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Chase is currently offering bonuses for opening checking and savings accounts, with the opportunity to earn $250 if you take advantage of both promotions.

On the checking side, you’ll earn $150 upon opening a Chase Total Checking account and setting up direct deposit. Meanwhile, opening a Chase Savings account with a deposit of $10,000 or more in new money within 10 business days gets you a $100 bonus. (Note that you’ll need to maintain that balance for a minimum of 90 days). Neither of these opportunities present a mileage or points-earning opportunity, but free money is free money. And to avoid service fees you’ll need to have monthly direct deposits of $500 or more (or maintain a set minimum balance), so you can treat the checking account like a travel fund and start saving for your next trip.

Chase $250 bonus

To take advantage of the offer, get the coupon here and print it out before heading to a Chase branch and setting up the new account(s). This particular promotion is set to expire on January 15, 2016, though Chase is known to offer discounts on a pretty regular basis. There are also reports of a targeted mailer offering double bonuses (but with a higher minimum balance), so if you’ve received one of those in the mail you’ll want to use that instead.

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NEW INCREASED OFFER: 60,000 points! With great travel benefits, 2x points on travel & dining and a 60,000 point sign up bonus worth up to $1,200 in value, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is a great card for those looking to get into the points and miles game. Here are the top 5 reasons it should be in your wallet, or read our definitive review for more details.

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More Things to Know
  • Earn 60,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $750 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
  • Chase Sapphire Preferred named "Best Credit Card for Flexible Travel Redemption" - Kiplinger's Personal Finance, June 2018
  • 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • 1:1 point transfer to leading airline and hotel loyalty programs
  • Get 25% more value when you redeem for airfare, hotels, car rentals and cruises through Chase Ultimate Rewards. For example, 60,000 points are worth $750 toward travel
  • No blackout dates or travel restrictions - as long as there's a seat on the flight, you can book it through Chase Ultimate Rewards
Intro APR on Purchases
N/A
Regular APR
18.24% - 25.24% Variable
Annual Fee
$95
Balance Transfer Fee
Either $5 or 5% of the amount of each transfer, whichever is greater.
Recommended Credit
Excellent Credit

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