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Last Minute Christmas Shopping with Key Bank Gift Cards

It’s almost Christmas Eve and everyone’s just scrambling about for some last minute holiday shopping. Shopping malls get so crowded, you find yourself taking more time to push your way through rather than buying the gifts themselves. Plus, there’s no escaping the confusion of what exactly to get your loved ones. Instead of getting yourself into this mess and buying all the wrong gifts, the perfect solution would be to allow your loved ones to buy their own gifts. Not only do you save yourself the hassle of the holiday rush, but your loved ones can get exactly what they want.

Since giving outright cash can seem a little tacky and thoughtless, convert your greens to something that’s more gift giving worthy. A Master Card Gift Card. It’s the perfect alternative to giving gift cards that are specific to only one store, or cash and checks. The card is applicable to just about anyone, and can be used just about anywhere.

Key Bank MasterCard Gift Card

So where can you get these magical cards? Well, they are available at your local Key Bank Branch. Below are the details:

* Denominations for as low as $25 are available, up to $2,500
* Card is ready for use during the time of purchase, making sure your loved one is free of extra work and hassle. Shop right away!
* Can be used in locations where Debit MasterCard cards are accepted, ATMS with STAR and Cirrus acceptance marks, and at all KeyBank ATMS.
* Card can be used for as long as the balance is still available or up until the card expires.

How Much Is The Card?

There are fees associated with the acquisition of the card. The card issuance fee is $3.95, ATM Withdrawals for $1.00, ATM Balance Inquiry at $0.25, Refund Processing Fee at $9.95, and Monthly Maintenance Fee at $2.50. Don’t be intimidated by the monthly maintenance fee since it is charged on any unused balance twelve months after the card was issued or after the expiration date.

When Does The Card Expire?

The Card expires until the “Good Thru” date that is shown on the card. Card holders are encouraged to use up the amount within the card before the balance expires.

The Key Bank Possibilities Card MasterCard Gift Card is the perfect gift to give for the holiday season, especially for those who were too busy to shop in advance. For sure it won’t cease to put a smile on the face of your loved one this Christmas.


Get $10 Free With US Bank Visa Buxx Card for Your Teen.

US Bank Visa Buxx CardA few days ago we posted an article about the Visa Buxx Card for teens.

If you sign up with US Bank your teen could get $10 for free add onto the card.

If your plans were to sign up your teen for the Visa Buxx card why not take advantage of $10 free dollars with US Bank.

How to get the $10?

It is actually quite simple.  Simply use the coupon Buxx10 when you sign up through US Bank and your teens Buxx card will get 10 FREE dollars packed into that card.

What is the Visa Buxx Card?

That is a great questions.  Head over to our What is the Visa Buxx card article to find out all the details and see if it is right for you and your kids.

Where do I sign up?

You  can head to the US bank site to sign up and get all the fine print here.


Bank of America Offers $200 Bonus With Small Business Checking

Bank of AmericaHere is a new promotion from Bank of America offering a $200 bonus for opening a new Small Business Checking account. To qualify for this offer you have to open a new account without having an opened account in the past 90 days with Bank of America.

Some bank bonuses have strict requirements that have to be met before they will pay you the bonus, but BofA makes this promotion easy to obtain.

  • You will earn $150 of the bonus just by depositing at least $750 per month into your new business checking account, for 3 consecutive months. Promo ends 11/21/2010
  • Earn an additional $50 when you pay 2 bills during the same 3 months through their Online Bill Pay. Their bill pay option allows you to pay anyone, anytime, anywhere in the United States.

When you open your new business checking account use this code – SBESP10. Click here for the promotional page.

Like most business checking accounts, there are fees if you do not meet a few additional requirements. To avoid the $12 monthly maintenance fee you have to do one of the following:

  • Enrolling in Business Fundamentals and making a monthly qualifying purchase with your Business Check Card.
  • $3,000 minimum balance.
  • $10,000 average balance.
  • $7,500 combined minimum balance with other accounts.
  • $15,000 combined average balance with other accounts.

Be sure to read the fine print, otherwise this is an easy way to make an extra $200, especially if you are looking at opening a new business account. Be sure to check out our checking account promotions page for more great offers from other banks.


Free iPod Shuffle with American Community Bank

American Community BankIn celebration of their 10th anniversary American Community Bank is offering free iPod Shuffles for new customers.

You can get a GPX Home Radio with iPod connector, 2 gig iPod Shuffle or a 4 gig iPod Shuffle.

Besides these bonuses ACB have some great banking programs and deals.  It is worth checking out.

Here is how to take advantage of the free iPod Giveaway happening now at ACB:

  • GPX Home Radio: Simply sign up for a new checking account with $100.
  • 2 gig iPod Shuffle: Sign up for a new checking account with $500 in Direct Deposit.
  • 4 gig iPod Shuffle: Upgrade from the 2GB Shuffle by adding free online banking and bill pay.

Checkout the other Free iPod Bank promotions we have posted.

All American Community Bank checking accounts are free.  They even offer completely free business checking accounts.

If you want to check out ACB click here.

A little fine print:

“Qualify for your GPX radio w/MP3 & iPod connection with a $100 minimum opening deposit. Get your Apple iPod Shuffle 2GB after you complete $500 in direct deposits; upgrade to the 4GB iPod Shuffle by choosing it instead of the 2GB shuffle when you add Online Banking and BillPay to our direct deposit offer and you complete three automatic bill payments. Accounts closed before six months are subject to a $25 early closing fee. American Community Bank reserves the right to substitute gifts of equal or better value. Visit us at www.acbalways.com for details. Gift values reported as interest on 1099.”


The Top Free iPod Bank Promotions

iPod Nano, iPod Classic and iPod TouchiPods are a hot topic these days for banks to give away as part of their promotions.  That is why we have made you a list of each bank giving Free iPods for signing up with them.

Whether it is for checking account promotions or for other banking promotions many banks are giving away iPods instead of money as incentive to sign up.

The iPod Touch seems to be the most popular item to give away.  We have seen iPod Shuffles and iPod Nanos given away by banks as well.  It seems to me that iPod free giveaways would attracted some people much more than cash would.  The reason, I believe, is the same reason some people would much rather open a gift on their birthday than get a card with cash.

When banks pay you cash most of the time they simply deposit it into your account and that is the end of it.  You never receive anything, you do not get to open anything and all in all it is kind of boring.  But if they send you an iPod Touch you get it in the mail and you are excited to open it and start playing with it.  It just seems more exciting and plus it is a great reminder to the consumer that the bank sent you this great gift.

Personally I would rather receive an iPod.  If I got $200 cash it would just get lost in the shuffle and end up being used to pay some bill or go out to dinner and a movie.

So here are some of the top iPod Bank Promotional Giveaways:  (We will continue to update this list.  If you know of more iPod promotions please let us know in the comments.)

  • Bank of the West iPod Checking Account Promotion:  This is a pretty simple promotion to qualify for.  All you need to do is use your new debit card 20 times and that is enough.  20 small purchases is enough.  I called and spoke with Bank of the West about this promotion and the gentleman on the line told said, “You could eat off the McDonalds dollar menu 20 times.”
  • KeyBank Free iPod Touch Promotion: (Expired) KeyBank is offering a free iPod Touch for those who open a new checking account from now until June 30th.  Update: Even though this promotion has expired those that opened an account still have until 10-1-10 to meet all the requirements.
  • Please let us know in the comments of more iPod or iPad bank giveaways.

You can checkout our cash bank promotions on our checking account specials page.


Up to $250 Checking Account Bonus with M&T Bank

M&T BankEarn up to a $250 dollar bonus when you open a new checking account with M&T Bank.

Depending on the checking account that you select you will have the ability to earn higher bonuses.  And if you add features onto your checking account you will earn even more.

M&T Checking Account Promotion Options:

  • Earn up to $250 with Power Checking
  • Earn up to $200 with Select Checking
  • Earn up to $125 with the new MyChoice Checking

Checking Feature add-ons to maximize the bonus.

  • Add overdraft protection and earn $50
  • Add web bill pay and earn $50

For details and fine print, or to get signed up, visit here.

M&T Bank is confident that “even if you come for the bonus, you’ll stay for the bank.”

Check out Checking Account Promotions for tons of cash and cool gifts.


SallieMae Savings Accounts

SallieMae CD RatesSallieMae, typically not your retail banking option, now has some very attractive savings accounts being offered.

Being primarily a student loan lender, SallieMae is now branching out and offering savings accounts with these features.

  • No Minimum Balance
  • No Monthly Fees
  • Daily Compounded Interest
  • FDIC Insured
  • 1.40% apy

Their leap into retail online banking does not stop with just savings accounts. They are offering certificate of deposits with some pretty competitive rates. See Sallie Mae CD Rates for more on that.

SallieMae claims their High-Yield Savings Account delivers an Annual Percentage Yield (APY) that’s ‘6x the national average’ (that according to bankrates 2010 Passbook & Statement Savings Study, as of 4/21/2010.) Not to shabby for a newcomer.

So go ahead and see what SallieMae can do for you.


Get Bonus Miles with B of A

Don’t even worry about using a credit card because this is a debit card.  Yeah thats right… no interest and great bonus miles.

You can earn 3000 bonus miles today.  Bank of America has teamed up with US Airways to offer this great deal.

There is a $30 annual fee, but the cards perks include.

  • The 3000 bonus miles (given after the first purchase.
  • B of A’s Photo Security
  • 1 point for ever $2
  • Simple tracking and Limit setting flexibility
  • 1 point for $1 spent on US Airways related products and service purchased directly from US Airways

A few of the Negatives.

  • $30 Annual Fee
  • Miles will not be earned on ATM transactions.
  • Must keep your checking account active to receive benefits.

Bank of America is one of the nations largest financial institutions.


PNC Bank $100 Free Checking Account Bonus

PNC Bank is giving away $100 free when you open a checking account with direct deposit. This promotion will end on July 31, 2010, but they will probably have a new promotion going after the end date. To qualify for the $100 you must meet these requirements within the first 60 days of opening your account:

  • Must receive a direct deposit
  • Have at least 10 check card purchases using your PNC Visa Check Card
  • Checking account must remain open even after the first 60 days.

Once all of the requirements are met within the first 60 days of opening your account you will then see a credit of $100 within 60 days. The direct deposit must be at least $400.

Opening this account can be done over the phone or online.

PNC is a FDIC insured bank and has branches across states on the East Coast including Delaware, Florida, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington DC.

You will find that most bank deals have many requirements to get the bonus, but this bank deal has very few requirements than most and should be easy to get the free money.


Keybank Free iPod Touch Bank Promotion

Keybank From now until June 30th you can get a free iPod Touch with KeyBank.

You must be a new customer and open a new account in order to qualify.  Once the account is opened you must.

  • Make one KeyBank Rewards debit card transaction.
  • Make two direct deposits and/or automated payments each of $100 or more by 10/01/10
  • This promotion is only available in states that KeyBank is located: Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Utah, Vermont, and Washington.

Once these requirements are made you will get your Free iPod Touch within 90 days.

What kind of iPod?

The ipod you will receive will be a…

  • 8 gig
  • 4th gen
  • iPod Touch
  • Valued at $199

Click here (link removed due to promotion expiration) to get more information from KeyBank and to see the fine print.

Check out all our checking account bonuses here.

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