Citi is sending out offers once again for a great bonus for new checking accounts. You can get as much as $700. The offer contain a unique code, so you must have received one in order to qualify.
There’s 4 different offers for different accounts:
- Open a new Citigold account and earn $700 after you make $1,000 in debit card purchases and 1 or more bill payments for 2 consecutive months.
- Open a new Citi Priority account and earn $500 after you make $750 in debit card purchases and 1 or more bill payments for 2 consecutive months.
- Open a new Citibank account and earn $300 after you make $375 in debit card purchases and 1 or more bill payments for 2 consecutive months.
- Open a new Basic Banking account and earn $50 after you make $125 in debit card purchases and 1 or more bill payments for 2 consecutive months.
Debit purchases and first bill payment must be completed within 60 days.
Offer is only available to those who are targeted.
Must not currently have or have had an account a Citibank consumer checking account within last 180 calendar days.
The Citigold account that’s required for the $700 bonus requires an average monthly balance of $200,000. The Basic Checking account also has a very small bonus so it’s not worth the trouble. So let’s look at the other two options.
The $500 bonus I think might be the best option. The account has a $30 monthly fee (waived with $50K balance), so you will have to pay a few months worth of fees until you get the bonus. Most likely it will cost you $90-$120.
The other option would be the $300 bonus. The Citibank account has a $25 fee waived with $10K balance. You’ll just forfeit you interest that you might be getting somewhere else.
It also might be worth asking to have a month’s fee waived. Bank will do that for customers occasionally.
These are good bonuses from Citi that will earn you some extra cash, but you need to have received a mailer with the offer and have that unique code. They also have similar offer for up to 60,000 ThankYou points or 60,000 AAdvantage miles.