EDITED TO ADD: ING Direct is now Capital One 360. While the offers below have expired, you can visit Capital One 360 for current offers.
Here’s an offer that will pay you money!
Open an Electric Orange checking account through ING and you can receive a $50 bonus – just for signing up and making three transactions within 45 days.
Here’s how it works:
:: Create an ING account (or log onto an existing one).
:: In order to get your $50, you will need to make 3 debit card or person-to-person transactions within 45 days.
:: The 45 days starts once I receive my card and PIN.
:: On the 50th day, I should receive the $50 in my account.
I actually opened an Electric Orange account myself. I’m thinking it would be great to have a separate account for vacations, home repairs, or entertainment funds. Perhaps you could use it to deposit all the refund money you receive – sort of like a coin jar, in checking form. I have had very positive experiences from ING’s customer service and would definitely recommend them.
So here’s what I decided to do. I am funding my account initially with $25, enough to cover three small transactions (or hey, several Rite Aid transactions!). I plan on noting dates in my calendar to ensure I make the minimum transactions to receive my bonus.
The other things you should know about this checking account: there is NO minimum balance to maintain, NO fees, and it even will earn you interest. Plus, your desposits are FDIC-insured. For more details on the checking account or to get started, please head to ING!