
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How much is the interest for the savings account ?
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How much monthly fee after 60 days, if you don't maintain the balance ?
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US Bank has a 2.25% APY (for 12 months) with $10,000 balance only
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move your funds to accelerated savings after 60 days
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Dont forget you'll have to pay taxes on whichever cash amount you receive here, unlike points rewards.
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I did this I think in October with 15k in savings. They automatically closed my checking account for having 0 in it. When I asked in February if I still eligible for the bonus they said yes but have to wait till March. In May I noticed that no bonus deposited and asked again and this time they said that I'm not eligible.

Watch out to have some money in both savings and checking and don't believe customer service - they don't know their stuff and not responsible for false information. If you use chat then copy the text or take screenshots as they won't send you transcripts.

For savings account check out wealthfront - their main product is robo investing but they also have a 2.51 apy cash account option.
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$600 on $50K of money for 2 months seems like a lot of hoops to jump through and make sure you agree to all terms for measly ~7% annualized return.
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I've had a horrible experience with this deal in early 2018. They screwed up when they created my account and I was unable to login. I did manage to get access before the deadlines after several hours on the phone with multiple frustrated calls. Reluctantly I moved the funds, waited several months past when the bonus should be paid. Finally I called in and was told by a number of reps that I failed to meet the deadline and cited an opening date ¹ month prior which was the date I submitted my account opening. I told them to look at my call records and they will see Citibank didn't open my account for a full month past the application date. My last resort was a BBB complaint which resolved the issue and got me the bonus. I did get an apology letter from Citi citing they screwed up but not worth the stress. F8ck Citi.
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I did this yesterday for the $400 bonus. Seems like the $600 wasn't worth moving $50,000 over but $15,000 didn't seem that bad.

But I think the offer I did was a bit different. For the $100 bonus, all you had to do was have a qualifying direct deposit each month for two consecutive months. It said nothing about referring someone. I saw someone say a deposit from their Fidelity account counted as a qualifying deposit. Now my question is would the same be true coming from a Wealthfront account? That's really my only option so I guess I'll try transferring $50 two consecutive months and I'll see what happens.
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Quote from brettatk
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I did this yesterday for the $400 bonus. Seems like the $600 wasn't worth moving $50,000 over but $15,000 didn't seem that bad.

But I think the offer I did was a bit different. For the $100 bonus, all you had to do was have a qualifying direct deposit each month for two consecutive months. It said nothing about referring someone. I saw someone say a deposit from their Fidelity account counted as a qualifying deposit. Now my question is would the same be true coming from a Wealthfront account? That's really my only option so I guess I'll try transferring $50 two consecutive months and I'll see what happens.
How are you able to see if the deposit qualifies?
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Citibank takes forever to pay out I don't think they have an auto way of doing this and are manually creiditn gpeople.
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