Astoria Bank, $300 Bonus Extended Till 3/31

For residents of New York, Astoria Bank is offering a $250 bonus when you open a new Simple+ or Select Checking account, maintain the required balance of at least $2500 (for Simple+) and then either set up direct deposits of $250 or more or make three online bill payments of at least $25 for three consecutive months. With Simple+ and Select checking, you get free online banking, free mobile banking, free telephone banking, mortgage discount, cost discount, earns interest, and many more.

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Best way to get the bonus is to open a Simple+ account with $2725 which will cover the three $25 for three months and leave you with $2500 for the required minimum balance to avoid fees.

You can also get an extra $50 bonus by enrolling in direct deposit, so the total bonus will be $300.

Minimum Balance Requirements:

  • Simple+ – Average monthly balance of $2,500 or more in the account or a $10,000 minimum balance in any combination of Astoria Bank deposit accounts
  • Select – Minimum balance of $25,000 in any combination of Astoria Bank deposit accounts

Offer Details

  • Apply Now
  • Account Type: Simple+ or Select Checking
  • Availability: New York (doctorofcredit reports it might be nationwide)
  • Expiration Date: 6/30/2015 12/31/2015 3/31/2015
  • Inquiry Type: Soft pull
  • Credit Card Funding: No
  • Direct Deposit Requirement: $250 or more per month for three months (Optional)
  • Monthly Fee: Yes, but can be waived with a monthly balance of $2,500
  • Additional Requirements:  If choose to not do direct deposit, then you must do 3 bill payments of at least $25 for 3 consecutive months. You must also have an average monthly balance of $2,500 in Simple+ account.
  • Closing Account Fee: None

6 thoughts on “Astoria Bank, $300 Bonus Extended Till 3/31

  1. I haven’t tried the direct deposit option, and I wasn;t able to find any data points. I’ve always used the three online bill payments of at least $25 for three consecutive months for the bonus.

    • Do you use them to pay 3 actual bills? For 5/3 icould just mail 3 checks made out to myself to myself throguh their online banking… Do you know if that works for them too? Are there similar options?

      • I paid actual bills. I have a bunch of credit cards to pay.

        People Pay is an option, but I’m not sure if it would work if you;re paying yourself. I’d suggest just playing it safe and do actual bill payment. It’s a nice bonus that you don’t want to miss.

        If you do try direct deposit or people pay, please let me know how it goes.

    • I don’t even have 3 bills to pay. My cell bill doesn’t work with Bill pay and my rent and utilities are paid as checks to my landlord which ive used as billpays before.

      I guess on second thought of they allow one to send checks then I could use those two in separate item lines and then figure out a way to pay my credit card bill. But thay wouldn’t work because my cc billis never more than 25 dollars since I’m trying to build credit through low utilization.

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